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Academic Position, Movement Disorders Neurology

University of Calgary

The Department of Clinical Neurosciences (, in partnership with, the Hotchkiss Brain Institute (HBI,, in the Cumming School of Medicine, University of Calgary, invite applications for a Contingent Term appointment at the Assistant Professor level, to develop a vigorous, independent, clinical research program in areas related to Movement Disorders (MD) Neurology. The successful candidate will be a member of the Section of Neurology.

The Department is seeking to recruit a clinical researcher with a focus on areas related to Movement Disorders neurology. Interests and sub-specialty expertise in palliative care, non-motor manifestations of Parkinson's disease and pain in movement disorders are preferred. It is envisioned that the candidate will become a leader in this field and also grow into leadership roles within the Division of Neurology program. A MD neurologist with expertise in the area of neuromodulation, to work collaboratively with our functional neurosurgeons to advance the program in research and clinical care, will be a desired asset.

Qualifications include an MD, Fellowship in Royal College of Canada with specialist certification in Neurology (FRCSC), fellowship in Movement Disorders Neurology, as well as eligibility for medical licensure in the Province of Alberta. Salary support will be through an Alternative Relationship Plan in Neurology supported by Alberta Health, Alberta Health Services and the Cumming School of Medicine.
While duties include providing clinical service in the Section of Neurology and clinical teaching, substantial time will be protected for research. In addition to the above qualifications, an advanced graduate degree with research training is required. Formal training in leadership will be an asset. The ability to establish an independent research program as demonstrated by a portfolio of scholarly work is also required. This will entail the publication of at least 30 peer reviewed papers, with several as 1st or senior author as well as evidence of successful investigator-initiated research studies or trials in the areas of focus listed above.

Excellent facilities for clinical and basic neuroscience, health outcomes research and state-of-the-art clinical and research infrastructure, provide an environment conducive to leading-edge research within the HBI’s Movement Disorders Brain and Mental Health team. The Movement Disorders Program in Calgary provides care to the 1.8 million residents of Southern Alberta and is involved in funded research. HBI and the Cumming School of Medicine and Department of Clinical Neurosciences will provide attractive start-up support, and research space to equip the recruited candidate for success. There is an active neurosurgical program for management of movement disorders including a MR guided focused ultrasound program.

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 Canada’s most enterprising city, the university is making tremendous progress on its Eyes High journey to become 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. Ranked as the top young university in Canada and North America, the University of Calgary inspires and supports discovery, creativity and innovation across all disciplines. For more information, visit

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The Cumming School of Medicine, University of Calgary seeks to recruit and retain a diverse and inclusive workforce that will contribute to creating the future of health. We are committed to fostering diversity through cultivating an environment where people with a variety of backgrounds, genders, interests, and talents feel welcome and supported.

Interested individuals are encouraged to submit an application online via the University of Calgary’s “Careers” webpage using the 'Apply Now' link.

Please be aware that the application process allows for a maximum of four attachments. Your four application attachments should be organized to contain the following (which may require you to merge documents, such as publications):
• Cover letter and curriculum vita, including the names and contact information of three referees
• Statement of research interest (not to exceed two pages)
• Statement of clinical interest (not to exceed two pages)

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Questions about this position may be directed to:

Dr. Rajiv Midha, Head
Department of Clinical Neurosciences
Room 1195, Foothills Medical Centre
1403 – 29th Street N.W.
Calgary, Alberta, T2N 2T9

Application deadline: February 11, 2022

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