The Department of Paediatrics (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 invite applications for a full-time Clinician Scientist at the Associate to Full Professor levels, to develop an independent research program in translational, clinical, population health or health service research in Pediatric Emergency Medicine (PEM). Alignment of the research interests with the priorities of the Cumming School of Medicine and the University of Calgary is expected.
Qualifications include an MD or equivalent, a certification by the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada in Pediatrics or equivalent certification from another professional association, and the completion of a fellowship in PEM. An advanced research degree such as an MSc, MPH, PhD or equivalent is a definite asset. The position will provide up to 70% protected time for research, and will also include clinical service and teaching at all levels of medical education. This is an excellent opportunity to develop an independent externally-funded research program within an outstanding collaborative environment. Generous startup packages are available through ACHRI and the Department of Paediatrics. A joint appointment to the Department of Community Health Sciences and O'Brien Institute for Public Health would be encouraged.
Applicants at the Associate Professor level must have evidence of a strong publication record, as well as holding competitive external operating grants, successful teaching and supervision, and evidence of established academic engagement in professional and other communities. In addition, the candidate must have established research leadership experience with a demonstrated ability to develop both individual and collaborative research programs.
Applicants at the full Professor level must have, in addition, evidence of a sustained record of competitive external operating grants and publications and international standing as a leader in their field of inquiry.
The 127 bed Alberta Children’s Hospital (ACH) opened in 2006 followed by the adjacent Child Development Centre and Rotary Flames House Hospice. The Emergency Department has state-of-the-art resuscitation, procedure and patient care areas, including dedicated spaces for education and human patient simulation. The Section of Pediatric Emergency Medicine has an annual census of greater than 77,000 patients cared for at ACH and over 14,000 patients seen in the South Health Campus ED. The ED provides tertiary care and trauma services to the paediatric patients in Southern Alberta, SE British Columbia and SW Saskatchewan, a catchment area of approximately 2.5 million people. The Department of Paediatrics has over 300 clinical and academic faculty members who are part of the Cumming School of Medicine at the University of Calgary.
The Section’s research activities are carried out primarily by the Pediatric Emergency Research Team (PERT) which includes program managers, research coordinators, research assistants and research nurses. The Section also supervises a volunteer research program – Pediatric Emergency Medicine Research Associate Program (PEMRAP) that assists with the recruitment of study participants 15 hours per day.
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Please submit a cover letter, academic curriculum vitae, a statement of research interests (not to exceed two pages) and the names of three (3) referees, by May 31, 2017, to:
Dr. James D. Kellner, Professor and Head, Department of Pediatrics University of Calgary and Alberta Health Services – Calgary Zone Alberta Children’s Hospital 2888 Shaganappi Trail NW Calgary, Alberta, Canada T3B 6A8 Phone: 403.955.7802 Fax: 403.955.3065 E-mail: Jim.Kellner@albertahealthservices.ca
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