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


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
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Posted on November 1, 2017 .