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University of Calgary - Cumming School of Medicine

Academic Clinical / Health Services Researcher



Job Description

The Department of Critical Care Medicine invites applications for a full-time Clinical Scientist, to a contingent term appointment, with interest and research expertise in Clinical or Health Services Research at the Assistant Professor level.


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 team of 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 joint appointment to the Department of Community Health Sciences and membership in the Snyder Institute for Chronic Diseases and the O’Brien Institute for Public Health. The province of Alberta has implemented a provincial Critical Care Strategic Clinical Network to foster collaboration between researchers, providers 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 research 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 clinical and health services research groups with established research infrastructure and opportunities for supervision of clinical trainees and graduate students, collaboration and mentorship. 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.


Qualifications include an MD, formal research training, and a record of academic research achievements as demonstrated by peer reviewed publications and research funding awards.  The selected candidate will be expected to compete for external funding award including Tri-Council operating grants.  Clinical care duties within the departments ICU’s is a requirement.  The Clinician Scientist must be eligible for full medical licensure in the Province of Alberta.


The University of Calgary is Canada’s leading next-generation university – a living, growing and youthful institution that embraces change and opportunity with a can-do attitude. Located in the nation’s most enterprising city, the university is making tremendous progress on its Eyes High journey to be recognized as one of Canada’s top five research universities, grounded in innovative learning and teaching and fully integrated with the community it both serves and leads. The University of Calgary inspires and supports discovery, creativity and innovation across all disciplines. For more information, visit


Calgary is one of the world’s cleanest cities and has been named one of the world’s most livable cities for years. Calgary is a city of leaders - in business, community, philanthropy and volunteerism. Calgarians benefit from a growing number of world-class dining and cultural events and enjoy more days of sunshine per year than any other major Canadian city. Calgary is less than an hour's drive from the majestic Rocky Mountains and boasts the most extensive urban pathway and bikeway network in North America. 


Please submit a curriculum vitae and a statement of research interests and arrange to have three letters of reference sent by October 31, 2017 addressed to:


                   Dr. Christopher Doig,                                            

                   Professor and Head,                                            

                   Department of Critical Care Medicine                    


                   Dr. Tom Stelfox,

                   Director, Research & Innovation,

                   Department of Critical Care Medicine


c/o Scott Banks, Department Manager



The University of Calgary recognizes that a diverse staff/faculty benefits and enriches the work, learning and research experiences of the entire campus and greater community. We are committed to removing barriers that have been historically encountered by some people in our society. We strive to recruit individuals who will further enhance our diversity and will support their academic and professional success while they are here. All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however Canadians and permanent residents will be given priority.


In this connection, at the time of your application, please answer the following question: Are you a Canadian citizen or a permanent resident of Canada? (Yes/No)


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.

Contact Information

University of Calgary - Cumming School of Medicine
Scott Banks
Department Manager
Posting Date: 12-Sep-2017Academic Permanent, Practicing physician Open 1 ASAP
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