Paediatric Pathologist - The Hospital for Sick Children (SickKids)

Posting Date:Thu, 25 Jan 2018
Date to Apply By: Until Filled
Estimated Start Date: 01 Jul 2018
Address: 555 University Avenue
City: Toronto


Paediatric Pathologist, Division of Pathology
Permanent – Full Time Position

The Hospital for Sick Children (SickKids), a world-renowned paediatric academic health science centre and the University of Toronto’s Department of Laboratory Medicine and Pathobiology, are seeking a full-time Paediatric Pathologist to join the Division of Pathology, Department of Paediatric Laboratory Medicine at the rank of Assistant, Associate or full Professor. The anticipated start date will be July 1, 2018.

We are seeking a physician who will foster excellence in paediatric pathology practice, teaching and research at the hospital. The qualified applicant shall hold a relevant Fellowship from the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada, or equivalent, and be eligible for medical licensure in the Province of Ontario. Duties include the delivery of a broad range of paediatric pathology services in association with other paediatric pathologists in the Division, as it is practiced in Canada, and participating in common divisional functions such as on-call coverage. Subspecialty interest/expertise in one or more of renal, cardiovascular, molecular and perinatal pathology is desired but not an absolute requirement. A fully accredited residency program is in place and teaching of residents, fellows and medical students is expected. Excellent opportunities for both independent and collaborative research exist, and will be encouraged.

The successful candidate 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 are in accordance with the uniform minimal level of compensation for laboratory physicians in the Province of Ontario (currently $348,110).

The Division of Pathology at SickKids has 13 pathologists responsible for providing a comprehensive range of paediatric pathology services, teaching and research. In addition to its active surgical pathology and autopsy services, the Division has specialized facilities and access to state-of-the-art and cutting edge technologies to conduct advanced diagnostics, including rare and complex conditions. The Division enjoys close and dynamic interactions with the other Divisions within the Department of Paediatric Laboratory Medicine (Clinical Biochemistry, Hematopathology, Microbiology and Genome Diagnostics), numerous clinical programs and services, and the SickKids Research Institute in advancing the Hospital’s integrated mission of health care, teaching and research for the benefit of children and their families.

Interested individuals should submit a letter of application, curriculum vitae, and the names and addresses of three referees to the Chair of the Search Committee:

Gino R. Somers, MBBS, BMedSc, PhD, FRCPA
Head, Division of Pathology
The Hospital for Sick Children
555 University Avenue
Toronto, ON
M5G 1X8

The Search Committee will begin to consider applications received by March 2, 2018 for shortlisting. The position will remain open until filled. Only short-listed applicants will be contacted.

Dedicated exclusively to children and their families, SickKids is one of the largest and most respected paediatric healthcare centres in the world. As innovators in child health, we lead and partner to improve the health of children through the integration of healthcare, leading-edge research and education. Our reputation would not have been built—nor could it be maintained—without the skills, knowledge and experience of extraordinary people who come to work here every day. SickKids is committed to ongoing learning and development, and features a caring and supportive work environment that combines exceptionally high standards of practice.

When you join SickKids, you become part of our community. We share a commitment and determination to fulfill our vision of Healthier Children. A Better World. For more information about the Department of Paediatric Laboratory Medicine, please visit our home page.

Don’t miss out on the opportunity to work alongside the world’s best in paediatric healthcare.

For more information about the Faculty of Medicine, Department of Laboratory Medicine and Pathobiology, please visit our home page.

SickKids and the University of Toronto are strongly committed to diversity within its community and especially welcomes applications from racialized persons/ persons of colour, women, Indigenous/Aboriginal Peoples of North America, persons with disabilities, LGBTQ+ persons, 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. SickKids is also committed to providing services in both official languages and our preference is to hire employees who are fluent in both English and French whenever possible.

Please use the following contact information to apply for this job:
Contact Name: Gino R. Somers,
Contact Address: 555 University Avenue Toronto, ON M5G 1X8
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