The Division of Microbiology in the Department of Paediatric Laboratory Medicine at the Hospital for Sick Children is inviting applications for a full-time academic Clinical Microbiologist. The anticipated start date will be January 2023.

The Department of Paediatric Laboratory Medicine is internationally recognized as a centre of excellence in service, teaching, and research in paediatric laboratory medicine.

Reporting to the Division Head, Microbiology, the successful candidate will be a highly motivated individual with demonstrated professional skills in diagnostic microbiology (including molecular microbiology).  The candidate is expected to be able to work in team settings, and have excellent interpersonal, communication and organizational skills; experience in paediatric clinical microbiology is considered an asset. The successful candidate will participate in the microbiology consultation service providing both clinical and laboratory consultations regarding appropriate diagnostic methods, interpretation of results and the management of infections.  It is expected that the candidate will be engaged in the evaluation, development, and utilization review of laboratory testing.

The successful applicant will be expected to develop an independent and collaborative research program related to paediatric infectious diseases, to participate in collaborative studies with clinicians and scientists at the Hospital for Sick Children, and to hold a position in the Research Institute of the hospital. The successful applicant will also be expected to participate in undergraduate, graduate and postgraduate teaching, and residency training supervision.

Clinical Microbiology candidates must hold a PhD degree and be certified, or eligible for certification, as a Fellow of the Canadian College of Microbiologists (FCCM) or equivalent (American Board of Medical Microbiology, ABMM). The applicant should be eligible for an academic appointment in the Department of Laboratory Medicine and Pathobiology at the University of Toronto at the rank of Assistant, Associate or full Professor. Rank will be commensurate with qualifications and experience.

Applications should be accompanied by an application letter and a curriculum vitae along with the names and addresses of at least 3 referees and sent to Dr. Aaron Campigotto, Head, Division of Microbiology, Hospital for Sick Children, Room 3654 Atrium, 555 University Avenue, Toronto, Ontario. M5G 1X8.

Sarah Ermias, Assistant. Tel: 416-813-5691. E-mail:

The Search Committee will begin to consider applications received by October 28, 2022 for shortlisting.  Only applicants of interest to the selection committee will be contacted.

Updated on October 17, 2022