Anatomical or General Pathologist with Molecular Pathology - Alberta Precision Labortories

Posting Date:Fri, 20 Jan 2023
Date to Apply By: Until Filled
Estimated Start Date: 03 Apr 2023
Address: 3260 Hospital Dr NW
City: Calgary

Alberta Precision Laboratories (APL) South Sector, in partnership with the Department of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine (DPLM), University of Calgary, Cumming School of Medicine, in Calgary, Alberta is seeking qualified Anatomical/General Pathologists with Molecular Pathology Fellowship. Successful applicants will also be considered for appointment with the University of Calgary’s Department of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine. 

This is a zonal position and involvement and interaction with different hospital sites may be required. The Department of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine, with its team of 96 pathologists and many zonal consultants, functions as a zonal center of Excellence. The successful applicant will be involved in the diagnostic activity across sites in the Calgary region and is expected to become an active zonal consultant in her/his area(s) expertise and interact with the clinical stakeholders in her/his area(s). In addition to a specialty or sub-specialty practice, participation in an on-call rotation is expected. Comprehensive molecular pathology training is required for recruitment. This position includes split time between Anatomical/General and Molecular Pathology. 

The Department is integrated with the academic health campus and there are opportunities for independent and/or collaborative research that foster the goals of discovery knowledge and translational research at the University of Calgary. Depending on the qualifications of the applicant, there are opportunities to practice in a sub-specialty environment while participating in clinical and/or basic research activities. The DPLM and APL offers residency-training programs in Anatomic Pathology, General Pathology, Neuropathology and Medical Microbiology, as well as Fellowship training in subspecialty areas within Anatomic Pathology, Hematopathology and Clinical Biochemistry. 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.   

Applicants shall possess a strong track record of collegiality with co-workers, professional (academic and/or clinical/diagnostic) accomplishments, and evidence of ongoing continued medical education. Responsibilities may include supervising technical staff, overseeing the laboratory quality assurance program, on call requirements, clinical consultation with physicians, surgeons and oncologists, development and validation of new assays, sign-out of conventional and next-generation sequencing based molecular tests, and liaising with various multidisciplinary committees and groups that develop and monitor laboratory policies, processes, and procedures.

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 and relocation assistance.

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

Minimum qualifications include a MD, eligibility for licensure in the Province of Alberta with certification in Anatomical Pathology or General Pathology by the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada or Anatomic Pathology/Clinical Pathology by the American Board of Pathology. Fellowship training in Molecular Pathology is required for this position, and preference will be given to those candidates who are subspecialty board-certified in Molecular Pathology by the American Board of Pathology.

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
  • Ability to troubleshoot and develop new molecular assays
Additional Information

Please use the following contact information to apply for this job:
Contact Name: Alexandra Strybosch
Contact Address: 3535 Research Road NW
Contact Email:
Contact Phone: 5879431837
Contact Fax:

- last updated September 2022 -