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19-APL-SSLAB-ANTM-01  |  Medical Microbiologist

Medical Microbiologist

Alberta Public Laboratories (APL) Public Health Laboratory, is seeking a qualified full time Medical Microbiologist to join the Public Health Laboratory as a Program Leader with a focus in virology. The successful applicant may also be considered for appointment with the University of Calgary or University of Alberta.

The Public Health Laboratory, APL offers an excellent environment for career development opportunities to pursue clinical and research activities. Our collaborative partners include APL partner microbiology laboratories, AHS Medical Officers of Health, and various university departments. The core functions of the Public Health Laboratory include (but are not restricted to) testing for pathogens of public health significance, population-based screening, laboratory surveillance to support cluster detection and disease trends of public health significance, specialized diagnostic testing, environmental water testing, education, and research.

Depending on the qualifications of the applicant, there are opportunities to practice in a sub-specialty environment while participating in clinical and/or applied research activities. Teaching and interaction with a wide range of learners from undergraduate through postgraduate studies, with provision of interactive educational opportunities at all levels will be encouraged.

Minimum qualifications include a MD, eligibility for licensure in the Province of Alberta with medical microbiology certification (or eligible for) (FRCPC) by the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada or the American Board of Pathology. Physicians must also have current Canadian Medical Protective Association coverage.

Candidates must be able to demonstrate:
• Effective communication, experience in quality assurance, operational efficiency and appropriateness of care
• Ability to work in a dynamic, changing environment that allows for delivery of quality service
• Ability to balance service and quality imperative in a resource-sensitive environment
• Ability to work collaboratively, building trust in working relationships, and being an overall team player

An excellent remuneration package including relocation assistance is provided. Options to function as either a contractor or an employee exist. Starting remuneration is commensurate with the level of fellowship training and experience. Remuneration range for a Laboratory Physician / Pathologist in Alberta is $353,874.00 to $411,650.00.

The posting will remain open until a suitable candidate is found. Please note that all employees new to APL must provide a criminal records check in compliance with the Protection for Persons in Care Act.

Interested persons meeting the above qualifications should forward their curriculum vitae, referencing competition number 19-APL-NSLAB-ANTM-03, with contact information of three referees to:

Dr. Graham Tipples
Medical-Scientific Director, Public Health, APL

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 Public Laboratories (APL) respects, appreciates and encourages diversity. This position is available for APL Sponsorship.

Alberta Public Laboratories Ltd.