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CALL FOR APPLICATIONS: Clinical Research Training Director

Friday, June 13, 2014

The Schulich School of Medicine & Dentistry, at Western University is seeking applications for the position of Clinical Research Training Director. The Clinical Research Training Director will be responsible for the management of the clinical research training programs, mentoring and career development of the trainees in the programs at the Schulich School of Medicine & Dentistry. There are a number of research training programs for clinical trainees across Schulich including: MD-Ph.D, Dental Clinician Scientist Program, Summer Research Training Program/Schulich Research Opportunities Program, Resident Research - Career Development Program, Schulich - UWindsor Opportunities for Research Excellence Program, and the Clinician Investigator Program. She/he will report to the Vice Dean Research and Innovation and the Associate Deans Postgraduate and Undergraduate Medical Education.

Candidates for the Clinical Research Training Director position are expected to have experience, knowledge and commitment to clinical and translational research with progressive responsibilities and productivity in clinical investigation. Established leadership and team building capacities and a track record of sustained commitment are expected.

The successful candidate must already hold an academic appointment within the Schulich School of Medicine and Dentistry at the Associate Professor level or higher. She/he must hold a certification from the College of Family Physicians of Canada or Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada and be certified to practice medicine in Ontario. This position will require a time commitment of two days per week for a five year term, once renewable.

The applicant should forward a letter of intent, current Curriculum Vitae and the names of three references to the attention of Dr. Denise Figlewicz, Vice Dean, Research and Innovation via e-mail attachment to no later than June 27, 2014 by 5:00 p.m. Applicants will be reviewed by an Advisory Committee, who will carry out interviews of selected candidates, and provide a recommendation for appointment to the Dean by September 2014.

Positions are subject to budget approval. Applicants should have fluent written and oral communication skills in English. All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however Canadians and permanent residents will be given priority. Western University is committed to employment equity and welcomes applications from all qualified women and men, including visible minorities, aboriginal people and persons with disabilities.