The Department of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine of The Ottawa Hospital (TOH) and the Eastern Ontario Regional Laboratory Association (EORLA) invites applications for a Clinical Microbiologist at the Regional Microbiology Laboratory (RML). The RML is located at TOH and is operated by EORLA providing comprehensive diagnostic microbiology service to eastern Ontario and the Champlain Local Health Integration Network (LHIN).

TOH is a tertiary care teaching hospital affiliated with the University of Ottawa. EORLA is a member-owned, not-for-profit organization providing laboratory services for 16 hospitals/18 sites within the Champlain LHIN.
The successful candidate will provide clinical, technical, and administrative support for the clinical microbiology laboratory, and will participate in microbiology service coverage providing clinical consultation, education, and support to regional health care professionals regarding laboratory utilization, test selection, and result interpretation. This individual should
have expertise in clinical microbiology including routine microbiology and
molecular microbiology preferably with experience in next generation sequencing and bioinformatics. Candidates must have excellent communication and interpersonal skills and the capacity to operate in both of Canada’s official languages is an asset as EORLA provides services in both of Canada’s official languages.

The successful candidate will become a member of a group of 6 medical/clinical microbiologists providing regional coverage for microbiology in the Champlain LHIN and consultation/coverage for microbiology laboratories located at additional sites as needed. Participation in the microbiology regional on-call roster, teaching and residency training program is required. The development of an individual or collaborative research program is strongly encouraged. This position includes a fulltime appointment within the Faculty of Medicine at the University of Ottawa commensurate with experience and qualifications

Candidates must have a Ph.D. degree in a related scientific field and be certified or eligible for certification by either Canadian (FCCM) or American (ABMM) specialty boards. Obtaining appropriate certification is a requirement of this position. Salary and academic rank will be commensurate with experience and qualifications.

All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply, but Canadian citizens and permanent residents will be given priority. The closing date for receipt of applications is November 30, 2021. Interested individuals may apply via mail or e-mail, sending a cover letter, formal curriculum vitae to:

Dr. Marc Desjardins
Regional Discipline Head, Microbiology Division at the Eastern Ontario Regional Laboratory Association (EORLA)
The Ottawa Hospital, General campus 501 Smyth Road
Ottawa, Ontario K1H 8L6

For information in French, see Job Poster below:

Updated on November 4, 2021