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Dalhousie University & IWK Health Centre

Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada

The Division of Neonatal-Perinatal Medicine, Department of Pediatrics at Dalhousie University and IWK Health is seeking a full-time (1.0 FTE) physician at the Assistant, Associate or Full Professor level. The individual will join an academic group of seven. The Neonatologist will provide clinical care in the 40-bed combined Level III/II Neonatal Intensive Care Unit. As well as neonatal intensive care experience, areas of expertise that would complement the group include research, medical education, and neonatal follow-up.

This position offers an opportunity to pursue an academic career within a stable funding environment. The Division of Neonatal-Perinatal Medicine boasts a multidisciplinary research environment with a variety of resources, including the Nova Scotia Atlee Perinatal Database (a rich source of population-based data for clinical audits and research projects) and the Perinatal Epidemiology Research Unit. The successful candidate must show evidence of productivity and a strong potential for academic contributions in clinical research.

Opportunities for educational contributions, including Dalhousie University’s Neonatal-Perinatal Medicine Residency Program, provide a stimulating clinical and academic environment. The Perinatal Follow-Up Program of Nova Scotia is closely affiliated with the Division and provides comprehensive detailed longer-term follow-up of selected infants. The Reproductive Care Program of Nova Scotia, one of the best regional perinatal programs in North America, allows for participation in improving perinatal care throughout the province.

The IWK Health Centre, a tertiary pediatric and women’s Health Centre is the sole perinatal hospital for the Maritime Provinces and provides both medical and surgical neonatal care services.

Qualifications include an MD degree (or equivalent) from an accredited university with completed, recognized specialty training, and certification in Pediatrics and in Neonatal-Perinatal Medicine (or equivalent). Eligibility for medical licensure in the Province of Nova Scotia is essential. Compensation and academic appointment is commensurate with experience and qualifications.

Halifax, with a metropolitan population of almost 500,000 is a lively harbor city, balanced by excellent and diverse cultural venues. It has a thriving arts and music scene, and it is the business and economic centre of Maritime Canada.

Interested applicants must submit a current CV and a statement outlining their academic,

teaching and research interests. Candidates must also provide the names and contact information for three referees (at least two of which must be academic).

Applications will be accepted until May 12, 2023

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