Academic Position: Academic Diagnostic and Interventional Neuroradiologist

Department of Medical Imaging, Division of Diagnostic Radiology
Schulich School of Medicine & Dentistry, Western University
Academic Position: Academic Diagnostic and Interventional Neuroradiologist

The Department of Medical Imaging, Division of Diagnostic Radiology, Schulich School of Medicine & Dentistry, at Western University, London Health Sciences Centre and St. Joseph’s Health Care is seeking a radiologist for full-time clinical academic appointment to Western University. Rank (Assistant, Associate, or Full Professor) and appointment status (limited term or continuing) will be determined by experience and qualifications at the time of appointment.

The Department of Medical Imaging at Western University is an integrated, city-wide, sub-specialty practice across three Hospital sites; University Hospital (UH) and Victoria Hospital (VH), collectively known as the London Health Sciences Centre (LHSC), and St Joseph’s Health Care London (St. Joseph’s). The Department provides multiple regional services to a population of >2M.

There is ongoing enterprise replacement of full diagnostic and interventional clinical (CT, MR, Angiography) imaging hardware, including 3 new 3T MR scanners, 3 new 1.5T MR scanners, 5 new 320-slice CT scanners, 3 new biplane angiography units among other units.  Dedicated research Angiography and CT (320-slice CT) units have also recently been installed. As such, there are abundant opportunities for an enthusiastic radiologist to contribute to the continued building and advancement of an integrated, multi-disciplinary and collegial Academic Medical Imaging Department in Diagnostic Neuroradiology.

Neuroradiology: Division Head – Sachin Pandey ([email protected])

The successful candidate will join a division of 12 neuroradiologists. The division performs the full complement of modern neuroradiology diagnostic and interventional procedures.  In addition to the full spectrum of adult and pediatric diagnostic neuro-imaging (CT, MRI, U/S), the division also provides comprehensive percutaneous spinal intervention and endovascular neuro-intervention.  Prior training, or a desire for on-site training, in spinal percutaneous procedures will be considered an advantage in support of the growing neuro-interventional program.  Additionally, the successful candidate will have demonstrated a commitment to research and clinical excellence in endovascular neuro-intervention.

The division has a long history of multi-disciplinary research, with robust established relationships with all relevant clinical neuro-disciplines.  Additionally, there is a long tradition of training both residents and advanced fellows, with an uninterrupted record of training sub-specialty fellows of >40 years.  To that end, a track-record of teaching and research excellence is a necessary pre-requisite.

Qualifications:  The successful candidates will hold certification in Diagnostic Radiology with the Royal College of Physician and Surgeons of Canada or international equivalent and will need to meet the current credentialing requirements of LHSC and St. Joseph’s.  Candidates must have an MD, or equivalent, and must be eligible for licensure in the province of Ontario. Subspecialty Fellowship training in diagnostic neuroradiology is required, with a preference for ≥2 years of subspecialty training to include a component of interventional neuroradiology training.  The successful candidate will be a self-starter, team player and willing to participate in all aspects of academic neuro-imaging including on call duties as required by the Chair/Chief of the department.  The successful candidate will need to be committed to outstanding quality in clinical operations, including patient care, teaching and research. One day per week of protected research time is embedded into this role. Additional protected research time will be available depending on the applicants’ desired academic role category and track record of successful research and grant funding. Consideration of applicants will include an assessment of clinical experience and research productivity in neuroradiology.

Interested candidates are encouraged to contact the Division Head and the Chair-Chief for further details.

Compensation Details: Estimated total remuneration from all sources, including fee for service and alternative funding plan, will be in the range of $350,000 - $420,000 per annum for the first year of employment and commensurate with qualifications and experience.

The City: London, Ontario.  London is Canada’s 11th largest city with a population over 400,000, a catchment area of 2 million people, and is situated in southwestern Ontario between Toronto and Detroit.  The city has consistently been ranked in the fastest growing cities in Canada for the past several years.  The region has a diverse economy and excellent educational opportunities.  It is a safe and diverse city and its numerous parks, trails, recreational, cultural and sporting opportunities make it an attractive place to live.

London Health Sciences Centre (LHSC):  One of Canada’s largest acute-care teaching hospitals, LHSC is dedicated to excellence in patient care, teaching and research. For more than 138 years, LHSC has provided patient care for the people of London, the region, and beyond. Many national and international medical breakthroughs have been pioneered at LHSC, to the benefit of patients locally and around the world.  From a neurologic perspective, the establishment of the world’s first combined department of Clinical Neurosciences as envisioned by pioneers in Neurosurgery and Neurology – Drs Charles Drake and Henry Barnett, is the foundation of these discoveries.  Indeed, this model has now been widely adopted across the world.  With full integration of the neuro-imaging program as an equal partner, our physicians have remained at the forefront of modern diagnostic and therapeutic neuroradiology. 

The University:  Western University is a research-intensive university with full-time enrolment of about 34,000 students with a full range of academic and professional programs.  The Schulich School of Medicine & Dentistry provides an outstanding educational experience within a research-intensive environment where tomorrow's physicians, dentists and health researchers learn to be socially responsible leaders in the advancement of human health.

The Department of Medical Imaging supports and encourages opportunities to engage in imaging related research with the Robarts Research Institute (www.robarts.ca) and Lawson Health Research Institute (www.lawsonresearch.ca), in association with Western University and Schulich School of Medicine and Dentistry.

University Imaging Associates (UIA):  As a physician team providing a suite of diagnostic and interventional services in medical imaging, UIA strives for high quality patient-centered care, academic excellence and innovation based on the robust relationships with the London Hospitals and University.  UIA physicians have built enduring clinical collaborations with local and regional partners through collegiality and respect.  Beyond augmenting clinical proficiency across multiple disciplines, we value and have a well-established culture of commitment to teaching, research and administration.

To Apply:  Qualified candidates must complete, sign and include the online application form at: http://www.uwo.ca/facultyrelations/careers/pdf/application-full-time-clinical.pdf. Applications must include the completed online application form, a letter of interest indicating the sub-specialty position, statement of academic qualifications and career goals, highlights of accomplishments, curriculum vitae, the names and addresses of three references and be submitted to:

Narinder S Paul BM, MRCP (UK), FRCR (UK), FRCPC
Department Head, Department of Medical Imaging, LHSC
Chief, Department of Medical Imaging, SJHC
Chair, Department of Medical Imaging, Western University, SSMD
Professor of Cardiothoracic Imaging
Scientist at the Robarts and Lawson Research Institutes
c/o London Health Sciences Centre – University Hospital
339 Windermere Road, Office C2-226
London, Ontario, Canada N6A 5A5

Phone: 519.685.8500
E-mail:
[email protected]

Applications will be accepted until the position is filled. Review of applications will begin after April 18, 2023 with an anticipated start date of September 2023 or as negotiated.

Business Addresses:

Western University, 1151 Richmond Street, N., London, Ontario N6A 5B8, www.uwo.ca
London Health Sciences Centre, 800 Commissioners Road E., London Ontario, N6A 5W9, www.lhsc.on.ca
St. Joseph’s Health Care London, 268 Grosvenor Street, London Ontario, N6A 4V2, www.sjhc.london.on.ca

Successful candidates will be required to comply with the policies and protocols of the applicable affiliated institutions.

Positions are subject to budget approval. Applicants should have fluent written and oral communication skills in English. The University invites applications from all qualified individuals.  Western is committed to employment equity and diversity in the workplace and welcomes applications from women, members of racialized groups, Indigenous peoples, persons with disabilities, persons of any sexual orientation, and persons of any gender identity or gender expression.

In accordance with Canadian Immigration requirements, priority will be given to Canadian citizens and permanent residents.

Accommodations are available for applicants with disabilities throughout the recruitment process. If you require accommodations for interviews or other meetings, please contact Kelsey Klages at [email protected]  519.685.8500, Ext. 33216.

Posted on Faculty Relations website March 7, 2023.