Head of Department of Pathology, Faculty of Medicine
March 9, 2004

Position start date:

November 1, 2004

Closing date for applications:   May 31, 2004

The Faculty of Medicine and Diagnostic Services of Manitoba Inc. (DSM) invite applications for the joint position of Head of the Department of Pathology, (Position Number: AAS 608), Faculty of Medicine, University of Manitoba and Discipline Director for Anatomic Pathology, DSM. This position is a five-year term commencing November 1, 2004. The appointment will be geographical full-time and tenured at the rank of Professor. Position Number: AJZ 069.

Candidates should have a substantial record of achievement in Pathology and extensive experience in teaching, research, administrative experience and leadership ability appropriate for the scope and challenge of this senior position.

As Head of the University Department, the successful candidate will lead a department with a significant research program (grant support in excess of $5 million in 2003) with emphasis on developing brain, breast cancer, graft-versus-host disease, cancer metastasis and pulmonary cell biology. The Department is responsible for a fully-accredited postgraduate training program in Anatomical and General Pathology, a M.Sc. Thesis program, and has launched an innovative Master’s degree program for Pathologist Assistants. The Department is responsible for the delivery of undergraduate medical and medical rehabilitation teaching within the Faculty of Medicine, University of Manitoba. The department consists of 20 GFT pathologists, 16 non-GFT
pathologists, and 3 non-MD research scientists

The department will relate closely to the newly-formed DSM, which is responsible for the operation of all public sector laboratory services in the Province and all rural diagnostic imaging services. As DSM Discipline Medical Director, Anatomic Pathology the individual will be responsible for providing leadership in the delivery of standardized, efficient, and cost effective pathology services for all public sector laboratories in Manitoba. The Director will provide leadership in the translation of scientific information into clinical services. Significant emphasis in the pursuit of a quality system to meet customer requirements; in design of the processes; in the reliability and efficiency of the production environment; and in monitoring and evaluation of performance indicators, will be required.

Candidates must have senior specialty qualifications in Pathology in the country of current practice and must be eligible for registration with the College of Physicians and Surgeons of Manitoba. Certification in Pathology by the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada is preferred. The University of Manitoba offers good working conditions, a competitive salary and an attractive benefit package.

Winnipeg is a prairie city with a population of more than 670,000 (http://www.tourism.winnipeg.mb.ca). Its ethnic diversity is notable and is celebrated through many annual festivals. Experience Winnipeg’s world-class arts and entertainment, professional sports teams in a family-centred urban community. Winnipeg boasts a balanced lifestyle with affordability. Winnipeg is located close to superb outdoor recreational activities with a wide variety of lakes, beaches and wilderness areas within an easy drive of the city.

Applications and nominations, accompanied by a curriculum vitae and the names and addresses of three references should be submitted not later than May 31, 2004 and will be accepted until the position is filled to:

Dr. Brian D. Postl
Chair, Pathology Search Committee
Winnipeg Regional Health Authority
1800-155 Carlton Street
Winnipeg, MB R3C 4Y1

Application materials, including letters of reference, will be handled in accordance with the Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act (Manitoba).

Applications from qualified women and men are encouraged, including members of visible minorities, Aboriginal peoples, and persons with disabilities. All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however, Canadians and permanent residents will be given priority.


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