Western University/ CLINICAL ACADEMIC POSITION – ADOLESCENT MEDICINE

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CLINICAL ACADEMIC POSITION – ADOLESCENT MEDICINE
Department of Paediatrics, Western University, Schulich School of Medicine & Dentistry
 


The Department of Paediatrics, Children's Hospital, London Health Sciences Centre and Schulich School of Medicine & Dentistry, Western University, is seeking a fully certified Specialist in Adolescent Medicine.  The Department of Paediatrics is developing a new Division of Adolescent Medicine with a multi-year plan for continuing recruitment.  The Division of Adolescent Medicine will serve the southwestern Ontario population of about 1.5 million, and work closely with the Division of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry, Department of Psychiatry and with the Department of Family Medicine.  

Western University delivers an academic experience second to none.  Western challenges the best and brightest faculty, staff and students to commit to the highest global standards.  Our research excellence expands knowledge and drives discovery with real-world application.  Western attracts individuals with a broad worldview, seeking to study, influence and lead in the international community.  Since 1878, The Western Experience has combined academic excellence with life-long opportunities for intellectual, social and cultural growth in order to better serve our communities.  Western is a research-intensive institution with a wide range of academic and professional programs (see http://www.uwo.ca/ to learn more).  Western’s Recruitment and Retention Office is available to assist in the transition of successful applicants and their families.

Candidates for this position must have an MD or equivalent degree and must be eligible for licensing in the Province of Ontario.  Subspecialty certification in Adolescent Medicine from the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada or equivalent is required.  The successful candidate will be a Clinician Teacher, and hold a full-time Limited Term Clinical Academic appointment at the rank of Assistant Professor or Associate Professor, or a Continuing Clinical Academic appointment at the rank of Associate Professor or Professor, depending upon qualifications and experience at the time of appointment.  The successful candidate will have a keen interest in academic medicine, the ability to collaborate effectively with all other members of the health care team and office staff, and will be expected to participate in team-based health care and teaching, both at the undergraduate and postgraduate levels.  

Compensation for this position will be primarily composed of an alternative funding plan and academic salary. The anticipated start date for this position is to be negotiated.

Please submit your application, including curriculum vitae, Letter of Interest/Statement of Academic Qualifications, and names of three references to: 

Michael Rieder, MD, PhD, FRCPC
Professor of Paediatrics, Interim Chair/Chief, Department of Paediatrics
800 Commissioners Road East, London, Ontario, Canada N6A 5W9
Email: mrieder@uwo.ca

Applications will be accepted until the position is filled.  Review of applications will begin on December 15, 2017.  Please ensure that the form http://uwo.ca/facultyrelations/physicians/Application_FullTime_Clinical.pdf is included in your application.

Business Addresses:
Western University, 1151 Richmond Street N., London, Ontario N6A 5B8, www.uwo.ca
London Health Sciences Centre, 800 Commissioners Road East, London Ontario, N6A 5W9, www.lhsc.on.ca
St. Joseph’s Health Care London, 268 Grosvenor Street, London, Ontario, N6A 4V2, www.sjhc.london.on.ca

Positions are subject to budget approval. Applicants should have fluent written and oral communication skills in English. The University invites applications from all qualified individuals. Western is committed to employment equity and diversity in the workplace and welcomes applications from women, members of racialized groups/visible minorities, Aboriginal persons, persons with disabilities, persons of any sexual orientation, and persons of any gender identity or gender expression.

In accordance with Canadian Immigration requirements, priority will be given to Canadian citizens and permanent residents. Accommodations are available for applicants with disabilities throughout the recruitment process. 

If you require accommodations for interviews or other meetings, please contact Jill O’Dowda at jodowda@uwo.ca or 519-685-8129.

Posted on November 15, 2017 .

Western University/ PAEDIATRIC NEUROLOGIST

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PAEDIATRIC NEUROLOGIST
Division of Paediatric Neurology
Department of Paediatrics
Schulich School of Medicine & Dentistry, Western University
 


The Division of Pediatric Neurology, Department of Paediatrics, Schulich School of Medicine & Dentistry, Western University, is seeking a Pediatric Neurologist.  The successful candidate will hold a full-time Limited Term or Continuing Clinical Academic appointment at the rank of Assistant Professor or higher depending on experience and/or current academic ranking.  Candidates having completed or demonstrated a commitment to complete formal advanced training will be given priority. He/she will provide clinical, educational and scholarly activities in the Division of Paediatric Neurology at the Children’s Hospital, London Health Sciences Centre (LHSC).  He/she will help develop academic activities and initiatives within the division and in support of the Department of Paediatrics, and the Division of Paediatric Neurology.  He/she will actively contribute to the undergraduate and postgraduate education, and research programs of the Division. The successful applicant will also serve as a role model for our undergraduate medical students, paediatric residents and Paediatric Neurology Subspecialty Fellow/Residents.  

Western University delivers an academic experience second to none.  Western challenges the best and brightest faculty, staff and students to commit to the highest global standards.  Our research excellence expands knowledge and drives discovery with real-world application.  Western attracts individuals with a broad worldview, seeking to study, influence and lead in the international community.  Since 1878, The Western Experience has combined academic excellence with life-long opportunities for intellectual, social and cultural growth in order to better serve our communities. 

The Paediatric Neurology Divisional members work closely in clinical, teaching and research with members of the Department of Paediatrics (http://www.schulich.uwo.ca/paediatrics/ ) and the Department of Clinical Neurological Sciences. (https://www.schulich.uwo.ca/). Collaborative research is also done with scientists at the Children’s Health Research Institute (CHRI) (www.chri.org).  The Children’s Hospital, LHSC, have state-of-the art programs and facilities. (http://www.lhsc.on.ca/Patients_Families_Visitors/Childrens_Hospital/Programs_and_services)

The Paediatric Neurology service is a designated provincial epilepsy surgical centre of excellence. The Division is an active consultative child neurology consult service for outpatients through multiple multidisciplinary clinics and for inpatients of the Children’s Hospital, which is a tertiary centre for Southwestern Ontario and serves a population of over 1.8 million. (http://www.lhsc.on.ca/Patients_Families_Visitors/Childrens_Hospital/Programs_and_services). For more information on the Division of Paediatric Neurology, please visit http://www.schulich.uwo.ca/paediatrics/divisions/neurology.html and on London, Ontario, please visit http://www.goodmovelondon.com.

Candidates for this position must have an MD or equivalent degree and must be eligible for licensing in the Province of Ontario. Subspecialty certification in Paediatric Neurology from the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada or equivalent is required. Compensation for this position will be commensurate with qualifications and experience and will be primarily composed of an alternative funding plan and academic salary. The anticipated start date for this position is July 1, 2018. 

Please submit your application, including curriculum vitae, Letter of Interest/Statement of Academic Qualifications, and names and addresses of three references to:

Michael Rieder, MD, PhD, FRCPC
Professor of Paediatrics, Chair/Chief, Department of Paediatrics
800 Commissioners Road East, London, Ontario, Canada N6A 5W9
Email: mrieder@uwo.ca

Applications will be accepted until the position is filled.  Review of applications will begin on December 15, 2017 with an anticipated start date of July 1, 2018 or as negotiated. Please ensure that the form http://uwo.ca/facultyrelations/physicians/Application_FullTime_Clinical.pdf is completed and included in your application. 

Business Addresses:
Western University, 1151 Richmond Street N., London, Ontario N6A 5B8, www.uwo.ca
London Health Sciences Centre, 800 Commissioners Road East, London Ontario, N6A 5W9, www.lhsc.on.ca
St. Joseph’s Health Care London, 268 Grosvenor Street, London, Ontario, N6A 4V2, www.sjhc.london.on.ca

Positions are subject to budget approval. Applicants should have fluent written and oral communication skills in English. The University invites applications from all qualified individuals. Western is committed to employment equity and diversity in the workplace and welcomes applications from women, members of racialized groups/visible minorities, Aboriginal persons, persons with disabilities, persons of any sexual orientation, and persons of any gender identity or gender expression. 

In accordance with Canadian immigration requirements, priority will be given to Canadian citizens and permanent residents. 

Accommodations are available for applicants with disabilities throughout the recruitment process. If you require accommodations for interviews or other meetings, please contact Jill O’Dowda at jodowda@uwo.ca or 519-685-8129.

Posted on November 15, 2017 .

CHEO / U of Ottawa Full Time Academic Position (Lead-Quality and Patient Safety)

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DIVISION OF PEDIATRIC MEDICINE
Full Time Academic Position (Lead-Quality and Patient Safety)
Division of Pediatric Medicine
Department of Pediatrics
Children’s Hospital of Eastern Ontario and Ottawa Children’s Treatment Centre
University of Ottawa
 


The Children’s Hospital of Eastern Ontario (CHEO) and Ottawa Children’s Treatment Centre (OCTC) is unique in both care provision and passion.  Located in Ottawa, the nation’s capital, its dynamic Department of Pediatrics serves a population base of 1.8 million within Eastern Ontario.  CHEO-OCTC also serves the pediatric population of Western Quebec and Nunavut Qikiqtaaluk.  CHEO Research Institute is the fastest growing Research Institute in Canada, and the University of Ottawa is a research-intensive university--currently in the top 10 in Canada.  These interconnected institutions provide outstanding family-centered patient care, pioneering research, and training for the health care professionals of tomorrow.  

The Division of Pediatric Medicine is recruiting an academic pediatrician to lead Quality and Patient Safety on the medical inpatient units. The applicant should have expertise or interest in Quality and Safety, preferably through the acquisition of a fellowship in this discipline.  Candidates who are interested in pursuing an academic focus in this area should consider applying.
 
The Division is comprised of 15 faculty members, plus a number of part-time associates. It focuses on the inpatient clinical teaching units, complex care, and tertiary level ambulatory pediatrics, including various genetic syndromes.  There is also an Academic General Pediatrics fellowship program.  Therefore, the successful candidate will have the opportunity to develop a hospital-based academic practice, engage in teaching, and participate in innovative research and advocacy, as well as leading Quality and Safety for the division.  He/ she will be appointed at the University of Ottawa academic rank commensurate with experience and academic potential and accomplishment. 

The candidate will be Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada (Pediatrics) certified, or equivalent, with specific interest in inpatient pediatric care.  Fluency in English is required. Fluency in French would be an advantage.  

CHEO-OCTC is committed to Employment Equity and welcomes applications from all qualified men and women, including aboriginal people, visible minorities and persons with disabilities.  In accordance with the Canadian immigration requirements, priority will be given to Canadian citizens and permanent residents of Canada.

Qualified candidates should submit their CV and a letter of intent to:

Dr. Mary Pothos
Chief, Division Pediatric Medicine
Children’s Hospital of Eastern Ontario
401 Smyth Road, Ottawa, ON K1H 8L1
E-mail: pothos@cheo.on.ca  (cc: blagdon@cheo.on.ca)

PDF HERE.

Posted on November 1, 2017 .

CHEO / U of Ottawa Academic Pediatric Position (Research Lead)

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DIVISION OF PEDIATRIC MEDICINE
Full Time Academic Position (Research Lead)
Division of Pediatric Medicine
Department of Pediatrics
Children’s Hospital of Eastern Ontario and Ottawa Children’s Treatment Centre

University of Ottawa


The Children’s Hospital of Eastern Ontario (CHEO) and Ottawa Children’s Treatment Centre (OCTC) is unique in both care provision and passion.  Located in Ottawa, the nation’s capital, its dynamic Department of Pediatrics serves a population base of 1.8 million within Eastern Ontario.  CHEO also serves the pediatric population of Western Quebec, and Nunavut Qikiqtaaluk region.  CHEO Research Institute is the fastest growing Research Institute in Canada, and the University of Ottawa is a research-intensive university--currently in the top 10 in Canada.  These interconnected institutions provide outstanding family-centered patient care, pioneering research, and training for the health care professionals of tomorrow.  

The Division of Pediatric Medicine is recruiting an academic pediatrician to lead research in the division.  The Division is part of a newly developed provincial inpatient child health research network, allowing for collaboration among centers in Ontario.  This permits the continued development of an active research program, specifically located on the inpatient pediatric units.  The successful applicant will have expertise in Research Methodology preferably through acquisition of a Master’s in Clinical Epidemiology.
 
The Division is comprised of 15 faculty members, plus a number of part-time associates. It focuses on the inpatient clinical teaching units, complex care, and tertiary level ambulatory pediatrics, including various genetic syndromes.  There is also an Academic General Pediatrics Fellowship Training Program. Therefore, the successful candidate will have extensive opportunity to develop a hospital-based academic practice, engage in teaching, and participate in innovative research and advocacy.  He/ she will be appointed at the University of Ottawa academic rank commensurate with experience and academic potential and accomplishment. 

The candidate will be Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada (Pediatrics) certified, or equivalent, with specific interest in inpatient pediatric care.  Fluency in English is required. Fluency in French would be an advantage. 

CHEO-OCTC is committed to Employment Equity and welcomes applications from all qualified men and women, including aboriginal people, visible minorities and persons with disabilities.  In accordance with the Canadian immigration requirements, priority will be given to Canadian citizens and permanent residents of Canada.

Qualified candidates should submit their CV and a letter of intent to:

Dr. Mary Pothos
Chief, Division Pediatric Medicine
Children’s Hospital of Eastern Ontario
401 Smyth Road, Ottawa, ON K1H 8L1
E-mail: pothos@cheo.on.ca  (cc: blagdon@cheo.on.ca )

PDF HERE. 
 

Posted on November 1, 2017 .

CHEO / University of Ottawa Developmental Pediatrician (Research Lead)


DEVELOPMENTAL PEDIATRICIAN (Research Lead)
Full Time Position Commencing July 1, 2017
Developmental Pediatrics
Department of Pediatrics
Children’s Hospital of Eastern Ontario and Ottawa Children’s Treatment Centre
University of Ottawa

The Department of Pediatrics at the Children’s Hospital of Eastern Ontario is seeking a Developmental Pediatrician for a full time position starting July 1, 2017. The Developmental Pediatrics team is located at the newly amalgamated Children’s Hospital of Eastern Ontario-Ottawa Children’s Treatment Centre, an academic tertiary pediatric health center affiliated with the University of Ottawa.

The successful physician will join a team of three Developmental specialists and a Pediatric Physiatrist, in providing clinical and teaching services relating to the care of children with developmental and/or physical disabilities. 

The applicant must have a fellowship in Pediatrics from the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada, or equivalent, and have subspecialty training in Developmental Pediatrics.  In addition, the applicant must have additional expertise, preferably through the acquisition of a Master’s in Epidemiology or Research Methodology.  The candidate will be expected to lead research within the Division.

CHEO-OCTC is committed to Employment Equity and welcomes applications from all qualified men and women, including aboriginal people, visible minorities and persons with disabilities.  In accordance with the Canadian immigration requirements, priority will be given to Canadian citizens and permanent residents of Canada.

Qualified candidates should submit their CV and 3 references to:
Dr. Ciarán M. Duffy
Chief of Pediatrics, Children’s Hospital of Eastern Ontario
Professor and Chairman, Department of Pediatrics, University of Ottawa
Email: kboucher@cheo.on.ca  

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Posted on August 2, 2017 .

CHEO / University of Ottawa Developmental Pediatrician (Clinician Educator)


DEVELOPMENTAL PEDIATRICIAN (Clinician Educator)
Full Time Position Commencing July 1, 2017
Developmental Pediatrics
Department of Pediatrics
Children’s Hospital of Eastern Ontario and Ottawa Children’s Treatment Centre
University of Ottawa

The Department of Pediatrics at the Children’s Hospital of Eastern Ontario is seeking a Developmental Pediatrician for a full time position starting July 1, 2017. The Developmental Pediatrics team is located at the newly amalgamated Children’s Hospital of Eastern Ontario-Ottawa Children’s Treatment Centre, an academic tertiary pediatric health center affiliated with the University of Ottawa.

The successful physician will join a team of three Developmental specialists and a Pediatric Physiatrist, in providing clinical and teaching services relating to the care of children with developmental and/or physical disabilities. 

The applicant must have a fellowship in Pediatrics from the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada, or equivalent, and have subspecialty training in Developmental Pediatrics. Additional expertise in medical education would be a definite asset as the candidate will be expected to participate in educational endeavors within the Division.

CHEO-OCTC is committed to Employment Equity and welcomes applications from all qualified men and women, including aboriginal people, visible minorities and persons with disabilities.  In accordance with the Canadian immigration requirements, priority will be given to Canadian citizens and permanent residents of Canada.

Qualified candidates should submit their CV and 3 references to:

Dr. Ciarán M. Duffy
Chief of Pediatrics, Children’s Hospital of Eastern Ontario
Professor and Chairman, Department of Pediatrics, University of Ottawa
Email: kboucher@cheo.on.ca  

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Posted on August 2, 2017 .

Queen's University/ Developmental Pediatrician

Developmental Pediatrician

Queen’s University, Department of Pediatrics


The Department of Pediatrics in the Faculty of Health Sciences at Queen’s University invites applications for a Developmental Pediatrician. The successful applicant must be Royal College certified in Pediatrics with additional training and/or experience in Developmental Pediatrics and eligible for licensure with the College of Physicians and Surgeons of Ontario. Preference will be given to those certified by the Royal College in Developmental Pediatrics. The successful applicant will join an interdisciplinary team at Kids Inclusive Centre for Child and Youth Development, located at the Kingston Health Sciences Centre, Hotel Dieu Hospital site. This centre provides consultation and continuing service to children and youth with various physical and neurodevelopmental disorders, is one of 21 Treatment Centres in Ontario and  is a member of the Ontario Association of Children’s Rehabilitation Services.

As a full-time member of the Department of Pediatrics, the successful applicant must demonstrate a strong aptitude for teaching at both the undergraduate and postgraduate levels. Preference will be given to applicants with a strong emerging scholarly focus or evidence of high quality research. Applicants should also provide evidence of an ability to work in an interdisciplinary, collaborative environment.

Nestled on the shores of Lake Ontario, Kingston is a beautiful historic city offering a wealth of recreational activities. Queen’s University is one of Canada's premier universities and medical schools. The successful candidate will enjoy exceptional academic, professional, and lifestyle opportunities.

The University invites applications from all qualified individuals. Queen’s is committed to employment equity and diversity in the workplace and welcomes applications from women, visible minorities, Aboriginal peoples, persons with disabilities, and LGBTQ persons.  All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however, in accordance with Canadian immigration requirements, Canadian citizens and permanent residents of Canada will be given priority.

To comply with Federal laws, the University is obliged to gather statistical information about how many applicants for each job vacancy are Canadian citizens/permanent residents of Canada. Applicants need not identify their country of origin; however, all applications must include one of the following statements: “I am a Canadian citizen/permanent resident of Canada”; OR, “I am not a Canadian citizen/permanent resident of Canada”. Applications that do not include this information will be deemed incomplete.

The University will provide support in its recruitment processes to applicants with disabilities, including accommodation that takes into account an applicant’s accessibility needs. If you require accommodation during the interview process, please contact the Department of Pediatrics through the contact information listed below.

Review of applications will commence on September 1, 2017 and continue until the position is filled. Letters of application accompanied by a curriculum vitae, an educational dossier and the names and contact information (including email contact) for three referees should be directed to:

Dr. Robert Connelly, Head
Department of Pediatrics, Queen’s University
Rm. 4-3-403, Watkins 3D Kingston General Hospital
Kingston, Ontario K7L 2V7, Canada
Phone: (613) 548-6046Fax: (613) 548-1369
Email: debbie.randle@queensu.ca

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Posted on July 14, 2017 .

CHEO / 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 2-3 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.  This position is funded via an alternate funding program (AFP).

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
Email: kboucher@cheo.on.ca  

Applications will be accepted until August 31st, 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, ONK1H 8L1

Click here to download a PDF of the posting. 

Posted on June 8, 2017 .

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

ALBERTA CHILDREN’S HOSPITAL PEDIATRIC INTENSIVE CARE UNIT (PICU) CLINCIAL ASSOCIATE POSITIONS

Contact: Dr. Simon Parsons, Section Chief, PICU, Department of Pediatrics, University of Calgary & Calgary Zone, Alberta Health Services
simon.parsons@ahs.ca
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.   

About MICYRN
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 satkins@mcmaster.ca 

PDF of Posting HERE

Posted on March 29, 2017 .

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 gscorrar@caphc.org

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 .