Clinical Laboratory Director
University of Toronto Department of Paediatric Laboratory Medicine

Assistant/ Associate/ Full Professor - Clinical Laboratory Director, Genetics

Date Posted: 08/18/2021
Closing Date: 11/30/2021, 11:59PM EDT

Req ID: 13387
Job Category: Faculty - Clinical
Faculty/Division: Faculty of Medicine
Department: Dept of Lab. Medicine & Pathobiology
Hospital Affiliation: Hospital for Sick Children
Campus: St. George (Downtown Toronto)


Applications are invited for a full-time Clinical Laboratory Director, Genetics position, in the Division of Genome Diagnostics, Department of Paediatric Laboratory Medicine at SickKids Hospital.  The start date will be January 1, 2022 or a mutually agreed upon date.

The Department of Paediatric Laboratory Medicine at SickKids Hospital is internationally recognized as a major diagnostic and academic centre of excellence in service, teaching, and clinically-oriented research in Paediatric Laboratory Medicine.

The candidate should hold a PhD and/or MD degree and at a minimum be certified, or board-eligible, in cytogenetics by the Canadian College of Medical Geneticists (CCMG) or the American Board of Medical Genetics and Genomics (ABMGG). Dual training in cytogenetics and molecular genetics is an asset. The position will focus on cytogenetics service with molecular genetics responsibilities tailored to the background and interest of the candidate. For individuals with cytogenetics certification only, second specialty training in molecular genetics will be an option. The applicant will have a strong record of scholarship, experience, commitment to academic excellence, and training in cytogenetics, with expertise in the diagnosis of constitutional and acquired genetic disease. Reporting to the Genome Diagnostics Division Head, the ideal candidate will be a highly motivated individual with demonstrated professional skills, the ability to work in team settings, and will have excellent interpersonal, communication and organizational skills. Clinical laboratory functions will include oversight of analytical and quality aspects of laboratory analysis, interpretation of results, consultation with physicians, and teaching (staff, students, residents and fellows). Experience with tissue culture and cell banking would be an asset. In addition, successful applicants will be expected to participate in postgraduate teaching at the University of Toronto and various continuing medical education activities.

The successful candidate will be appointed to the Medical and Scientific Staff of SickKids Hospital. Extensive opportunities for collaborative research exist within clinical programs and the Research Institute. Salary and benefits are in accordance with our hospital’s standards for compensation. Salary will be in the range of $150,000-$170,000 and will be negotiated based on experience. The applicant should be eligible for an academic appointment in the Department of Laboratory Medicine and Pathobiology at the University of Toronto at the rank of Assistant, Associate, or full Professor. Rank will be commensurate with qualifications and experience.

Applications will be accepted until November 30, 2021 and should be accompanied by a cover letter, a curriculum vitae, and an outline of research interests, along with the names and addresses of at least three referees, and sent to:

Dr. George M Yousef
Chief, Department of Paediatric Laboratory Medicine
SickKids Hospital
555 University Avenue
Toronto, Ontario, M5G 1X8
Attention: Assistant, Effie Economidis, e-mail:

Applicants of interest to the Selection Committee will be contacted.

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As one of the largest departments of its kind, the Department of Laboratory Medicine and Pathobiology (LMP) has more than 350 faculty including basic scientists, pathologists, laboratory physicians and scientists.  By combining research with clinical practice, we are uniquely positioned to translate new findings into reality.  As a result, we are known as leaders in diagnosing and treating patients and populations, making an impact locally, nationally and internationally.  For more information about the Department of Laboratory Medicine and Pathobiology, University of Toronto please visit our website at

All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however, Canadians and permanent residents will be given priority.

Diversity Statement

The University of Toronto is strongly committed to diversity within its community and especially welcomes applications from racialized persons / persons of colour, women, Indigenous / Aboriginal People of North America, persons with disabilities, LGBTQ2S+ persons, and others who may contribute to the further diversification of ideas.

Accessibility Statement

The University strives to be an equitable and inclusive community, and proactively seeks to increase diversity among its community members. Our values regarding equity and diversity are linked with our unwavering commitment to excellence in the pursuit of our academic mission.

The University is committed to the principles of the Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act (AODA). As such, we strive to make our recruitment, assessment and selection processes as accessible as possible and provide accommodations as required for applicants with disabilities.

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