Academic Cardiac Electrophysiologist (2 Positions)

Posting Date:
July 9, 2017
Closing Date:
Monday 30 April, 2018
Start Date:

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

Position Summary

One opportunity is for a Clinician Scientist and the second is for a Clinician Teacher or Clinician Investigator.

Clinical work will include in and out-patient arrhythmia service, device clinic, Electrophysiology lab and device implant lab. Also 2-4 weeks per year of general cardiology service.


Candidates must hold the FRCPC in Internal Medicine with subsequent certification in Cardiology or equivalent specialty certification.  Candidates must have training in either the management of inherited arrhythmias or in the ablation of complex arrhythmias. Applicants for the clinician-scientist position must have a significant publication record.

Additional Details

The Division of Cardiology at the University of Ottawa Heart Institute seeks two full-time Electrophysiology Cardiologists. The candidate(s) would fulfill clinical academic roles as a clinician scientist and clinician-teacher/clinician-investigator.

The University of Ottawa Heart Institute is a large tertiary centre providing cardiovascular care to Eastern Ontario and Western Quebec.  The successful applicants would join a group of eight existing Electrophysiologists.  The Electrophysiology Program at the University of Ottawa Heart Institute performs approximately 700 ablations, 700 pacemaker implants and 400 ICD implants per year. The facilities include two state-of-the-art electrophysiology laboratories and a third room is used for device implantation. A fourth lab will begin construction shortly.

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

Practice profile will be negotiated on the basis of expected academic and clinical deliverables.  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:

Dr. David Birnie

Associate Professor, Department of Medicine (Cardiology)

Director, Arrhythmia Service

University of Ottawa Heart Institute

40 Ruskin Street

Ottawa, ON  K1Y 4W7

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.