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The BC Centre for Disease Control (BCCDC) and the Public Health Laboratory (BCCDC PHL) is part of an integrated public health facility providing provincial and national leadership in public health. The BCCDC PHL provides innovative leadership in public health laboratory sciences through screening, diagnosis, monitoring and molecular epidemiology as part of mandated Core Functions that include provincial disease control and outbreak response.


The BCCDC is an agency of the Provincial Health Services Authority (PHSA), which plans, manages and evaluates selected specialty and province-wide health care services across BC. PHSA embodies values that reflect a commitment to excellence. These include: Patients first • Best value • Results matter • Excellence through knowledge • Open to possibilities.


Physician Medical Microbiologist - Two Staff Positions
BCCDC Public Health Laboratory, Vancouver, BC Canada 


Come join one of Canada’s best Public Health facilities in one of the world’s most beautiful cities. The BC Centre for Disease Control, in Vancouver, BC, is seeking to hire two physician Medical Microbiologists.


The BCCDC PHL is a full service laboratory that receives about 5,000 samples a day and has a menu of 500 different tests. The laboratory has three CL-3 laboratories, a comprehensive biosafety program and a molecular microbiology and genomics team that is transforming public health microbiology.


You’ll be working in a supportive environment with other medical and clinical microbiologists, infectious disease physicians, epidemiologists, research scientists, statisticians and mathematical modellers. Through the use of state of the art molecular, genomics and metagenomics tools you will be expected to develop an independent applied research program that advances the fields of virology or bacteriology. This will support your ability to provide up-to-date clinical microbiology and policy advice. A functional knowledge of bioinformatics is advantageous. Candidates will need to be eligible for a Partnership Affiliation with the University of British Columbia at an Assistant, Associate or Professor level and provide some undergraduate, graduate and post-graduate trainee teaching.

Vancouver has been consistently rated as one of the world’s best cities to live in. So if you have a passion for transforming how public health microbiology of the future will be practiced please come and join our team.


If you hold a Fellowship in Medical Microbiology from the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada, or its international equivalent, and are eligible for licensure as a medical microbiologist in British Columbia, then we would welcome your application. We are seeking two individuals, and are open to joint applications from already successful teams.


To submit your application for this position, please forward your CV and cover letter to: Akosua Tomash, Advisor, Talent Acquisition at

Please reference “Medical Microbiology/ CDC May 2016” in the subject line of your email.


Applications will be accepted until the position has been filled.


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The PHSA is committed to employment equity and hires on the basis of merit. We encourage applications from all qualified individuals, including Aboriginal peoples, persons with disabilities and members of visible minorities.


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