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Position title
Neurologist (Stroke); Clinician-Researcher

The Department of Medicine and the Division of Neurology at the University of Ottawa and the Ottawa Hospital is recruiting an academic neurologist with fellowship training in stroke to join the Division of Neurology.

The successful applicant will join a nationally leading neurovascular team ( to develop and lead an independent research program. The team seeks a clinician researcher who can bring research expertise in clinical trials and acute stroke therapy. Our group has existing studies and future opportunities in CT perfusion and endovascular thrombectomy that we wish to expand. The successful candidate is expected to obtain peer reviewed funding, publish, and train graduate students.

The individual will rotate on the Neurovascular Unit which involves subacute stroke unit care as well as teaching of fellows, residents and medical students. The individual will be expected to participate in: 1) outpatient stroke care through the Stroke Prevention Clinic, 2) rotate on the Neurovascular Unit, 3), Participate in Ottawa Stroke Program research trials and academic activities, 4) teach medical students, residents and fellows in outpatient and inpatient settings, 5) participate in the Neurology on-call rotation on a regular basis. 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 ideal candidate will be a neurologist with a minimum of two years of fellowship training in stroke neurology, with a strong track record of research productivity; have experience in outpatient stroke patient management as well as acute care including the management of patients receiving thrombolysis and endovascular treatment; and, 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. Academic rank will be 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. A minimum 2 year clinical and academic fellowship in stroke neurology is required. A graduate degree in Epidemiology or related clinical research field is required as well as demonstrated potential to obtain external peer-review grant funding and external salary awards. Experience teaching medical students and residents is required.

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 Ottawa Hospital sees approximately 1000 stroke codes per year.   It is supported by a leading interventional neuroradiology service.   Close ties are also maintained with neurosurgery and vascular surgery.  The Neurovascular Unit is responsible for the care of up to 15 complex neurovascular patients through hyperacute care and subacute stroke management.   This service is supported by neurology residents and exposes regular rotating residents in disciplines such as emergency medicine to stroke care.

Outpatient services are conducted through the Stroke Prevention Clinic which sees approximately 2000 patients per year.    This clinic is supported by 3 nurses and 2 administrators with expediated access to neurovascular imaging and cardiac testing.

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 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 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.

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. We encourage qualified applicants from all groups with historical and/or current barriers to equity to apply. Upon request, accommodations due to a disability are available throughout the recruitment process.

Please note 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 academic plan in stroke neurology, 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
September 2023
Duration of employment
Health and Education
Job Location
501 Smyth Road
Base Salary
$250,000-$325,000 Per year
Date posted
November 24, 2022
Valid through
March 31, 2023
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