Medical Director, Molecular Diagnostics - Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre

Posting Date:Fri, 15 Feb 2019
Date to Apply By: 31 Mar 2019
Estimated Start Date: 01 Jul 2019
Address: 2075 Bayview Avenue, Room E432
City: Toronto

Medical Director, Molecular Diagnostics

Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre, an academic institution fully affiliated with the Department of Laboratory Medicine and Pathobiology, Faculty of Medicine, University of Toronto, invites applications for the position of Medical Director of Molecular Diagnostics, in the Department of Laboratory Medicine & Molecular Diagnostics (LMMD).

Applicants must hold Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada certification in Anatomical Pathology or equivalent, and be eligible for medical licensure by the College of Physicians and Surgeons of Ontario. The successful applicant must possess a strong understanding of current and future developments in molecular diagnostics, and a demonstrated track record of excellence in the development, implementation, and reporting of clinical molecular diagnostic assays, including next generation sequencing-based tests. A PhD which was molecular biology-related or certification by Canadian College of Medical Genetics or equivalent body would be an asset. Clinical and administrative duties will include providing medical oversight of molecular diagnostic testing, including reporting of molecular test results; interfacing with clinicians, researchers, and industry to assess ongoing needs; evaluating and implementing new molecular diagnostic tests in collaboration with LMMD medical/scientific and technical staff; and reporting of Anatomical Pathology cases, with subspecialty expertise in Gastrointestinal Pathology or Dermatopathology preferred.

As a Clinician-Investigator, the successful applicant will foster excellence in translational research and innovation in molecular diagnostics. Opportunities for teaching students, residents, and fellows will also be available. The applicant must be eligible for an academic appointment in the Department of Laboratory Medicine and Pathobiology at the University of Toronto. Academic rank (Assistant, Associate, or Full Professor) will be commensurate with qualifications and experience.

For more information about the Department of Laboratory Medicine and Pathobiology at the University of Toronto, please visit www.lmp.utoronto.ca.

Salary and benefits are in accordance with the uniform minimal level of compensation for Laboratory Physicians within the Province of Ontario (currently $348,110 per annum).

The Department of Laboratory Medicine and Molecular Diagnostics at Sunnybrook is a collegial, inter-professional team comprised of five Divisions (Anatomical Pathology, Hematological Pathology, Clinical Chemistry, Transfusion Medicine & Tissue Bank, Microbiology) with 30 medical and scientific staff and over 250 technical, research, and administrative staff. The Molecular Diagnostics platform supports all 5 Divisions, and is undergoing rapid expansion as a critical component of Sunnybrook’s Strategic Plan 2018-21, Inventing the Future of Health Care in Ontario and Beyond.

The Search Committee will consider applications received by March 31, 2019. Only short-listed applicants will be contacted. The proposed start date is July 1, 2019, or as mutually agreed upon. Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre and the University of Toronto are strongly committed to diversity within its community and welcomes applications from racialized persons, 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.
Interested applicants should include with their application: C.V., a brief statement of their career plans, and the names of three references to be sent to:

Dr. David M. Hwang Chief, Department of Laboratory Medicine and Molecular Diagnostics Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre
2075 Bayview Avenue, E432 Toronto, ON M4N 3M5
Email: David.Hwang@sunnybrook.ca



Please use the following contact information to apply for this job:
Contact Name: Dr. David M. Hwang
Contact Address: 2075 Bayview Avenue, E432, Toronto, ON
Contact Email: David.Hwang@sunnybrook.ca
Contact Phone: 416-480-4009
Contact Fax: 416-480-4271