Alberta Children's Hospital - University of Calgary / PICU Clinical Associate Positions


Contact: Dr. Simon Parsons, Section Chief, PICU, Department of Pediatrics, University of Calgary & Calgary Zone, Alberta Health Services
403 9557931 (PICU Admin)

The Pediatric Intensive Care Unit provided critical care to 900 children per annum as a mixed, closed general medical and surgical intensive care unit with an overall mortality of 2%. We provide extracorporeal life support, extracorporeal cardiopulmonary resuscitation, continuous renal replacement therapy, high frequency oscillation, inhaled nitric oxide therapy, as well as conventional mechanical ventilation, non-invasive ventilation and inotropic support. Pediatric cardiac surgery is not performed at the ACH.

We invite suitable applicants to apply for Clinical Associate positions now available with the ACH PICU.

Applicants must be able to be licensed with the Alberta College of Physicians and Surgeons and preferably have, or be en-route to having, FRCPC in Pediatrics, Pediatric Intensive Care, Anesthesiology, Adult or Pediatric Emergency Medicine or a related discipline. Alternatively, IMGs with Fellowship training in Pediatric Intensive Care, Emergency Medicine or Pediatric Anesthesiology will be considered.

A minimum of 0.5 FTE commitment to the position is ideally required. Preference will be given to Canadian citizens and permanent residents.

Applicants must be highly motivated and be ideally interested in a long-term career in the Alberta Children’s Hospital Pediatric Intensive Care Unit. But note that this is not an accredited position for the purposes of training in Pediatric Intensive Care. There will be opportunity for teaching, quality assurance and research work, as well as clinical duties.

The salary will be commensurate with the successful candidate’s level of training, qualifications and experience.

Please contact Dr. Simon Parsons if you are interested or have questions.

Pdf of posting HERE.

Posted on March 29, 2017 .

Maternal, Infant, Child & Youth Research Network (MICYRN) / Scientific Director

Leadership Position in Maternal & Child Health
Scientific Director
Maternal, Infant, Child & Youth Research Network (MICYRN) 

Applications are invited for the position of Scientific Director of MICYRN to replace the current Director who plans to retire. The Maternal Infant Child Youth Research Network is seeking a dynamic and collegial individual to lead the network and continue to implement the scientific vision and leadership direction of the organization in alignment with the strategic plan set by the Board of Directors. This is an extraordinary opportunity for an individual from the pediatric or obstetric academic community to play a key leadership role in strengthening and expanding the potential for maternal and child research organizations across Canada to improve health outcomes of women and children.   

MICRYN was formed in 2006, through the cooperation of all of the institutional directors of child health research in the country, with the belief that the synergistic strength gained from formal collaborative networks of investigators and integrated infrastructure spur tremendous advances that are unattainable by individual groups working in isolation. There is a strong commitment of the MICYRN member organizations to improve the quality and impact of research through establishing best practices, creating efficiencies for timely completion of studies, and ensuring uptake of results. 

The primary mandate of MICYRN is to support a national collaboration in maternal and child health research through establishing and sustaining a core network infrastructure to support research teams to have the greatest impact of knowledge to practice or policy both nationally and beyond. In 2011, MICYRN was federally incorporated as a non-profit charitable society, now joining 20 Canadian maternal-child health research member organizations and over 20 affiliated practice-based research networks of perinatal and pediatric specialists based at teaching hospitals affiliated with the 17 medical schools in Canada. Productive partnerships have been established with the USA and European Union. There simply exists no other such organization in the world.

Scope and Qualifications
The Scientific Director is responsible for implementing the scientific vision and leadership direction of the organization according to the strategic direction set by the Board of Directors (the Board). This involves working with senior leaders of health research organizations across Canada and beyond (including CIHR, PHAC, NIH and the European Network for Pediatric Research at the European Medicines Agency), and key stakeholders in academic health organizations (including Health Canada). 

The successful candidate will be a strong academician, with excellent administrative experience, strong leadership skills, and a track record of working cooperatively and collegially. The ideal candidate for Director brings natural strengths at relationship building, is well networked within the maternal/child community in Canada, and has prior experience with international networking, USA, Europe. S/he must have management experience and demonstrated skill at addressing issues related to health research infrastructure.   S/he should be an MD with advanced training (MSc, PhD) or PhD with experience in applied health research. Applications will be considered commencing August 1, 2017 with a view to fill the position within a year.  

The Scientific Director of MICYRN is a non-salaried volunteer position, with funding support provided for all travel andexpenses associated with MICYRN business. This prominent role is well supported financially by an experienced team, including at Executive Director, at the coordinating centre in Vancouver. The coordinating centre provides a diverse skill set in managing the network operations, supporting the board and engaging members across the network, with personnel specializing in the areas of administrative and logistical support, communications and stakeholder engagement, and project and executive management. Further, the activities of MICYRN and functions of the Scientific Director are supported by an electedBoard of Directors.

Primary Duties and Responsibilities of the Scientific Director

  • Scientific and Strategic Leadership – This entails preparation of and overall direction, coordination and management of the Network strategic plan in collaboration with the Board to ensure that the vision, mission and strategic plan of the Network meet the needs of the organization and the community it serves. The Director acts as the key spokesperson and representative for the organization to the scientific community and other key stakeholders.
  • Operational planning and management – The Director ensures that the operation of the organization meets the expectations of its clients, Board and funders and oversees the planning, implementation and evaluation of the organization's initiatives and special projects. S/he provides guidance to the Executive Director in developing an operational plan, which incorporates goals and objectives that work towards the strategic direction of the organization and in overseeing the efficient and effective day-to-day operation of the organization.
  • Program planning and management – This includes oversight of human resources planning and management such as recruitment of and guidance to the Executive Director regarding staffing requirements for organizational management and program delivery.
  • Financial planning and management – The Director works with the Board to secure adequate funding for the operation of the organization, oversees the development of fund raising plans and writes funding proposals to increase the funds of the organization, and approves expenditures within the authority delegated by the Board.
  • Community relations/advocacy – The Director takes primary responsibility to communicate and promote MICYRN’s objects and activities to the research community and private and public sector organizations as well as with stakeholders to identify (community groups, funders, politicians, and other organizations) changes in the community served by the organization.

All qualified applicants are encouraged to apply; Canadian citizens and permanent residents will be considered. Applicants are invited to submit a letter outlining their   interests in the position, a description of their credentials that align with the stated job qualifications, and current curriculum vitae.  Brief letters of support should be included from the applicant’s Department Chair to indicate a willingness to support the applicant’s time commitment to MICYRN; and from the head of research at the applicant’s site, to indicate a willingness to be actively engaged in MICYRN. 

Applications should be submitted in confidence to:
Dr. Stephanie Atkinson,
Chair, MICYRN Board of Directors, 
c/o Dept. Pediatrics,  HSC 3A44, 
1280 Main St W, Hamilton, ON L8S 4K1
or by email to 

PDF of Posting HERE

Posted on March 29, 2017 .

Children's Hospital of Eastern Ontario, University of Ottawa / Pediatric Gastroenterologist

PEDIATRIC GASTROENTEROLOGIST Full Time Position Commencing February 1, 2017 Division of Gastroenterology, Hepatology and Nutrition Department of Pediatrics Children’s Hospital of Eastern Ontario University of Ottawa

Located within the heart of Ottawa, The Children’s Hospital of Eastern Ontario and the University of Ottawa are pediatric health and research centres that provide outstanding family-centered patient care, pioneering breakthrough research, and train the health care professionals of tomorrow. The Department of Pediatrics is a dynamic department serving a large geographical area with a population base of 1.8 million. In addition, with the proximity to Quebec and the availability of bilingual services, children from Western Quebec are referred and treated at the Children’s Hospital of Eastern Ontario. Our pediatric Gastroenterology, Hepatology and Nutrition Division is designated as the tertiary referral centre for all children with acute and chronic gastrointestinal and liver disorders from Eastern Ontario, including procedural and endoscopic services. The Division is actively recruiting a well-trained individual, at the Assistant Professor academic rank, who has completed training in Pediatrics and Pediatric Gastroenterology, Hepatology and Nutrition. The candidate must also have completed advanced fellowship training (additional 1-2 years beyond residency in pediatric gastroenterology) with a particular focus on Inflammatory Bowel Disease, post liver transplantation care and advanced endoscopy, have acquired research skills and have a commitment to scholarship and academic advancement. This position will be approximately 60% clinical and 40% academic. This faculty member will work closely with our multidisciplinary team, patients and families in our Division and will join the 5 academic gastroenterologists already in place. The candidate will be Royal College of Physician and Surgeons (Pediatrics) certified/eligible or equivalent. Fluency in both English and French would be an advantage. In accordance with the Canadian immigration requirements, priority will be given to Canadian citizen and permanent residents of Canada. CHEO is committed to Employment Equity and welcomes applications from all qualified men and women, including aboriginal people, visible minorities and persons with disabilities. 

Qualified candidates should submit their CV and 3 references to:
Dr. Ciaran M. Duffy
Chief of Pediatrics, Children’s Hospital of Eastern Ontario
Professor and Chairman, Department of Pediatrics
University of Ottawa

Applications will be accepted until January 20th, 2017 or until a suitable candidate has been found.

Division of Gastroenterology, Hepatology and Nutrition, Children’s Hospital of Eastern Ontario, 401 Smyth Rd, Ottawa, ON K1H 8L1


Posted on November 18, 2016 .

Memorial University & Eastern Health / Clinical Assistant NICU

Clinical Assistant – NICU

The Women and Child’s Health Program at Eastern Health invites applications for the position of Clinical Assistant with the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU) at the Janeway Children’s Hospital.

The position will be salaried in accordance with the Memorandum of Agreement between the Newfoundland and Labrador Medical Association and the Government of Newfoundland and Labrador.

As the Clinical Associate, you will work within the NICU, Caseroom and 5NB of the Children's and Women's Health Program, with occasional responsibility for prenatal and newborns consulted to the neonatal service. You will be working primarily in NICU at the Janeway, Child Health Centre and will be responsible to the "on call" NICU physician and the Chief of Neonatology.

The Clinical Assistant will work with other medical staff within these areas to provide care to the sick newborn infants in the NICU and while on night call to provide care to infants who become sick on 5NB (normal newborn nursery). 

As well, you will be a part of the Neonatal Resuscitation Team. All care provided is under the supervision of a staff specialist.

Applicants must be eligible for licensure with the College of Physicians and Surgeons of Newfoundland and Labrador.

For more information regarding Eastern Health and practicing in Newfoundland and Labrador please visit the following websites: and  

Please send applications with curriculum vitae and names of three references to:

Evan Sheppard
Human Resources Manager – Medical Services
Eastern Health




Posted on November 15, 2016 .

Paediatric Department Career Opportunities

PCC is pleased to make this page available to its membership for the posting of career opportunities at each of the 17 Departments of Paediatrics across Canada. If you would like a specific career opportunity to appear on this site, please send a detailed e-mail to Grace Scorrar, PCC Executive Assistant at

Click on the links below to visit the available Career pages of Departments of Paediatrics across Canada.

University of British Columbia

University of Alberta

University of Calgary

University of Saskatchewan

University of Manitoba

Northern Ontario School of Medicine

University of Western Ontario

McMaster University

University of Toronto

Queen's University

University of Ottawa

Université Laval

McGill University

Université de Montréal

Université de Sherbrooke

Dalhousie University

Memorial University

Posted on October 16, 2015 .