Assistant / Associate / Full Professor - Head, Division of Genome Diagnostics

Location
Toronto,
Posted
Mar 15, 2017
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution

Requisition Title: Assistant / Associate / Full Professor - Head, Division of Genome Diagnostics - 1700441


Applications are invited for the position of Head, Division of Genome Diagnostics in the Department of Paediatric Laboratory Medicine at the Hospital for Sick Children at the rank of Assistant, Associate or full Professor. The anticipated start date will be July 1, 2017 or mutually agreed upon.

The Hospital for Sick Children is a world-renowned paediatric health science centre-affiliated with the University of Toronto. The Division of Genome Diagnostics is part of the Canadian College of Medical Geneticists (CCMG)-accredited clinical, teaching and research service in Canada. The Division provides Institute for Quality Management in Healthcare (IQMH), College of American Pathologists (CAP), and Clinical Laboratory Improvement Amendments (CLIA) accreditation of comprehensive, state of the art molecular genetic/genomic testing including high throughput and next generation sequencing, in addition to constitutional and oncology cytogenetic testing services.

The Head of Genome Diagnostics will provide effective and collaborative leadership of a dynamic senior scientific team at the hospital, provincial, national and international levels. The successful candidate will have extensive experience in the field of clinical molecular diagnostics as applied to inherited genetic disease, and will have a strong commitment to excellent research in the field and its translation into clinical practice. The candidate will be committed to excellence in education.

The candidate shall hold an MD or PhD degree, and be certified by the CCMG or the American Board of Medical Genetics and Genomics (ABMGG) in Molecular Genetics. MD applicants shall hold a Fellowship in Medical Genetics from the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada, or equivalent, and be eligible for medical licensure in the Province of Ontario. Reporting to the Chief of the Department of Paediatric Laboratory Medicine, the successful applicant will be expected to have an independent and collaborative research program and to qualify for an appointment at the Hospital for Sick Children Research Institute. The successful candidate will be eligible for appointment to the Medical and Scientific Staff of the Hospital for Sick Children and should be eligible for an academic appointment in the Department of Laboratory Medicine and Pathobiology at the University of Toronto. Rank will be commensurate with qualifications and experience. Minimum salary and benefits for MD is in accordance with the uniform minimal level of compensation for laboratory physicians in Ontario, currently $348,000 per annum. Minimum salary and benefits for PhDs are in accordance with hourly rate of $110.86.

Applications should be accompanied by an application letter, a curriculum vitae, an outline of career and research interests, along with the name and addresses of at least three referees and sent to Dr. Susan Richardson, Chief, Department of Paediatric Laboratory Medicine, Hospital for Sick Children, Room 3227, Burton Wing, 555 University Avenue, Toronto, Ontario. M5G 1X8. Telephone: (416) 813-5992. Email: susan.richardson@sickkids.ca. The Search Committee will begin to consider applications received by April 30, 2017 for shortlisting. Only applicants of interest to the selection committee will be contacted.

The Hospital for Sick Children and the University of Toronto are 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.

For more information about the Hospital for Sick Children, please visit http://www.sickkids.ca/

For more information about the Department of Laboratory Medicine and Pathobiology, Faculty of Medicine, University of Toronto, please visit http://lmp.utoronto.ca/



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 the further diversification of ideas.

All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however, Canadians and permanent residents will be given priority

Job Field: Clinical
Faculty / Division: Faculty of Medicine
Department: Laboratory Medicine & Pathobiology
Hospital Affiliation: Hospital for Sick Children
Campus: St. George (downtown Toronto)
Job Posting: Mar 15, 2017
Job Closing: Apr 30, 2017 Open Until Filled

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