The Public Health Laboratory (ProvLab), Alberta Precision Laboratories (APL) is seeking board certified clinical microbiologist(s) to join the ProvLab team. We currently have 2 permanent full time positions available; one position is based at the Edmonton site of ProvLab and the other position is based at the Calgary site of ProvLab. The Public Health Laboratory (ProvLab) has been in existence for over 100 years, and operates under Alberta Precision Laboratories (APL). ProvLab is based out of two sites: the Foothills Medical Centre in Calgary, and the University of Alberta Hospital in Edmonton.

ProvLab offers an excellent environment for career development, and opportunities to pursue clinical and research activities. Our collaborative partners include other laboratories in Alberta, numerous academic departments at the University of Calgary and University of Alberta, as well as Public Health Laboratory partners in other provinces.  The core functions of ProvLab include (but are not restricted to) testing for pathogens of public health significance, population-based screening, laboratory surveillance to support cluster detection and disease trends of public health significance, specialized diagnostic testing, environmental water testing, education, and research.

The successful candidate will be required to provide diagnostic microbiology consultation, and laboratory and technical expertise. The ideal candidate will also have experience and be knowledgeable in other areas of the ProvLab including: virology, mycobacteriology, bacteriology, mycology, parasitology and environmental microbiology.  The successful candidate must demonstrate effective communication and leadership skills, and an ability to work in a faced paced, team-orientated environment.  This individual will participate in the undergraduate and post-graduate training programs of the University of Alberta or the University of Calgary, and develop an ongoing research program that complements the activities of ProvLab. The successful candidate will be considered for an academic appointment with the University of Alberta or the University of Calgary.

Salary will be commensurate with qualifications and experience ($128,000-$181,000). A comprehensive package of benefits is also available, including relocation assistance.

Educational Requirements: Board Certified PhD, certified as a clinical microbiologist either as a Fellow of the Canadian College of Microbiologists (FCCM) or Diplomate of the American Board of Medical Microbiologys, FRCPath Microbiology or equivalent.

Qualified candidates should apply on line through Alberta Precision Laboratories Career Website:, please include cover letter and CV with references in your application.

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Updated on November 3, 2020