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Scientific Affiliate Appointments

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There are over 100 affiliate scientists working with various teams across the Nova Scotia Health Innovation Hub. Their research spans a number of areas in the health system, including social work, nursing, diagnostic imaging, oncology, kinesiology, and biomedical engineering. The contributions that affiliate scientists make to our health system enables Nova Scotia Health to attract and retain students and future health researchers as well as other leading scientists from across the globe.

Qualifying for an Affiliate Appointment

Scientific affiliate appointments are available to individuals with an academic appointment at a Nova Scotia university that has an affiliation agreement with Nova Scotia Health. They are available in the categories of research, scholarship, and collaborative initiatives.

New Application Submissions

To apply for an affiliate scientist appointment, you must submit an application via the NS Health Submittable web portal. All applications must include the following (as applicable):

  • A letter of interest including the objectives of the appointment
  • Current CV 
  • A letter of support or a signed Support Declaration Form from the Dean of the respective faculty 
  • A letter of support from the respective Nova Scotia Health Departmental Director or Physician Co-lead (i.e., the person you work most closely with as part of your research program)
  • Pre-placement Health Screening (Refer to applicable DHA policies regarding immunization if working on-site at NSH)
  • Criminal Records Check
    • Vulnerable Sectors Search (if working with vulnerable populations) 
    • Child Abuse Registry Check (if working with individuals under 19)
  • Confirmation of Liability Coverage (if applicable)
  • Proof of Credentialing/Licensure (if applicable)
  • A completed application form 
  • A signed Nova Scotia Health Pledge of Confidentiality

New applications can be submitted here: NSH Scientific Affiliate Application

Reappointment Application

Three months prior to your appointment expiry date, you will receive a reminder to renew your appointment. Your re-appointment request submission must include:

  • A letter that summarizes the accomplishments of your current appointment and the objectives of a continued appointment 
  • A letter of support from the NSH Departmental Director or Physician Co-Lead (i.e., the person you work most closely with as part of your research program)
  • Current CV
  • Confirmation of liability coverage (if applicable)
  • Current proof of credentials/licensure (if applicable)
  • Signed NSH Pledge of Confidentiality

Re-appointment applications can be submitted here: NSH Scientific Affiliate Renewal