Career Opportunities

Specialty Physician - Medical Geneticist


Shared Health, The Department of Pediatrics and Child Health at Max Rady College of Medicine,  Rady Faculty of Health Sciences, and The University of Manitoba are inviting applications for a temporary full-time Specialty Physician - Medical Geneticist.

The Genetics and Metabolism Program provides services to over 5,000 Manitoba 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 as well as Clinical Biochemical Genetics.

The Program has close collaboration with the basic science Department of Biochemistry and Medical Genetics at the University of Manitoba, providing ample research opportunities. An accredited Graduate Program for Genetic Counseling has been established with the Department of Biochemistry and Medical Genetics, Max Rady College of Medicine, Rady Faculty of Health Sciences, University of Manitoba.   Main job duties include diagnose and treatment of diseases, prescribing medications and treatment, attending ambulatory clinics (2 – ½ day clinics/week, providing on-call coverage for Genetics Medical Services, providing in-hospital consultations, supervising genetics counsellors and medical researchers, which duties encompass 90% of the position.

The successful candidate would also be eligible for appointment at the rank of Assistant Professor, and appointed as a geographical member of the Max Rady College of Medicine, Rady Faculty of Health Sciences at the University of Manitoba, which job duties encompass 10% of the position.   Job duties are required in English.


The successful candidate must hold a Doctor of Medicine Degree with 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. 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. Minimum of 5 years of experience required.


Compensation is derived from fee for service income with an additional $82,707/annum Specialty Physicians may also be eligible for a recruitment incentive.  Please contact for further information.

Benefits available from the University of Manitoba, include pension, life insurance, disability, dental coverage, supplementary health coverage and a healthcare spending account.

Primary Site Location:

Health Sciences Centre - 820 Sherbrook Street, Winnipeg MB R3A 1R9

University of Manitoba (Bannatyne Campus) – 750 Bannatyne Avenue, Winnipeg MB R3E 0W3

Other RHAs throughout Manitoba (Interlake-Eastern Health Authority, Southern Health, Prairie Mountain Health, Northern Regional Health Authority)


Dr. Patricia Birk
Department Head
CE208-840 Sherbrook Street
Winnipeg MB
Fax: 204-787-4807

Interested candidates should submit the following materials: 1) a letter of application, 2) outline professional and teaching interests; 2) an outline of research plans 3) curriculum vitae; and 4) names and contact information of three references to the contact information provided above.

Shared Health and the University of Manitoba are strongly committed to equity and diversity within its community and especially welcomes applications from women, racialized persons/persons of colour, Indigenous peoples, 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 Canadian permanent residents will be given priority. If you require accommodation supports during the recruitment process, please contact or 1-204-474-8371.  Please note this contact information is for accommodation reasons only.

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.

MB Healthcare Providers Network, competition #763