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Infection Prevention and Control Academic Researcher

Cumming School of Medicine, University of Calgary, Calgary. AB, Canada
The Departments of Medicine (www.departmentofmedicine.com) and Microbiology, Immunology & Infectious Diseases, in partnership with the Snyder Institute for Chronic Diseases in the Cumming School of Medicine, University of Calgary invite applications for a clinician scientist position in Infectious Disease at the Clinical Assistant/Associate Professor level with specific expertise in infection prevention and control research.

Qualifications include all of the following; i) an MD, ii). either an MSc or PhD, iii). certification by the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada in Internal Medicine (or equivalent certification from another professional association), iv). the completion of a certificate of special competency in Infectious Diseases and v). eligibility for licensure in the Province of Alberta.  Candidates must have evidence of strong clinical training and prior supervisory experience.  The candidate must have evidence of significant academic potential (including a minimum of 10 peer-reviewed publications with the majority as 1st or senior author), excellent grantsmanship with the capacity to develop an independently funded research program and evidence of an emerging or established academic program of research.

The successful candidate will become the Program Lead of the Province of Alberta’s Infection Prevention and Control (IPC) Translational Research Laboratory.  The candidate will be responsible for overseeing real-time investigations of potential health facility environmental, water and air contamination intersecting with human ecology and physiology – and associated impact on infection acquisition and transmission. Collaborations with clinical and other research programs on the pathogenesis of and prevention of health care associated infection using traditional or new and novel technologies is a core mission. The candidate will play an integral role in outbreak investigations and will oversee environmental surveillance, strain recovery and identification necessary for comparisons.  In partnership with other experienced IPC physician leaders, the successful candidate will work with a highly skilled team of IPC practitioners, administrators as part of a province-wide IPC program. Mentoring trainees in medicine, applied sciences and health care epidemiology is a foundational endeavor. Working collaboratively and in parallel with site leads, and partners across the Province of Alberta is expected.  The Infection Prevention and Control Translational Research Laboratory Lead portion of the role is equivalent to a 0.25 FTE.

Questions about this position are encouraged and may be directed to: 

Dr. Michael Parkins,
Section Chief,
Division of Infectious Diseases,
Department of Medicine,
University of Calgary

c/o Amanda Sellar-Bouchard
(Administrative Support)

Email: adsellar@ucalgary.ca

Applications will be accepted until the position is filled.