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Cardiologist/clinician scientist

Schulich School of Medicine & Dentistry - Western University
London, Ontario (CA)
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Jan 12, 2021

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Department of Medicine – Division of Cardiology

Schulich School of Medicine & Dentistry

Western University

Neil McKenzie Endowed Chair in Cardiac Care

The Schulich School of Medicine & Dentistry and the Division of Cardiology in the Department of Medicine at Western University is seeking an innovative cardiologist/clinician scientist of international standing in cardiology. We invite applications from outstanding scientists with exceptional mentoring records and sustained, high levels of research productivity to apply. This Chair will position Western's Schulich School of Medicine & Dentistry at the forefront of cardiac research, ultimately improving outcomes for patients requiring cardiac diagnoses and treatment. The Schulich School of Medicine & Dentistry at Western University is internationally known for its formidable strengths in cardiovascular-related research.

Qualified applicants must hold an MD or MD/PhD and have a demonstrated record of outstanding research and publications in the Cardiology realm. The successful candidate will take a leadership role as the Neil McKenzie Endowed Chair in Cardiac Care in the Division of Cardiology with experience in quality improvement, clinical trials or translational research. Applicants must have demonstrated the ability to attract peer-reviewed research grants and publish in the highest quality academic and subspecialty peer-reviewed journals and be a nationally and internationally recognized expert in their field of research.

In addition, candidates will be expected to commit a minimum of 60% of their time for research. The LHSC Cardiac Care Program is the largest and the most established cardiac centre in Southwestern Ontario. All members of the Division are actively involved in providing inpatient and ambulatory cardiac care, providing a full range of ambulatory clinics and diagnostic cardiac services to the City of London and a population of over one million in the surrounding region.

The successful candidate will hold an MD or MD/PhD and be eligible for licensure in the Province of Ontario in accordance with the appropriate licensing body and must be certified, or eligible for certification as a member of the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada. Compensation will be commensurate with qualifications and experience and composed primarily of the following sources: fee for service, alternate funding plan, and academic support. The successful candidate will hold a Limited Term Clinical Academic appointment normally at the rank of Associate Professor, or a Continuing Clinical Academic appointment at the rank of Associate Professor or Professor, depending on qualifications and experience. The candidate will be appointed in the Division of Cardiology in the Department of Medicine at Schulich Medicine & Dentistry with a potential cross appointment in a relevant department.

The Division of Cardiology has over 30 full time faculty members, 20 full and part time graduate students and 2 staff. It is a division of the Department of Medicine, one of 21 departments in Schulich Medicine & Dentistry ( The Division of Cardiology at Western University is affiliated with London Health Sciences Centre, one of Canada’s largest acute care teaching hospitals and St Joseph’s Health Care London. The Division provides the following services and procedures: cardiac catheterization and percutaneous coronary intervention; structural heart disease procedures; advanced heart failure management and cardiac transplantation; full cardiac consultation services; adult congenital heart disease and pregnancy management; cardiac rehabilitation; cardiac electrophysiology/arrhythmia management, including pacemaker, ICD, CRT and ablation procedures for ventricular and supra-ventricular arrhythmias; full non-invasive cardiac diagnostic services including ECG, ambulatory monitoring, stress testing, echocardiography and advanced cardiac imaging. Western is one of Canada’s leading research-intensive universities, and Schulich Medicine & Dentistry has a long history of excellence in basic biomedical, applied, and clinical research. Western has a full range of academic and professional programs for over 37,000 undergraduate and graduate students. The university campus is in London, with a metropolitan census of approximately 530,000, located midway between Toronto and Detroit. London boasts an international airport, galleries, theatre, music and sporting events and is located close to several lakes and facilities for outdoor activities ( Western’s Recruitment and Retention Office is available to assist in the transition of successful applicants and their families to the university and city.

Interested candidates should submit an application including a letter of interest, curriculum vitae, names and addresses of three references, and please ensure that the form available at:  is included with your application to: Dr. David Litchfield Vice Dean, Research & Innovation Schulich School of Medicine & Dentistry Room 2712, Clinical Skills Building Western University London, Ontario CANADA N6A 5C1  

Applications will be accepted until the position is filled. Review of applications will begin after October 13, 2019. Anticipated start date is to be negotiated.

Business Addresses: Western University, 1151 Richmond Street, N., London, Ontario N6A 5B8, London Health Sciences Centre, 800 Commissioners Road E., London Ontario, N6A 5W9, St. Joseph’s Health Care London, 268 Grosvenor Street, London Ontario, N6A 4V2,

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 Edona Berani at  phone 519-661-2111 ext. 88141.

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