Association of Medical Microbiology
and Infectious Disease Canada

l’Association pour la microbiologie
médicale et l’infectiologie Canada



Association of Medical Microbiology
and Infectious Disease Canada

l’Association pour la microbiologie
médicale et l’infectiologie Canada

Career Opportunities 15

Infectious Disease Clinician-Scientist

Cumming School of Medicine - Calgary, aB

The Department of Medicine, in partnership with the Snyder Institute for Chronic Diseases in the Cumming School of Medicine, and the O’Brien Institute for Public Health, University of Calgary and Alberta Health Services invites applications for a Tenure Track (contingent) position as an Infectious Disease Clinician-Scientist at the Assistant Professor level with specific expertise in HIV-outcomes and translational research.

The necessary qualifications required for the position include an MD and either an MSc or PhD, certification by the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada in Internal Medicine (or equivalent certification from another professional association), the completion of a certificate of special competency in Infectious Diseases and eligibility for licensure in the Province of Alberta. 


The successful candidate will be an individual who has expertise in HIV and AIDS outpatient and inpatient care. Specifically, the Department is interested in a researcher who has expertise in the collection and analysis of large datasets, and factors influencing outcomes with translational research potential. The recruit should be familiar with the Canadian health care system and be able to establish an independent research program that will produce high quality research.  The successful candidate is expected to adhere to the Alberta Health Services Bylaws and the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada Code of Conduct.


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 25 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 HIV-related research. The position provides up to 65% protected time for research.   This is an excellent opportunity to develop and expand an independent externally-funded research program within an outstanding collaborative environment that is the University of Calgary. 


Primary clinical responsibilities will at various times include; providing inpatient infectious disease consultancy services, (including weekend & night call), practicing within a busy but highly effective outpatient antimicrobial treatment program and outpatient HIV clinics administered through the auspices of the Southern Alberta HIV Clinic (SAC), working collaboratively with allied health colleagues and supervising and educating medical trainees.  The ability to work collaboratively with other infectious disease/microbiology/clinical epidemiology colleagues is a must, and the successful applicant will be expected to be a regular contributor to ID section rounds and presentations.  Remuneration will be via the Department of Medicine’s Academic Medicine and Health Services Program (AMHSP). This funding is competitively valued based on the successful candidate’s level of experience (based on a formal pay level grid). 

Interested individuals are encouraged to submit an application online via University of Calgary Careers webpage.

Please be aware that the application process allows for a maximum of four attachments. Your four application attachments should be organized to contain the following (you are encouraged to merge documents to reduce the number of attachments):


  • Cover letter
  • Curriculum vitae
  • Research interest statement (not to exceed 2 pages)
  • Teaching Dossier
  • The names and contact information for three referees

Application Deadline: December 24, 2021

Questions about this position may be directed to:

Michael D. Parkins, MD, FRCPC

Associate Professor and Section Chief, Division of Infectious Diseases

c/o Amanda Sellar-Bouchard