Specialty Anatomical Pathology

Subspecialty General

Role and Facility Information

The Department of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine at Vancouver General Hospital, invites applications for a full-time Clinical Cytogenetics leadership position based in Vancouver, British Columbia.

Vancouver General Hospital is the largest tertiary care and teaching institution in Western Canada providing care for adult medical and surgical populations, supporting organ transplant services, the provincial leukemia/bone marrow transplant program, oncology services, complex cardiac surgery, reconstructive orthopedics, and is a regional trauma centre.

Position Responsibilities
Clinical responsibilities include shared coverage with triage, review, interpretation, reporting and expert consultation for adult cytogenetic constitutional and hematologic cancer specimens, as well as ensuring laboratory accreditation by participating to the laboratory quality assurance program, developing and monitoring of assay protocols and administrative duties.

The successful applicant will join a busy Cytogenetics Laboratory. With a clinical appointment at UBC in the Department of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine they will engage in departmental research and teaching programs, including undergraduate and graduate students as well as resident training. Furthermore, they will participate in administrative tasks, including committee work, collaboration in health authority initiatives and research.

A PhD degree in genetics and certification or eligibility for certification in Clinical Cytogenetics by the College of Medical Geneticists (CCMG) is required. Dual CCMG certification in cytogenetics and molecular genetics will be considered an asset.

Salary will commensurate to qualifications and experience. Comprehensive employee benefits are offered. VCHA, UBC and its affiliates hire on the basis of merit and are committed to employment equity.

The search will be ongoing until a suitable candidate is identified.

In accordance with Canadian Employment and Immigration requirements, preference will be given to Canadian Citizens and Permanent Residents of Canada. All qualified persons are encouraged to apply. Only short-listed applicants will be contacted. The start date for this position will be March 1st, 2021, or as soon thereafter as possible.

Interested applicants please apply to Health Match BC Posting by clicking on the "Request Info" link below. Please include with a cover letter, CV, and any other relevant documents for review with your application.

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Compensation Type
Estimated Remuneration
To be discussed in interview process
Physician Overhead
Billing Split

Benefits and Incentives

Vacation Leave
30 days per year.
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