Are you tired of doing the same thing in the lab every day? Do you want to be a part of a dynamic team and make a difference? The Alberta Precision Laboratories (APL) division of Genetics and Genomics is seeking a full-time Board Certified Cytogeneticist for its Cytogenetics laboratory located in Edmonton, Alberta, Canada within a growing team environment dedicated to advancement of testing and the best quality of care for the patients we serve. Edmonton is a diverse and thriving metropolitan city of over one million residents offering world-class out-door pursuits as well as a breadth of festivals and cultural events. Our North sector laboratories are situated at the University of Alberta Hospital site which offers access and academic association with one of Canada’s top 5 universities and one of the best teaching and research medical faculties in Canada. APL is a multi-site, province-wide laboratory providing comprehensive laboratory services. APL performed 76 million tests last year, including comprehensive genetic and genomic testing in the areas of constitutional and cancer cytogenetics, biochemical genetics, newborn screening, and molecular genetics for patients across Alberta. Alberta Precision Laboratories Ltd. (www.albertaprecisionlabs.ca) is an independent, but publicly funded organization and a wholly-owned subsidiary of Alberta Health Services (AHS).
Clinical responsibilities for the successful candidate include shared coverage with triage, technical oversight, case interpretation, reporting, and consultation, and will participate in the clinical oversight of the laboratory quality assurance program, development and monitoring of laboratory protocols, and other administrative responsibilities. The successful candidate will provide expert laboratory genetic consultation, assist in establishing efficient and effective operation of the laboratory, and provide input on resource allocation and translational research. Teaching responsibilities include education of medical students, residents, clinical fellows, as well as staff and students within the laboratory and opportunities for classroom-based teaching at the University of Alberta. Prospects for clinical collaborative research are available and encouraged. The successful candidate will be expected to apply for a University of Alberta Clinical Academic Colleague appointment. Clinical laboratory geneticist positions report directly to the respective laboratory lead, who will provide general direction concerning daily responsibilities/activities. Opportunities exist for cross-coverage in molecular genetics depending on operational needs as well as the qualifications and interests of the successful candidate.
Classification: PhD ClincScient Lab Board Cert
Union: LAB EXEMPT
Department: Anatomical Pathology Path NLAB
Primary Location: U of A Hospital
Employee Class: Regular Full Time
Posting End Date: 07-AUG-2020
Date Available: 02-NOV-2020
Hours per Shift: 7.75
Length of Shift in weeks: 2
Shifts per cycle: 10
Shift Pattern: Days, Evenings, Nights, Weekends, On Call
Days Off: As Per Rotation
Minimum Salary: $55.41
Maximum Salary: $89.48
Vehicle Requirement: N/A
Minimum 5 years of experience working in a Genetics laboratory (or similar) as a Ph.D. in Genetics or a related field plus certification Cytogenetics by the Canadian College of Medical Geneticists (CCMG), the American Board of Medical Genetics and Genomics (ABMGG), or equivalent certification. With the merging of molecular and cytogenetic training programs, APL would support the successful candidate, who in the future, would like to pursue dual certification.
Additional Required Qualifications:
Candidates must be able to demonstrate effective communication, experience in quality assurance, operational efficiency and appropriateness of care and have the ability to work in a dynamic, changing environment that allows for the delivery of quality service. Candidate should be able to balance service and quality imperative in a resource-sensitive environment and work collaboratively, building trust in working relationships, and being an overall team player. This challenging position requires excellent analytical, organizational and interpersonal skills to manage all aspects of a fast-paced laboratory environment. Leadership skills are essential to ensure effective and consistent service delivery to serve the diverse needs of the clinical and academic communities. 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 Precision Laboratories (APL) respects, appreciates and encourages diversity. This position is available for APL Sponsorship. Please note that all employees new to APL must provide a criminal records check in compliance with the Protection for Persons in Care Act.
Preference will be given to candidates with a minimum of 5 years’ experience and possessing dual certification in molecular/cytogenetics and those with demonstrated relevant clinical and academic experience.