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Health Services Researcher

Date limite de soumission: June 14, 2019  12:00:00 am

The Department of Family Medicine ( in the Cumming School of Medicine at the University of Calgary, in partnership with the O’Brien Institute for Public Health (OIPH: invites applications for a Contingent Term appointment at the Assistant Professor level position, to develop an independent research program in clinical, population health or health service research related to Family Medicine and Primary Care. Joint appointment may be provided in the Department of Community Health Sciences. ( ).


Qualifications include a PhD or equivalent in the domain of Health Services Research. The applicant must have demonstrated success at obtaining national level grants as a Principal Investigator and a high-level scientific publication track record. Alignment of research interests with the priorities of the University of Calgary and the 2015-2020 Cumming School of Medicine (CSM) strategic plan ( is required. In particular, research interests should align with the CSM’s Precision Medicine priority and the OIPH’s Translational Precision Medicine plan, aimed at delivering precision discoveries to patients and populations.


The position provides 70% protected time for research and will also include teaching at undergraduate and graduate levels (25%). This is an excellent opportunity to develop an independent externally-funded research program, within an outstanding collaborative environment. Startup packages are available through the Department of Family Medicine and the OIPH.


We are seeking a researcher with expertise in the development of innovative approaches to transitions in levels of care and decreasing upstream pressure on acute care resources, as well as finding new ways of facilitating discharge back to the community. There is an evolving need for a Transition Medicine domain of research. The research agenda may address Knowledge Translation (KT) within Primary Care as important questions remain to be answered. We are also looking into the integration of Precision Medicine in the context of Family Medicine. There is enormous potential in understanding the concept within the Patient-Focused Care paradigm. We are also now at the initial stages of linking primary care data and Big Data. This emerging issue relates to resource planning at local and regional levels, and aligns with the Primary Care Network development in Alberta and their capacity to fulfil future mandates. This work will integrate with the O’Brien Institute’s “Enhanced Health Systems Performance” theme.


The University of Calgary is Canada’s leading next-generation university – a living, growing and youthful institution that embraces change and opportunity with a can-do attitude. Located in the nation’s most enterprising city, the university is making tremendous progress on its Eyes High journey to be recognized as one of Canada’s top five research universities, grounded in innovative learning and teaching and fully integrated with the community it both serves and leads. The University of Calgary inspires and supports discovery, creativity and innovation across all disciplines. For more information, visit


Calgary is one of the world’s cleanest cities and has been named one of the world’s most livable cities for years. Calgary is a city of leaders - in business, community, philanthropy and volunteerism. Calgarians benefit from a growing number of world-class dining and cultural events and enjoy more days of sunshine per year than any other major Canadian city. Calgary is less than an hour's drive from the majestic Rocky Mountains and boasts the most extensive urban pathway and bikeway network in North America. 


The Cumming School of Medicine seeks to recruit and retain a diverse and inclusive workforce that will contribute to creating the future of health. We are committed to fostering diversity through cultivating an environment where people with a variety of backgrounds, genders, interests, and talents feel welcome and supported.


Interested individuals are encouraged to submit an application online via University of Calgary Careers webpage using the ‘Apply Now’ link.


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
  • Academic Curriculum Vitae
  • Research Interest Statement (not to exceed 2 pages)
  • The names and contact information for three (3) referees


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Questions about this position may be directed to:

Dr. Charles Leduc

Head, Department of Family Medicine



Application deadline:  June 14, 2019


The University of Calgary recognizes that candidates have varying career paths and that career interruptions can be part of an excellent academic record. Candidates are encouraged but not required to provide any relevant information about their experience and/or career interruptions to allow for a fair assessment of their application. Selection committees have been instructed to give careful consideration to, and be sensitive to the impact of career interruptions, when assessing the candidate’s research productivity.


To learn more about academic opportunities at the University of Calgary and all we have to offer, view our Academic Careers website (  For more information about the Cumming School of Medicine visit Careers in the Cumming School of Medicine (


The University of Calgary recognizes that a diverse staff/faculty benefits and enriches the work, learning and research experiences of the entire campus and greater community. We are committed to removing barriers that have been historically encountered by some people in our society. We strive to recruit individuals who will further enhance our diversity and will support their academic and professional success while they are here; in particular, we encourage members of the four designated groups (women, Aboriginal People, persons with disabilities and members of visible minorities) to apply. All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however Canadians and permanent residents will be given priority. To ensure a fair and equitable assessment, we offer accommodation at any stage during the recruitment process to applicants with disabilities. Questions regarding diversity or requests for accommodation can be sent to Human Resources (

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