University of Alberta

Academic Cardiology Clinician Investigator - Advanced Heart Failure/Clinical Epidemiology

Department of Medicine, Division of Cardiology

Competition No.  -    A100636079
Closing Date  -    Will remain open until filled.

The University of Alberta, Faculty of Medicine & Dentistry, Department of Medicine, Division of Cardiology in partnership with Alberta Health Services, invites applications for a Clinician Investigator Division of Cardiology, with major research component of 65-75 % FTE, to be based at the University of Alberta/Mazankowski Heart Institute.  Located in Edmonton, Alberta, Canada, the Faculty has been internationally recognized as among the world’s top 50 medical schools and as one of Canada’s premier health-education institutions.  The University is currently home to more than 39,000 students with more than 15,000 faculty and staff. 

The University of Alberta’s Division of Cardiology is an integral part of the Department of Medicine and the Mazankowski Alberta Heart Institute, a state of the art facility that delivers tertiary and quaternary cardiac care services for the City of Edmonton, Northern Alberta, and parts of British Columbia, Yukon, Nunavut, Northwest Territories and Saskatchewan.  The Canadian VIGOUR Center based at the University of Alberta is one of the most successful International research organizations that collaborates with key research organizations worldwide.  VIGOUR coordinates large multicenter clinical trials and boasts an excellent Faculty with research interests in Heart Failure, ACS, Epidemiology and Outcomes.  In addition, access to large date, expertise in trial design, onsite statistic expertise and an ECG core lab are vital for success.  In addition, University of Alberta and Mazankowski Heart Institute are home to one of the premier Advanced Heart Failure and Cardiac Transplant programs in the country with full service capabilities, prestigious Pulmonary Hypertension program and a renowned Heart Function Clinic with broad expertise, including areas such as Inherited Cardiomyopathies, Neuromuscular Disorders and Cardio-Oncology.  As one of the largest heart Transplant and Mechanical Circulatory support (MCS) institutions in Canada we provide the breadth of cardiac care, including percutaneous, temporary and durable MCS, as well as complex, high risk cardiac surgeries and interventional procedures.  The Mazankowski Heart Institute is also unique by providing collaborative pediatric, Adult congenital and Adult Cardiac Care with regular collaboration between Adult and Pediatric colleagues.

The successful candidate will be an MD (or equivalent) with certification in Cardiology with the Royal College of Physicians & Surgeons of Canada, be eligible for licensure with the College of Physicians and Surgeons of Alberta (CPSA) and have advance Fellowship training in Clinical Epidemiology, Clinical Trial Design and Outcomes Research and Advanced Hear Failure with a MSc. and preferably PhD.

Key accountabilities of the Cardiology Clinician Investigator will include, but will not be limited to Outpatient General and Heart Function clinics, Inpatient service, Emergency Triage, and equitable share of Division of Cardiology undergraduate and postgraduate teaching responsibilities in addition to the significant research portfolio.  

The successful candidate will be offered a contingent tenured or tenure-track appointment in the Department of Medicine, which is in accordance with the University of Alberta Faculty Agreement, and offers a comprehensive benefits package.  

Interested candidates are asked to submit online a letter of intent and curriculum vitae outlining their education, qualifications, experience, research interests, along with three letters of reference.  



Dr. Wayne Tymchak

Director, Division of Cardiology

2c2 WMC, University of Alberta

8440 – 112 Street


All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however, Canadians and permanent residents will be given priority.

The University of Alberta and Alberta Health Services are committed to an equitable, diverse, and inclusive workforce. We welcome applications from all qualified persons. We encourage women; First Nations, Métis and Inuit persons; members of visible minority groups; persons with disabilities; persons of any sexual orientation or gender identity and expression; and all those who may contribute to the further diversification of ideas and the University to apply.

How to Apply

Apply Online

Note: Online applications are accepted until midnight Mountain Standard Time of the closing date.