University of Alberta

Pediatric Plastic Surgeon

Faculty of Medicine & Dentistry - Department of Surgery

Competition No.  -    A100742174
Closing Date  -    Will remain open until filled.

The University of Alberta, Faculty of Medicine and Dentistry, in partnership with Alberta Health Services invites applications for the position of Pediatric & Adult Plastic Surgeon within the Division of Pediatric Surgery and Division of Plastic Surgery within the Department of Surgery. The position has a flexible start date of July 1, 2020 and will be based primarily at the Stollery Children’s Hospital.

The Divisions of Pediatric and Plastic Surgery are an integral part of the Department of Surgery providing secondary and tertiary care services for the city of Edmonton, northern Alberta and parts of British Columbia, Saskatchewan, Northwest Territories, Yukon Territories and Nunavut. Located in Edmonton, Alberta, Canada, the University of Alberta is one of the top 100 teaching and research universities in the world serving 36,000 students with more than 15,000 faculty and staff. Founded a century ago, the University has an annual budget in excess of $1 billion and attracts more than $48 million in external research funding.

The successful applicant will join other Pediatric Plastic Surgeons that provide a full range of elective and trauma services to children up to age 17. The successful applicant is expected to have superior technical surgical skills, clinical judgment and the ability to collaborate with a multidisciplinary health care team. The Department is looking for candidates with training in pediatric craniofacial malformations and general pediatric plastic surgery. The successful applicant will also be expected to take adult plastic surgery call.

The candidate will also receive a special continuing academic appointment in the Department of Surgery, University of Alberta, which will be considered a separate appointment through the Faculty of Medicine and Dentistry. The candidate is expected to participate in all aspects of an academic centre, which involves clinical practice, research, teaching, and administrative activities.

Candidates must hold the FRCSC in plastic surgery or equivalent. The ideal candidate will have fellowship training in pediatric plastic surgery. It is also expected that the candidate will have an appropriate Master’s Degree or complete a Master’s Degree in the first three to five years of practice. Remuneration is based on a fee-for service model with billing directly to Alberta Health.

Interested applicants should submit a current curriculum vitae, a letter of intent, and the names of three references to Dr. Jaret Olson, Divisional Director, Division of Plastic Surgery, University of Alberta & Section Chief, Plastic Surgery, Alberta Health Services. We thank all applicants for their interest, however only those individuals selected for an interview will be contacted.

How to Apply


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. 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, 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.