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JOB OPPORTUNITY

Position

SponsorshipEligible

TypePhysician

SpecialtyNeurology

StatusOpen for Applications

PositionPermanent full-time

CommunityCalgary(Calgary Zone)Read more about this community

Closing DateFebruary 15, 2019

Posted DateDecember 28, 2018

Start DateJuly 01, 2019

Hospital

Hospital NameFoothills Medical CentreRead more about this hospital

Job Description

The Department of Clinical Neurosciences (http://www.ucalgary.ca/dcns/), in partnership with, the Hotchkiss Brain Institute (HBI, http://www.hbi.ucalgary.ca/), in the Cumming School of Medicine, University of Calgary, invite applications for a full-time Tenure Track position, at the Assistant Professor level, to develop a vigorous, independent, research programs in Multiple Sclerosis Neurology. The successful candidate will be a member of the Division of Neurology.

The Department is seeking to recruit either a clinician scientist with a focus on basic translational research in Multiple Sclerosis or a clinical researcher with a focus on an area related to pathophysiology, biomarkers or therapies for Multiple Sclerosis.

For more information please contact Dr. Luanne Metz, Section Head, Division of Neurology at Luanne.Metz@albertahealthservices.ca.


Potential applicants should submit a cover letter, academic CV, a statement of research interests (not to exceed 2 pages) and the names of three (3) referees, by January 31, 2019

Qualifications & Experience

Qualifications include an MD, specialist certification in Neurology, a clinical MS Fellowship, eligibility for medical licensure in the Province of Alberta, translational research training, and demonstrated commitment to research in areas related to pathogenesis and disease mechanisms in multiple sclerosis. The ability to establish an independent research program as demonstrated by a portfolio of scholarly work is also required. At the Assistant Professor level, this will entail the publication of at least 30 peer reviewed papers, with the majority as 1st or senior author and success in obtaining competitive funding for either salary support or research projects.


Excellent facilities for clinical and basic neuroscience, health outcomes research and state-of-the-art clinical and research infrastructure, provide an environment conducive to leading-edge research. The Multiple Sclerosis Program in Calgary provides care to the 1.8 million residents of Southern Alberta and is involved in funded research. HBI and the Cumming School of Medicine and Department of Clinical Neurosciences will provide attractive start-up support, laboratory space, and analytics facilities to equip the recruited candidate for success.


While duties include providing clinical service in the Section of Neurology with clinical teaching, substantial time will be protected for research. Salary support will be through the Department of Clinical Neurosciences, Division of Neurology, Alberta Medical Health Services Plan, supported by Alberta Health, Alberta Health Services and the Cumming School of Medicine.


The candidate must be eligible for Licensure with the College of Physicians and Surgeons of Alberta.


Must read, write and speak English.

All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however, Canadians and Permanent Residents will be given priority.
  • Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada (required)

Compensation

Compensation Type
Alternate Payment Plan
Average Annual Income
$250,000 - $400,000
Physician Agreement Incentives

A Flat Fee is paid to physicians who practice & reside this community of $0 per year provided his/her annual income for insured services is greater than $50,000. (Residency conditions apply, including living in the eligible community for nine of the previous twelve months ending on the payment date.) The Variable Fee Premium paid is an additional 0% for insured services provided in this community.

Rural, Remote, Northern Program (RRNP) - Please note, payments through the RRNP are capped at $60,000 per physician per year.

Medical Liability Reimbursement - reimburses physicians for their medical liability protection costs less a $1,000 deductible.

Continuing Medical Education - reimburses physicians for eligible continuing medical education costs. Each eligible physician receives a $2,656 annual allotment which can be carried forward for up to three years.

Parental Leave Program - provides $1,063 per week for up to 17 weeks to physician parents of a newborn or newly adopted child.

Business Cost Program - addresses escalating practice costs in community based practices. This fee modifier is added automatically to select office visits and consultations. This program applies across the province and all physicians who provide visit services in an office based setting will receive an additional $2.75 with the exception of Calgary and Airdrie where the fee modifier is $3.25 on select office visits and consultations.

For complete details on the AMA benefits, please contact albertadoctors.org.
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