Clinical Lab Director of Genetics - Cytogeneticist - The Hospital for Sick Children (SickKids)

Posting Date:Thu, 20 May 2021
Date to Apply By: Until Filled
Address: 555 University Avenue
City: Toronto, ON

Position: Clinical Lab Director of Genetics - Cytogeneticist
Division: Division of Genome Diagnostics
Department: Department of Paediatric Laboratory Medicine
Hospital:  The Hospital for Sick Children, 555 University Avenue, Toronto, ON, Canada M5G 1X8

Applications are invited for a full-time Cytogeneticist position in the Division of Genome Diagnostics, Department of Paediatric Laboratory Medicine at SickKids Hospital.
The Department of Paediatric Laboratory Medicine at SickKids Hospital is internationally recognized as a major diagnostic and academic centre of excellence in service, teaching, and clinically-oriented research in Paediatric Laboratory Medicine.
The candidate should hold a PhD and/or MD degree and be certified, or board-eligible, in cytogenetics by the Canadian College of Medical Geneticists (CCMG). The applicant will have a strong record of scholarship, experience, and training in cytogenetics, with expertise in the diagnosis of genetic disease. Reporting to the Genome Diagnostics Division Head, the ideal candidate will be a highly motivated individual with demonstrated professional skills, able to work in team settings, and have excellent interpersonal, communication and organizational skills. Clinical laboratory functions will include oversight of analytical and quality aspects of laboratory analysis, interpretation of results, consultation with physicians, and teaching (staff, students, residents and fellows). Experience with tissue culture and cell banking would be an asset. Certification in molecular genetics would also be advantageous. In addition, successful applicants will be expected to participate in postgraduate teaching at the University of Toronto and various continuing medical education activities.
The successful candidate will be appointed to the Medical and Scientific Staff of SickKids Hospital. Extensive opportunities for collaborative research exist within clinical programs and the Research Institute. Salary and benefits are in accordance with our hospital’s standards for compensation. The applicant should be eligible for an academic appointment in the Department of Laboratory Medicine and Pathobiology at the University of Toronto at the rank of Assistant, Associate, or full Professor. Rank will be commensurate with qualifications and experience.

Applications should be accompanied by a cover letter, a curriculum vitae, and an outline of research interests, along with the names and addresses of at least 3 referees, and sent to:
Dr. George Yousef
Chief, Department of Paediatric Laboratory Medicine
SickKids Hospital
555 University Avenue
Toronto, Ontario, M5G 1X8
Attention: Assistant – Effie Economidis, e-mail:
Applicants of interest to the Selection Committee will be contacted.

SickKids Hospital (formerly The Hospital for Sick Children) is a health care, teaching and research centre dedicated exclusively to children; affiliated with the University of Toronto.
The University of Toronto is strongly committed to diversity within its community and especially welcomes applications from visible minority group members, women, Aboriginal persons, persons with disabilities, members of sexual minority groups and others who may contribute to further diversification of ideas. All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however, Canadians and permanent residents will be given priority.

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Please use the following contact information to apply for this job:
Contact Name: Janette Kim
Contact Address: 555 University Avenue
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Contact Phone: 416-813-7654
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