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Academic Clinician-Investigator in Pediatric Epilepsy

Pediatric Neurology
Full Time Practice
1
Calgary
Alberta Children's Hospital
4598
2019-04-12
2019-05-03  Time: 23:59
2019-09-01
AHS is recruiting for this position.
This position is eligible for AHS sponsorship. The successful applicant will be granted AHS sponsorship support for a CPSA Practice Readiness Assessment, if required.
2020-04-12
Position located in: Calgary Zone To learn more about this zone
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The Department of Pediatrics (http://www.ucalgary.ca/paed) in conjunction with the Alberta Children’s Hospital Research Institute (ACHRI; http://research4kids.ucalgary.ca) at the Cumming School of Medicine (University of Calgary), Alberta Health Services (AHS; https://www.albertahealthservices.ca) and the Alberta Children’s Hospital (ACH; https://www.albertahealthservices.ca/facilities/ach) invite applications for a full-time Academic Clinician-Investigator at the Assistant or Associate Professor level to join a comprehensive pediatric epilepsy program, and to advance an independent academic research program in clinical pediatric epilepsy. Alignment of the research interests with the priorities of the Department of Pediatrics in the Cumming School of Medicine and the University of Calgary is expected (https://cumming.ucalgary.ca/deans-office/strategic-plan). While all subspecialty areas and expertise within the field of pediatric epilepsy will be considered, the priorities include epilepsy surgery, clinical neurophysiology, neurocritical care monitoring, human biomarker development, and health services/outcomes research.

This position would be part of an established regional epilepsy program in conjunction with an already pre-eminent adult epilepsy program at the University of Calgary. Importantly, the successful candidate must possess significant prior experience in a comprehensive pediatric epilepsy program (inclusive of a pediatric epilepsy monitoring unit, surgical evaluations in infants and children, both inpatient and outpatient EEG services, ketogenic diet program, vagus nerve stimulation, and clinical neuropharmacology). Additionally, this individual should have particular academic expertise in the field of epilepsy with a regional or national reputation. The successful candidate will also be expected to contribute meaningfully to general pediatric neurology clinical services and on-call responsibilities, as well as medical student, residency and fellowship training. This is an excellent opportunity to join one of the top clinical-academic pediatric epilepsy programs in Canada within an outstanding collaborative environment. A joint appointment to the Department of Clinical Neurosciences (https://www.ucalgary.ca/dcns), and/or the Hotchkiss Brain Institute (http://www.hbi.ucalgary.ca) would be possible and encouraged when appropriate.

The Section of Pediatric Neurology based at the Alberta Children’s Hospital provides neurological clinical care to the children of southern Alberta and neighboring Saskatchewan/British Columbia. At present, the Section is comprised of over a dozen faculty child neurologists, and an extensive team of trainees and allied health professionals. Excellence in clinical care spans all elements of child neurology including: Epilepsy, Neurotrauma and Stroke, Neocritical Care, Headache, Demyelination & Neuroimmunology, Neonatal Neurology, Neuromuscular Disorders, Developmental & Cognitive, Neurogenetics & Metabolics, Movement Disorders, and Brain Malformations. The Section provides tertiary care to pediatric patients in Southern Alberta, SE British Columbia and SW Saskatchewan, a catchment area of approximately 2.5 million people. The 127 bed Alberta Children’s Hospital (ACH) opened in 2006 followed by the adjacent Child Development Centre and Rotary Flames House Hospice. The Department of Pediatrics has over 300 clinical and academic faculty members who are part of the Cumming School of Medicine at the University of Calgary.

The University of Calgary is Canada’s leading next-generation university – a living, growing and youthful institution that embraces change and opportunity with a can-do attitude. Located in the nation’s most enterprising city, the University is making tremendous progress on its Eyes High journey to be recognized as one of Canada’s top five research universities, grounded in innovative learning and teaching and fully integrated with the community it both serves and leads. The University of Calgary inspires and supports discovery, creativity and innovation across all disciplines. For more information, visit ucalgary.ca.

Calgary is one of the world’s cleanest cities and has been named one of the world’s most livable cities for years. Calgary is a city of leaders - in business, community, philanthropy and volunteerism. Calgarians benefit from a growing number of world-class dining and cultural events and enjoy more days of sunshine per year than any other major Canadian city. Calgary is less than an hour's drive from the majestic Rocky Mountains and boasts the most extensive urban pathway and bikeway network in North America.

The University of Calgary recognizes that a diverse staff/faculty benefits and enriches the work, learning and research experiences of the entire campus and greater community. We are committed to removing barriers that have been historically encountered by some people in our society. We strive to recruit individuals who will further enhance our diversity and will support their academic and professional success while they are here.

Qualifications include an MD or equivalent, a certification by the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada in Pediatric Neurology or equivalent certification from another professional association. Certification of fellowship training in pediatric epilepsy is a requirement, as is certification in clinical neurophysiology (EEG). Further, an advanced research degree such as an MSc, MPH, PhD or equivalent would be considered an asset. The position will be in a Clinician Investigator track, providing 40% protected time for research, and will also include administrative, clinical service and teaching responsibilities. Applicants must have evidence of a strong publication record, successful teaching and supervision, and evidence of established academic engagement in professional societies as an emerging or established leader in their field of inquiry.

Must read, write and speak English.

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

Remuneration for this position will be commensurate with qualifications and experience.


Dr. Mark Anselmo

Associate Professor and Head

Department of Pediatrics

University of Calgary and Alberta Health Services – Calgary Zone

Alberta Children’s Hospital

28 Oki Drive NW

Calgary, AB T3B 6A8

Phone: 403-955-7802

Fax: 403-955-3065

Email: Mark.Anselmo@ahs.ca

Applicants are to submit a cover letter, academic curriculum vitae, a statement of research interests (not to exceed 2 pages) and three letters of reference (in pdf format) to Mark.Anselmo@ahs.ca By 26-Apr-2019



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