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Career Opportunities

October 18, 2018
Clinical (PhD) Microbiologist to Champion Research in Molecular Diagnostics


Employer: DynaLIFE
Location: Edmonton, Alberta
Closing Date: February 1, 2019
 

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Job Description

We are seeking a candidate with expertise in Molecular Diagnostic technology, who demonstrates dynamic leadership abilities and vision. The successful candidate will work with the medical microbiologists and other members of the Microbiology team to foster ongoing alignment of strategic vision in this area.   The individual will work in close partnership with Clinical Operations to collaborate on future initiatives that deliver high quality and innovative approaches to molecular diagnostics.

The candidate will work with a team of 6 medical microbiologists/virologists, and work with our 36 general and anatomical pathologists and clinical chemists to champion clinical research and diagnostics in microbiology and specifically in molecular techniques. This will involve verification and validation of new tests, writing standard operating procedures and ensuring appropriate quality control policies are in place for molecular tests which are to be implemented, accurate performance and reading of test results. Teaching at the undergraduate and medical residents levels is expected.

DynaLIFE is Alberta's largest privately owned clinical laboratory. Headquartered in Edmonton we employ over 1200 medical, technical, and support staff throughout central and Northern Alberta at 37 sites. DynaLIFE performs over 18 million publicly funded laboratory tests annually for 1.5 million Albertans at its state of the art laboratories. DynaLIFE is recognized as one of Canada's Best Managed Companies and as one of Alberta's Top 70 Employers. DynaLIFE Medical Labs is accredited by the College of Physicians and Surgeons of Alberta and carries international accreditation through the College of American Pathologists. DynaLIFE is also a key facility for laboratory training in Western Canada.

DynaLIFEhas been providing laboratory and diagnostic services to Albertans for more than 50 years.  More than 40% of our work load comes from acute care patients within the Edmonton Zone, North Zone and Central Zone of Alberta and the remainder is community based. Our medical professionals work collaboratively within DynaLIFEand with Provincial working groups to support our beautiful downtown Edmonton reference laboratory and several other rural laboratories

Working collaboratively with the Provincial Laboratory we provide full services including Mycology, Parasitology and NAA testing in all areas of routine Microbiology and Serology.

Our laboratory employs state of the art technologies including Kiestra total lab automation system and the BD Max systems.

Our reputation for excellence is founded on our commitment to customers and patients.  Ability to contribute collegially to the group practice and laboratory operations will be important factors in candidate selection.




Application Instructions

Applications are invited from board certified PhDs, certified as a clinical microbiologist either as a Fellow of the Canadian College of Microbiologists (FCCM) or Diplomate of the American Board of Medical Microbiology (D(ABMM)), or equivalent. Depending on the candidate’s experience, those eligible for board certification may be considered. The successful candidate must demonstrate effective communication and leadership skills, and an ability to work in a team-orientated environment.

Remuneration, including relocation assistance, is generous and in line with the Alberta Health Service salary grid.

Alberta is a vibrant and economically strong province with generous tax incentives.  If you are interested in this position, please contact, in confidence,

Raymond Lai MD PhD FRCPC – Medical Director: Raymond.lai@dynalife.ca




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