Bruyère Research Institute

Call for Applicants

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Two Chairs in Primary Health Care Dementia Research

As respected clinician-scholars, you are successfully addressing the challenges with dementia that face today’s society. Your area of expertise is related to dementia and addresses aspects of prevention, early identification and assessment, risks associated with developing dementia, preventing deterioration or living with dementia. Your approach may focus on achieving healthy behaviours, optimizing health service delivery, or on the health care management of patients.


The successful applicants will join an internationally recognized academic organization at the heart of Canada’s capital. The Department of Family Medicine at the University of Ottawa has over 400 teachers who train 150 residents and 160 medical undergraduate students annually. At its core is a team of 13 scientists who lead research in primary care health service delivery and education. Research foci include equitable access to quality care, appropriate prescribing, optimized primary care organization and integration with other sectors, and performance measurement.


The breadth of research spectrum spans the age and social spectrum. The Chairs will further their established research program while engaging and extending the Department’s core strengths. Your research will be critical for the transformative research program in memory wellness with a focus on dementia. Preference will be given to primary care physician-scientists however all qualified candidates are strongly invited to apply including allied health clinician-scientists with PhD training and PhD trained researchers. The ideal candidates will be researchers focusing on memory wellness.  


The ideal candidates will be:

  • Practicing family physician or other primary health care PhD researcher
  • Involved in training of highly qualified personnel including graduate students, postdoctoral fellows, and/or residents/medical students
  • Have a strong commitment to interdisciplinary research
  • Dedicated to service excellence, with exceptional interpersonal & collaborative skills, and a strong team player

Primary care clinician-scientist candidates will:

  • Hold a scientific appointment at in the Bruyère Research Institute and the University of Ottawa Brain and Mind Research Institute
  • Build an internationally recognized research program in Brain Health focusing on Dementia
  • Produce high-quality, peer reviewed research publications in the relevant fields
  • Hold funding from recognized peer review organizations (e.g. NIH and CIHR)
  • Be committed to the mission, vision, values of Bruyère Continuing Care
  • In addition, physician scientists will be eligible to practice family medicine in good standing

The Bruyère Research Institute and the uOttawa Brain & Mind Research Institute at the University of Ottawa invite nominations and applications from family physician-scientists, other health care clinician-scientists and PhD trained scientists. Academic rank and salary will be commensurate with qualifications and experience.


Interested candidates should forward their curriculum vitae and a letter of interest to:

Bruyère Research Institute Inc., rmaidment@bruyere.org, Attention CEO and Scientific Director