Faculty Position - Co-Director, Histocompatibility and Immunogenetics Laboratory

McMaster University - Hamilton, ON (22 months ago)

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Co-Director (PhD), Histocompatibility and Immunogenetics Laboratory

Hamilton Regional Laboratory Medicine Program and McMaster University

Hamilton, Ontario

Applications are invited for a full-time Academic Co-Director (PhD) position in the Histocompatibility and Immunogenetics Laboratory within the Hamilton Regional Laboratory Medicine Program (HRLMP), with an academic appointment at an appropriate rank in the Department of Pathology and Molecular Medicine at McMaster University.

The HRLMP encompasses four acute care hospital sites and includes laboratories at Hamilton Health Sciences and St. Joseph’s Healthcare, Hamilton. McMaster University plays an integral role in the educational life of Hamilton, providing a stimulating academic environment with unique opportunities for clinical and basic research.

The successful candidate will join a large HLA Laboratory that supports the Regional Renal Transplant and Bone Marrow Stem Cell Transplant Programs at Hamilton Health Sciences and St. Joseph’s Healthcare, Hamilton. This co-directorship shares responsibility for the HLA Laboratory with an MD whose responsibilities focus on clinical management; the PhD co-director will focus on technical support and laboratory development. Applicants with a background and expertise in Bone Marrow/Stem Cell Transplantation will be given preference. Minimum requirements include a PhD degree and Directors Training Accreditation through the American Society for Histocompatibility and Immunogenetics (ASHI).

This position is for an academically oriented faculty member, with clinical, diagnostic, and/or research skills in the area of Histocompatibility and Immunogenetics. The successful candidate will be proficient in techniques relevant to the HLA Laboratory; will assist in the oversight of technical procedures and administrative operations; develop, validate, and coordinate implementation of new tests/techniques; provide design, analysis, and approval for equipment/method validation; provide leadership and education in quality management; engage in clinical case management, participate in teaching in our educational programs at the undergraduate and postgraduate levels (as appropriate); pursue collaborative research in his/her specialty; and participate in on-call responsibilities supporting the transplant and local organ donation programs.

How To Apply

Interested candidates are invited to submit a cover letter, curriculum vitae, and the names and addresses of three referees to the address below. Applications will be accepted until a suitable candidate has been identified.

Dr. Shannon Bates
Hamilton Regional Laboratory Medicine Program
McMaster University, HSC-3W11
1200 Main Street West, Hamilton ON CANADA L8N 3Z5
Phone: 905 521-2100, Ext. 73928; Email: batesm@mcmaster.ca

All qualified applicants are encouraged to apply; however, Canadian citizens and permanent residents will be considered first for this position. To comply with the Government of Canada’s reporting requirements, the University is obliged to gather information about applicants’ status as either Permanent Residents of Canada or Canadian Citizens. Applicants need not identify their country of origin or current citizenship; however, all applications must include one of the following statements: “Yes, I am a citizen or permanent resident of Canada”, or “No, I am not a citizen or permanent resident of Canada”.

Employment Equity Statement

McMaster University is strongly committed to employment equity within its community and to recruiting a diverse faculty and staff. The University encourages applications from all qualified candidates including women, persons with disabilities, First Nations, Métis and Inuit persons, members of racialized communities and LGBTQ-identified persons. If you require any form of accommodation throughout the recruitment and selection procedure, please contact the Human Resources Service Centre at 905-525-9140 ext. 222-HR (22247).