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Ophthalmologist - Ophthalmic Genetics

Full Time Practice
Royal Alexandra Hospital
2022-04-08  Time: 23:59
AHS Sponsorship for CPSA Practice Readiness Assessment is not offered for this position.
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Alberta Health Services in partnership with The University of Alberta, Faculty of Medicine & Dentistry invites applications for an academic ophthalmologist with fellowship training in ophthalmic genetics.

We seek an outstanding clinician investigator who would be committed to the vision of the Department which is to lead patient-centered eye care through integrated service, education and research. The clinical focus of the position will be to see and manage patients with genetic disorders. Patients are typically referred from Western and Northern Canada. Research will be in an area of translational vision science.

This position will comprise clinical, research, educational and leadership roles with percentage time allocation in each area dependent on the applicant's strengths and potential contributions. The successful candidate will be provided clinical and operating room allocation at the Eye Institute of Alberta and the Stollery Children’s hospital. There will be an expectation to take regular call within the Department on-call schedule and to participate in resident and medical student teaching. Newly renovated laboratory space is also available with potential for a startup package. There is also support from a productive network of vision scientists who are part of Alberta Vision Net:

Participation in the undergraduate and post-graduate curricula at the University of Alberta will also be a key component of the position. The successful candidate will be eligible for a special continuing academic appointment with the Department of Ophthalmology and Visual Sciences, Faculty of Medicine and Dentistry, at an appropriate rank. Opportunities for further academic advancement may also be considered in future.

The Department of Ophthalmology and Visual Sciences ( consists of over 40 ophthalmologists who work as physicians and surgeons, and who have teaching appointments with the Faculty of Medicine and Dentistry at the University of Alberta. Research takes place within a highly collaborative environment for both fundamental and translational research and builds on inter-departmental strengths in neurobiology, developmental biology, vascular biology, and molecular genetics of vision. Clinical research strengths include clinical trials, ocular genetics, electrophysiology and tele-ophthalmology. The Department also has a vibrant teaching and learning environment with a strong commitment to undergraduate medical education, postgraduate medical education, (residency and fellowship programs), as well as to graduate student education. Many Department members also contribute to the health of underserviced populations both in Northern Alberta as well as in various global contexts.

The Eye Institute of Alberta (EIA) is a center of excellence for all levels of ophthalmic care and serves a population of almost 4 million people around Edmonton and in the North. The hub of the EIA is the Royal Alexandra Hospital (RAH) but it also includes other Alberta Health Service facilities in the Edmonton zone - the Stollery Children's Hospital, Westview Health Center and the Fort Saskatchewan Community Hospital.

The University of Alberta in Edmonton is one of Canada's top teaching and research universities, with an international reputation for excellence across the humanities, sciences, creative arts, business, engineering, and health sciences. Home to 39,000 students and 15,000 faculty and staff, the university has an annual budget of $1.8 billion and attracts more than $480 million in sponsored research revenue. The U of A offers close to 400 rigorous undergraduate, graduate, and professional programs in 18 faculties on five campuses - including one rural and one francophone campus. the university has more than 260,000 alumni worldwide. The university and its people remain dedicated to the promise made in 1908 by founding president Henry Marshall Tory that knowledge shall be used for "uplifting the whole people".

Applicants will have an MD, MD/Masters, or MD/PhD, must have completed residency training in Ophthalmology, be certified or eligible to become a Fellow of the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada and be eligible for clinical practice as an ophthalmologist in Alberta. Applicants should also have at least one year of fellowship training in ophthalmic genetics.

Remuneration will be on a fee-for service basis with billing directly to Alberta Health.

To assist the University in complying with mandatory reporting requirements of the Immigration and Refugee Protection Act (R203(3) (e)), please include the first digit of your Canadian Social Insurance Number in your application. If you do not have a Canadian Social Insurance Number, please indicate this in your application.

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

The University of Alberta and Alberta Health Services are committed to an equitable, diverse, and inclusive workforce. We welcome applications from all qualified persons. We encourage women; First Nations, Métis and Inuit persons; members of visible minority groups; persons with disabilities; persons of any sexual orientation or gender identity and expression; and all those who may contribute to the further diversification of ideas and the University to apply.

How to Apply

For full consideration please send via online application electronic copies of curriculum vitae, a letter explaining strengths as well as potential contributions in academic areas, and three letters of reference to:

Meagan Strachan

We thank all applicants for their interest, however only those individuals selected for an interview will be contacted.

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to attracting, engaging and developing a diverse and inclusive workforce.

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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