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.
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