University of Manitoba
MORBERG FAMILY CHAIR
The Department of Internal Medicine
Rady Faculty of Health Sciences
University of Manitoba
Position number: 24671
The Department of Internal Medicine, Max Rady College of Medicine, Rady Faculty of Health Sciences, University of Manitoba, and Shared Health Manitoba are seeking a clinician-investigator or clinician-scientist to be nominated to the Morberg Family Chair in Hepatology. This endowed chair is designed to provide the holder with salary support and/or operating funds to pursue investigator driven, independent research in Hepatology. Depending on interest and qualification, the successful candidate may also be eligible to be appointed as Head of the Section of Hepatology.
The Section of Hepatology is one of 18 academic sections in the Department of Internal Medicine providing patient care, undergraduate, postgraduate and continuing education, and has a long track record in active clinical and lab-based research. The section’s 10 faculty members actively collaborate with scientists from other sections, departments and institutions across Canada and beyond. Local opportunities for research collaborations include, but are not limited to, the department’s own Manitoba Center for Proteomics and Systems Biology, the Department of Community Health Sciences, the Manitoba Center for Health Policy, and the National Microbiology Laboratory/Public Health Agency of Canada based in Winnipeg.
This is a geographical, full-time, contingent position, with a start date of November 1, 2023, or negotiable based on the successful candidate’s availability, for a term of 5 years, renewable upon favourable review.
The successful candidate, based at the Health Sciences Centre, will be part of a busy and expanding liver disease program and report to the Department Head of Internal Medicine and Provincial Specialty Lead – Internal Medicine, Shared Health. The successful candidate will be a clinician-investigator or clinician-scientist at the rank of Assistant, Associate or Professor rank with proven research track record/research potential in the field. Salary and academic rank will be dependent upon qualifications and experience.
The candidate will have demonstrated an ability to successfully interact and collaborate with other clinical and/or basic scientists within their University, nationally and/or internationally.
If interested also in the Section Head position, leadership, and administrative skills to coordinate and enhance our academic and clinical program in Hepatology are additional requirements.
Candidates must demonstrate broad experience in clinical management of liver diseases (including pre- and post-transplant) and must be eligible for registration with the College of Physicians and Surgeons of Manitoba. The successful candidate must have an MD degree or both MD and PhD degrees. Candidates must have Senior Specialty qualifications with Internal Medicine and Hepatology in the country of current practice.
The City of Winnipeg (www.tourismwinnipeg.com), located where the Red and Assiniboine Rivers meet, is recognized for its vibrant, multicultural community and diverse culture. The city, with a growing population of more than 766,000, is home to internationally renowned festivals, galleries and museums, the historic Exchange District and The Forks, and ever-expanding research, education, and business sectors. From the Hudson Bay waters, across the farmland fields, to the pulse of the cities and towns, The Province of Manitoba’s (www.travelmanitoba.com) people and places – its 100,000 lakes, 92 provincial parks, winding river valleys and storied prairie skies – inspire.
The University of Manitoba is committed to the principles of equity, diversity & inclusion and to promoting opportunities in hiring, promotion and tenure (where applicable) for systemically marginalized groups who have been excluded from full participation at the University and the larger community including Indigenous Peoples, women, racialized persons, persons with disabilities and those who identify as 2SLGBTQIA+ (Two Spirit, lesbian, gay, bisexual, trans, questioning, intersex, asexual and other diverse sexual identities). All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however, Canadian citizens and permanent residents will be given priority.
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An inclusive, open and diverse community is essential to excellence and fosters voices that have been ignored or discouraged. To address the Rady Faculty of Health Sciences commitment to equity, diversity and inclusion, and in recognition of the underrepresentation of members of historically and currently excluded groups, we take proactive measures including implicit bias training for all hiring panels. We strive for diversity and cultural safety throughout the hiring process (hiring panels, short-list of candidates, interviews). We encourage you to self-identify any aspect of diversity in your cover letter.
Application materials, including letters of reference, will be handled in accordance with the protection of privacy provision of The Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act (Manitoba). Please note that curriculum vitae may be provided to participating members of the search process.
The position will remain open until filled. Interested applicants should submit their application including curriculum vitae, a letter of intent, a personal statement on their contributions to equity, diversity and inclusion in your teaching, research, service and/or other experiences, and the names of contact information for three references (or three confidential letters of reference) to:
Chair, Hepatology Search Committee
Department of Internal Medicine
Room GC425, Health Sciences Centre
820 Sherbrook Street
Winnipeg, MB Canada R3A 1R9
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