Moving Medicine Forward
The Department of Medicine and the Division of Neurology at the University of Ottawa and the Ottawa Hospital is looking for a Neurologist with Neuromuscular specialization. The successful candidate will join a group of nationally and internationally recognized neuromuscular neurologists. The successful candidate will work in the Ottawa NeuroMuscular Centre, a large clinical research centre with clinical, electrodiagnostic testing and dedicated clinical-research space. This is an established clinical research group conducting investigator-led translational research as well as clinical trials and industry supported research. The Neuromuscular program has 5 full time neurologists and 5 part time neurologists/physiatrists, 4 administrative assistants, 4 EMG technologists, and 6 full/part-time clinical research coordinators as well as trainees / graduate students.
The individual will be expected to participate in: 1) outpatient neuromuscular disorder clinics, 2) electrodiagnostic studies (Canadian EMG certified), 3) rotate on the neurology inpatient and neurology services, 4) participate in neurology academic activities and neuromuscular research, 5) teach medical students, residents and fellows in outpatient and inpatient settings, 6) participate in the neurology on-call rotation on a regular basis, 7) provide 1 day / week general neurology clinic. Preference will be given to candidates with particular interest in acquired and genetic neuropathies, myasthenic disorders and interest in conducting clinical trials. The Neuromuscular group is part of the Eric Poulin Centre for Neuromuscular Disease and University of Ottawa Brain and Mind Institute, bringing together basic scientists and clinicians from across the academic environments to focus on clinical, and translational research in neuromuscular conditions.
The successful candidate 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 ideal candidate will be a neurologist with a minimum of one year of fellowship training in Neuromuscular Disorders, have experience in outpatient and inpatient management of neuromuscular patients including peripheral neuropathy and myasthenia gravis as well as experience in academic education.
The successful candidate must hold an MD degree; be a member of, or be eligible to be a member of, the Canadian Medical Protective Association; have, or be eligible for certification in Neurology by the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada; have, or be eligible for, licensure in Ontario; 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.
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.
The Division of Neurology is renowned for delivery of outstanding care and recognized internationally for its programs, including neuromuscular, MS, neuro ophthalmology, movement disorders, epilepsy and stroke. Members of the Division have a wide range of clinical and basic science research skills. Their work includes cutting edge clinical trials, translational research, and epidemiology. In addition to modern out-patient clinical units, the Division has a 20 bed inpatient general neurology unit, 15 bed stroke inpatient unit and consult services at both campuses of The Ottawa Hospital.
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 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 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 of intent, 3 references (who will not be contacted without permission) and a CV to Dr Grant Stotts, Head Division of Neurology, Department of Medicine The Ottawa Hospital and University of Ottawa at .