Alberta Health Services and Covenant Health in partnership with The University of Alberta, Faculty of Medicine & Dentistry, Department of Medicine, Division of Infectious Diseases, invites applications for an Academic Infectious Disease Physician to be based at the University of Alberta Hospital. Located in Edmonton, Alberta, Canada, the Faculty has been internationally recognized as among the worlds top 50 medical schools and as one of Canadas premier health-education institutions. The University is currently home to more than 38,000 students with more than 15,000 faculty and staff.
The Division of Infectious Diseases has over 30 Faculty members and provides clinical services to all acute care facilities in Edmonton, and consultative services to Northern Alberta as well as western NWT and parts of BC. There are established specialty programs in HIV/AIDS, Transplant Infectious Diseases, Viral Hepatitis, Outpatient Parenteral Antimicrobial Therapy (OPAT), Infection Prevention and Control and Antimicrobial Stewardship as well as close relationships with Provincial and regional microbiology laboratories, and regional Public Health officials. The Division boasts one of the longest running and most highly regarded Canadian postgraduate training programs in Infectious Diseases. It has a long history of conducting clinical trials with dedicated Clinical Trial Unit infrastructure, and members of the Division are actively engaged across clinical, translational and basic science research.
Key accountabilities of the Academic Infectious Diseases Physician will include, but will not be limited to, clinical practice of Infectious Diseases, teaching of undergraduate and postgraduate medical trainees, including Infectious Diseases subspecialty residents, and the development of an internationally recognized research program. Clinical practice (minimum 20% effort) may include, but not be limited to, inpatient ID consultation, ambulatory care (including OPAT) and equitable participation in ID after hours call. Individual areas of clinical interest may be incorporated into the role.
The successful applicant will have a major research focus, dedicating at least 40% of their time to research in Infectious Diseases with alignment to the existing strengths of the Division (https://www.ualberta.ca/department-of-medicine/divisions/infectious-diseases/research.html) and Faculty. The following are regarded as an asset, but not required: training/experience in Infection Prevention and Control, Health Economics, Health Services Research or Clinical Trails methodology.
The successful candidate will be offered a contingent tenured or tenure-track appointment in the Department of Medicine, with the rank of Assistant or Associate Professor, 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, grants and publications, along with three letters of reference to.
Dr. Karen Doucette
Zone Clinical Section Chief & Divisional Director, Infectious Diseases
Department of Medicine
Faculty of Medicine & Dentistry
1-139 Clinical Sciences Building
11304 83 Avenue
Edmonton, AB Canada T6G 2G3
Applications will begin being reviewed 2 weeks after ad posted; however, the competition will remain open until the position is filled. We thank all applicants for their interest; however, only those individuals selected for an interview will be contacted.
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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 Facultys Home Page at www.ualberta.ca.
In accordance with Alberta Health Services' Immunization of Workers for COVID-19 Policy, new hires will be required to be fully immunized against COVID-19 prior to their first day of practice.Full immunization status is achieved when 14 days have passed after the second dose of a two-dose vaccine, or the first dose of a single-dose vaccine. See our Frequently Asked Questions for additional information.
The successful candidate will be an MD with certification in Infectious Diseases with the Royal College of Physicians & Surgeons of Canada (or equivalent), be eligible for licensure with the College of Physicians and Surgeons of Alberta (CPSA) and have demonstrated a successful record of accomplishment in research, and/or have formal research training with associated productivity.
- Position Classification: Full-time
- FTE: 1
- Department: Medicine
- Specialty: Infectious Diseases
- Recruiting Organization: Alberta Health Services
- Compensation: Remuneration for this position is based on the Academic medicine & Health Services Program (AMHSP) Salary will be commensurate with education and experience.
- Posting Date: Aug 3, 2022
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