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Academic Clinician Investigator in Developmental Pediatrics

Full Time Practice
Alberta Children's Hospital
2021-03-19  Time: 23:59
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The Department of Paediatrics ( in conjunction with the Alberta Children’s Hospital Research Institute (ACHRI; at the Cumming School of Medicine, University of Calgary invite applications for a Contingent Term appointment at the Assistant Professor level. Alignment of the research interests with the priorities of the section of Developmental Pediatrics, ACHRI, the Owerko Centre, the Cumming School of Medicine (CSM) and the University of Calgary is expected (

The successful candidate will have a primary research focus in neurodevelopmental disorders, ideally with a background in precision medicine. This position will fill clinical needs in the areas of assessment and management of patients with suspected or confirmed Autism Spectrum Disorders, consultation regarding developmental problems in patients with complex medical illness, and those with complex developmental and behavioral profiles in the context of multiple etiologic risk including for instance substance exposure in utero and adverse childhood experiences. The successful candidate will also be expected to contribute meaningfully to medical student, resident and fellow training. A research start-up package and space are available through the Department of Paediatrics and ACHRI and will be commensurate with experience and the research needs.

The Section of Developmental Pediatrics is based at the Alberta Children’s Hospital (ACH) as well as the Child Development Centre (CDC). Service population includes the Calgary Zone, southern Alberta, southwestern Saskatchewan, and southeastern British Columbia (for a total of approximately 2+ million). The 141 bed Alberta Children’s Hospital (ACH) opened in 2006 followed by the adjacent Child Development Centre and Rotary Flames House Hospice. 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 Cumming School of Medicine, University of Calgary seeks to recruit and retain a diverse and inclusive workforce that will contribute to creating the future of health. We are committed to fostering diversity through cultivating an environment where people with a variety of backgrounds, genders, interests, and talents feel welcome and supported.

Qualifications include an MD degree, certification by the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada in Pediatrics and Developmental Pediatrics or equivalent certification from another professional association. Further, an advanced research degree such as an MSc, MPH, PhD or equivalent is considered an asset in addition to the requisite MD. The position will be in a Clinician Investigator profile, providing 45% protected time for research, and will include clinical service and teaching responsibilities. Applicants must present evidence of an evolving, well-grounded research program with clear potential, or demonstrated success, in gaining externally funded (at the level of Tri-Council or equivalent peer reviewed National/International organization), a strong publication record as evidenced by continuous publication in high ranking journals, or leading journals in the field, evidence of successful and expanding teaching and graduate supervision, and evidence of established academic engagement in professional and other communities.

The candidate must be eligible for Licensure with the College of Physicians and Surgeons of Alberta.

Must read, write and speak English.

All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however, Canadians and Permanent Residents will be given priority.

Funding Source: Alberta Academic Medicine and Health Services Program (AMHSP). Remuneration for this position will commensurate with qualifications and experience.

The Practitioner is responsible for purchasing health and insurance benefits.

Dr. Mark Anselmo
Associate Professor and Head, Department of Pediatric,

University of Calgary and Alberta Health Services,

Calgary Zone

Applicants are to submit: Cover letter, Curriculum vitae, research interest statement (not to exceed 2 pages), the names and contact information for three referees to by 19-Mar-21.

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Please submit one application for each position desired as copies of applications will not be submitted for multiple postings on your behalf. Applications must include skills and ability for the position, since selection is based on information provided in the application. Only candidates selected for an interview will be contacted. Thank you for applying with the AHS!

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