Academic Anatomical/General Pathologist - Alberta Precision Laboratories

Posting Date:Tue, 04 Oct 2022
Date to Apply By: Until Filled
Estimated Start Date: 05 Dec 2022
Address: 1403 29 St NW
City: Calgary

 Academic Anatomical Pathologist


Alberta Precision Laboratories (APL) in partnership with Department of Pathology & Laboratory Medicine (DPLM) Cumming School of Medicine (CSM), University of Calgary (UofC), and the Department of Oncology, Charbonneau Cancer Institute, are seeking a full time Academic Anatomic Pathologist. Applicants with sub-specialty interest or certification in a discipline of Pathology such as Molecular Pathology, Neuropathology, Pediatric Pathology, Pulmonary Pathology, Transplant Pathology and/or Hematopathology will be considered an asset. Candidates with a research focus relevant to precision oncology, mechanisms of disease, novel diagnostics, or cancer biomarkers and biobanking are encouraged to apply. The successful candidate will be expected to establish an independent or significant collaborative research program.

The successful candidate will join a team of 95+ laboratory physicians and scientists working mostly at an acute care institution.  APL is a multi-site, province-wide laboratory providing comprehensive laboratory services.  APL (Calgary Zone) processes 30+ million tests, 260,000 surgical specimens, 200,000 gynecologic cytology specimens, and 10,000 non-gynecologic cytology specimens annually.
APL is a publically funded wholly owned subsidiary corporation of Alberta Health Services (AHS), and is party to an affiliation agreement with the UofC.  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.
The University of Calgary is Canada’s leading next-generation university – a living, growing and youthful institution that embraces change and opportunity with a can-do attitude. Academically, the successful candidate will be invited to join a vibrant and collaborative research community within the Arnie Charbonneau Cancer Institute ( and/or other University of Calgary research institutes, as applicable, where she/he will be assisted in establishing an independent or highly collaborative research program aligned broadly with the goals of precision oncology.
Job Summary & Responsibilities
Pathologists must maintain the highest possible standards of practice including prompt delivery of services to match established key performance indicators and provincial metrics, must actively participate in quality assurance 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 (research and teaching) and 50% allocated time for clinical services.
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 as well as subspecialty fellowship training and/or certification in Molecular Pathology, Neuropathology, Pediatric Pathology, Pulmonary Pathology, Transplant Pathology and/or Hematopathology.
Candidates must have a track record demonstrating:

  • Effective communication, skills 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

An excellent remuneration package including relocation assistance is provided. Starting remuneration is commensurate with the level of training and experience. Remuneration range for a Laboratory Physician / Pathologist in Alberta is $353,874.00 to $411,650.00.

Community Info
Calgary is one of the world’s cleanest cities and has been named the third most livable city in the world by Economist Intelligence Units. Calgary is a city of leaders - in business, community, philanthropy and volunteerism. Calgarians benefit from a growing number of world-class dining and cultural events, including the Calgary Stampede, and enjoy more days of sunshine per year than any other major Canadian city. Calgary is less than an hour's drive from the majestic Rocky Mountains and boasts the most extensive urban pathway and bikeway network in North America.

Candidates interviewed for this position maybe considered for other positions.

Interested persons meeting the above qualifications should submit their curriculum vitae with contact information of three referees through the DoctorsJobs Alberta Career Website: Doctor Jobs Careers - Jobs ( (keyword:) or the Government of Canada Job Bank

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.

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


Please use the following contact information to apply for this job:
Contact Name: Alexandra Strybosch
Contact Address: 9, 3535 Research Road NW
Contact Email:
Contact Phone: 15879431837
Contact Fax:

- last updated September 2022 -