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Academic Position, Multiple Sclerosis Neurology

University of Calgary

The Department of Clinical Neurosciences (http://www.ucalgary.ca/dcns/), in partnership with, the Hotchkiss Brain Institute (HBI, http://www.hbi.ucalgary.ca/), in the Cumming School of Medicine, University of Calgary, invite applications for a full-time Tenure Track position, at the Assistant Professor level, to develop vigorous, independent, research programs in Multiple Sclerosis Neurology. The successful candidate will be a member of the Division of Neurology.

The Department is seeking to recruit either a clinician scientist with a focus on basic translational research in Multiple Sclerosis or a clinical researcher with a focus on an area related to pathophysiology, biomarkers or therapies for Multiple Sclerosis.

Qualifications include an MD, specialist certification in Neurology, a clinical MS Fellowship, eligibility for medical licensure in the Province of Alberta, translational research training, and demonstrated commitment to research in areas related to pathogenesis and disease mechanisms in multiple sclerosis. The ability to establish an independent research program as demonstrated by a portfolio of scholarly work is also required. At the Assistant Professor level, this will entail the publication of at least 30 peer reviewed papers, with the majority as 1st or senior author and success in obtaining competitive funding for either salary support or research projects.

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. The Multiple Sclerosis 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, laboratory space, and analytics facilities to equip the recruited candidate for success.

While duties include providing clinical service in the Section of Neurology with clinical teaching, substantial time will be protected for research. Salary support will be through the Department of Clinical Neurosciences, Division of Neurology, Alberta Medical Health Services Plan, supported by Alberta Health, Alberta Health Services and the Cumming School of Medicine.
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 the nation’s most enterprising city, the university is making tremendous progress on its Eyes High journey to be recognized as 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. The University of Calgary inspires and supports discovery, creativity and innovation across all disciplines. For more information, visit ucalgary.ca.

Calgary is one of the world’s cleanest cities and has been named one of the world’s most livable cities for years. Calgary is a city of leaders - in business, community, philanthropy and volunteerism. Calgarians benefit from a growing number of world-class dining and cultural events and enjoy more days of sunshine per year than any other major Canadian city. Calgary is less than an hour's drive from the majestic Rocky Mountains and boasts the most extensive urban pathway and bikeway network in North America. 

The HBI and the Department of Clinical Neurosciences are committed to fostering diversity through cultivating an environment where people with a variety of backgrounds, genders, interests and talents feel welcome and included. This includes the provision of a formal mentoring program, internal review programs that enhance success in research grant applications, pilot funding programs and other support programs.

For more information please contact Dr. Luanne Metz, Section Head, Division of Neurology at Luanne.Metz@albertahealthservices.ca.

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:

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

Application deadline: February 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 (http://careers.ucalgary.ca/). For more information about the Cumming School of Medicine visit Careers in the Cumming School of Medicine (http://medicine.careers.ucalgary.ca/).

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 (hrhire@ucalgary.ca).




The Department is seeking to recruit either a clinician scientist with a focus on basic translational research in Multiple Sclerosis or a clinical researcher with a focus on an area related to pathophysiology, biomarkers or therapies for Multiple Sclerosis.