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Neurologist (Multiple Sclerosis/Neuroinflammation Specialist)

The ideal candidate will be a neurologist with specialty fellowship training in multiple sclerosis/neuroinflammation and CNS demyelinating diseases (e.g. NMO). 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) are considered assets.


The Division of Neurology at the Ottawa Hospital/University of Ottawa is recruiting an academic neurologist with fellowship training in Multiple Sclerosis (MS) and CNS Demyelinating diseases to join the Division of Neurology. The successful applicant will join an established MS program that is a dynamic subspecialty in Ottawa with a well-developed clinic and over 5,000 active patients. There is also an established clinical research group conducting clinical trials for both investigator driven or industry supported research. The MS group is a pillar of the University of Ottawa Brain and Mind Institute, part of the University of Ottawa, bringing together basic scientists and clinicians from across the academic environment to focus on translational research in MS and CNS demyelinating conditions.


The MS Clinic also regularly trains Residents and Fellows, and it is expected that the successful candidate will be involved in the Fellowship program and aid in the teaching experience brought to successive Fellows.



The successful candidate is fellowship trained with at least ONE year, but preferably TWO or more years in MS/neuroinflammation and CNS demyelinating diseases with experience in the management of MS patients as well as participating in clinical research trials.  A track record of peer-reviewed publication and post-fellowship clinical experience in MS is also desired.


The individual will be expected to engage in program development including; 1) evaluation and management of MS patients in inpatient and outpatient settings, including subspecialty clinics, 2) interpret diagnostic standard evaluations including MRI 3) teach medical students and neurology residents in outpatient general neurology clinics and on the neurology inpatient-consultation service, and 4) educate fellows.  It is also expected that the candidate actively formulates an individual research program and expertise to constitute an independent researcher.


The physician will participate in the Neurology on-call rotation on a regular basis and inpatient general neurology services with resident support as per the on-call schedule.


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.

The Department of Medicine is committed to ensuring equity, diversity and inclusion in our work environment. We strongly encourage applications from Indigenous persons, visible minorities members (racialized persons), persons with disabilities, women, as well as from all qualified candidates with the skills and knowledge to productively engage with equitable, diverse and inclusive communities.

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


Job Benefits

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.


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.


Upon request, accommodations due to a disability are available throughout the selection process.

Please forward a 1-2 page letter outlining your academic plan in MS/neuroinflammation, 3 references and a CV to Dr. David Grimes, Head, Division of Neurology, The Ottawa Hospital and University of Ottawa at

Employment Type
Beginning of employment
Approximately July 2022
Duration of employment
Healthcare and Administration
Job Location
501 Smyth Road
Base Salary
$250,000-$300,000+ Per year
Date posted
November 4, 2021
Valid through
July 31, 2022
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