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Clinical Geneticist

Medical Genetics
Full Time Practice
Alberta Children's Hospital
2020-03-31  Time: 23:59
AHS is recruiting for this position.
AHS Sponsorship for CPSA Practice Readiness Assessment is not offered for this position.
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The Department of Medical Genetics, Cumming School of Medicine, University of Calgary and Alberta Health Services is expanding its clinical and academic program and invite applications for a Clinical Geneticist at the Clinical Assistant Professor level or higher. The successful candidate(s) will provide consultation and management for children and adults with or at risk inherited genetic diseases and birth defects. The successful candidate will participate in either the clinical genetics or metabolic call schedule. The position profile provides protected time allocated to education, administration or to develop an independent or collaborative research program.

The clinic provides comprehensive clinical genetic services from spanning prenatal, pediatric and adult patients and families and is supported by comprehensive genetic laboratory services. The clinic is located at the 135 bed Alberta Children’s Hospital (ACH). ACH admits over 7,500 children each year, and receives over 65,000 Emergency Department visits and 230,000 Ambulatory Clinic visits. A proposal to expand our program with the opening of an adult genetics focused site is being developed.

The Department of Medical Genetics is home to geneticists, bioinformaticians, and models systems researchers studying organ development, cellular fate determination and genetic disease among other interests. Collaboration with a strong clinical genetics unit and major tertiary care pediatric hospital along with innovative diagnostic genetic laboratories provides access to a rich repository of patient materials. The Departments, Institute and School are also home to a number of excellent core research facilities, including leading edge next generation sequencing, microscopy, proteomics and nucleic acid infrastructure. Please visit our websites at, and for more information.

Informal enquiries regarding this opportunity are welcomed or to apply, please submit your curriculum vitae, statement of career interests, and the names of three referees to:

Dr. Francois Bernier, MD

Professor and Head, Department of Medical Genetics

Faculty of Medicine, University of Calgary

3330 Hospital Drive NW

Calgary, Alberta, Canada T2N 4N1


Calgary is a modern and rapidly growing cosmopolitan city with a population of over 1.2 million people, and boasts an excellent school system, vibrant cultural scene, diverse sporting facilities, and close proximity to the Canadian Rocky Mountains (Banff, Lake Louise and Jasper National Park).

Qualifications include an MD or equivalent, certification by the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada in Medical Genetics and Genomics, or equivalent.

The candidate must be eligible for Licensure with the College of Physicians and Surgeons of Alberta.

Must read, write and speak English.

All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however, Canadians and Permanent Residents will be given priority.

Remuneration for this position will be commensurate with qualifications and experience

Dr. Francois Bernier,

Professor and Head, Department of Medical Genetics, Cumming School of Medicine, University of Calgary

3330 Hospital Drive NW

Calgary, AB T2N 4N1

Phone: 403-955-7458

Fax: 403-955-2701


Applicants are to submit curriculum vitae, statement of career interests and the names of three referees to By 31 Mar 2020

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