Alberta Public Laboratories (APL) (formerly Calgary Laboratory Services) and the Department of Pathology & Laboratory Medicine (DPLM) at the University of Calgary (U of C) Cumming School of Medicine are seeking a full time (1.0 FTE) board-certified/-eligible Clinical Biochemist to work in general chemistry and point of care testing (POCT), and to consult for several smaller laboratories within the City of Calgary and surrounding communities in Southern Alberta. This is a unique position, as half of the FTE will be fully dedicated to POCT. In addition, the successful candidate must have experience or strong interest in teaching and clinical research. Candidates must have strong references and possess a strong track record of collegiality with co-workers. The successful candidate will join our current group of greater than hundred laboratory physicians and clinical laboratory doctoral scientists in the South Sector of APL.
APL is a wholly-owned subsidiary of Alberta Health Services (AHS) and delivers all publicly-funded laboratory services in Alberta. APL – South Sector has an annual test volume of >30,000,000, and includes the clinical laboratories at the hospitals and health care centers throughout central and southern Alberta, as well as the comprehensive laboratory services provided in the academic hub laboratory located in the City of Calgary. APL – South Sector is affiliated with the U of C and the successful candidate will receive a Clinical Faculty appointment at the U of C based on academic credentials. The DPLM and APL – South Sector offer a Clinical Biochemistry Fellowship Training Program, as well as residency and other fellowship training programs in Anatomic Pathology, General Pathology, Microbiology and Neuropathology.
Calgary, host of the 1988 Winter Olympic Games, is located within an hour’s drive of the Rocky Mountains, and within a half day’s drive of eight national parks. There are many opportunities for indoor and outdoor activities, including three nearby UNESCO World Heritage Sites, world class athletic facilities, and many cultural events.
Job Summary & Responsibilities
Each Clinical Biochemist takes direction from, and reports to the Clinical Section Chief – South Sector, Clinical Biochemistry, who in turn reports to the Medical Director South Sector and the DPLM Clinical Department Head. In addition, all POCT activity will be under the direction from and reporting to the Provincial POCT Medical Lead. Clinical Biochemists must maintain the highest possible standards of practice including prompt delivery of services to match established performance indicators and quality assurance standards, and must actively participate in teaching. The successful candidate will also provide services for electrophoresis. Innovation and building on service excellence are very important for ongoing success of clinical biochemistry in the South Sector of APL.
The successful candidate must possess an earned doctorate (PhD) in Chemistry, Biochemistry, Biology or related discipline, and a current certification (or eligibility) by the Canadian Academy of Clinical Biochemistry or equivalent (e.g. American Board of Clinical Chemistry).
Employer will assist with relocation costs.
Additional Salary Information: APL provides an excellent remuneration package including relocation assistance. Alberta has the lowest provincial income tax in Canada and Albertans pay no provincial sales tax. Starting remuneration is commensurate with certification and experience.
Internal Number: LAB00000324
About Alberta Public Laboratories
Calgary Laboratory Services (CLS) is a medical diagnostic laboratory that offers a full range of laboratory services to Calgary and parts of Southern Alberta. Every year more than two thousand physicians access our services to help diagnose, treat and monitor their patients' health. Through our community collection sites, mobile services, and hospital laboratories, we serve over a million people each year and perform approximately 21 million tests annually. We invest in the future of healthcare by providing training programs for tomorrow's laboratory professionals, and by taking an active role in medical research through the development of improved methods of disease detection, and new drugs and therapies. From collecting blood samples to developing new treatments for patient care, we play an important role in the delivery of healthcare.