University of Alberta

Medical Geneticist

MED Medical Genetics

Competition No.  -    A115433998
Closing Date  -    Will remain open until filled.

The University of Alberta, Faculty of Medicine & Dentistry, in partnership with Alberta Health Services (AHS) invites applicants to apply for a clinical position with AHS Child Health (Division of Clinical Genetics) and the Department of Medical Genetics.

The successful applicant will join an academic medical genetics clinic providing a full spectrum of clinical genetics services. In addition to clinical care, the clinic is active in teaching at the undergraduate and postgraduate levels. The Department of Medical Genetics has an active basic and clinical science program, collaborating locally, nationally and internationally. This position will be comprised of 70% clinical service.

Interested applicants must hold an MD and have completed residency in Medical Genetics or related disciplines; they should be certified or eligible to become a fellow of the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada, or the Canadian College of Medical Genetics. See the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada for more information on various routes of credentialing ( Successful candidate must be eligible for licensure with the College of Physicians and Surgeons of Alberta (CPSA).

The successful applicant will be expected to apply for a Clinical Academic Colleague Appointment in the Department of Medical Genetics, University of Alberta, which will be considered under a separate process through the Faculty of Medicine & Dentistry.

The University of Alberta, Faculty of Medicine & Dentistry has been internationally recognized as among the world’s top 50 medical schools and as one of Canada’s premiere health-education institutions and is located in Edmonton.   

Remuneration for this position will be commensurate with qualifications and experience and will be based on the income scale of a competitive and highly successful academic alternate funding plan.

Interested applicants are invited to submit their curriculum vitae along with the names of three references to:

Dr. Michael Walter, Professor and Chair
Department of Medical Genetics
8-39 Medical Sciences Building,
University of Alberta,
Edmonton, Alberta T6G 2H7
Fax: (780) 492-1998

Department information is available on  Details about the University of Alberta and the Faculty of Medicine and Dentistry can be found on the Faculty’s homepage at  More about AHS and the City of Edmonton can be found at and 

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

The University of Alberta and Alberta Health Services hire on the basis of merit. We are committed to the principle of equity in employment. We welcome diversity and encourage applications from all qualified women and men, including persons with disabilities, members of visible minorities, and Aboriginal persons.  We thank all applicants for their interest; however, only those individuals selected for an interview will be contacted.

How to Apply

Apply Online

Note: Online applications are accepted until midnight Mountain Standard Time of the closing date.