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Department of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine

 Schulich School of Medicine & Dentistry

Western University, London Health Sciences Centre & St. Joseph’s Health Care London




The Department of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine, Schulich School of Medicine & Dentistry, at Western University, London Health Sciences Centre, and St. Joseph’s Health Care London, is seeking a full-time clinical academic Transfusion Medicine Specialist at the rank of Assistant, Associate, or Full Professor.  The successful candidate will hold a full-time Limited Term Clinical Academic appointment at the rank of Assistant Professor or Associate Professor, or a Continuing Clinical Academic appointment at the rank of Associate Professor or Professor, depending upon experience and qualifications at the time of appointment. 

The Program of Laboratory Medicine is affiliated with London Health Sciences Centre and is comprised of Blood Transfusion Laboratories, Investigational Hematology, Core Laboratories and Biochemistry.  The Blood Transfusion Laboratory is one the largest in Canada issuing approximately 24,000 red blood cell units annually as well supporting a full range of services including Stem Cell Transplant Program, Perioperative Blood Management Program and regional pediatric tertiary care centre. The Blood Transfusion Laboratory has a strong track record in education and research in transfusion, flow cytometry and clinical utilization quality improvement initiatives.

The successful candidate will be expected to provide the full range of clinical services required of a transfusion medicine specialist and hematologist. The ability to provide routine hematopathology service will be considered an asset. The appointee will hold a cross appointment in the Department of Medicine in the Division of Hematology and will be expected to support clinical consultation service as well as other clinical activities including the perioperative blood management program. The ideal candidate should have a strong academic background and will participate actively in the Division’s academic initiatives including teaching and supervision of undergraduate students, residents, and fellows as well as transfusion related research and quality initiatives. Applicants considered at the rank of Associate or Full Professor must have demonstrated the ability to publish in the highest quality academic and subspecialty journals and be a recognized expert in his or her field of transfusion research.

Candidates must hold an MD or equivalent and be eligible for medical licensure with the College of Physicians and Surgeons of Ontario and must have postgraduate training/qualifications in Hematological Pathology or Hematology with additional training in transfusion medicine. Preference will be given to applicants who hold certification from the Royal College of Physicians & Surgeons of Canada or the American Board of Medical Specialties.

Compensation for this position will be commensurate with qualifications and experience and will be primarily composed of alternative funding and payment plan and fee for service.

Western University delivers an academic experience second to none. Western challenges the best and brightest faculty, staff and students to commit to the highest global standards. Our research excellence expands knowledge and drives discovery with real-world application. Western attracts individuals with a broad worldview, seeking to study, influence and lead in the international community. Since 1878, The Western Experience has combined academic excellence with life-long opportunities for intellectual, social and cultural growth in order to better serve our communities. London is Canada’s 10th largest city with a population of 400,000, a catchment area of 2 million, and is situated in southwestern Ontario between Toronto and Detroit. The region has a diverse economy and excellent educational opportunities. It is a safe and diverse city and its numerous parks, trails, recreational, cultural and sporting opportunities make it an attractive place to live.

Interested candidates should send a letter of interest, curriculum vitae, and the names and addresses of three references to the address below; and also complete, sign and include the form at the following link:


Dr. Subrata Chakrabarti, Chair/Chief,

Department of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine

Dental Sciences Building, Room 4004

Schulich School of Medicine & Dentistry

Western University, London, ON, N6A 5C1


Applications will be accepted until the position is filled. Review of applications will begin after April 7, 2017. Expected start date is July 1, 2017 or as negotiated.

Business Addresses:

Western University, 1151 Richmond Street, N., London, Ontario N6A 5B8,

London Health Sciences Centre, 800 Commissioners Road E., London Ontario, N6A 5W9,

St. Joseph's Health Care London, 268 Grosvenor Street, London Ontario, N6A 4V2,

Positions are subject to budget approval. Applicants should have fluent written and oral communication skills in English. The University invites applications from all qualified individuals. Western is committed to employment equity and diversity in the workplace and welcomes applications from women, members of racialized groups/visible minorities, Aboriginal persons, persons with disabilities, persons of any sexual orientation, and persons of any gender identity or gender expression.

In accordance with Canadian immigration requirements, priority will be given to Canadian citizens and permanent residents.

Accommodations are available for applicants with disabilities throughout the recruitment process. If you require accommodations for interviews or other meetings, please contact Susan Underhill (email, telephone 519.661.2030).

Contact Information

Western UniversityDr. Subrata ChakrabartiChair/Chiefadmin.pathology@schulich.uwo.ca519-661-2030
Posting Date: 06-Mar-2017Transfusion Medicine Permanent, Practicing physician Open 101-Jul-2017
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