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StatusOpen for Applications

PositionPermanent full-time

CommunityEdmonton(Edmonton Zone)Read more about this community

Closing DateMay 01, 2017

Posted DateOctober 20, 2016


Hospital NameUniversity of Alberta HospitalRead more about this hospital

Job Description

Laboratory Medicine and Pathology - Neuropathologist

Laboratory Services, Alberta Health Services, in partnership with the Department of Laboratory Medicine and Pathology, University of Alberta, Faculty of Medicine and Dentistry, in Edmonton, Alberta is seeking a qualified academic Neuropathologist to join the Department for a full-time position /default.aspx). The successful candidate will join two other Neuropathologists within our current group of 101 laboratory physicians and scientists in the Edmonton Zone, and 26 pathologists in the Division of Anatomical Pathology at the University of Alberta Hospital.

Within the Edmonton Zone, neurosurgeons operate full-time at two of the large academic tertiary care hospitals. The neuropathology laboratory processed about 800 neurosurgical specimens (including neuromuscular cases) and 130 autopsies in 2015. In addition, the Center for Neuroscience and affiliated neuroscience research groups at the University of Alberta provide significant opportunity to participate in clinical and basic research activities in many aspects of neurobiology and neuropathology. The University of Alberta offers strong research and teaching programs in almost all aspects of contemporary neuroscience. Teaching in Neurosciences and neuropathology is an important function of this position. The successful candidate will be expected to interact with residents from anatomical and general pathology, neurology and neurosurgery within their training programs, and to provide interactive educational opportunities related to neuropathology for medical students, and graduate students in neurosciences. The University of Alberta also has a large and successful undergraduate degree program in Neuroscience, which features some of the best science undergraduates at our institution (

Applicants should possess a strong track record of collegiality with co-workers, academic accomplishments, and comprehensive training in all areas of neuropathological diagnostics. Sub-specialization in diagnosis of either inflammative /autoimmune diseases of the CNS (neuroimmunology) or muscle/nerve diseases would be an asset.

The successful candidate will have an appointment within the academic stream in the Faculty of Medicine and Dentistry at a level commensurate with experience and productivity and must be eligible for licensure in the province of Alberta. Salary is according to the Alberta Medical Association grid for physicians in Laboratory Medicine and Pathology. Starting salary is commensurate with level of fellowship and experience range $350,197 - $407,373. Cross appointment in one of the Departments associated with the Center for Neurosciences can be included with this appointment. The successful candidate will be encouraged to develop an independent research program in the Department and to participate in research activities that foster the goals of neurosciences at the University of Alberta. Interested, qualified persons should forward their curriculum vitae and contact information of three referees to:

Kimberly Carleton, Coordinator - Physician & PhD Recruitment & Workforce Support, AHS Laboratory
Services, University Terrace #1-00 8303 112 Street, Edmonton, Alberta T6G 2T4.
Phone: 780-407-2835, Fax: 780-407-7794 , E:
All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however, Canadians and permanent residents will be given priority. Other pathologists with equivalent qualifications are encouraged to apply. This position is sponsorship eligible.

Alberta Health Services and the University of Alberta 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 men and
women, including persons with disabilities, members of visible minorities and Aboriginal persons.

AHS values the diversity of the people and communities we serve, and is committed
to attracting, engaging and developing a diverse and inclusive workforce. Please submit one application for each position desired as copies of applications will not be submitted for multiple postings on your behalf. Applications must include skills and ability for the position, since selection is based on information provided in the application. Only candidates selected for an interview will be contacted.

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Qualifications & Experience

  • Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada (desired)


Compensation Type
Average Annual Income
$250,000 - $400,000
Physician Agreement Incentives

A Flat Fee is paid to physicians who practice & reside this community of $0 per year provided his/her annual income for insured services is greater than $50,000. (Residency conditions apply, including living in the eligible community for nine of the previous twelve months ending on the payment date.) The Variable Fee Premium paid is an additional 0% for insured services provided in this community.

Rural, Remote, Northern Program (RRNP) - Please note, payments through the RRNP are capped at $60,000 per physician per year.

Retention Benefit - supports and promotes the retention of physicians in Alberta by rewarding their continuous years of service to Albertans. Physicians receive between $5,141 and $12,852 depending on their years of service to Albertans.

Medical Liability Reimbursement - reimburses physicians for their medical liability protection costs less a $1,000 deductible.

Continuing Medical Education - reimburses physicians for eligible continuing medical education costs. Each eligible physician receives a $2,656 annual allotment which can be carried forward for up to three years.

Parental Leave Program - provides $1,063 per week for up to 17 weeks to physician parents of a newborn or newly adopted child.

Business Cost Program - addresses escalating practice costs in community based practices. This fee modifier is added automatically to select office visits and consultations. This program applies across the province and all physicians who provide visit services in an office based setting will receive an additional $2.75 with the exception of Calgary and Airdrie where the fee modifier is $3.25 on select office visits and consultations.

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