Department of Paediatrics, Western University, Schulich School of Medicine & Dentistry
The Department of Paediatrics, Children's Hospital, London Health Sciences Centre and Schulich School of Medicine & Dentistry, Western University, is seeking a fully certified Clinical Geneticist to join its metabolics team.
The Medical Genetics Program of Southwestern Ontario is a comprehensive clinic, providing consultations and care in general pediatric and adult genetics, prenatal genetics, metabolics, newborn screening, and cancer genetics. Medical geneticists also participate in multidisciplinary teams dedicated to specific genetic disorders, such as neurofibromatosis, neurometabolics, epilepsy, and Rett syndrome. The Medical Genetics Program serves a population of about 1.5 million, including an outreach clinic in Windsor, Ontario, and works closely with the maternal-fetal medicine and the oncology programs of London Health Sciences Centre. The program is supported by full biochemical, molecular, and cytogenetics laboratory services. We are a centre of excellence for enzyme replacement therapy and are involved in multicenter research and therapeutic trials for inborn errors of metabolism. The successful candidate would work with the metabolics team including geneticists, dietician, social worker, and genetic counsellor.
Western University delivers an academic experience second to none. Western challenges the best and brightest faculty, staff and students to commit to the highest global standards. Our research excellence expands knowledge and drives discovery with real-world application. Western attracts individuals with a broad worldview, seeking to study, influence and lead in the international community. Since 1878, The Western Experience has combined academic excellence with life-long opportunities for intellectual, social and cultural growth in order to better serve our communities. Western is a research-intensive institution with a wide range of academic and professional programs (see http://www.uwo.ca/ to learn more). Western’s Recruitment and Retention Office is available to assist in the transition of successful applicants and their families.
The ideal candidate for this position is a mid-level clinician with clinical metabolic/biochemical genetics fellowship training and interest in administrative leadership. Qualifications must include an MD or equivalent degree and eligibility for licensing in the Province of Ontario. Subspecialty certification in Medical Genetics from the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada, the Canadian College of Medical Geneticists, the American Board of Medical Genetics and Genomics or equivalent is required. The successful candidate will be a Clinician Teacher or Clinician Administrator, and hold a full-time Limited Term Clinical Academic appointment at the rank of Assistant Professor or Associate Professor, or a Continuing Clinical Academic appointment at the rank of Associate Professor or Professor, depending upon qualifications and experience at the time of appointment. Successful candidates will have a keen interest in academic medicine, the ability to collaborate effectively with all other members of the health care team and office staff, and will be expected to participate in inpatient call, and team-based health care, research, and teaching, both at the undergraduate and postgraduate levels.
Compensation for this position will be primarily composed of an alternative funding plan and academic salary. The anticipated start date for this position is September 1, 2020 although an alternative start date can be negotiated.
Please submit your application, including curriculum vitae, Letter of Interest/Statement of Academic Qualifications, and names of three references to:
Dr. Craig Campbell, MD, MSc, FRCPC
Associate Professor, Chair (Interim), Department of Paediatrics
Positions are subject to budget approval. Applicants should have fluent written and oral communication skills in English. The University invites applications from all qualified individuals. Western is committed to employment equity and diversity in the workplace and welcomes applications from women, members of racialized groups/visible minorities, Aboriginal persons, persons with disabilities, persons of any sexual orientation, and persons of any gender identity or gender expression.
In accordance with Canadian Immigration requirements, priority will be given to Canadian citizens and permanent residents.
Accommodations are available for applicants with disabilities throughout the recruitment process. If you require accommodations for interviews or other meetings, please contact Jill O’Dowda at email@example.com or 519-685-8129.
Internal Number: 20200615MG
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