Anatomical/General Pathologist with Machine Learning/AI experience - Alberta Precision Laboratories

Posting Date:Mon, 22 Apr 2024
Date to Apply By: 24 May 2024
Estimated Start Date: To be Determined
Address: 9, 3535 Research Road NW, Calgary, AB
City: Calgary

Alberta Precision Laboratories (APL) in partnership with Department of Pathology & Laboratory Medicine (DPLM) Cumming School of Medicine (CSM), University of Calgary (UofC), invites applications for a full-time Anatomic or General Pathologist with academic or industry experience in Machine Learning/AI technologies for a Contingent Term appointment at the Assistant Professor, Associate Professor, or Professor level.

APL is a publicly funded wholly owned subsidiary corporation of Alberta Health Services (AHS) and is party to an affiliation agreement with the University of Calgary.  The DPLM and APL offer residency training programs in Anatomic Pathology, General Pathology, Neuropathology and Medical Microbiology, as well as Fellowship training in subspecialty areas within Anatomic Pathology (including Pediatric/Perinatal Pathology), Hematopathology and Clinical Biochemistry.Further information on Alberta Precision Laboratories can be accessed at:

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Job Summary & Responsibilities
Pathologists must maintain the highest possible standards of practice including prompt delivery of services to match established performance indicators and turn-around times, must actively participate in such activities as quality assurance, quality control and quality improvement programs, and must actively participate in undergraduate, graduate, and postgraduate medical teaching.

This is a joint UofC / APL academic position; the successful candidate will hold an academic staff appointment at the Assistant Professor or Associate Professor level with 50% protected time for research and 50% time allocated to service activities aligned with pathology needs. Academic appointment will be offered as a UofC employee where the successful candidate will join the Charbonneau Cancer Institute (a cancer-focused research institute) and the Department of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine (DPLM).  The research institute will provide mentorship, access to specialized equipment, access to core facilities, office space, wet laboratory space, and a competitive start-up package commensurate with the applicant's profile. Applicants may be appointed at the UofC at the level of Assistant Professor or Associate Professor, with appointments commensurate with experience; track record of scholarly activity; ability to attract peer-reviewed funding; and local, national, or international recognition/leadership, respectively.

Qualifications include a MD, eligibility for licensure in the Province of Alberta, and certification in Anatomic Pathology or General Pathology by the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada or Anatomic/Clinical Pathology by the American Board of Pathology. An advanced graduate degree with basic/translational research training and demonstrated commitment to research or industry experience in areas related to pathogenesis and disease mechanisms or other areas relevant to basic translational research pathology is essential. The ability to establish an independent or significant collaborative research program as demonstrated by a portfolio of scholarly work is also required. At the Assistant Professor level, this will entail the publication of no less than 5 peer reviewed papers, with the majority as 1st or senior author and potential to obtain extramural funding (at the level of Tri-Council or equivalent peer reviewed National/International organization) and establish a research program. Applicants with experience in industry will be evaluated on contributions made in that sphere. Applicants at the Professor level must provide evidence of a well-established research program, outstanding academic publication record as evidence by continuous publication in high impact journals or leading in the field, demonstrated ability to lead research teams, outstanding teaching and graduate supervision record, and evidence of academic service and/or leadership.

An excellent remuneration package including relocation assistance is available. Starting remuneration is commensurate with the level of fellowship training and experience. Remuneration range for a Laboratory Physician / Pathologist in Alberta is $364,597 to $424,123 per annum.

How to Apply
Interested individuals are encouraged to apply via the University of Calgary Careers webpage using the ‘Apply Now’ link. View full posting and apply here: Academic Position in Precision Diagnostics and Machine Learning, Department of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine, Cumming School of Medicine in Calgary, AB, Canada (

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 AHS Sponsorship. Please note that all new staff to APL must provide a criminal records check in compliance with the Protection for Persons in Care Act.

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Contact Name: Coordinator
Contact Address: 9, 3535 Research Road NW, Calgary, AB
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Contact Phone: 1-587-773-9968
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