Nephrology clinical research fellowship in patient-centered care in Calgary, Alberta

Nephrology clinical research fellowship in patient-centered care


The Alberta Kidney Disease Network (AKDN) and the University of Calgary are accepting applications for a Fellowship in Chronic Kidney Disease Clinical Research, to be based in Calgary, Alberta. The AKDN is a collaborative network of Nephrology researchers located in the cities of Calgary and Edmonton in Alberta, Canada. AKDN trainees and junior faculty have recently published papers as first authors in a variety of major journals including NEJM, JAMA, Annals of Internal Medicine, the American Journal of Medicine, JASN, cJASN, Kidney International, and the American Journal of Kidney Disease (see for more information).


This two- to four- year Fellowship will train emerging leaders in clinical kidney disease research. The two key areas of focus are: (1) patient-centered care/improving the patient experience; and (2) managing multi-morbidity. Candidates will have first-hand experience with clinical or research initiatives directly related to one or both of the key focus areas.


Although preference will be given to those who hold advanced (Masters level or higher) training in research methodology, qualified candidates may also choose to pursue a first or additional graduate degree under the supervision of an AKDN faculty member. Clinical duties are not required but may be available if desired.


We offer outstanding mentorship, a wide variety of research projects, and a collegial and supportive working environment. Salary will be C$70,000 – $80,000 per annum plus benefits (C$1 = GBP 0.53), contingent on experience and qualifications. Fellows who hold external salary awards from outside agencies may be eligible for an additional salary supplement. The AKDN will also consider partially funding the cost of tuition for Fellows seeking to pursue a graduate degree during their Fellowship. Financial assistance with relocation may be available for certain candidates.


Calgary is a vibrant metropolitan area of approximately 1M inhabitants, with excellent quality of life, a low cost of living, and ample opportunities for outdoor recreation including easy access to the nearby Canadian Rockies.


Successful candidates will be (1) fluent in English, (2) have partially or fully completed clinical training in Family Medicine/General Practice, Nephrology, or another Internal Medicine discipline and (3) be eligible to reside in Canada during the Fellowship.  This inaugural round of applications is directed at individuals currently practicing or training in the United Kingdom or the Republic of Ireland.


The starting date for Fellowships is flexible but a start date between July and September 2016 would be advantageous. The application closing date is June 1, 2016. Interested individuals should contact:


Dr. Marcello Tonelli

Division of Nephrology, University of Calgary


We thank everyone for their interest but only the most suitable potential candidates will be contacted.