The Evelyn Wyrzykowski Research Chair in Cardiology

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The Evelyn Wyrzykowski Research Chair in Cardiology
The Department of Internal Medicine
Rady Faculty of Health Sciences
University of Manitoba
Position #: 17491
MSAS #: 1588
Position start date: July 1, 2019
Closing date: March 31, 2019 or until filled

The Department of Internal Medicine, Max Rady College of Medicine, Rady Faculty of Health Sciences, University of Manitoba, St. Boniface Hospital Research Foundation, and the Winnipeg Regional Health Authority’s (WRHA) Cardiac Sciences Program (CSP) are seeking a clinician-scientist (MD or MD/PhD) or scientist (PhD or equivalent) to fill the above-endowed research Chair. The Chair is designed to provide salary and/or operating funds to pursue independent research in the study of cardiovascular diseases, which is a priority of the Department of Internal Medicine and the St. Boniface Hospital Research Foundation. Major areas of research include: i) Population health, outcomes research, and prevention policy; ii) Translational research and metabolic studies in heart failure; and iii) Cardiovascular bioinformatics.

Candidates must have a strong track record in cardiovascular research, as reflected by publications in high impact journals and ongoing peer-reviewed funding from national granting agencies. They must have a strong record of mentoring young clinicians and basic scientists, as well as training postdoctoral fellows, graduate students, and research associates. They are expected to foster the training of clinicians and scientists and to promote and strengthen research interactions with other clinical and basic researchers within and outside the Department of Medicine and St. Boniface’s Institute of Cardiovascular Sciences.

This is a geographical, full-time, contingent position commencing July 1, 2019, or as soon as possible thereafter, for a term of five years, renewable for a second term contingent on a successful performance review. Salary and rank will be dependent upon qualifications and experience. Cross appointment to a basic science department is possible, and some restricted clinical activity to ensure a clinical profile is desirable if the candidate is a clinician, but a minimum of 75% time devoted to research will be expected.

A successful MD or MD/PhD applicant must have Specialty qualifications in Internal Medicine and Cardiology in the country of current practice and must be eligible for registration with the College of Physicians and Surgeons of Manitoba.

WRHA’s CSP serves a population of over 1.3 million in Manitoba, Nunavut, and Northwestern Ontario. There is a full complement of Cardiology inpatient and outpatient services and a strong collaboration with the Institute of Cardiovascular Sciences at St. Boniface hospital, one of the premiere cardiovascular research institutions in North America.

The University of Manitoba is a major research university located in the city of Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada. St. Boniface Hospital is one of two tertiary care hospitals affiliated with the University of Manitoba. The city has a rich sports and cultural environment with symphony, opera, dance, theatre and ethnic festivals. The region also provides ample opportunities for outdoor recreation in all seasons.

The University of Manitoba, WRHA’s CSP, and St. Boniface Hospital are strongly committed to equity and diversity within its community and especially welcomes applications from women, members of racialized communities, Indigenous persons, persons with disabilities, persons of all sexual orientations and genders, and others who may contribute to the further diversification of ideas. All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however, Canadian citizens and permanent residents will be given priority.

Confidential applications should include a cover letter, curriculum vitae including a list of publications, and the names of three references and should be received no later than noon on March 31, 2019. All materials should be sent to:

Chair, Search Committee
The Evelyn Wyrzykowski Research Chair in Cardiology
Department of Internal Medicine
GC425, Health Sciences Centre
820 Sherbrook Street
Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada R3A 1R9

Application materials, including letters of reference, will be handled in accordance with Manitoba’s Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act. Please note that curriculum vitas may be provided to participating members of the search process.

CLOSING DATE: March 31, 2019 or until filled