Genetic Laboratory Services, as part of Alberta Heath Services, invites applications for a full-time permanent position as a Molecular Geneticist to join the team in the Molecular Genetics Laboratory to provide professional expertise in the rapidly growing field of Genetic and Genomic Diagnostics. One fulltime position Calgary, Alberta and one fulltime position in Edmonton, Alberta is available.
Each Molecular Genetics Laboratory is a CPSA and CCMG-accredited clinical laboratory. They are part of an integrated provincial laboratory that provides diagnostic services to approximately 4 million people in Central, Northern and Southern Alberta and the neighboring provinces and territories. They have close working relationships with the Clinical Genetics Programs and other clinical programs in oncology, cardiology and obstetrics. Accessioning more than 6500 cases per year, each Molecular Genetics Laboratory performs a full range of molecular testing for hereditary conditions employing a wide range of molecular techniques.
These laboratories support and work closely with the Cytogenetics, Biochemical Genetics/Newborn Metabolic Screening, and Molecular Pathology laboratories that are part of Genetic Laboratory Services.
Clinical responsibilities for the successful candidate include shared coverage with triage, technical oversight, case interpretation, reporting, and consultation of molecular genetic tests, as well as participation in the laboratory quality assurance program, development and monitoring of evaluation protocols, and other administrative responsibilities. The successful candidate will provide expert molecular genetic consultation, assist in establishing efficient and effective operation of the laboratory, and advise on resource allocation and translational research. Teaching responsibilities include education opportunities with medical students, residents, clinical fellows, as well as laboratory staff and students. Prospects for clinical collaborative research are available and encouraged.
This challenging position requires excellent communication, analytical, organizational and interpersonal skills to manage all aspects of a fast-paced laboratory environment. Leadership skills are essential to ensure effective and consistent service delivery to serve the diverse needs of the clinical and academic communities.
Minimum qualifications include a PhD in Genetics or a related field and certification or eligibility for certification in Molecular Genetics by the Canadian College of Medical Geneticists (or equivalent). Preference will be given to candidates with demonstrated relevant clinical and academic experience.
Salary will be commensurate with qualifications and experience. A comprehensive package of employee benefits is offered, including relocation assistance. Academic appointment with the Department of Medical Genetics, University of Alberta or University of Calgary, may be facilitated.
2 openings. Employer will assist with relocation costs.
Alberta Health Services (AHS) is Canada’s first and largest provincewide, fully-integrated health system, responsible for delivering health services to the over four million people living in Alberta, as well as to some residents of Saskatchewan, B.C. and the Northwest Territories. Alberta is the fastest-growing province in Canada. In 2014, Alberta’s population growth rate more than doubled the nat...ional average (2.9 per cent and 1.1 per cent, respectively).
Alberta Health Services (AHS) has over 108,000 employees, including over 99,900 direct AHS employees (excluding Covenant Health staff) and over 8,200 staff working in AHS wholly-owned subsidiaries such as Carewest, CapitalCare Group and Calgary Laboratory Services. We are also supported by over 15,600 volunteers and almost 9,300 physicians practicing in Alberta, more than 7,700 of whom are members of the AHS medical staff (physicians, dentists, podiatrists, oral and maxillofacial surgeons).
Students from Alberta’s universities and colleges, as well as from universities and colleges outside of Alberta, receive clinical education in AHS facilities and community locations.
106 acute care hospitals, five stand-alone psychiatric facilities, 8,471 acute care beds, 23,742 continuing care beds/spaces and 208 community palliative and hospice beds, 2,439 addiction and mental health beds plus equity partnership in 42 primary care networks.
Programs and services are offered at over 650 facilities throughout the province, including hospitals, clinics, continuing care facilities, cancer centres, mental health facilities and community health sites.
The province also has an extensive network of community-based services designed to assist Albertans maintain and/or improve health status.