Career Opportunities

Section Head - Hepatology

The Department of Internal Medicine, Max Rady College of Medicine, Rady Faculty of Health Sciences, University of Manitoba, and the Winnipeg Regional Health Authority (WRHA) Medicine Program is seeking a clinician-investigator or clinician-scientist as Section Head of Hepatology.  The successful candidate will also be named to the Morberg Family Chair in Hepatology.  This endowed chair is designed to provide salary and/or operating funds for a clinician-scientist or clinician-investigator pursuing investigator driven, independent research in Hepatology.

The Section of Hepatology is one of 17 academic sections in the Department of Internal Medicine providing patient care, undergraduate, postgraduate and continuing education, and has an active clinical and lab-based research program.  Section members actively collaborate with scientists from other departments and institutions across Canada and globally, including the National Microbiology Laboratory/Public Health Agency of Canada based in Winnipeg.

The successful applicant will lead a group of academic hepatologists in a busy and expanding liver disease program and report to the Department Head of Internal Medicine and Medical Director, Medicine Program, WRHA.   The successful candidate will be a clinician-investigator or clinician-scientist with a track record in hepatobiliary research, and will have a strong record of publications in high impact journals and ongoing peer-reviewed research funding from recognized granting agencies.  The applicant will have demonstrated a high capacity to successfully interact and collaborate with other clinical and basic scientists within her/his Department, Faculty, University, nationally and/or internationally. Interests in furthering undergraduate, postgraduate, and continuing medical education in Hepatology are required. 

The candidate is expected to have a strong record of mentoring young clinicians and basic scientists, as well as training postdoctoral fellows, graduate students, and research associates.  He/she will have proven leadership abilities and administrative skills.

This is a geographical, full-time, contingent position commencing March 1, 2019, or as soon thereafter as possible, for a term of 5 years, renewable upon favourable review.  Salary and rank will be dependent upon qualifications and experience.  

Candidates must demonstrate broad experience in clinical management of liver diseases (including pre- and post-transplant), and must be eligible for registration with the College of Physicians and Surgeons of Manitoba.  The successful applicant must have an MD degree or both MD and PhD degrees.  Candidates must have Senior Specialty qualifications with Internal Medicine and Hepatology in the country of current practice.

The University of Manitoba is a major research university located in the city of Winnipeg. Winnipeg is the largest city in the Province of Manitoba and one of the most culturally diverse cities anywhere. More than 100 languages are represented, and Winnipeg is well known for its cultural achievements and flourishing arts scene. The city is home to the Royal Winnipeg Ballet, symphony, opera, theatre, and ethnic festivals. Besides supporting professional hockey, football, and baseball teams, the region provides ample opportunities for outdoor recreation in all seasons. The Winnipeg housing market is one of the most favourable in Canada.

The University of Manitoba is strongly committed to equity and diversity within its community and especially welcomes applications from women, racialized persons/persons of colour, Indigenous peoples, persons with disabilities, persons of all sexual orientations and genders, and others who may contribute to the further diversification of ideas. All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however, Canadian citizens and permanent residents will be given priority.

Application materials, including letters of reference, will be handled in accordance with the protection of privacy provision of “The Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy” (Manitoba). Please note that curriculum vitae may be provided to participating members of the search process.



Interested applicants should submit a curriculum vitae, a list of publications, and the names of three references to:  

Chair, Search Committee

Department of Internal Medicine

Room GC425, Health Sciences Centre

820 Sherbrook Street

Winnipeg, MB  Canada  R3A 1R9


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