Academic Position for Advanced Heart Failure/Transplantation Clinician Investigator, Cardiology
Competition 523

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


The University of Alberta, Faculty of Medicine & Dentistry, Department of Medicine, Division of Cardiology in partnership with Alberta Health Services and Covenant Health, invites applications for a Heart Failure/Transplant (AHFTx) Clinician Investigator to be based at the University of Alberta Hospital and Mazankowski Heart Institute.  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 of Alberta's Division of Cardiology is an integral part of the Department of Medicine.  The Mazankowski Alberta Heart Institute is a state-of-the-art facility that delivers tertiary and quaternary cardiac care services for the City of Edmonton, Northern Alberta, and parts of British Columbia, Yukon, Nunavut, Northwest Territories and portions of Saskatchewan. The University of Alberta and Mazankowski Heart Institute are home to one of the premier AHFTx programs in the country, with full-service capabilities. As one of the largest Heart Transplant and Mechanical Circulatory Support (MCS) institutions in Canada, we provide the breadth of cardiac care, including percutaneous, temporary and durable MCS, as well as complex, high risk cardiac surgeries and interventional procedures. The comprehensive nature of these programs allows us to offer a successful Fellowship Program in AHFTx. In addition, the Mazankowski Heart institute is home to a renowned Heart Function Clinic, with broad expertise, including areas such as Inherited Cardiomyopathies and Cardio-Oncology. The Mazankowski Heart Institute is also unique by providing collaborative Pediatric, Adult Congenital and Adult Cardiac Care with regular collaboration between Adult and Pediatric colleagues. The University of Alberta is also home to a highly successful post graduate Internal Medicine, Cardiology and several Cardiology Fellowship training programs with Area of Focused Competency (AFC) accreditation in Echocardiography and Interventional Cardiology.

The successful recruit will join a group of 36 cardiologists including four other AHFTx physicians. In keeping with our vision statement of exemplary patient care, discovery and education; the successful candidate will have the opportunity to grow and develop in a premier institution within an established and thriving AHFTx Team.

The successful candidate will have an MD degree, or equivalent.  They will be eligible for certification in Cardiology with the Royal College of Physicians & Surgeons of Canada.  Furthermore, they will be eligible for licensure with the College of Physicians and Surgeons of Alberta (CPSA) and have Specialty Fellowship training in Advanced Heart Failure and Transplantation.

Key accountabilities of the Advanced Heart Failure and Transplant position will include, but will not be limited to: Advanced Heart Failure and Transplant inpatient consultation, General Cardiology Inpatient service, Emergency Room Cardiology Triage, Heart Function Clinic, Outpatient General Cardiology and AHFTx Clinics, endomyocardial biopsies and right heart catheterizations and equitable share of Division of Cardiology undergraduate and postgraduate teaching responsibilities.  The Division of Cardiology boasts successful internationally recognized research in Acute Coronary Syndromes, Heart Failure, Pulmonary Hypertension, outcomes, basic and translational research. The successful candidate will be expected to have a presence in collaborative and investigator-initiated research.

A contingent tenure or tenure track appointment at the rank of Assistant, Associate or Full Professor will be offered to the successful candidate, which is in accordance with the University of Alberta Faculty Agreement.

Remuneration will be on the Academic Medicine & Health Services Program (AMHSP), which offers a very competitive remuneration package with excellent benefits.

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. 


Dr. Michelle Graham

Divisional Director, Cardiology

2C2 WMC, University of Alberta Hospital

8440-112 Street, Edmonton, Alberta T6G 2B7

Ph: 780-407-1590 E-mail:

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.