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Clinician, Scientist, Infectious Diseases

University of Calgary

The Department of Medicine in partnership with the O’Brien Institute for Public Health, Cumming School of Medicine, University of Calgary invites applications for a qualified Adult Infectious Diseases physician with expertise in antimicrobial stewardship and applied health economics research. This position is for a Contingent Term full-time academic position at the rank of Assistant Professor. The successful applicant will have the opportunity to contribute to the academic and clinical mission of the University of Calgary, Alberta Health Services (including the zonal and provincial antimicrobial stewardship and the infection prevention programs as they relate to health economics) and the Infectious Disease Division especially in the area of the Outpatient Parenteral Antibiotic Treatment Program.

Qualifications include an MD and a minimum of a MSc graduate degree, in the area of applied health economics, and certification by the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada in Internal Medicine, specializing in Infectious Diseases or equivalent certification from another professional association. Additional formal training in the area of antimicrobial stewardship is required. Candidates must have evidence of strong clinical training, a strong publication record and evidence of an emerging academic program of research. At the Assistant Professor level, the candidate’s Curriculum Vita must document evidence of academic scholarship, with at least 12 peer reviewed publications to date, with the candidate being either first or senior author on approximately half of these.

All members of the Infectious Diseases Division provide clinical service and teach at all levels of medical education. This position offers 65% protected time for research. The administrative responsibilities of this position are minimal. The position provides an excellent opportunity to develop and expand an independent externally-funded program. It is expected that the successful candidate will collaborate with other health service researchers, infectious disease researchers, Infection Prevention and Control researchers, antimicrobial stewardship researcher and the Outpatient Parenteral Antibiotic Treatment Program. An ability to focus on research on the economic benefits of diagnostic and treatment decisions related to antimicrobial use with a focus on cost savings and resource utilization in both the inpatient and ambulatory settings. From a One Health perspective, this would provide a unique niche area for a productive research platform and make an important contribution to the research community within the Cumming School of Medicine and Alberta Health Services.

Alberta Health Services operates five teaching hospitals in the city of Calgary, including the South Health Campus acute care facility. Alberta Health Services serves 1.8 million residents of Southern Alberta, Southeastern British Columbia and Southwestern Saskatchewan. The Department provides academic and clinical services in an integrated manner across all of the hospital sites and in several ambulatory care settings. Please visit our website at: .

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Interested individuals are encouraged to submit an application online via University of Calgary 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 (you are encouraged to merge documents to reduce the number of attachments):

• Cover letter
• Curriculum vitae
• Research interest statement (not to exceed 2 pages)
• Teaching Dossier
• The names and contact information for three (3) referees

Questions about this position may be directed to:

Richard Leigh, PhD, FRCPC
Professor and Head, Department of Medicine


Sandy Hafez
Department of Medicine
Physician Recruitment Coordinator

Please reference Clinician Primary Researcher (Clinician – Scientist), Infectious Diseases Position in the subject line of your email.

The closing date for applications is April 15, 2019

The University of Calgary recognizes that candidates have varying career paths and that career interruptions can be part of an excellent academic record. Candidates are encouraged but not required to provide any relevant information about their experience and/or career interruptions to allow for a fair assessment of their application. Selection committees have been instructed to give careful consideration to, and be sensitive to the impact of career interruptions, when assessing the candidate’s research productivity.

To learn more about academic opportunities at the University of Calgary and all we have to offer, view our Academic Careers website ( For more information about the Cumming School of Medicine visit Careers in the Cumming School of Medicine (

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; in particular, we encourage members of the four designated groups (women, Aboriginal People, persons with disabilities and members of visible minorities) to apply. All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however Canadians and permanent residents will be given priority. To ensure a fair and equitable assessment, we offer accommodation at any stage during the recruitment process to applicants with disabilities. Questions regarding diversity or requests for accommodation can be sent to Human Resources (