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HEAD, SECTION OF HEPATOLOGY, MORBERG FAMILY CHAIR

University of Manitoba

HEAD, SECTION OF HEPATOLOGY
MORBERG FAMILY CHAIR
The Department of Internal Medicine
Rady Faculty of Health Sciences
University of Manitoba
Position number: 24671
MSAS number: 2305
Position start date: January 1, 2020
Closing date: Open Until Filled

The Department of Internal Medicine, Max Rady College of Medicine, Rady Faculty of Health Sciences, University of Manitoba, and Shared Health Manitoba is seeking a clinician-investigator or clinician-scientist as Section Head of Hepatology. The successful candidate will also be named to the Morberg Family Chair in Hepatology. This endowed chair is designed to provide salary and/or operating funds for a clinician-scientist or clinician-investigator pursuing investigator driven, independent research in Hepatology.

The Section of Hepatology is one of 17 academic sections in the Department of Internal Medicine providing patient care, undergraduate, postgraduate and continuing education, and has an active clinical and lab-based research program. The section’s 10 faculty members actively collaborate with scientists from other departments and institutions across Canada and globally, including the National Microbiology Laboratory/Public Health Agency of Canada based in Winnipeg.

The successful applicant, based at Health Sciences Centre, will lead a group of academic hepatologists in a busy and expanding liver disease program and report to the Department Head of Internal Medicine and Provincial Specialty Lead – Internal Medicine, Shared Health. The successful candidate will be a clinician-investigator or clinician-scientist with a track record in hepatobiliary research, and will have a strong record of publications in high impact journals and ongoing peer-reviewed research funding from recognized granting agencies. The applicant will have demonstrated a high capacity to successfully interact and collaborate with other clinical and basic scientists within their Department, Faculty, University, nationally and/or internationally. They will build, coordinate, and enhance our academic and clinical program of Hepatology. Interests in furthering undergraduate, postgraduate, and continuing medical education in Hepatology are required.

The candidate is expected to have a strong record of mentoring young clinicians and basic scientists, as well as training postdoctoral fellows, graduate students, and research associates. They will have proven leadership abilities and administrative skills.
This is a geographical, full-time, contingent position commencing January 1, 2020, or as soon thereafter as possible, for a term of 5 years, renewable upon favourable review. Salary and rank will be dependent upon qualifications and experience.

Candidates must demonstrate broad experience in clinical management of liver diseases (including pre- and post-transplant), and must be eligible for registration with the College of Physicians and Surgeons of Manitoba. The successful applicant must have an MD degree or both MD and PhD degrees. Candidates must have Senior Specialty qualifications with Internal Medicine and Hepatology in the country of current practice.
The University of Manitoba is a major research university located in the city of Winnipeg. Winnipeg is the largest city in the Province of Manitoba and one of the most culturally diverse cities anywhere. More than 100 languages are represented, and Winnipeg is well known for its cultural achievements and flourishing arts scene. The city is home to the Royal Winnipeg Ballet, symphony, opera, theatre, and ethnic festivals. Besides supporting professional hockey, football, and baseball teams, the region provides ample opportunities for outdoor recreation in all seasons. The Winnipeg housing market is one of the most favourable in Canada.

The University of Manitoba is strongly committed to equity and diversity within its community and especially welcomes applications from women, racialized persons, Indigenous Peoples, persons with disabilities, persons of all sexual orientations and genders, and others who may contribute to the further diversification of ideas. If you require accommodation supports during the recruitment process, please contact U of M’s Equity, Diversity and Inclusion Facilitator, Valerie Williams at Valerie.Williams@umanitoba.ca or 204-474-8371. All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however, Canadian citizens and permanent residents will be given priority.

Application materials, including letters of reference, will be handled in accordance with the protection of privacy provision of “The Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy” (Manitoba). Please note that curriculum vitae may be provided to participating members of the search process.

Interested applicants should submit curriculum vitae, a list of publications, and the names of three references to:

Chair, Hepatology Search Committee
Department of Internal Medicine
Room GC425, Health Sciences Centre
820 Sherbrook Street
Winnipeg, MB Canada R3A 1R9
intmedrecruitment@umanitoba.ca