The Heart and Stroke & Research Manitoba Chair in Clinical Stroke Research


The Heart and Stroke & Research Manitoba Chair in Clinical Stroke Research

The Department of Internal Medicine

Rady Faculty of Health Sciences

University of Manitoba

Position number: 30172

PMAO number: 2887

Position start date: January 1, 2022

Closing date: Open Until Filled


The Department of Internal Medicine, Max Rady College of Medicine, Rady Faculty of Health Sciences, University of Manitoba, and Shared Health Manitoba is seeking a clinician-scientist or clinician-investigator as a geographic full-time (GFT) faculty member in the section of Neurology. This GFT position would commence January 1, 2022 or as soon thereafter as possible, for a term of five years, renewable upon favourable review. Salary will be dependent upon qualifications and experience. 

In cooperation with the Heart and Stroke Foundation of Canada and Research Manitoba, the successful candidate will also be named to The Heart and Stroke & Research Manitoba Chair in Clinical Stroke Research. The purpose of the Chair ($200,000/yr. for 5 years, with a minimum of 50%time for research) is to:

  • Provide leadership and scholarship in the area of neurological stroke.
  • Promote translational, clinical, and epidemiologic research in areas relevant to clinical stroke care, including the impact of sex, gender and ethnicity on stroke presentation, management and outcomes.
  • Engage with health system leaders to ensure the research is relevant and responsive to the environment; this includes establishing relationships with decision makers within the Government of Manitoba and in the health care agencies and connecting with service providers (such as emergency medical services).
  • Facilitate the development of key research questions and engage with patients, community members, health services, policy community and other stakeholders to ensure research questions are relevant and the answers provide value.
  • Promote communication and interaction among researchers in Manitoba whose research is related to clinical stroke care.
  • Engage in national and international networks on clinical stroke research.
  • Establish a local research network and build the community of practice on clinical stroke research.
  • Provide mentorship and opportunities for trainees and new researchers who will pursue careers focused on areas relevant to clinical stroke care.
  • Foster a research team that will drive improved health for individuals with a neurologic stroke and will ensure that high quality care is available for these individuals in Manitoba.
  • Promote improvements in stroke care rooted in Stroke Best Practices in Manitoba working collaboratively with Heart & Stroke and other key stakeholders.


Based at Health Sciences Centre, the successful candidate will be an MD with a MSc/PhD, or an MD, with an academic rank of Assistant Professor or higher and at least 5 years experience as independent researcher in stroke neurology research. They will have a strong record of publications in high impact journals and peer-reviewed research funding from recognized granting agencies. The applicant will have demonstrated a high capacity to successfully interact and collaborate with other clinical and basic scientists locally and/or abroad. 

Candidates must have senior specialty qualifications in Neurology in the country of current practice and must be eligible for registration with the College of Physicians and Surgeons of Manitoba. Certification in Neurology by the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada is preferred. 

The Section of Neurology has substantial resources within the health system, primarily at two academic health centres and one community-based hospital. The 28 faculty members form a section that includes a highly productive and internationally renowned Multiple Sclerosis research group and a strong residency training program. A new 28-bed acute stroke unit is under construction and expected to open in Q1 2022. The successful candidate will have their program of research and clinical practice based in this new state-of-the-art facility. He/she will be part of a stroke-dedicated team including state-of-the-art neuroradiology with an active endovascular thrombectomy program. 

The University of Manitoba is a major research university located in the city of Winnipeg. Winnipeg is the largest city in the Province of Manitoba and one of the most culturally diverse cities anywhere. More than 100 languages are represented, and Winnipeg is well known for its cultural achievements and flourishing arts scene. The city is home to the Royal Winnipeg Ballet, symphony, opera, theatre, and ethnic festivals. Besides supporting professional hockey, football, and baseball teams, the region provides ample opportunities for outdoor recreation in all seasons. The Winnipeg housing market is one of the most favourable in Canada. 

Equity and diversity are essential to excellence. An open and diverse community fosters the inclusion of voices that have been underrepresented or discouraged. To address the Rady Faculty of Health Sciences commitment to equity, diversity and inclusion, in recognition of the underrepresentation of members of historically and currently underrepresented groups, and pursuant to the Manitoba Human Rights Commission Policy I7, preference will be given to applicants who selfidentify as women, Indigenous peoples, persons with disabilities, racialized persons, as well as other historically underrepresented groups such as 2SLBGTQ+. 

The University of Manitoba is strongly committed to equity and diversity within its community and especially welcomes applications from women, racialized persons, Indigenous peoples, persons with disabilities, persons of all sexual and gender identities, and others who may contribute to the further diversification of ideas. All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however, Canadian citizens and permanent residents will be given priority. 

If you require accommodation supports during the recruitment process, please contact or 204-474-7195. Please note this contact information is for accommodation reasons only. 

Application materials, including letters of reference, will be handled in accordance with the protection of privacy provision of “The Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy” (Manitoba). Please note that curriculum vitae may be provided to participating members of the search process.

The position will remain open until filled. Interested applicants should submit curriculum vitae, a list of publications, and the names of three references to: 

Chair, Neurology and Stroke Research Chair Search Committee

Department of Internal Medicine

Room GC425, Health Sciences Centre

820 Sherbrook Street

Winnipeg, MB Canada R3A 1R9 

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