Academic Transplant or General Nephrologist and Medical Director, Kidney Care North, Division of Nephrology
Competition 504

Department Faculty of Medicine & Dentistry - Medicine Dept
Posted date April 30, 2024
Closing date Will remain open until filled.
Position Type Full Time


Academic Transplant or General Nephrologist and Medical Director, Kidney Care North, Division of Nephrology

The University of Alberta, Faculty of Medicine & Dentistry, Department of Medicine, Division of Nephrology in partnership with Alberta Health Services, invites applications for an Academic Transplant or General Nephrologist to fulfil the role of Alberta Kidney Care North Medical Director to be based at the University of Alberta Hospital.  Located in Edmonton, Alberta, Canada, the Faculty has been internationally recognized as among the world’s top 50 medical schools and as one of Canada’s premier health-education institutions.  The University is currently home to more than 38,000 students with more than 15,000 faculty and staff. 

The Division of Nephrology and Immunology at the University of Albert is a research-intensive Division.  Research spans the spectrum from fundamental and translational research through epidemiology and health services research in general nephrology and transplantation immunology. The Division also considers education a high priority and provides leadership to the educational and administrative activities of the Faculty of Medicine and Dentistry, and Alberta Health Services. 

The successful candidate will be an MD (or equivalent) with certification in Nephrology with the Royal College of Physicians & Surgeons of Canada, be eligible for licensure with the College of Physicians and Surgeons of Alberta (CPSA). If applying as Transplant nephrologist the applicant needs to have specialized training in the area kidney transplantation. Formal research training (e.g. M.Sc. or Ph.D.) would be strongly preferred. 

Key clinical accountabilities of the Academic Transplant or General Nephrologist, Nephrology will include all aspects of clinical care delivery in the kidney transplant program (if applicable), and could include patient general nephrology clinics in Edmonton and Rural Northern Alberta, inpatient/consult service, home dialysis, and satellite hemodialysis coverage.  Key research accountabilities will include performing all aspects of a successful research program in the area of nephrology or kidney transplantation, including grant writing, performing research projects and training researchers. In addition, the successful candidate will participate in divisional and departmental educational and administrative activities.

In addition, the candidate should have demonstrated clinical administrative experience to take on the role of Alberta Kidney Care Medical Director. This program has about 1500 patients on renal replacement therapy, of which about 375 on peritoneal dialysis. Clinical services are delivered throughout the Northern part of Alberta, with several large hemodialysis units in Edmonton and multiple remote hemodialysis units and rural clinics, for which care is provided mostly by physicians from the University of Alberta team.

The successful candidate will be offered a contingent tenured or tenure-track appointment in the Department of Medicine, with the rank of Assistant, Associate or Full Professor, which is in accordance with the University of Alberta Faculty Agreement, and offers a comprehensive benefits package. 

Remuneration for this position is based on the Academic medicine & Health Services Program (AMHSP). Salary will be commensurate with education and experience.

Interested candidates are asked to submit online a letter of intent and curriculum vitae outlining their education, qualifications, experience, research interests, etc. along with three letters of reference to


Dr. Jacques Romney

Interim Divisional Director, Nephrology

University of Alberta, Department of Medicine

Division of Nephrology

CSB 11-107

Edmonton, AB  T6G 2G3

Applications will begin being reviewed on June 30, 2023 however, the competition will remain open until the position is filled. We thank all applicants for their interest; however, only those individuals selected for an interview will be contacted.

The City of Edmonton, with a growing population of over one million, is the cosmopolitan capital of Alberta known as “The City of Festivals”.  With an abundance of services, a beautiful river valley, a multitude of community activities and attractive and financially reasonable living accommodation options, our energetic city has something for everyone.  For further details about our vibrant city, please visit

Details about the University of Alberta, the Faculty of Medicine & Dentistry and the Department of Medicine can be found on the Faculty’s Home Page at

Details about Alberta Health Services can be found at

At the University of Alberta, we are committed to creating an inclusive and accessible hiring process for all candidates. If you require accommodations to participate in the interview process, please let us know at the time of booking your interview and we will make every effort to accommodate your needs.

All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however, Canadians and permanent residents will be given priority. If suitable Canadian citizens or permanent residents cannot be found, other individuals will be considered.

We thank all applicants for their interest; however, only those individuals selected for an interview will be contacted.

The University of Alberta is committed to an equitable, diverse, and inclusive workforce. We welcome applications from all qualified persons. We encourage women; First Nations, M├ętis 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.