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Assistant Professor, Critical Care Medicine

University of Alberta

Assistant Professor
MED Critical Care Medicine
Competition No.: A104447856
Closing Date: Will remain open until filled.

The Department of Critical Care Medicine, Faculty of Medicine and Dentistry, University of Alberta, in partnership with Alberta Health Services, Edmonton Zone, is inviting applications for a Full-Time Academic Intensivist at the Assistant Professor level, with expertise in clinical trials and biostatistics related to critical care medicine, based in the E. Garner King General Systems Intensive Care/Trauma and Burns Unit at the University of Alberta Hospital.

Located in Edmonton, Alberta, Canada, the Faculty of Medicine & Dentistry is one of Canada’s premier health-education institutions and has been internationally recognized among the world’s top 50 medical schools. The University of Alberta has been ranked amongst the top 100 teaching and research universities in the world serving over 39,000 students with more than 15,000 faculty and staff. The University has an annual budget in excess of $1.7 billion and attracts significant external funding. The Department of Critical Care Medicine, within the Faculty of Medicine & Dentistry, is a growing research and education-focused Department, currently consisting of 6 Full-Time and 7 Special-Continuing Academic Faculty and over 50 Clinical Faculty, across two teaching and three community Alberta Health Services’ operated hospitals (covering ~ 144 ICU beds in 8 ICUs) in the city of Edmonton. The Department has a fully accredited Royal College training program in Critical Care Medicine and overseas the ICU training of numerous rotating specialist programs. Research in the Department spans a wide spectrum from basic science and translational work through health services research and clinical trials across all aspects of the practice of Critical Care Medicine.

The City of Edmonton, with a growing population of ~ 1.2 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 www.edmonton.ca.

The successful candidate will be certified by the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada with an MD, FRCPC, possess a specialist certificate or equivalent in Critical Care Medicine, and be eligible for licensure with College of Physicians and Surgeons of Alberta (CPSA). The successful candidate will have received advanced training in epidemiology or related health research methods (i.e., Graduate Studies Program [Masters or PhD]) and a proven record of academic achievement demonstrated through peer-reviewed publications (i.e., achieving at least 50 peer-reviewed publications to date, with the majority as first or senior author), research awards and success at grant funding applications. The successful candidate will have experience in the design and conduct of clinical trials and have advanced knowledge of biostatistics.

The position aims to recruit an independent researcher and clinician scientist to strengthen and collaborate with a growing faculty within the Department. The selected candidate will have 50% of their position protected for research with opportunity to increase further. Establishment funds will be available to support a qualified candidate commensurate with their qualifications. The selected candidate will be expected to develop and lead innovative and collaborative investigator-initiated research and to further facilitate research across the Edmonton Zone. The selected candidate will be given opportunity to leverage the unique infrastructure of Alberta

Health Services’ Critical Care Strategic Clinical Network™ and the eCritical Alberta clinical information system and data repository to facilitate their research program. The selected candidate will be expected to foster collaboration with national and international research groups, such as the Canadian Critical Care Trials Group. The candidate is expected to apply for external research and salary support (e.g., Canadian Institutes of Health Research operating grants), work to expand the Department’s research capacity, and to supervise and mentor clinical learners, graduate students and emerging faculty.

Remuneration will be provided by a tenure-track University of Alberta salary and fee-for-service provided through 8-14 clinical service weeks in the General Systems ICU at the University of Alberta Hospital. The candidate will be expected to consider a future alternative funding arrangement termed the Academic Medicine Health Services Plan (AMHSP).

Interested candidates are asked to submit a letter of application and current curriculum vitae outlining their clinical experience, education, research interest, three reference letters and copy of CPSA practice permit or letter of eligibility and three reference letters to:

Dr. Sean Bagshaw
Chair, Department Critical Care Medicine 2-124 Clinical Sciences Building
8440-112 Street
Edmonton, Alberta, Canada T6G 2B7 bagshaw@ualberta.ca

Dr. Shelley Duggan
Zone Clinical Department Head Critical Care, Edmonton Zone
2-124 Clinical Sciences Building 8440 – 112 Street
Edmonton, Alberta, Canada T6G 2B7 Shelley.duggan@ahs.ca

Applications will begin being reviewed on June 10th, however, the competition will remain open until filled.

Details about the University of Alberta, the Faculty of Medicine & Dentistry and the Department of Critical Care Medicine can be found on the Faculty’s Home Page at www.med.ualberta.ca.

Details about Alberta Health Services can be found at www.albertahealthservices.ca.

All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however, Canadians and permanent residents will be given priority. If suitable Canadian citizens or permanent residents cannot be found, other individuals will be considered. The University of Alberta is committed to an equitable, diverse, and inclusive workforce. We welcome applications from all qualified persons. We encourage women; First Nations, Métis and Inuit persons; members of visible minority groups; persons with disabilities; persons of any sexual orientation or gender identity and expression; and all those who may contribute to the further diversification of ideas and the University to apply.

COVID-19 Vaccination: Proof of full vaccination against COVID-19 in compliance with the University’s COVID-19 Vaccination Directive. Fully Vaccinated means a status an individual achieves 14 days after having received the recommended number of doses of a COVID-19 vaccine approved by Health Canada or the World Health Organization, and requires the individual to maintain the recommended number and type of vaccine doses as updated and required by Health Canada thereafter.