University of BC Division of Cardiology – Clinical Academic Endocardiographer

Vancouver Coastal Health & University of BC Division of Cardiology

Clinical Academic Echocardiographer Position

Vancouver, BC

Full time

Start Date: October 1, 2020




The VGH Division of Cardiology seeks a full-time academic clinician echocardiographer. Qualified candidates must have completed training in cardiovascular medicine and be certified by the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada in both Internal Medicine and Cardiology, and at least 2 years of advanced echo imaging program. Preference will be given to those with additional training and expertise in strain imaging, and advanced skills in TEE including 3D TEE. The candidate will be skilled in intraoperative, interventional, and 3D echo for facilitation of procedures. The VGH-UBC Echocardiography Lab requires that the potential candidate has level 3 certification in echocardiography.


Additionally, the candidate must also have at least 1 year of dedicated research training and have completed or enrolled in an advanced research degree at the time of application. Preference will be given to those with research experience in artificial intelligence, and a strong record of peer-reviewed publications that demonstrate research productivity and the ability to obtain extramural funding.


The successful candidate is expected to have excellent communication skills, both written and oral. He/she will be expected to provide leadership, mentorship, and training as appropriate to medical students, residents, echo fellowship trainees, and graduate students. Responsibilities include supporting the Vancouver General Hospital and UBC Echocardiography Lab as a principal commitment, coverage for the inpatient cardiology consultation service, outpatient rapid access clinic, interpretation of graphics (ECGs and Holter), as well as ambulatory clinic. The candidate is expected to commit 50% of their time to research related activities, and apply for external operating and salary support within 3 years of appointment


This position will be a clinical faculty position within the Division of Cardiology at the University of British Columbia (UBC). As part of the UBC Division of Cardiology’s academic focus, the successful candidate will be expected to substantially support the development and growth of the UBC Cardiology research and teaching programs. The UBC Division of Cardiology Head will support the qualified successful applicant to be assigned the rank of Clinical Assistant Professor. However, clinical faculty appointments at UBC will be assigned a rank determined by the Appointments and Promotion Committee of the UBC Department of Medicine.


VCH hires on the basis of merit and is strongly committed to equity and diversity within its community. We especially welcome applications from visible minority group members, women, Aboriginal persons, persons with disabilities, persons of minority sexual orientations and gender identities, and others with the skills and knowledge to productively engage with diverse communities. Canadians and permanent residents of Canada will be given priority.


The anticipated start date is October 1, 2020.


Applications and nominations, including a statement of intent, referrals, and curriculum vitae, should be forwarded by May 15, 2020, to Teresa Tsang, MD, at with a copy to Interviews will follow shortly thereafter, and will continue until the position is filled.