Clinical Faculty Position

Nova Scotia (CA)
14 May 2018
11 Jun 2018
Contract Type
Full Time

Clinical Faculty Position, Medical Genetics

Dalhousie University/IWK Health Centre, Halifax Nova Scotia

The Division of Medical Genetics, in the Department of Pediatrics at Dalhousie University and the IWK Health Centre invites applications for a part-time (0.6 FTE) clinical faculty position as a Medical Geneticist at the Assistant/Associate level.  This individual would join a team of 6 Medical Geneticists, 12 Genetic Counsellors, 3 Metabolic Nurses and a Metabolic Dietician. The academic physician will provide clinical service and participate in teaching and/or research in an academic environment. Preference will be given to physicians with CCMG Biochemical Disease fellowship or equivalent training. In addition, for applicants qualified in Paediatrics, opportunities to work in General Paediatrics can be negotiated.

The division of Medical Genetics, located at the IWK Hospital, in Halifax, Nova Scotia, provides genetic consultation and care to the Maritime Provinces with a population of 1.9 million people. We deliver comprehensive coverage of Cancer, Prenatal, Pediatric, Adult and Metabolic genetics. We have the strong support of Molecular Genetics, Cytogenetics, and Metabolic laboratory services, all on site. We have strong collaborations with Pediatrics, Neonatology, Maternal Fetal Medicine, and with Adult and Paediatric Cardiology, Oncology, and Neurology services. We provide Medical Genetics teaching to undergraduates at Dalhousie University, as well as Medical Genetics teaching to Medical Students, Residents and Fellows. We have close collaborations with Dalhousie PhD scientists and clinicians in other disciplines performing human genetics research.

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Required qualifications include an MD (or equivalent) and certification in Medical Genetics with a FRCPC or FCCMG, or be board certified in Pediatrics with completion of CCMG Biochemical Diseases Fellowship (or equivalent).  Eligibility for licensure in Nova Scotia is essential. 

The application deadline for this position is June 8, 2018

Interested applicants should submit a CV, a statement of academic interests and three confidential letters of reference (two of which must be academic) forwarded under separate cover from the referee.  A complete application also includes a completed Self-Identification Questionnaire, which is available at Applications should be forwarded to:


Dr. Sarah Dyack MD FRCPC FCCMG

Head Division of Medical Genetics

5850/5890 University Avenue, PO BOX 9700

Halifax, NS, Canada B3K 6R8

Tel: 902 470 8754

Fax: 902 470 8709  

Dalhousie University is committed to fostering a collegial culture grounded in diversity and inclusiveness.  The university encourages applications from Aboriginal people, persons with a disability, racially visible persons, women, persons of minority sexual orientations and gender identities, and all candidates who would contribute to the diversity of our community.