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Neurologist (Neuro-oncology)

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.

Our physicians have access to a mentoring program, physician leadership opportunities, academic awards based on productivity as well as recognition programs and events.

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.

We are committed to employment equity. Successful candidates are hired on the basis of merit. All qualified persons are encouraged to apply including applications from women, Aboriginal peoples, persons with disabilities, bilingual persons (French and English) and members of visible minorities.

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

The Division of Neurology at the Ottawa Hospital/University of Ottawa is recruiting an academic neurologist with fellowship training in neuro-oncology to join the Division of Neurology. The successful applicant will lead the development of a neuro-oncology program in collaboration with the Division of Medical Oncology and the Division of Neurosurgery in order to improve outcomes of patients with primary CNS malignancies, paraneoplastic syndromes, and secondary complications of chemotherapeutic agents. This will be a multidisciplinary program with opportunities for: research collaboration, initiatives for quality improvement; and the development of neuro-oncology teaching curriculum in the undergraduate and postgraduate medical educational programs.

Successful candidates will be expected to participate in a variety of clinical duties as well as education and academic opportunities and initiatives at the University of Ottawa. This position works under the general direction of the Head of the Division of Neurology, Department of Medicine at the Ottawa Hospital/University of Ottawa. Preference will be given for candidates who have an interest in supporting general/urgent access neurology clinics and inpatient neurology consultations at the Ottawa Hospital.

Skills Required

The ideal candidate will be a neurologist with fellowship training in neuro-oncology. The successful candidate will be eligible to hold an academic appointment at the rank of an Assistant Professor or higher 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. Academic rank will commensurate with the candidate’s qualifications and experience.

In addition, the successful applicant must be licensed to practice medicine in Ontario; have, or be eligible for, certification in Neurology by the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada; and be a member of or be eligible for membership with the Canadian Medical Protective Association.  Past experience teaching medical students and residents is required.  Bilingualism (French and English) is considered an asset.

Additional Details

Income 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.

Approximate Start Date
July 2021
Job Location
40 Ruskin Street, Ottawa, Ontario , K1Y 4W7
Salary Range
$275, 000-$300, 000
Posting Date
September 24, 2020
Closing Date
July 31, 2021
Application Process

Please forward a 1-2 page letter outlining your plan to lead the development of a neuro-oncology program, 3 references and a CV to Dr. David Grimes, Head, Division of Neurology, The Ottawa Hospital and University of Ottawa at

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