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). The successful candidate will oversee and support over 50 POCT sites in the greater Calgary and Southern Alberta area, therefore leadership experience is an asset. Candidates must possess a strong track record of collegiality with co-workers and exemplify interest in teaching and clinical research. 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 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 Sector Medical Director – South and the DPLM Clinical Department Head. In addition, all POCT activity will be under the direction of 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.
Position is open until a suitable candidate is found.
All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however, Canadians and permanent residents will be given priority. Calgary Laboratory Services respects, appreciates and encourages diversity.
For more information go to http://www.calgarylabservices.com/ or http://pathology.ucalgary.ca/
Please note that all employees new to APL must provide a criminal records check
in compliance with the Protection for Persons in Care Act.
The successful candidate must possess an earned doctorate (PhD) in Chemistry, Biochemistry, Biology or related disciplines, and a current certification (or eligibility) by the Canadian Academy of Clinical Biochemistry or equivalent (e.g. American Board of Clinical Chemistry).
Additional Salary Information: Compensation
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. Salary range for Clinical PhDs in Alberta is $112,000 to $181,000 annually.
Internal Number: LAB00000969
About Alberta Public Laboratories
Alberta Public Laboratories (APL) is a wholly-owned subsidiary of Alberta Health Services 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.
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