Paediatric Clinical Metabolics Specialist




Department of Paediatrics

Schulich School of Medicine & Dentistry, Western University


The Department of Paediatrics, Children’s Hospital, London Health Science Centre, and Schulich School of Medicine & Dentistry, Western University is seeking a Clinical Metabolics Specialist who is committed to excellence in the tripartite mission of clinical care, education and research to join its Genetics team.


The Medical Genetics Program of Southwestern Ontario serves a population of about 1.5 million and is a comprehensive genetics centre within an academic teaching hospital, providing general, pediatrics, metabolics, prenatal, and cancer genetics consultations.  There is full support from biochemical, molecular, and cytogenetics laboratory services. The Metabolics clinic is a Centre of Excellence for enzyme replacement therapy, and is involved in multicenter research and therapeutic clinical trials for inborn errors of metabolism. The multidisciplinary team includes a full-time registered dietitian and a Metabolics nurse. The Metabolics service has a strong focus on family centred care, including a provincial scope annual Family Workshop that brings together families to share their experiences and keep up to date on therapeutic advances. The successful candidate will provide consultations and follow-up of patients, together with the metabolics team including physicians, dietician, nurse, social worker, and genetic counsellor, with additional opportunities to develop a subspecialty focus in areas of interest.


This position is open to clinical geneticists or other specialists with clinical metabolic / biochemical genetics training.  Qualifications must include an MD or equivalent degree and eligibility for licensing in the Province of Ontario. Subspecialty certification in Medical Genetics from the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada or the Canadian College of Medical Geneticists or the American Board of Medical Genetics and Genomics or equivalent is required. The successful candidate will hold a full-time Limited Term Clinical Academic appointment at the Assistant or Associate Professor level, or a Continuing Clinical Academic appointment at the Associate or Professor level, depending upon qualifications and experience at the time of appointment. We are seeking a candidate with a keen interest in academic medicine and the ability to collaborate effectively with all other members of the health care team.  Expectations include provision of inpatient and outpatient clinical care, participation in an on-call roster, and engagement in research, and teaching, at the undergraduate and postgraduate levels.


Western University delivers an academic experience second to none. Western challenges the best and brightest faculty, staff and students to commit to the highest global standards. Our research excellence expands knowledge and drives discovery with real-world application. Western attracts individuals with a broad worldview, seeking to study, influence and lead in the international community. Since 1878, The Western Experience has combined academic excellence with life-long opportunities for intellectual, social and cultural growth in order to better serve our communities.


Children's Hospital is the only tertiary care center between Toronto and Winnipeg, serving a population of approximately 500,000 children. The Paediatric Critical Care is 12 bed tertiary care unit with an annual admission of over 900 patients. Paediatric Critical care offers Royal College approved fellowship training program in paediatric critical care medicine. In addition, Children's Hospital has 64 general paediatric beds, 46 neonatal beds and a very active emergency department. The Department of Paediatrics in London has over 100 faculty members, 40 trainees, and provides a full array of Paediatric sub-specialty services. The Children’s Hospital has a Quality and Safety Committee and has formed partnerships within various international quality improvement initiatives. The department has 5 basic scientists as core members and numerous opportunities exist for clinical, epidemiological, translational, and basic science research.


London has a metropolitan census of 530,000 people with the amenities of a big city but friendliness of a small town. London is located in the heart of the Great Lakes region, 2 hours from both Toronto and Detroit. Western University is a research-intensive institution with a wide range of academic and professional programs (see and to learn more). Western's Recruitment and Retention Office is available to assist in the transition of successful applicants and their families.



Compensation for this position will be commensurate with qualifications and experience, and will be primarily composed of an alternative funding plan and academic salary. The anticipated start date for the position is January 1, 2024, although an alternate start date may be negotiated.


Interested candidates should submit a letter of interest, including curriculum vitae and names and contact information of three references to:


Craig Campbell, MD, FRCPC

Chair/Chief, Department of Paediatrics

800 Commissioners Road East

London, Ontario, Canada N6A 5W9 Email: [email protected]


Applications will be accepted until the position is filled. Review of applications will begin after September 23, 2023.


Please ensure that the form is included in your application.  The anticipated start date for this position is January 1, 2024, although an alternate start date may be negotiated.


Successful candidates will be required to comply with the policies and protocols of the applicable affiliated institutions.


Business Addresses:

Western University, 1151 Richmond Street N., London, Ontario N6A 5B8,

London Health Sciences Centre, 800 Commissioners Road East, London Ontario, N6A 5W9, St. Joseph’s Health Care London, 268 Grosvenor Street, London, Ontario, N6A 4V2,

Thames Valley Children’s Centre, 779 Baseline Rd. E, London, Ontario N6C 5Y6,


Positions are subject to budget approval. Applicants should have fluent written and oral communication skills in English. The University invites applications from all qualified individuals. Western is committed to employment equity and diversity in the workplace and welcomes applications from women, members of racialized groups, Indigenous peoples, persons with disabilities, persons of any sexual orientation, and persons of any gender identity or gender expression.


In accordance with Canadian immigration requirements, priority will be given to Canadian citizens and permanent residents.


Accommodations are available for applicants with disabilities throughout the recruitment process. If you require accommodations for interviews or other meetings, please contact Jody Andody at [email protected] or 519-685-8129.