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Clinical Molecular Geneticist / Translational Genomic Researcher

The Department of Medical Genetics in the Faculty of Medicine at the University of Calgary and Genetic Laboratory Services of Alberta Health Services, invite applications for a full-time academic position as a Clinical Molecular Geneticist. Qualifications include an MD, or PhD in Genetics or related field with certification/ eligibility for certification in Molecular Genetics by the Canadian College of Medical Geneticists or American Board of Medical Genetics. 
 
This position offers an excellent opportunity to combine research and clinical diagnostic service work, with the prospect for independent research and translational genomic activities. The Faculty is home to a number of excellent core research facilities, including next-generation sequencing infrastructure. Collaborative opportunities with a strong clinical genetics unit provide a rich repository of patient research materials. 
 
The Molecular Diagnostic Laboratory is a well-equipped, custom-designed facility, situated at the Alberta Children’s Hospital and performs a full range of DNA-based testing for hereditary conditions. Along with the adjacent cytogenetics and biochemical genetics laboratories, and nearby clinical genetics unit, Calgary is an accredited comprehensive training (CCMG and RCPSC) and service facility (CCMG and CPSA). Diagnostic service responsibilities include case interpretation, technical oversight, monitoring compliance with accreditation standards/practice guidelines and supervision of trainees. 
 
Calgary is a vibrant, multicultural city of over one million near the Rocky Mountains, Banff National Park and Lake Louise that offers an exceptional quality of life. 
 
Interested candidates should submit curriculum vitae, a summary of research interests and arrange to have three letters of reference sent directly to:
 
Dr. Judy Chernos
Interim Head of Medical Genetics
Faculty of Medicine, University of Calgary
3330 Hospital Drive NW
Calgary, Alberta, Canada T2N 4N1
 
The review of applications will begin on February 1, 2012 and continue until the position is filled.
 
All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however, Canadian citizens and permanent residents will be given priority. The University of Calgary respects, appreciates, and encourages diversity.
 
Ad Number: 99-590
Publications: American Journal of Human Genetics (online 8 weeks), CCMG Newsletter (email and web only), and the American Board of Medical Genetics (online 60 days)
Format: web
Charge costs to: 10-28011-60305
Recovery: 100% AHS
PPC No.: 11-023 (for Faculty use only)
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