Neurologist – Neuromuscular Researcher

$300,000 to $450,000
Competition No.:
Posting Date:
December 11, 2017
Closing Date:
Monday 30 April, 2018
Start Date:
Sunday 1 July, 2018

* Applications must be received no later than 4:30 PM EST on the closing date (Monday 30 April, 2018)

Skills Required:

The ideal candidate will be a clinician scientist with established leadership skills and a national and international reputation for contributions to basic and/or applied research in neuromuscular diseases.  Candidates interested in exploring this opportunity should have a strong track record of a successful independent research career. The position is supported by a comprehensive compensation package including operating and equipment acquisition funds.  The successful candidate will be eligible to hold an academic appointment at the rank of Professor at the University of Ottawa within the Department of Medicine where clinician teachers are valued and recognized for excellence and scholarly contributions in medical education and clinical care.  Successful applicants will be expected to hold FRCPC or equivalent specialization certification in neurology.



Job Duties:

The Division of Neurology at the Ottawa Hospita/University of Ottawa is recruiting an academic neuromuscular specialist with extensive research background in neuromuscular diseases, to be a Clinician-Researcher at the Professor level.  Out-patient care will be based at the General or Civic Campuses of The Ottawa Hospital.   Successful candidates will be expected to participate in a variety of education and academic opportunities and initiatives at the University of Ottawa.


The Division of Neurology has 34 part time and full time members with a focus in neuromuscular, MS, neuro ophthalmology, movement disorders, epilepsy and stroke. Members of the Division have a wide range of basic and clinical research skills including in epidemiology, ethics and trial design.

The Ottawa Hospital is a 1150 bed tertiary-care hospital serving Eastern Ontario and Western Quebec at four inpatient sites (Civic, General, Heart Institute, and the Rehabilitation Centre) and one ambulatory centre (Riverside). There are approximately 50,000 inpatient admissions, 160,000 emergency visits and over one million outpatient visits annually.

The City of Ottawa provides a thriving multicultural and bilingual environment. Ottawa boasts numerous cultural activities as well as readily accessible sporting and natural resources, making it an ideal family and healthy living environment.

All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however, Canadian citizens and permanent residents will be given priority.

Terms of Employment:The income for this position is derived from a variety of sources including but not limited to clinical billings (fee-for-service), salary support (AFP/APP) as well as honorariums/stipends. Health and welfare benefits including extended health, dental and disability insurance as well as life insurance are offered to full-time physicians.


Applications sent to:

Please forward a letter outlining your interest, 3 references and a CV to Dr. David Grimes, Head, Division of Neurology, TOH and University of Ottawa at



The Department of Medicine is an equal opportunity employer. We strongly encourage applications from women, Aboriginal peoples, persons with disabilities and members of visible minorities. If you are invited to continue the selection process, please notify us of any particular adaptive measures you might require.