Alberta Precision Laboratories (APL), Genetics and Genomics, invites applications for a full-time laboratory cytogeneticist position based in Edmonton, Alberta, Canada. Edmonton is a diverse and thriving metropolitan city of over one million residents offering world-class out-door pursuits as well as a breadth of festivals and cultural events. Our North sector laboratories are situated at the University of Alberta Hospital site which offers access and academic association with one of Canada’s top 5 universities and one of the best teaching and research medical faculties in Canada.
APL is a multi-site, province-wide laboratory providing comprehensive laboratory services. APL performed 76 million tests last year, including comprehensive genetic and genomic testing in the areas of constitutional and cancer cytogenetics, biochemical genetics, newborn screening, and molecular genetics for patients across Alberta. Alberta Precision Laboratories Ltd. (www.albertaprecisionlabs.ca) is an independent, but publicly funded organization and a wholly-owned subsidiary of Alberta Health Services (AHS).
Job Summary & Responsibilities
Clinical responsibilities for the successful candidate include shared coverage with triage, technical oversight, case interpretation, reporting, and consultation, and will participate in the clinical oversight of the laboratory quality assurance program, development and monitoring of laboratory protocols, and other administrative responsibilities. The successful candidate will provide expert laboratory genetic consultation, assist in establishing efficient and effective operation of the laboratory, and provide input on resource allocation and translational research. Teaching responsibilities include education of medical students, residents, clinical fellows, as well as staff and students within the laboratory and opportunities for classroom-based teaching at the University of Alberta. Prospects for clinical collaborative research are available and encouraged. The successful candidate will be expected to apply for a University of Alberta Clinical Academic Colleague appointment.
Clinical laboratory geneticist positions report directly to the respective laboratory lead, who will provide general direction concerning daily responsibilities/activities. Opportunities exist for cross-coverage in molecular genetics depending on operational needs as well as the qualifications and interests of the successful candidate.
In accordance with the Canadian Foreign Workers requirements, all qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however, Canadians citizens and permanent residents of Canada will be given priority. Alberta Precision Laboratories (APL) respects, appreciates and encourages diversity. This position is available for APL Sponsorship.
Additional Salary Information: A comprehensive package of employee benefits is offered, including relocation assistance.
Internal Number: LAB00005486
About Alberta Precision Laboratories
Alberta Precision Laboratories (APL), a wholly-owned subsidiary of Alberta Health Services (AHS), delivers high-quality, responsive diagnostic lab services within the province of Alberta, Canada, as a part of the provincial healthcare system. We believe in the transformative power of laboratory medicine to improve health for all Albertans. APL supports a patient-focused approach, providing expert consultation to assist care providers. The depth and breadth of medical expertise results in a premium level of testing quality, service, follow up care, and support to our customers and their patients.