Academic Anatomic Pathologist - Department of Pathology & Laboratory Medicine Cumming School of Medicine

Posting Date:Tue, 21 Dec 2021
Date to Apply By: 31 Jan 2022
Estimated Start Date: To be Determined
City: Calgary

Academic Anatomic Pathologist
Department of Pathology & Laboratory Medicine
Cumming School of Medicine

The Department of Pathology & Laboratory Medicine in the Cumming School of Medicine (CSM) at the University of Calgary (UofC), in partnership with Alberta Precision Laboratories Ltd. invites applications for a Contingent Term appointment at the Assistant Professor or Associate Professor level. Highly qualified candidates may also be considered for pathology site leader at Alberta Children’s Hospital.

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. Strong preference will be given to candidates who have subspecialty Fellowship training and/or Certification in Pediatric/Perinatal Pathology.  An advanced graduate degree with basic/translational research training and demonstrated commitment to research 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 normally entail the publication of no less than 10 peer reviewed papers, with the majority as 1st author. Candidates at the Associate Professor level should normally have 25 or more peer reviewed papers, with the majority as 1st or senior author, and a demonstrated ability to attract peer reviewed funding.

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 or Associate Professor level with 50% protected time for academics and 50% allocated time for clinical services. The APL medical staff position is a contractor position with APL. Academic appointment will be offered as a UofC employee. The successful candidate may be offered membership and support from the Alberta Children’s Hospital Research Institute and/or another UofC research institute.

The Department of Pathology & Laboratory Medicine has 95 medical and scientific staff. There are 20-25 full time academic faculty who are supported jointly by APL and the CSM. APL performs over 30+ million tests annually providing laboratory tests for five acute care facilities in Calgary, one community laboratory and 9 rural health laboratories in Southern Alberta. The-pediatric-perinatal pathology group is based at world-class Alberta Children’s Hospital, which provides surgical pathology and autopsy services for the hospital, perinatal autopsy/placental pathology services for the city, and consultative services for southern Alberta.  High volumes of placentas (~4,000/year) and perinatal autopsies (>200/year) support perinatal pathology research opportunities.

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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The Cumming School of Medicine, University of Calgary seeks to recruit and retain a diverse and inclusive workforce that will contribute to creating the future of health. We are committed to fostering diversity through cultivating an environment where people with a variety of backgrounds, genders, interests, and talents feel welcome and supported.

Interested individuals are encouraged to submit an application online via the University of Calgary Careers webpage using the 'Apply Now' link. Please be aware the application process allows for only four attachments. Your four attachments should be organized to contain the following (which may require you to merge documents such as publications):

• Cover letter and curriculum vitae
• Statement of research interests
• Statement of administrative philosophy and academic goals
• Names and contact information of three (3) references
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Questions regarding this opportunity should be addressed to Dr. Dylan Pillai by email (
Application deadline: January 31, 2022

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