Specialty Medical Genetics

Subspecialty General

Role and Facility Information

The Division of Biochemical Diseases, Department of Pediatrics at UBC seeks a clinical biochemical geneticist with fellowship / subspecialty training in clinical biochemical genetics and IEM (inborn errors of metabolism) to join the experienced and dedicated Biochemical Diseases team at BC Children’s Hospital.

The Program is actively involved in direct patient care, teaching, clinical and laboratory research related to inborn metabolic diseases. The successful candidate will be able to contribute to these strengths, and continue to enhance excellence in research and teaching productivity of the Biochemical Diseases Unit.

The position will have an emphasis on pediatric clinical care with disorders requiring dietary treatment, enzyme replacement therapy, clinical trials, developing QA tools for treatment and management of patients with IEM and the teaching of medical students, residents and fellows. Participation in the Division’s on call schedule for patients with biochemical diseases is a major requirement.

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Benefits and Incentives

Other Benefits/Incentives
Candidates must have completed a residency program in pediatrics or medical genetics, as well as a fellowship / subspecialty training in biochemical genetics. The candidate must have proven experience in clinical treatment / management of patients with IEM and must have experience in the application of biochemical and next generation sequencing technologies in the diagnostic work-up of newly referred patients. He / she is expected to participate in clinical and educational programs of the Division of Biochemical Diseases, in particular the development of learning aids for fellows and residents and developing a program for remote patient teaching. The successful candidate must be eligible to obtain a specialist’s license via the College of Physicians and Surgeons of BC and will be appointed as a Clinical Faculty member at UBC. Faculty rank and salary will be commensurate with qualifications and experience.
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