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Nephrologist Assistant Professor

Full Time Practice
Foothills Medical Centre
2021-12-17  Time: 23:59
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The Department of Medicine, University of Calgary and Alberta Health Services, Calgary, invites applications from outstanding investigators for a Tenure Track (contingent) position as an academic nephrologist/translational researcher at the Assistant Professor level. The successful candidate will be a member of the Libin Cardiovascular Institute and O’Brien Institute for Public Health.

The recruitment of such an individual will align with clinical needs within the Division of Nephrology and the combined research needs of the Division, the Department of Medicine, the Libin Cardiovascular Institute and O’Brien Institute for Public Health. An individual with this academic profile will align strongly with the strategic research priorities of the Libin Cardiovascular Institute and O’Brien Institute for Public Health, as well as more broadly with the University of Calgary’s university-wide strategic research plan. Further, the proposed position will also strongly align with two of the university’s priority themes, increasing research capacity and driving innovation. The successful applicant should have a strong publication record with at least 10-accepted/pending peer-reviewed publications, the majority as first or lead author. The successful candidate is expected to have academic outputs which will enable them to be competitive for external research support – and specifically tri-council funding.

Calgary 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.

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

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 Canada’s most enterprising city, the university is making tremendous progress on its Eyes High journey to become 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. Ranked as the top young university in Canada and North America, the University of Calgary inspires and supports discovery, creativity and innovation across all disciplines. For more information, visit

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, FRCPC certification in Nephrology and eligibility for specialist licensure in the province of Alberta, as well as an MSc and research experience in the area of translational (bench to bedside) research in chronic kidney disease, reproductive health and cardiovascular disease. The successful applicant must demonstrate evidence of publishing papers that have influenced the field and provided information that may be of interest to clinical and basic science audiences. The successful candidate must demonstrate evidence of an ability to collaborate, potential to lead a research team, and effectiveness in teaching at the University level. The successful candidate will be an individual who has expertise in clinical nephrology. Specifically, the Division of Nephrology is interested in a researcher who has expertise in mechanisms of chronic kidney disease as it relates to reproductive health and the relationship with cardiovascular disease. The recruit should be familiar with the Canadian health care system and be able to establish an independent research program that will produce high quality research.

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

Must read, write and speak English.

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

An attractive remuneration and benefits package through the University of Calgary - Alberta Health Services AMHSP will apply and is competitive with those pursuing fee-for-service billing models

Please submit with the application: Cover letter, curriculum vitae, research interest statement (not to exceed 2 pages), teaching dossier and the names and contact information for three referees.

Dr. Jennifer MacRae

Section Head of Nephrology

Foothills Medical Centre

1403-29th Street NW

Calgary, AB T2N 2T9


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