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Dalhousie University and the IWK Health Centre

Head, Division of Neonatal-Perinatal Medicine

Canada-Nova Scotia-Halifax


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Dalhousie University and the IWK Health Centre

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Head, Division of Neonatal-Perinatal Medicine

Associate/Professor 1.0 FTE

Department of Pediatrics 

The Department of Pediatrics at Dalhousie University and the IWK Health Centre is seeking applicants at the Associate/Professor level for the position of Head, Division of Neonatal-Perinatal Medicine.  This individual will lead an academic group of seven full-time academic Neonatologists, two non-clinical Neonatologists and one PhD scientist. 

The Division Head will lead the Division which provides care in the 40 bed tertiary care Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU), with referrals from the three Maritime Provinces.  By 2019 this will be a new “single-room” NICU with 44 beds.  The environment of clinical excellence includes Maternal-Fetal Medicine, Pediatric Surgical specialties, Pediatric Subspecialties, Residents, Neonatal Nurse Practitioners, Clinical Associate Physicians and an accredited Neonatal-Perinatal Medicine Residency/Fellowship program. An active research program includes randomized clinical trials (local and multicenter) as well as a focus on epidemiology and outcomes with the Perinatal Epidemiology Research Unit (PERU), the Nova Scotia Atlee Perinatal Database, the Canadian Neonatal Network and the Perinatal Follow-Up Program which provide a rich source of data for research and quality improvement. Division research is also supported by a Research Nurse and two data system/research assistants.  

The successful candidate will be an experienced academic neonatologist who has the leadership, communication and administrative skills to successfully advance the clinical and academic work of the Division. Qualifications include an MD degree (or equivalent) from an accredited university with specialty training in Neonatal-Perinatal Medicine.  Eligibility for medical licensure in the Province of Nova Scotia is essential.  Faculty have the option of participating in Dalhousie University’s benefit plan.  Salary will be in the range of $256K – $335K.

Halifax, the largest city in Atlantic Canada, offers an attractive maritime environment, an enviable lifestyle and many easily accessible leisure time activities.  Many desirable living areas are within walking distance or a few minutes drive from the IWK Health Centre. 

Interested applicants should submit a CV as well as a statement outlining their teaching and research interests.  Three letters of reference to be sent under separate cover by the referees (two of which must be academic), will be requested once a shortlist has been generated.   

Interested applicants should submit a CV and letter of interest, and a completed Self-Identification Questionnaire, which is available at  to:   

Dr. Andrew Lynk

Chair, Department of Pediatrics

Dalhousie University & IWK Health Centre

5850/5980 University Avenue

P.O. Box 9700

Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada

B3K 6R8

Phone  902 470-8229

Fax  902 470-7975


Dalhousie University is committed to fostering a collegial culture grounded in diversity and inclusiveness. The university encourages applications from Aboriginal people, persons with a disability, racially visible persons, women, persons of minority sexual orientations and gender identities, and all candidates who would contribute to the diversity of our community. All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however, Canadians and permanent residents will be given priority.

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Dalhousie University and the IWK Health Centre
Dr. Andrew Lynk
Chair, Dept. of Pediatrics
902 470-8229
902 470-7975
Posting Date: 06-Oct-2017Neonatal-Perinatal Medicine Permanent, Practicing physician Open 1 ASAP
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