Academic Echocardiographer- University of Ottawa Heart Institute

Posting Date:
November 4, 2016
Closing Date:
Friday 31 March, 2017
Start Date:

* Applications must be received no later than 4:30 PM EST on the closing date (Friday 31 March, 2017)

Job Summary:

Under the general direction of the Head of the Division of Cardiology, Department of Medicine at the Ottawa Hospital/University of Ottawa, the successful applicant would join a group of six echocardiographers.  The echocardiography laboratory performs over 21,000 studies a year, including more than 800 stress echocardiograms and approximately 1000 transesophageal echocardiograms. The facilities include state-of-the-art echocardiography systems and a Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons accredited Level 3 Adult Echocardiography Fellowship Training Program.  As well, the Ottawa Heart Institute has a large imaging team with dedicated cardiac CTA, SPECT,

Skills Required:

Candidates must hold FRCPC certification in Cardiology or equivalent specialty certification and have Level 3 training in echocardiography.  Candidates should have an interest and training in echocardiographic imaging in valvular heart disease and a proven track record in valvular heart disease research that includes peer-reviewed grants and publications in this field.  Applicants for the clinician-scientist position must be at the professor level in rank, have MD and PhD degrees and have a significant publication record. Fluency in English and French would be considered a strong asset.

Additional Details:

The University of Ottawa Heart Institute is a large tertiary centre providing cardiovascular care to Eastern Ontario and Western Quebec.

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.  Interested applicants should forward their curriculum vitae and the names of three potential references (suitable candidates will later be asked to provide three letters of reference).

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) and stipends for academic activities.  The income for this position is estimated to be $300,000 – $350,000/year. Full-time physicians have access to health and welfare benefits including extended health, dental and disability insurance as well as life insurance.

Applications sent to:


Ian Burwash

Professor, Department of Medicine (Cardiology)

Director, Echocardiography

University of Ottawa Heart Institute

40 Ruskin Street

Ottawa, ON  K1Y 4W7