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Department of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine




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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, at the Schulich School of Medicine & Dentistry, Western University, the London Health Sciences Centre, and St. Joseph’s Health Care, is seeking a Medical or Clinical Microbiologist for a full-time clinical academic appointment. 

The Medical Microbiologist 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.  Medical microbiologist candidates must be certified or eligible for certification, in Medical Microbiology by the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada, or equivalent. They must have an MD or equivalent degree, and must be eligible for licensure by The College of Physicians and Surgeons of Ontario.

The Clinical Microbiologist will hold an Affiliated Scientist Limited Term appointment at the rank of Assistant Professor or Associate Professor, or a Sequential Term appointment at the rank of Associate Professor or Professor, depending upon experience and qualifications at the time of appointment.  Clinical microbiologist candidates must be board-certified as a Fellow of the College of Canadian Microbiologists (FCCM) or a Diplomate of the American Board of Medical Microbiologists D(ABMM).

The Department of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine has 58 full time faculty members, and is one of 21 departments in the Schulich School of Medicine & Dentistry ( The Division of Microbiology processes more than 220,000 specimens per year, including diagnostic procedures in the areas of general bacteriology, mycology, parasitology, serology, and virology (molecular based). The laboratory is based in a brand new facility, equipped with state of the art equipment, including access to molecular diagnostics. The Department has a long history of strength and excellence in many areas of diagnostic service, teaching and research, and has an environment conducive to career and personal development.

This position is aimed at an academically orientated candidate with strong microbiology skills.  Experience or interest in molecular microbiology would be an asset. The successful candidate(s) will work within a group of Microbiologists to provide oversight of the microbiology laboratory testing, the development, evaluation and validation of new test methodologies, and communicating with end-users regarding test interpretation and utilization.   Additionally, the microbiologist will support the laboratory quality management program and biosafety program. Candidates must have demonstrated excellent interpersonal and communication skills and the ability to work collaboratively with all members of the health care team. The candidate will also have a commitment to and demonstrated aptitude for teaching, and will have opportunities to teach and supervise at the undergraduate, graduate and post-graduate levels. As both London Health Sciences Centre and St. Joseph’s Health Care are teaching hospitals affiliated with Western University, the microbiologist will be supported to engage in academic research and other creative professional activities.

Compensation for this position will be commensurate with qualifications and experience and will be primarily composed of hospital funding based on the MOHLTC Laboratory Medicine Funding agreement.

Western is one of Canada’s leading research-intensive universities, and Schulich Medicine & Dentistry has a long history of excellence in basic biomedical, applied and clinical research. Western has a full range of academic and professional programs for over 28,000 undergraduate and graduate students. London is Canada’s 10th largest city with a population of 432,000. Located midway between Toronto and Detroit, London serves as the hub of South Western Ontario. London is known as the “Forest City” and is an affordable, charming and secure place to live. London boasts an international airport, art galleries, theatre, music and sporting events as expected of a larger centre ( Western’s Recruitment and Retention Office is available to assist in the transition of successful applicants and their families to the university and city.

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 one of the appropriate forms at the following links:

For MD applicants:, or

For PhD applicants:

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 August 1, 2017. Expected start date is May 1, 2018 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).


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Department of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine
Dr. Subrata Chakrabarti
Posting Date: 04-Jul-2017Medical Microbiology Permanent, Practicing physician Open 101-May-2018
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