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Medical Microbiologist

Medical Microbiology
Full Time Practice
University of Alberta Hospital / Mazankowski Alberta Heart Institute
2019-10-08  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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Alberta Public Laboratories (APL) Public Health Laboratory, North Sector is seeking a qualified full time Medical Microbiologist to join the Public Health Laboratory as a Program Leader with a focus in Virology. This position is based out of the University of Alberta Hospital site in Edmonton, Alberta. The successful applicant may also be considered for an appointment with the University of Alberta.

The Public Health Laboratory, APL offers an excellent environment for career development opportunities to pursue clinical and research activities. Our collaborative partners include the Li Ka Shing Institute of Virology, the Departments of Medical Microbiology and Immunology, Laboratory Medicine and Pathology, and the School of Public Health. The core functions of the Public Health Laboratory include (but are not restricted to) testing for pathogens of public health significance, population-based screening, laboratory surveillance to support cluster detection and disease trends of public health significance, specialized diagnostic testing, environmental water testing, education, and research.

The individual will also be expected to participate in the undergraduate and post-graduate training programs of the University of Alberta and develop an ongoing research program that complements the activities of ProvLab. The Faculty of Medicine & Dentistry has been internationally recognized as among the world’s top 50 medical schools and as one of Canada’s premier health-education institutions and is located in Edmonton.

Please note that all employees new to APL must provide a criminal records check in compliance with the Protection for Persons in Care Act.

In accordance with the Canadian Foreign Workers requirements, all qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however, Canadians citizens and permanent residents of Canada will be given priority. Alberta Public Laboratories (APL) respects, appreciates and encourages diversity. This position is available for APL Sponsorship.

Minimum qualifications include a MD, eligibility for licensure in the Province of Alberta with a medical microbiology certification (or eligible for) (FRCPC) by the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada or the American Board of Pathology. Physicians must also have current Canadian Medical Protective Association coverage.

Candidates must be able to demonstrate:

  • Effective communication, experience in quality assurance, operational efficiency and appropriateness of care
  • Ability to work in a dynamic, changing environment that allows for delivery of quality service
  • Ability to balance service and quality imperative in a resource-sensitive environment
  • Ability to work collaboratively, building trust in working relationships, and being an overall team player

An excellent remuneration package including relocation assistance is provided. Options to function as either a contractor or an employee exist. Starting remuneration is commensurate with the level of fellowship training and experience. Remuneration range for a Laboratory Physician / Pathologist in Alberta is $353,874.00 to $411,650.00.

Interested persons meeting the above qualifications can apply to this position online. Please include your curriculum vitae, referencing competition number (above), with contact information of three referees in your application.

Questions or feedback on this position can be directed to:

Dr. Graham Tipples
Medical-Scientific Director, Public Health, APL

Alberta Public Laboratories Ltd.

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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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