Clinical Academic Position – Medical Microbiologist & Infection ControlWestern University, London Health Sciences Centre & St. Joseph’s Health Care London - London, ON
The Department of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine, at the Schulich School of Medicine & Dentistry, Western University, London Health Sciences Centre, and St. Joseph’s Health Care, is seeking a Medical Microbiologist for a full-time clinical academic appointment.
The Medical Microbiologist will hold a full-time Limited Term Clinical Academic appointment at the rank of Assistant Professor or Associate Professor, depending upon experience and qualifications at the time of appointment. Medical microbiologist candidates must be certified or eligible for certification, in Medical Microbiology by the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada, or equivalent. They must have an MD or equivalent degree, and must be eligible for licensure by The College of Physicians and Surgeons of Ontario.
Due to an expanding service, a medical microbiologist with experience and/or interest in infection control will be recruited. The successful candidate’s duties will include:
Infection Control Service Provision
• Participate in the Infection Prevention and Control program.
• Provide oversight of the Infection Prevention and Control service across sites.
• Oversee program assessment and impact, collaboration and engagement, education, surveillance, hand hygiene, and outbreak management.
• Develop program protocols and procedures as well as research initiatives.
• The successful candidate will work in close collaboration with the Medical Director to coordinate the development and implementation of Infection Prevention and Control policies and procedures, in collaboration with other clinical, public health, and administrative bodies.
Microbiology Service Provision
• This position is for an academically oriented candidate with strong microbiology skills. The successful candidate will work within a group of microbiologists to provide oversight of the microbiology laboratory testing.
• Develop, evaluate and validate new test methodologies and communicate with end-users regarding test interpretation and utilization.
• Provide oversight of diagnostic services including general bacteriology, mycology, parasitology, serology, and virology (molecular based).
• Participate in the development and oversight of the departmental quality program.
After Hours On-call Service
• The successful candidate is expected to participate in a shared after hours on-call service.
Interested candidates should send a letter of interest, curriculum vitae, and the names and email addresses of three references.
Dr. Subrata Chakrabarti, Chair/Chief,
Department of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine
Schulich School of Medicine & Dentistry
Western University, London, ON,