Department of Medicine
Academic Gastroenterologist, Division of Gastroenterolgy
Closing Date - Will remain open until filled.
The University of Alberta, Faculty of Medicine & Dentistry, Department of Medicine, Division of Gastroenterology in partnership with Alberta Health Services, invites applications for an academic gastroenterologist with clinical and research expertise in inflammatory bowel diseases to be based at the University of Alberta Hospital.
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 39,000 students and 15,000 faculty and staff.
The University of Alberta also leads the Canadian National Transplant Research Program (CNTRP), is home to the Northern Alberta Clinical Trials and Research Centre (NACTRC), a state of the art infrastructure for clinical trials and the Canadian National Institute for Nanotechnology (NINT).
The Division of Gastroenterology currently has 21 MD members and is one of the largest gastroenterology, hepatology, endoscopy, motility and nutrition centers in Canada. It manages leading-edge clinical, basic and translational research programs involving 45 graduate and undergraduate students; over 3 million dollars in basic and clinical research funding annually and has developed the Centres of Excellence for Gastrointestinal Inflammation and Immunity Research (CEGIIR) and Gastrointestinal and Liver Disease Research (GILDR). As a major tertiary academic referral centre, the Division of Gastroenterology at the University of Alberta Hospital has a highly specialized consultation and advanced therapeutic endoscopy facility conducting some 25.000 endoscopies annually, an abdominal ultrasound lab with full PACS integration two state-of-the-art inpatient units, a state of the art outpatient research and consultation clinic (Zeidler Ledcore Centre) staffed with highly skilled digestive disease specialist physicians, nurses and scientists.
The successful candidate will be an MD (or equivalent) with certification in Gastroenterology with the Royal College of Physicians & Surgeons of Canada, or be eligible for licensure with the College of Physicians and Surgeons of Alberta (CPSA). The qualified individual will have extensive experience in nutrition or neurogastroenterology and motility or therapeutic endoscopy or inflammatory bowel diseases or upper gastrointestinal tract disorders, including but not limited to successful completion of an advanced fellowship in a major academic centre this area. Moreover, proven experience in conducting research studies, a strong track record in publishing original research studies and international academic recognition are key requirements. The position will involve a significant, contractually specified portion protected time for research with the remainder spent on clinical work, teaching and administration.
The successful candidate will be offered a contingent tenured or tenure-track appointment at the rank of Assistant, Associate of Full Professor in the Department of Medicine, which is in accordance with the University of Alberta Faculty Agreement, and offers a comprehensive benefits package.
Remuneration for this position is based on the Academic Medicine & Health Service Program (AMHSP). Salary will be commensurate with education and experience.
Interested candidates are asked to submit online a letter of intent and a structured curriculum vitae to:
Daniel C. Baumgart, MD, PhD, MBA, FRCP (London), AGAF
Professor and Director, Division of Gastroenterology
AHS Section Head Gastroenterology, Edmonton Zone
Zeidler Ledcor Centre
130 University Campus NW
University of Alberta
Edmonton, AB T6G 2X8
Applications will begin being reviewed on September 6, 2019, however; the competition will remain open until the position is filled.
To assist the University in complying with mandatory reporting requirements of the Immigration and Refugee Protection Act (R203(3) (e)), please include the first digit of your Canadian Social Insurance Number in your application. If you do not have a Canadian Social Insurance Number, please indicate this in your application.
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Details about the University of Alberta, the Faculty of Medicine & Dentistry and the Department of Medicine can be found on the Faculty’s Home Page at www.ualberta.ca.
Details about Alberta Health Services can be found at www.albertahealthservices.ca
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.
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