Metabolic Specialist

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The Departments of Medical Genetics and Paediatrics, Cumming School of Medicine, University of Calgary and Alberta Health Services invite application for a Metabolic Specialist at the Clinical Assistant Professor level or higher. The successful candidate will provide consultation and management for children and adults with inherited metabolic disease and develop an independent or collaborative research program. The position profile can provide protected time allocated to research, education or administration.

The inherited metabolic diseases clinic provides comprehensive clinical metabolic services to pediatric and adult patients and families and is supported by biochemical and molecular diagnostic laboratories. The clinic is linked to the provincial newborn screening program. Our program is an emerging leader in the development and evaluation of novel therapies for inborn errors of metabolism and provides a rich environment for scholarly enquiry. The clinic is located at the 135 bed Alberta Children’s Hospital (ACH). ACH admits over 7,500 children each year, and receives over 65,000 Emergency Department visits and 230,000 Ambulatory Clinic visits.

The Department of Medical Genetics is home to geneticists, bioinformaticians, and models systems researchers studying organ development, cellular fate determination and genetic disease among other interests. Collaboration with a strong clinical genetics unit and major tertiary care pediatric hospital along with innovative diagnostic genetic laboratories provides access to a rich repository of patient materials. The Departments, Institute and Faculty are also home to a number of excellent core research facilities, including leading edge next generation sequencing, microscopy, proteomics and nucleic acid infrastructure. Please visit our websites at, and for more information.

Additional Notes About Calgary

Calgary is a modern and rapidly growing cosmopolitan city with a population of over 1.2 million people, and boasts an excellent school system, vibrant cultural scene, diverse sporting facilities, and close proximity to the Canadian Rocky Mountains (Banff, Lake Louise and Jasper National Park).


Qualifications include an MD or equivalent, certification by the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada in Medical Genetics and Genomics, Pediatrics or equivalent. Further certification by the Canadian College of Medical Geneticists or equivalent training is desirable.

The candidate must be eligible for Licensure with the College of Physicians and Surgeons of Alberta.

Must read, write and speak English.

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

Applicants are to submit three letters of reference and curriculum vitae (in pdf format) to By 15-Feb-2019

Recruiter Contact:

Dr. Francois Bernier,

Professor and Head, Department of Medical Genetics, Cumming School of Medicine, University of Calgary

3330 Hospital Drive NW

Calgary, AB T2N 4N1

Phone: 403-955-7458

Fax: 403-955-2701


23 January 2019
Location: Canada Alberta Calgary
Work type:
Full time
Healthcare and Medical
Medical Practitioner
PLEASE! No enquiries from Recruitment Agencies or Headhunters.

Only direct applications will be considered.

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