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Medical Geneticist-Edmonton, Alberta

Medical Genetics
Full Time Practice
Stollery Children's Hospital
2018-11-22  Time: 23:59
AHS is recruiting for this position.
This position is eligible for AHS sponsorship. The successful applicant will be granted AHS sponsorship support for a CPSA Practice Readiness Assessment, if required.
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The University of Alberta, Faculty of Medicine & Dentistry in partnership with Alberta Health Services (AHS) is inviting applications for an academic medical geneticist at the Assistant or Associate Professor level.

Our vibrant and growing clinic, located at the University of Alberta/Stollery Children’s Hospital, provides a wide range of genetic services. These services include general genetics, dysmorphology, prenatal diagnosis, hereditary cancer, adult genetics, as well as the diagnosis and treatment of inborn errors of metabolism to the population of Northern Alberta, the Northwest Territories and Nunavut.

The successful candidate will provide clinical care as a part of a team of seven full-time academic Clinical and Metabolic Geneticists. The successful candidate will work together with a large compliment of certified genetic counselors and support staff to provide out-patient care and inpatient consultations.

The successful candidate will be expected to play an active role in research and education, as well as collaborate with scholarly activities of an accomplished group of clinical teachers and researches with interests in human molecular genetics and molecular biology related to inherited disease (or relevant animal models) the study of chromosomal structure, complex traits, cancer, membrane transport, ocular disease and developmental pathways.

Commensurate with experience, an appropriate university academic appointment will be offered in the Department of Medical Genetics., Faculty of Medicine and Dentistry, which has been internationally recognized as among the world’s to 50 medical schools and as one of Canada’s premier health-education institutions and is located in Edmonton.

Applicants must have an MD or MD/PhD and be eligible for licensure with the College of Physicians and Surgeons of Alberta, CCMG or FRCPC certification (or equivalent) in Medical Genetics would be a distinct asset, but specialists in other fields with significant specialty training and/or experience in clinical medical genetics may be considered.

This position is 1.0 FTE. Remuneration for this position is based on an income scale of $309,904.75 - $363,904.75 commensurate with qualifications and experience.

Those interested in this position are invited to submit curriculum vitae along with the names of three references to:

Dr. Sarah Hughes, Associate Professor and Acting Chair

Department of Medical Genetics - 8-39 Medical Sciences Building

University of Alberta, Edmonton, Alberta T6G 2H7

Fax: (780) 492-1998 - E-mail:

This position is sponsorship eligible.

The competition will remain open until the position is filled.

Department information is available on Details about the University of Alberta and the Faculty of Medicine and Dentistry can be found on the Faculty’s homepage at More about AHS and the City of Edmonton can be found at and

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

The University of Alberta and Alberta Health Services hires on the basis of merit. We are committed to the principle of equity in employment. We welcome diversity and encourage applications from all qualified women and men, including persons with disabilities, members of visible minorities and Aboriginal persons. We thank all applicants for their interest; however, only those individuals selected for an interview will be contacted.

AHS values the diversity of the people and communities we serve, and is committed
to attracting, engaging and developing a diverse and inclusive workforce.

Please submit one application for each position desired as copies of applications will not be submitted for multiple postings on your behalf. Applications must include skills and ability for the position, since selection is based on information provided in the application. Only candidates selected for an interview will be contacted. Thank you for applying with the AHS!

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