Academic Hepatologist with Expertise in Hepatic Oncology

Faculty of Medicine & Dentistry - Department of Medicine

Competition No.  -    A100639768D1
Closing Date  -    Will remain open until filled.

The University of Alberta, Faculty of Medicine & Dentistry, Department of Medicine, Division of Gastroenterology in partnership with Alberta Health Services, invites applications for a hepatologist with a special focus on liver cancer to be based at the University of Alberta Hospital and Cross Cancer 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 is currently home to 39,000 students and 15,000 faculty and staff. The University of Alberta co-leads the Canadian National Transplant Research Program (CNTRP) and has several CNTRP funded co-investigators performing liver transplant related research. Within our multidisciplinary transplant program some 100 liver transplantations alone are performed annually.

The Division of Gastroenterology currently has 24 MD members and is one of the largest gastroenterology, hepatology, endoscopy, motility and nutrition centers in Canada. It manages leading-edge clinical, basic and translational research programs involving 45 graduate and undergraduate students; over 3 million dollars in basic and clinical research funding annually and has developed the Centres of Excellence for Gastrointestinal Inflammation and Immunity Research (CEGIIR) for basic research and a very busy Clinical and Translational Research Unit. As a major tertiary academic referral centre, the Division of Gastroenterology at the University of Alberta Hospital has a highly specialized consultation and advanced therapeutic endoscopy facility conducting some 25,000 endoscopies annually, two state-of-the-art in-patient units, a first of its kind in Canada outpatient research and consultation clinic (Zeidler Ledcor Centre) staffed with highly skilled gastroenterologists, hepatologists, specialized nurses and scientists.

The successful candidate will be an MD (or equivalent) with certification in Gastroenterology with the Royal College of Physicians & Surgeons of Canada, or be eligible for licensure with the College of Physicians and Surgeons of Alberta (CPSA). The individual will have done extra training in hepatology and hepatic oncology, with experience in prescribing systemic therapies for liver cancer to ensure eligibility.

The successful candidate will significantly enhance the clinical services and research productivity in our Division. Therefore, proven experience in conducting research and a strong publication record will be key requirements. The position will involve at least 40% of protected time for research with the remainder spent on clinical work, teaching and administration.

The successful candidate will be offered a contingent tenured or tenure-track appointment in the Department of Medicine, 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 Alternative Relationship Plan (A-ARP). Salary will be commensurate with education and experience.

Interested candidates are asked to submit online a letter of intent and a structured curriculum vitae to:

Daniel C. Baumgart, MD, PhD, MBA, FRCP (London), AGAF

Professor and Director, Division of Gastroenterology

130 University Campus NW

University of Alberta

Edmonton, AB T6G 2X8


Applications will begin being reviewed on January 1st 2021, however; the competition will remain open until the position is filled.

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, and abundance of outdoor activities in the surrounding parks, lakes, forests and close by Rocky Mountains, 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

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

To assist the University in complying with mandatory reporting requirements of the Immigration and Refugee Protection Act (R203(3)(e), please include the first digit of your Canadian Social Insurance Number in your application (within your cover letter). If you do not have a Canadian Social Insurance Number, please indicate this in your application (within the cover letter).  

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

How to Apply

Apply Online

Note: Online applications are accepted until midnight Mountain Standard Time of the closing date.