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Alberta Precision Laboratories

Clinical Laboratory Geneticist (PhD)

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Edmonton, Alberta (Canada) – Alberta Precision Laboratories (APL) is seeking a PhD Clinical Lab Scientist with subspecialty certification in Genetic and Genomic Diagnostics, Cytogenetics, or Molecular Genetics, to join our division of Genetics and Genomics. APL is a leader in laboratory medicine providing comprehensive laboratory services at multiple sites across the province of Alberta. The division of Genetics and Genomics provides comprehensive genetic and genomic testing in the areas of molecular diagnostics, constitutional and cancer cytogenetics, biochemical genetics, and newborn screening. APL ( is publicly funded and wholly owned subsidiary of Alberta Health Services (AHS). Edmonton, the capital city of Alberta, is a family-friendly, diverse, and thriving city of over one million residents offering world-class out-door pursuits as well as a breadth of year-round festivals and cultural events.


As a Clinical Laboratory Geneticist, you will be an essential member of our medical and scientific leadership team, responsible for; overseeing genetic testing and analysis on patient samples using various techniques, including PCR, DNA/RNA sequencing, gene panels and exomes, and/or cytogenetic analysis; Interpretation of complex genetic data, including identifying genetic mutations, variants, and chromosomal abnormalities relevant to patient diagnoses; collaboration with other medical specialists and genetic counsellors to integrate genetic information into patient care plans; ensuring compliance with all regulatory guidelines and quality assurance standards in the clinical laboratory; staying updated with the latest advancements in clinical genetics and molecular diagnostics to enhance testing accuracy and efficiency; participating in research and development initiatives to improve genetic testing methodologies and expand test offerings; and teaching and mentoring of medical students, residents, clinical fellows, as well as staff and students within the laboratory and opportunities for classroom-based teaching at the University of Alberta. PhD Clinical Lab Scientist position reports to the Provincial Medical/Scientific Director, in collaboration with the North Sector Program Medical Lead, and will work collaboratively with the Molecular Genetics Lab Head who will provide direction concerning daily responsibilities and activities. Opportunities exist for cross-coverage in the genetics laboratories depending on operational needs, as well as the qualifications and interests of the successful candidate. It is expected that the successful candidate applies for a University of Alberta Clinical appointment.

  • Classification: PhD ClincScient Lab Board Cert
  • Union: LAB EXEMPT
  • Unit and Program: Genetics & Genomics
  • Primary Location: U of A Hospital
  • Location Details: As Per Location
  • Employee Class: Regular Full Time
  • FTE: 1.00
  • Hours per Shift: 7.75
  • Length of Shift in weeks: 2
  • Shifts per cycle: 10
  • Shift Pattern: Days, Evenings, Nights, Weekends, On Call
  • Days Off: As Per Rotation
  • Minimum Salary: $56.11
  • Maximum Salary: $90.60
  • Vehicle Requirement: Not Applicable

Required Qualifications:

A Ph.D. in Genetics or a related field plus board certification in Genetic and Genomic Diagnostics, Cytogenetics, or Molecular Genetics, by the Canadian College of Medical Geneticists (CCMG), or equivalent certification by the American Board of Medical Genetics and Genomics (ABMGG). Board eligible candidates will also be considered at the appropriate compensation range. This position requires excellent analytical, organizational and interpersonal skills with a focus on leadership development. Candidates must be able to demonstrate effective communication skills, experience in quality assurance, operational efficiency, and appropriateness of care.

Additional Required Qualifications:

The salary range for Board Certified Clinical PhDs in Alberta with APL is from $157,652 – 183,262, remuneration offered within this range will be commensurate with qualifications and experience. A comprehensive package of employee benefits is offered, including paid vacation and leave time, a CME allowance, and relocation assistance. Interested candidates are invited to submit their application through the APL career website along with a cover letter, curriculum vitae, and the names and contact information of three references.

In accordance with the Canadian Foreign Workers requirements, all qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however, Canadian citizens and permanent residents of Canada will be given priority. Alberta Precision Laboratories (APL) respects, appreciates and encourages diversity. This position is available for APL Sponsorship.


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