Job Posting 889174
Clinical Biochemist, Division of Clinical Biochemistry, Laboratory Medicine Program
University Health Network (UHN)
University of Toronto (UofT)
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University Health Network, an academic teaching hospital fully affiliated with the University of Toronto, is seeking a permanent full-time Clinical Biochemist to join the Division of Clinical Biochemistry in our Laboratory Medicine Program.
University Health Network (UHN) is Canada’s leading Academic Health Sciences Center, fully affiliated with the University of Toronto. Located in downtown Toronto, University Health Network has four clinical sites – Toronto General Hospital, Toronto Western Hospital, Princess Margaret Hospital and Toronto Rehabilitation Institute, as well as its own integrated Health Sciences School – the Michener Institute of Education at UHN and seven Research Institutes. UHN has extensive primary & community care services and provides secondary through quaternary care for Toronto, southern Ontario and beyond. University Health Network hosts approximately 1,183,968 ambulatory visits, and cares for over 42,260 inpatients in more than 1250 beds.
We are seeking an individual who values working in a collegial environment at an institution with superb clinical service and collaborations with dedicated clinical colleagues. The successful candidate will join an academic faculty with diverse diagnostic expertise, teaching responsibilities and research activities. The candidate must hold a PhD degree and be certified (or eligible for certification) in clinical chemistry by the Canadian Academy of Clinical Biochemistry (CACB) and/or the American Board of Clinical Chemistry (ABCC). The anticipated start date is flexible.
The applicant will have a strong record of scholarship, experience or special training in clinical biochemistry, routine and STAT chemistry, special chemistry, endocrinology, mass spectrometry, point of care testing and other state-of-the-art methodologies in biochemical diagnostics. Reporting to the Division Head of Clinical Biochemistry, the ideal candidate will be a highly motivated individual with demonstrated professional skills, able to work in team settings, and have excellent interpersonal, communication and organizational skills. Clinical laboratory functions will include oversight of analytical and quality aspects of laboratory analysis, method development and implementation, interpretation of results, consultation with physicians, and participation in on-call coverage.
The successful applicant will be expected to develop an independent or collaborative research program and to qualify for an appointment at one of UHN’s Research Institutes as an Associate Scientist. Extensive opportunities for collaborative research exist with clinical programs and within the Research Institute. The successful applicant will also be expected to participate in postgraduate teaching in the Postdoctoral Training Program in Clinical Biochemistry at the University of Toronto, teaching within the Department of Laboratory Medicine and Pathobiology, and in various continuing medical education activities. Salary is in accordance with qualifications. Benefits will be provided.
The successful candidate should be eligible for an academic appointment at the rank of Assistant, Associate or Full Professor in the Department of Laboratory Medicine and Pathobiology at the University of Toronto. Rank will be commensurate with qualifications and experience.
Interested individuals should submit a letter of application, including academic interests and career plans, a curriculum vitae, and the names of three referees.
Deadline for submission of applications is December 31, 2021. The position will remain open until filled. Only short-listed applicants will be contacted.
Note: If you have previously submitted your application in the summer, you must re-submit it to express your interest in being considered for this position.
The University of Toronto and University Health Network are strongly committed to diversity within its community and especially welcomes applications from racialized person s/persons of colour, women, Indigenous/Aboriginal People of North America, persons with disability, LGBTQ persons, members of visible minorities and others who may contribute to further diversification of ideas.
University Health Network has a diverse workforce and is an equal opportunity employer. All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however, Canadian citizens and permanent residents will be given priority.