Academic Clinician Scientist

Academic Clinician Scientist

Department of Critical Care Medicine

Cumming School of Medicine

The Department of Critical Care Medicine, Cumming School of Medicine and Alberta Health Services, Calgary Zone in conjunction with the Snyder Institute for Chronic Diseases at the Cumming School of Medicine, University of Calgary, invite applications for a Contingent Term full-time Academic Clinician Scientist at the Assistant Professor level, with interest and research expertise in Critical Care Medicine related to Biomedical, Clinical or Health Services Research.

The position is designed to recruit an independent researcher and collaborative Clinician Scientist to complement the Department of Critical Care Medicine’s successful and growing teams of clinician researchers. The successful candidate will have 50% of their time protected for research with an opportunity to increase protected time to 75%. Start-up funds will be available to support a qualified candidate commensurate with requirements. The position provides opportunities for membership in the Snyder Institute for Chronic Diseases and the O’Brien Institute for Public Health. Alberta Health Services has implemented Strategic Clinical NetworksTM to foster collaboration between researchers, clinicians and decision-makers across the Province and a clinical information system and data warehouse called eCritical Alberta to facilitate research initiatives. This information system serves all neonatal, pediatric and adult intensive care units in the Province and is an enormous asset for the successful candidate.

The University of Calgary’s strategic research plan includes a health focus while the Cumming School of Medicine’s strategic research plan includes a focus of Precision Health. The Department has active multi-disciplinary and inter-professional biomedical, clinical and health services research groups with established research infrastructure and opportunities for supervision of clinical trainees and graduate students, collaboration and mentorship.

Alberta Health Services operates five teaching hospitals in the city of Calgary. The Department of Critical Care Medicine provides academic and clinical services in an integrated manner across all of the hospital sites. The Department has clinical and operational responsibility for all 80 adult ICU beds in the City of Calgary, which provide opportunity for the development and evaluation of diagnostic, therapeutic and health service delivery innovations to improve patient care and health.

Qualifications include an MD, adult critical care medicine specialty training, a minimum of two years of formal research training, and a record of academic research achievements as demonstrated by peer reviewed publications (with at least 12 peer reviewed publications to date, with the candidate being either first or senior author on approximately half of these) and research funding awards.  The selected candidate will be expected to compete for external funding award including Tri-Council operating grants. The Clinician Scientist must be eligible for full medical licensure in the Province of Alberta. The selected candidate will join a dedicated group of over 35 Intensivists with varied background and expertise to provide care to adult critically ill patients in one or more of the four multisystem intensive care units operated by the Department of Critical Care Medicine, Alberta Health Services, Calgary Zone.

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Interested individuals are encouraged to submit an application online via University of Calgary Careers webpage using the ‘Apply Now’ link.  View full posting and apply on  

Please be aware that the application process allows for a maximum of four attachments. Your four application attachments should be organized to contain the following (you are encouraged to merge documents to reduce the number of attachments):

  • Cover letter
  • Curriculum vitae
  • Research interest statement (not to exceed 2 pages)
  • The names and contact information for three (3) referees

Questions about this position may be directed to:                      

                   Dr. Tom Stelfox,                                       Dr. Kirsten Fiest,

                   Professor and Head,                                Director, Research &                 Innovation,

                   Department of Critical Care Medicine    

                   Department of Critical Care Medicine

                   c/o Scott Banks, Department Manager


Appl                         Application deadline:  May 15, 2019

The University of Calgary recognizes that candidates have varying career paths and that career interruptions can be part of an excellent academic record. Candidates are encouraged but not required to provide any relevant information about their experience and/or career interruptions to allow for a fair assessment of their application. Selection committees have been instructed to give careful consideration to, and be sensitive to the impact of career interruptions, when assessing the candidate’s research productivity.

To learn more about academic opportunities at the University of Calgary and all we have to offer, view our Academic Careers website (  For more information about the Cumming School of Medicine visit Careers in the Cumming School of Medicine (

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