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The BC Centre for Disease Control (BCCDC) provides provincial and national leadership in public health through surveillance, detection, prevention and consultation and provides both direct diagnostic and treatment services to people with diseases of public health importance.

The BCCDC is a program of Provincial Health Services Authority (PHSA), which plans, manages and evaluates selected specialty and province-wide health care services across BC. PHSA embodies values that reflect a commitment to excellence. These include: Respect people • Be compassionate • Dare to innovate • Cultivate partnerships • Serve with purpose.
Physician Medical Microbiologist
BC Centre for Disease Control – Public Health Laboratory
Regular Full Time
Vancouver, BC, Canada

Come join one of Canada’s best Public Health facilities in one of the world’s most beautiful cities! The BC Centre for Disease Control in Vancouver, BC, is currently seeking to hire a physician Medical Microbiologist.

The BCCDC PHL is a full service laboratory that receives about 5,000 samples a day and has a menu of about 500 different tests. The laboratory has three CL-3 laboratories, a comprehensive biosafety program and a molecular microbiology and genomics team that is transforming public health microbiology.

You’ll be working in a supportive environment with other medical and clinical microbiologists, infectious disease physicians, epidemiologists, research scientists, statisticians and mathematical modellers. Through the use of state of the art molecular, genomics and metagenomics tools you will be expected to develop an independent applied research program that advances the field of microbiology. This will support your ability to provide up-to-date clinical microbiology and policy advice. A functional knowledge of bioinformatics is advantageous. Candidates will need to be eligible for a Partnership Affiliation with the University of British Columbia at an Assistant, Associate or Professor level and provide some undergraduate, graduate and post-graduate trainee teaching.

Vancouver has been consistently rated as one of the world’s best cities to live in. So if you have a passion for transforming how public health microbiology of the future will be practiced please come and join our team.

If you hold a Fellowship in Medical Microbiology from the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada, or its international equivalent, and are eligible for licensure as a medical microbiologist in British Columbia, then we would welcome your application.

Please inquire for more details or submit an application and cover letter in confidence to:
Kevin P.W. Wang
Advisor, Talent Acquisition

Applications will be accepted until this position has been filled.

For more information on all that the PHSA has to offer, please visit: http://jobs.phsa.ca
For more information about BC Centre for Disease Control, please visit the website at: www.bccdc.ca

PHSA and BCCDC are committed to employment equity, encouraging all qualified individuals to apply. We recognize that our ability to provide the best care for our diverse patient populations relies on a rich diversity of skills, knowledge, background and experience, and value a safe, inclusive and welcoming environment.

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