Competition Details

Clinical Fellowship in Clinical Nutrition and Bariatric Medicine

Department of Medicine - Division of General Internal Medicine

Competition No. - A10015088
Closing Date - Will remain open until filled.


Applications are invited to apply for the position of a Clinical Fellowship in Clinical Nutrition and Bariatric Medicine in the Department of Medicine at the University of Alberta.

The successful applicant will be expected to work in the adult bariatric clinic and within the clinical nutrition program. The adult bariatric clinic, located at the Royal Alexandra Hospital, is an interdisciplinary tertiary-care clinic that sees over 1,000 new patients a year and offers a full complement of behavioural, medical and surgical obesity treatments. Clinical nutrition programs in Capital Health and at the University of Alberta include well developed nutrition support services, large interdisciplinary home enteral and home parenteral nutrition programs, a multivisceral transplant program servicing Western Canada. The applicant will also be expected to do a minimum of eight (8) weeks of service on the Clinical Teaching Unit and will have the opportunity to participate in bariatric research and teaching within the Faculty of Medicine & Dentistry.

The University of Alberta is one of the top 100 teaching and research universities in the world serving 36,000 students with more than 11,000 faculty and staff. Founded a century ago, the University has an annual budget in excess of $1 billion and attracts more than $400 million in external research funding. The University offers close to 400 undergraduate and graduate programs in 18 faculties. Edmonton, with a growing population of over one million, is the cosmopolitan capital of Alberta. With an abundance of services, beautiful river valley, community activities and attractive living accommodations, this energetic city has something for everyone!

Interested applicants must hold an MD or equivalent, be eligible for licensure with the College of Physicians & Surgeons of Alberta and have a fellowship in the Royal College of Physician and Surgeons of Canada or equivalent.

Remuneration for this position will be commensurate with qualifications and experience and will be based on the income scale of a competitive and highly successful alternate funding plan. The competition will remain open until the position is filled.

Applications should include a curriculum vitae, a letter of application and the names and addresses of three referees.

Applications may be forwarded to:

Arya M. Sharma, MD/PhD, FRCPC
Professor of Medicine
Chair for Obesity Research & Management
or Leah Gramlich, MD, FRCPC
Associate Professor, Medicine
Medical Director, Regional Nutrition Services, Capital Health
University of Alberta, Royal Alexandra Hospital
10240 Kingsway Avenue
Edmonton, AB CANADA T5H 3V9

** Please reference Competition No. A10015088 when forwarding applications. **

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 hires on the basis of merit. We are committed to the principle of equity in employment. We welcome diversity and encourage applications from all qualified women and men, including persons with disabilities, members of visible minorities, and Aboriginal persons.