Career Opportunities

Medical Geneticist

The Department of Pediatrics and Child Health and the Winnipeg Regional Health Authority Genetics and Metabolism Program are seeking applications for a contingent geographic full-time position in the program of Genetics and Metabolism.

Certification in either Medical Genetics by the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada or in Clinical Biochemical Genetics by the Canadian College of Medical Geneticists is required. Candidates with equivalent training will also be considered. Applicants must be eligible for registration with the College of Physicians and Surgeons of Manitoba.  The successful candidate, depending on interests and expertise, will primarily work in the clinical realm, but can expect flexibility with respect to amount of protected time for research   and the time, if any, devoted to metabolic or general genetics services.  Compensation is based on fee-for-service income as well as an annual supplementary payment as per Doctors Manitoba agreement.

The Genetics and Metabolism program provides services to over 5,000 patients annually through clinics and in-patient consultations covering all aspects or genetics care including general genetics, prenatal diagnosis, metabolic disease, and cancer. The program offers a unique and exciting academic environment. The Medical Genetics Training Program is fully accredited by the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada. Our center is also accredited by the Canadian College of Medical Geneticists for training in Molecular genetics and cytogenetics. Our program has close collaboration with the basic science Department of Biochemistry and Medical Genetics providing ample research opportunities. An accredited Graduate Program for Genetic Counseling has been established with the Department of Biochemistry and Medical Genetics.  Physicians may be eligible for a recruitment incentive.  Please contact for further information.

The Department of Pediatrics and Child Health, University of Manitoba, comprises over 90 geographical full-time physicians representing pediatrics and its subspecialties. The Department offers a unique and exciting academic environment and works in close affiliation with the Children’s Hospital Research Institute of Manitoba.

Located in the thriving, multicultural city of Winnipeg, the University of Manitoba offers its 30,300 students and faculty a vibrant learning community through 82 degree programs, exceptional facilities, and the chance to explore ideas, challenge assumptions and turn theory into reality. The University of Manitoba plays a key role in the social, cultural, and economic well-being of our global community, as its researchers find new ways to protect the environment, improve human health, advance technology and strengthen communities in Canada and beyond. The Department of Pediatrics and Child Health (Faculty of Health Sciences, College of Medicine, University of Manitoba), is affiliated with the Health Sciences Center - Children’s Hospital, the only exclusively pediatric healthcare facility in Manitoba, providing care to a diverse population of 1.1 million.

This position will commence January 1st, 2018 or as soon thereafter as possible.

The Winnipeg Regional Health Authority and the University of Manitoba are strongly committed to equity and diversity within its community and especially welcomes applications from women, members of racialized communities, Indigenous persons, persons with disabilities, persons of all sexual orientations and genders, and others who may contribute to the further diversification of ideas. All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however, Canadian citizens and permanent residents will be given priority.

Application materials, including letters of reference, will be handled in accordance with the protection of privacy provision of The Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy (Manitoba).  Please note that curriculum vitae may be provided to participating members of the search process.



Application accompanied by a CV, a brief outline of specific interests and goals in both the short and long term, a list of publications and the names and addresses of three referees should be sent to:


Dr. Terry Klassen
Department Head
Department of Pediatrics & Child Health
Faculty of Health Sciences
University of Manitoba

 Children’s Hospital
CE208 - 840 Sherbrook Street
Winnipeg, MB, R3A 1S1
Fax:  (204) 787-4807


Closing Date for initial review of applications is December 1, 2017 and will continue to be accepted until the position is filled.



Posted November 22, 2017