Clinical Geneticist


Department of Paediatrics, Western University, Schulich School of Medicine & Dentistry


The Department of Paediatrics, Children's Hospital, London Health Sciences Centre and Schulich School of Medicine & Dentistry, Western University, is seeking a Clinical Geneticist who is committed to excellence in the tripartite mission of clinical care, education and research, to join the Medical 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 trials for inborn errors of metabolism. The metabolic service has 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 geneticists, dietician, social worker, and genetic counsellor, with additional opportunity to provide general genetics consults and develop a subspecialty focus in areas of interest.


Although additional clinical metabolic/biochemical genetics specialty training is preferable, this position is open to any clinical geneticist who is motivated by the opportunity to develop further expertise in metabolics.  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, the Canadian College of Medical Geneticists, 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, engagement in research, and teaching at the undergraduate and postgraduate levels.


Compensation for this position will be primarily composed of an alternative funding plan and academic salary.


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. Western is a research-intensive institution with a wide range of academic and professional programs (see to learn more). Western’s Recruitment and Retention Office is available to assist in the transition of successful applicants and their families.


Applications will be accepted until the position is filled.  The anticipated start date for this position is July 1, 2021 although an alternative start date can be negotiated.


Please submit your application, including curriculum vitae, Letter of Interest/Statement of Academic Qualifications, and names of three references to:

Craig Campbell, MD, MSc, FRCPC

Professor and Chair (Interim), Department of Paediatrics

800 Commissioners Road East, London, Ontario, Canada N6A 5W9



Applications will be accepted until the position is filled.  Review of applications will begin on June 7, 2021.  Please ensure that the form is included in your application.


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,


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 Jill O’Dowda at 519-685-8129 or by email at


Posted on Faculty Relations website May 5, 2021