Gamma Knife Neurosurgeon

Gamma Knife Neurosurgeon

University of Alberta

Practitioner / consultant

Competition No.  -   
Will remain open until filled.

The Division of Neurosurgery, Department of Surgery, Faculty of Medicine and Dentistry at the University of Alberta, and Alberta Health Services – Edmonton Zone invite applications for a Gamma Knife Neurosurgeon with a flexible commencement date of July 2019.

The neurosurgery program at the University of Alberta is committed to the improvement of health through excellence in patient care, leadership in education and research, and preventative initiatives directed at the promotion of neurological wellbeing. The Division of Neurosurgery currently has 14 members and provides all neurosurgical services for a wide geographic area serving a population of over two million people. Every subspecialty is represented and several subspecialties, such as spine, neuro-oncology, and neuro-vascular intervention, are expanding. The University of Alberta Hospital in Edmonton includes one of the few operating room (OR) suites in Canada with a state-of-the-art 3T MRI integrated into the OR theatre and is home to the Brown and Scott Advanced Imaging and Gamma Knife Radiosurgery Unit, which allows outpatient neurosurgical treatment of many neurological conditions.

The successful candidate will receive an academic appointment with the Division of Neurosurgery, University of Alberta, at the rank of Assistant Professor. The position will include participation in clinical, research, and academic efforts; the breakdown will be 70% commitment to clinical practice which includes participation in a general neurosurgery on call program, 10% commitment to non-classroom teaching, 10% commitment to classroom teaching including participation in mentoring medical students and residents, and 10% commitment to research.

Applicants must hold an MD or equivalent, with completed training in Neurosurgery, and must be eligible for licensure in the Province of Alberta. The successful candidate must have obtained the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada Fellowship in Neurosurgery, with advanced experience in neuro-oncology and Gamma Knife. Preference will be given to applicants who hold a Masters’ Degree or PhD designation with a recognized fellowship in neuro-oncology and Gamma Knife. A background in basic science research relevant to neurosurgery is also preferred with experience in mentoring graduate students in Masters’ and PhD programs an asset.

More information about the University of Alberta, Faculty of Medicine & Dentistry, and Department of Surgery can be found at Information about Alberta Health Services and the City of Edmonton can be found at and respectively.

Consideration of applications will continue until the position is filled.  Interested applicants should send a two page statement of research interest, three references, and curriculum vitae in PDF format by to:

Dr. Vivek Mehta, FRCSC, Divisional Director, Division of Neurosurgery, University of Alberta.

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

The University of Alberta and Alberta Health Services are committed to an equitable, diverse, and inclusive workforce. We welcome applications from all qualified persons. We encourage women; First Nations, Métis and Inuit persons; members of visible minority groups; persons with disabilities; persons of any sexual orientation or gender identity and expression; and all those who may contribute to the further diversification of ideas and the University to apply.

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Edmonton , Canada