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BC Women’s Hospital & Health Centre (BCW) is the only facility in British Columbia devoted primarily to the health of women, newborns, and families. It provides a broad range of specialized women’s health services that address the health needs of women of all ages and backgrounds. BCW is one of the largest maternity facilities in Canada, with approximately 7,000 births per year and is both the major primary and secondary maternity services provider in the Lower Mainland and the cornerstone of the provincial tertiary care system. As an academic health centre, BCW’s mandate includes providing strong leadership in research and supporting education and professional development of health care professionals in areas related to the health of the populations we serve.


BC Children's Hospital (BCCH) cares for the province's most acutely ill or injured children and youth, provides developmental and rehabilitation services to children and youth throughout BC, and offers a broad range of health services. BCCH also operates a wide number of specialized health programs, is a leading acute care teaching facility, and conducts research to advance health and care through the Child and Family Research Institute and in partnership with the University of British Columbia.


BCW and BCCH are both part of the Provincial Health Services Authority (PHSA) which plans, manages and evaluates 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.


Clinical Biochemist

Pathology and Laboratory Medicine,

BC Children’s and Women’s Hospitals

Regular Full-time Opportunity

Vancouver, BC


The Department of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine at the Children’s and Women’s Health Centre of British Columbia, is seeking a qualified and highly motivated individual with excellent communication skills to join the Division of Clinical Biochemistry. The Department requires a Clinical Biochemist to join a team of MD and PhD laboratory specialists responsible for sample collection, routine and special chemistry (trace element analysis, allergy, mass spectrometry), and point of care testing in the tertiary/quaternary centre for pediatrics, obstetrics and women’s health for British Columbia.


The Clinical Biochemist will be required to build relationships and provide prompt and expert consultative services to physicians and other health care providers on laboratory testing, including advice on test selection, interpretation of test results, and review and approval of special test requests. The Biochemist will also be responsible for evaluation, validation, and implementation of new test methods, including laboratory developed tests, and reviewing and maintaining quality assurance. Additionally, the Biochemist will be expected to be actively engaged in academic teaching and research.


The ideal candidate should hold a PhD degree and must be certified (or eligible for certification) by the Canadian Academy of Clinical Biochemistry or equivalent. Preference will be given to candidates with experience or special training in pediatric and obstetric Clinical Biochemistry.


The successful candidate will be recommended for appointment to the University of British Columbia (UBC), in the Department of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine, at an academic or clinical rank dependent on experience and qualifications


We encourage all qualified persons to apply; however, Canadians and permanent residents will be given priority.


To apply, please send a letter expressing your interest, and your curriculum vitae in confidence to:


Dr. Hilary Vallance MD, FRCPC, FCCMG

c/o Joy Taylor

Division Head, Clinical Biochemistry

BC Children's Hospital

Room 2J3 - 4500 Oak Street

Vancouver, BC V6H 3N1



Applications will be accepted until the position is 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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