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Multiple Sclerosis Clinical Research Chair

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Position Title Multiple Sclerosis Clinical Research Chair
Posting Number F507P
Type of position Limited Term
Department/Unit Medicine
Location Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada
About the opportunity
The Faculty of Medicine at Dalhousie University is pleased to invite applications for the Dalhousie Medical Research Fund limited-term Chair in Multiple Sclerosis Clinical Research.

The successful candidate will be an internationally recognized researcher with a PhD and a proven capacity for independent scholarship and leadership in the field of multiple sclerosis. This includes a track record in obtaining peer reviewed and non-peer reviewed research funding and publication in peer reviewed journals. Success in fostering broad-based research collaborations is also desirable. Clinical credentials are valued highly for this research position and expertise in database development and expansion is also an asset. While clinical credentials are highly valued for this role, this is a research position without direct patient care.

The successful candidate (incumbent) will be offered a five-year-limited term appointment without renewal.

The successful candidate for the Chair position will facilitate collaboration between Dalhousie and Nova Scotia Health in better understanding the interaction of MS and Health services and the impact of MS and non-MS factors on health outcomes in MS. The successful Candidate will be expected to increase the quantity and quality of multiple sclerosis research in the Department of Medicine, the Faculty of Medicine and the Nova Scotia Health Authority.

The appointment of an internationally recognized researcher in the Chair position is a critical step in the achievement of this goal. The program of research is expected to be fully integrated across the Department of Medicine and the Faculty of Medicine at Dalhousie University.

The Chair will have their primary appointment within the Department of Medicine and will be cross-appointed to the other Departments as appropriate. The successful candidate will be named “Innovator in Residence” with the Nova Scotia Health Innovation Hub based out of Nova Scotia Health to support the implementation of evidence into practice.

The Department of Medicine is comprised of 15 clinical/academic divisions and includes 200 specialist physicians, over 100 medical residents in 16 training programs, and more than 90 administrative, support staff located at multiple sites throughout Nova Scotia Health’s Central Zone. The Divisions and Department play a major leadership role at the regional and provincial level with respect to clinical care, research and education. The Nova Scotia MS Clinic is a province-wide clinic with locations in Halifax and Sydney specializing in MS care. The clinic has a strong history of clinical research with a clinical database established in 1980 and ongoing participation in clinical research trials.

The QEII Health Sciences Centre is the largest health sciences centre in Atlantic Canada, with more than 10 buildings on two sites. It’s thousands of people delivering exceptional care, every day. From the operating room to the research lab, and everywhere in between, the most advanced care in our region is within the walls of the QEII. In addition to being the specialized care centre for heart health, cancer care, neurosurgery and organ transplantation, the QEII is the leading research centre and training facility for tomorrow’s healthcare professionals.

Halifax/Kjipuktuk ( is the capital city of Nova Scotia and the educational, cultural and economic hub of Atlantic Canada. We enjoy a wide variety of restaurants, parks, playgrounds, watersports in the summer, snow sports in the winter, a vast number of arts and cultural events, an excellent library system, and a convenient public transit system.

To apply, please submit a cover letter, your curriculum vitae, a two-page description of your research program and future research direction, and the names and contact information of three referees (two of whom must be from academic backgrounds) who may be contacted for references if required. All applications must be submitted via PeopleAdmin:

Review of applications will begin December 5th and continue until the position is filled.

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

Dalhousie University commits to achieving inclusive excellence through continually championing equity, diversity, inclusion, and accessibility. The university encourages applications from Indigenous persons (especially Mi’kmaq), persons of Black/African descent (especially African Nova Scotians), and members of other racialized groups, persons with disabilities, women, and persons identifying as members of 2SLGBTQIA+ communities, and all candidates who would contribute to the diversity of our community. For more information, please visit

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Posting Detail Information

Open Date
Close Date 11/30/2023
Open Until Filled No
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Documents Needed to Apply

Required Documents
  1. Résumé / Curriculum Vitae (CV)
  2. Cover Letter
  3. Research Statement
  4. List of referees
Optional Documents