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Academic Transplant Infectious Diseases Physician (22-UAH-MED-ID-24) Full-time Job

2 months ago   Doctor / Physician   Edmonton   15 views
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The University of Alberta, Faculty of Medicine & Dentistry, Department of Medicine, Division of Infectious Diseases, in partnership with Alberta Health Services and Covenant Health, invites applications for an Academic Transplant 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 Transplant Infectious Diseases, HIV/AIDS, 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. Transplantation has a long-history at the University of Alberta and there is a dedicated Transplant ID service proving in-patient and outpatient consultation and longitudinal care pre-peri- and post-transplant. The focus is in organ transplantation and the clinical transplant programs perform between 250-300 transplant procedures per year in adults and children for kidney, heart, liver, lung. Pancreas/islet, and intestinal/multivisceral transplantation. The Transplant ID group is actively engaged in clinical and translational multidisciplinary research. The Division also boasts the first Transplant ID Fellowship Training program in Canada, actively training fellows since 2008.

Key accountabilities of the Academic Transplant Infectious Diseases Physician will include, but will not be limited to, clinical practice of Transplant Infectious Diseases, teaching of Transplant Infectious Diseases fellows, ID subspecialty residents, as well as undergraduate and postgraduate medical trainees. The successful candidate will be expected to take on a leadership role in the recently accredited Area of Focused Competence (AFC) in Organ Transplantation. Clinical practice (minimum 40% effort) will focus in Transplant ID, but may include, and be not limited to, general ID consultation, ambulatory care (including OPAT) and equitable participation in Transplant ID after hours call. The successful applicant will be expected to participate in collaborative research in the field of Transplant ID.

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.


Dr. Karen DoucetteZone Clinical Section Chief & Divisional Director, Infectious DiseasesDepartment of Medicine
Faculty of Medicine & Dentistry
1-139 Clinical Sciences Building
1130483 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.

The City of Edmonton, with a growing population of over one million, is the cosmopolitan capital of Alberta known as The City of Festivals. With an abundance of services, a beautiful river valley, a multitude of community activities and attractive and financially reasonable living accommodation options, our energetic city has something for everyone. For further details about our vibrant city, please visit

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

Details about Alberta Health Services and Covenant Health can be found at and

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 ourFrequently Asked Questionsfor 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) and be eligible for licensure with the College of Physicians and Surgeons of Alberta (CPSA). The successful candidate will be expected to have a focus in education/teaching and be recognized as an excellent teacher and/or have additional training in Medical Education.

Additional Information
  • Position Classification: Full-time
  • FTE: 1
  • Department: Medicine
  • Specialty: Infectious Diseases
  • Recruiting Organization: Alberta Health Services
  • Sponsorship Eligible: Yes
  • Compensation: Remuneration for this position is based on the Academic medicine & Health Services Program (AMHSP) with a salary range of $289,521 - $409,521 . Salary will be commensurate with education and experience
  • Posting Date: Aug 3, 2022
Company Description
Albertas health care system is one of the best in the world and physicians in Alberta experience a variety of challenging and rewarding opportunities while also enjoying a high standard of living. Whether you are interested in practicing in a large hospital in an urban centre or a small community clinic in a rural area, Alberta offers plenty of choices to suit your skills and interests.
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