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Endocrinologist - Associate Clinician Scientist

The Department of Medicine and the Division of Endocrinology and Metabolism at the University of Ottawa and The Ottawa Hospital is looking for an Endocrinologist.


The Division of Endocrinology and Metabolism has 8 full time and 8 part time clinical members with numerous general and specialty clinics including combined pituitary/ neurosurgery clinic and thyroid cancer, osteoporosis, and special pregnancy clinic.


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 Ottawa Hospital Research Institute (OHRI) is TOH’s research arm. It ranks fourth out of more than 600 Canadian hospitals for competitive, peer-reviewed grants from the prestigious Canadian Institutes of Health Research. OHRI houses over 2,200 researchers, publishing more than 2,000 studies yearly, with hundreds being high impact publications (top 10% or citations) and places 5th overall in Canada for research funding.


The Department of Medicine is a research-intensive Department. Members currently hold 28 University Research Chairs. The Department receives approximately $60 million per year in external research funding and members publish approximately 1200 peer-reviewed publications annually.


The Faculty of Medicine is a nationally recognized leader, ranked among Canada’s top-tier medical faculties. The Faculty ranks 3rd in Canada for research intensity in Medicine/Science (Maclean’s) and 4th in Canada for citations (2022 THE rankings). The University of Ottawa is the largest bilingual (English-French) university in the world and the first and largest bilingual medical school in Canada. The Faculty of Medicine has a long history of conducting the highest quality basic and clinical research, in close partnership with affiliated hospitals and research institutes. The Web of Science recently published a list of the most highly cited researchers in the world, where seven out of eight researchers identified from the uOttawa are from the Faculty of Medicine. Together, these remarkable achievements are a strong testament to the competitiveness and excellence of our Faculty.


The successful applicant will join an established Endocrinology and Metabolism program which is supported by 14 endocrinologists.


The successful candidate will be responsible for managing outpatients with adrenal and pituitary disorders as well as diabetes, thyroid, and other Endocrine Disorders.


The successful candidate will participate in the Endocrinology in patient consultation service, and on call coverage. The individual will participate in the pituitary and general endocrinology and/or diabetes clinics at our Endocrine and Diabetes Centre and rotate on the Endocrinology inpatient consultation service. They will be expected to participate in the Endocrinology and Metabolism on-call rotation on a regular basis. It is expected that they will actively participate in the teaching of fellows, residents and medical students. Clinical time commitment will depend on research and education career goals.


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 Endocrinology and Metabolism Department of Medicine at the Ottawa Hospital/University of Ottawa.



The ideal candidate will be an endocrinologist with a clinical and academic focus in pituitary and adrenal disorders with skills and interest to dedicate approximately 50-75 % of their time to research. Fellowship training in relevant areas is required, a Masters or PhD  in relevant area of research is advantageous.


The successful applicant must be licensed or eligible to practice medicine in Ontario; have, or be eligible for, certification in Endocrinology and Metabolism 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.  Experience teaching medical students and residents is required. 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.  Academic rank will be commensurate with the candidate’s qualifications and experience.


The University of Ottawa and The Ottawa Hospital are bilingual institutions and therefore in the case of potentially successful candidates of equal ability, a bilingual (French/English) candidate would be preferred.

Job Benefits

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) 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.

The Department of Medicine is committed to ensuring equity, diversity, and inclusion in our work environment. We strongly encourage applications from Indigenous persons, visible minority members (racialized persons), persons with disabilities, and women, as well as from all qualified candidates with the skills and knowledge to productively engage with equitable, diverse, and inclusive communities. We encourage qualified applicants from all groups with historical and/or current barriers to equity to apply. Upon request, accommodations are available throughout the recruitment process.


Please note that Canadian citizens and permanent residents will be given priority. We sincerely thank all applicants for their interest; however, only those selected for an interview will be contacted.


Please forward a 1-2 page letter outlining your interest in the position, your clinical and research training,  research interests and  academic plan, 3 references ( who will not be contacted without permission) and a CV to Dr. Heather Lochnan , Head, Division of Endocrinology and Metabolism, The Ottawa Hospital and University of Ottawa at .

Employment Type
Job Location
1967 Riverside Drive, Ottawa
Base Salary
$$250,000-$$350,000 Per year
Date posted
May 24, 2024
Valid through
July 31, 2024
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