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ACADEMIC ADULT SPINAL NEUROSURGEON
McMaster University Department of Surgery, in conjunction with Hamilton Health Sciences is seeking an academic Spinal Neurosurgeon. The Hamilton Neurosurgery Program serves a catchment area of more than 2.5 million residents. The regional service also provides tertiary and quaternary level care to patients from other regions of the province and plays an essential role in the support of other regional programs including cardiac/stroke, trauma, ENT/Head & Neck, and neuro-oncology. The regional neurosurgery service together with the Department of Surgery, McMaster University hosts an accredited Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada training program in Neurosurgery with full involvement in undergraduate, post-graduate and continuing medical education programs.
The successful candidate will be expected to demonstrate experience and training in contemporary management of Spinal Neurosurgery appropriate for a quaternary academic hospital Centre, including the provision of exceptional sub-specialty clinical care in degenerative and neoplastic disorders of the spine/MIS spine surgery/surgery of the peripheral nervous system, and to also participate in the general neurosurgery call roster.
The successful candidate will be expected to show evidence of interpersonal and collaborative skills and initiative to further advance the clinical and academic productivity of the regional neurosurgical service and division. A commitment and demonstrated interest in surgical education at all levels is essential, as well as active participation in research programs and academic initiatives of the Neurosurgery Division. It is expected that applicants will have an established track record in clinical or basic science research, preferably with Masters level training and with a demonstrated ability to obtain peer- reviewed funding. A full time academic appointment at the appropriate level in the Department of Surgery, Faculty of Health Sciences, McMaster University will be available to the successful applicant.
Applicants must have a Fellowship in Neurosurgery with certification from the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada or equivalent training and be eligible for licensure in the Province of Ontario. Applicants must have a Fellowship in Spine Neurosurgery. All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply. However, Canadian citizens and permanent residents will be considered first for this position. To comply with the Government of Canada’s reporting requirements, the University is obliged to gather information about applicants’ status as either Permanent Residents of Canada or Canadian citizens. Applicants need not identify their country of origin or current citizenship; however, all applications must include one of the following statements: “Yes, I am a citizen or permanent resident of Canada” or “No, I am not a citizen or permanent resident of Canada”
How To Apply
Applications must include an up-to-date curriculum vitae, a cover letter, and a brief statement of clinical and research interests. This application will remain open until September 30, 2020. Submissions may be made to:
Dr. Susan Reid, Professor and Chair,
Faculty of Health Sciences, McMaster University
B3-155 Juravinski Hospital & Cancer Centre
711 Concession Street
Hamilton, ON L8V 1C3
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