Pediatric Infectious Disease Specialist

Clinician Scientist Faculty Position in Pediatric Infectious Diseases

Dalhousie University & IWK Health Centre

Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada

The Division of Infectious Diseases in the Department of Pediatrics, Dalhousie University, and the Canadian Center for Vaccinology (CCfV) is seeking applications to fill a full-time (1.0 FTE) position at the rank of Assistant or Associate Professor.  The individual will complement a strong academic group in the Division of Infectious Diseases.

The successful candidate will be a Pediatric Infectious Diseases Specialist who will serve as a consultant in pediatric infectious diseases, teach within the medical school and postgraduate training programs, and will be expected to develop a research program in a vaccine-related field.  The individual must have demonstrated their potential to conduct independent research and collaborate with other investigators. Up to 70% of the position will be designated for research with teaching, other academic activity, and clinical service in the remaining time. Academic appointment as an Assistant or Associate Professor will be commensurate with experience and qualifications.

The position will be based at CCfV’s facilities in the IWK Health Centre, the tertiary care pediatric and women’s hospital for the Maritime provinces. CCfV brings together an interdisciplinary team of researchers, clinician scientists, and trainees engaged in vaccine discovery, evaluation, and health policy and translation. The Center provides a supportive environment in which to develop a dynamic research program. CCfV is a core member of the Dalhousie Medical School based Inflammation, Immunity and Infectious Diseases (I3V) research initiative.

Academic qualifications include an MD degree or equivalent and specialty training in pediatrics and infectious diseases.  Eligibility for medical licensure in Nova Scotia is essential.

Dalhousie University is located in Halifax, the capital of Nova Scotia. It is a leading academic and research institution in Atlantic Canada.  Halifax is a growing cosmopolitan port city, alive with culture and heritage and embraced by the beauty of the Atlantic Ocean.

Interested applicants must submit a current CV, a statement outlining their academic and teaching interests, and a two-page description of their 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 June 30, 2023

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