Vacancy #:2018-19-52448
RHA Job Number:1
Number of Vacancies:1
Vacancy Opening For:Specialist
Specialist Type:Other
Employer:SHA (Saskatoon)
Hours to International Airport:0.0
Employment Type:Permanent
Employment Term:Full Time
Posting Date:February 19, 2019
Closing Date:December 31, 2020 23:30
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Position profile – The Saskatchewan Health Authority is seeking a full-time dually certified clinical Cytogeneticist/Molecular Geneticist. The Clinical Genetics Laboratories are integrated with the Department of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine of the College of Medicine, University of Saskatchewan and the Saskatoon Department of Laboratory Medicine of the Saskatchewan Health Authority. The candidate will have an appointment with the University of Saskatchewan, Department of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine.

The successful candidate will be responsible for review and signed release of cytogenetic and molecular genetic tests, and will provide methodological, interpretative and consultative activities for laboratory results for bone marrow, amniotic fluid and blood specimens for the province of Saskatchewan. He/she will work collaboratively with a team to provide the necessary leadership to move the current laboratory to state-of-the-art testing using a variety of emerging genomic technologies including next generation sequencing. This is a challenging opportunity requiring not only significant analytic skills but excellent organization and interpersonal skills.

Job Qualifications

Qualifications/Requirements of the position – Ideal candidates will have a Ph.D. in genetics or a related field: CCMG certified/eligible in Clinical Cytogenetics and Molecular Genetics. Salary levels are competitive and will be commensurate with qualifications and experience.

Additional Information

Language of work: English
Benefits – attractive benefits plan
Location of practice – Saskatoon, Saskatchewan

The City - Saskatoon Shines - With more hours of sunshine than any other major Canadian city and a population of 265,000+, Saskatoon is the largest city in Saskatchewan, offering non-stop entertainment opportunities including world class events, festivals and attractions, a strong arts and music focus, and a short drive to the northern lake country. Saskatoon has more golf courses and restaurants per capita than anywhere in North America and is noted for its outstanding walking and biking trails along the riverbank. Excellent educational facilities such as the University of Saskatchewan, home of the Canadian Light Source synchrotron, draw the best minds from around the world creating a youthful vitality and cultural richness evident in every neighbourhood.

The Authority - The Saskatchewan Health Authority is the largest organization in Saskatchewan, employing over 44,000 employees and physicians responsible for the delivery of high quality and timely health care for the entire province. We are driven by the commitment to improve front line patient care for Saskatchewan people, and we are working together to better coordinate health services across the province to ensure that patients receive high quality, timely health care, wherever they live in Saskatchewan.

The University - The beautiful University of Saskatchewan campus is located on the shores of the South Saskatchewan River in Saskatoon, a city with a diverse and thriving economic base and a vibrant cultural life. The UofS is a research-intensive institution with 22,000 students and 7,000 faculty and staff, and a strong reputation for innovation and excellence. It is home to the newly constructed Academic Health Sciences Complex ( and two of the largest science projects in the country – the Canadian Light Source synchrotron ( and the Vaccine and Infectious Disease Organization/International Vaccine Centre ( A users group is available for collaborative research with clinical faculty using the $173.5 million Canadian Light Source synchrotron, owned by the University of Saskatchewan. The College of Medicine has an intake of 100 students per year with a commensurate number of positions for residency training.

To Apply – Saskatchewan Health Authority supports a shared commitment to a Representative Workforce that is respectful and inclusive of all staff and clients and welcomes applications from those who will contribute to the diversity of our community. All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however, Canadian citizens and permanent residents will be given priority.

Interested candidates should submit their curriculum vitae in confidence to:

Jennifer Grunert, Physician Recruitment Coordinator
Practitioner Staff Affairs – Suite 6740 - Royal University Hospital
103 Hospital Drive | Saskatoon, SK S7N 0W8

Please note applications will be accepted until the position is filled.