Specialty Pediatrics

Subspecialty Biochemical Diseases

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BC Children's Hospital (BCCH) cares for the province's most acutely ill or injured children and youth and pediatric patients with chronic medical disorders, and provides developmental and rehabilitation services to children and youth throughout BC. BCCH offers a wide range of health services and specialized health programs, is a leading acute care teaching facility, and conducts research to advance health and care through the BC Children’s Hospital Research Institute, in partnership with the UBC. The pediatric residency program and 16 pediatric subspecialty training programs are accredited by the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada.

BCCH and BCWH are agencies of the Provincial Health Services Authority (PHSA) which plans, manages and evaluates 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.

The University of British Columbia (UBC) is Canada’s third largest university and consistently ranks among the 40 best universities in the world. Primarily situated in Vancouver, UBC is a research-intensive university and has an economic impact of $4 billion to the provincial economy.

Clinical Biochemical Geneticist
BC Children’s Hospital
Vancouver, British Columbia
Regular Part-Time 0.5 FTE
Competition # BIOF-1.0-08

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.

Candidates must have completed a residency program in pediatrics or medical genetics, as well as a fellowship / subspecialty training in biochemical genetics or an equivalent 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 research programs of the Division of Biochemical Diseases, in particular clinical trials investigating innovative therapies for IEM.

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.

Applications including reference to Competition #BIOF-1.0-08, a cover letter, CV, the names, ranks and contact information of four referees (including one from your current employer), will be accepted until the position is filled and should be directed to:

Dr. Sylvia Stockler, MD, PhD, MBA, FRCPC
Professor of Pediatrics, Department of Pediatrics
Head, Division of Biochemical Diseases
K3-204 4480 Oak Street, Vancouver, BC
Canada, V6H 3V4

BCCH and UBC hire on the basis of merit and are committed to employment equity. We encourage all qualified persons to apply; Canadians and permanent residents of Canada will be given priority.

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