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Lab Scientist 3

Requisition ID: 225483 

Position Number: 20042766

Posting End Date: Open Until Filled

City: Winnipeg

Site: Shared Health

Work Location: HSC Genomics Lab

Department / Unit: Shared Health Diagnostic Lab 

Job Stream: Non-Clinical 

Union: MAHCP LS DSM   

Anticipated Start Date: ASAP 

FTE: 1.00 

Anticipated Shift: Days 

Daily Hours Worked: 7.75

Annual Base Hours: 2015 

Salary: $73.608, $76.539, $79.606, $82.788, $86.100


Shared Health leads the planning and coordinates the integration of patient-centred clinical and preventive health services across Manitoba. The organization also delivers some province-wide health services and supports centralized administrative and business functions for Manitoba health organizations.

Position Overview

The purpose of the position is to provide professional over site to the laboratory, and guidance to clinical staff, in matters pertaining to the development and provision of service, selection and interpretation of molecular genetic and cytogenetic testing.


  • Previous experience in clinical diagnostics in at least one of the following areas: molecular genetics, cytogenetics, or laboratory genetics and genomics.

Education (Degree/Diploma/Certificate)

  • Ph.D., Certified in molecular genetics and/or cytogenetics OR in genetic and genomic diagnostics/laboratory genetics and genomics from either:
    • Canadian College of Medical Geneticists (CCMG)
    • American Board of Medical Genetics (ABMG)



  • Fellow of the Canadian College of Medical Geneticists and/or American Board of Medical Genetics for Molecular Genetics and/or Cytogenetics. 
  • Canadian credentials preferred.

Qualifications and Skills

  • Specialized knowledge of clinical and laboratory molecular genetics, cytogenetics, and/or genetics and genomics. Demonstrates the ability to lead as needed in a complex, rapidly changing environment and to promote teamwork, collaboration, and partnership.
  • Ability to identify and prioritize options as potential solutions to problems and issues.
  • Is creative, innovative, enthusiastic, and respected.
  • Has a strong commitment to customer satisfaction and quality health service.
  • Has excellent analytical skills.
  • Expected to maintain proficiency through participation in appropriate professional societies and continuing education programs.
  • Expected to obtain and maintain an academic appointment at the University of Manitoba and to participate in collaborative and independent research programs.
  • Adheres to all safety and health regulations and safe work practices.


Physical Requirements

  • Time will be spent in an office and laboratories within the Genomics discipline.
  • Incumbent must be able to work under pressure and competing demands and deadlines and deal effectively with difficult situations.

The Collective Agreement this position is covered under, is identified by the Union noted above.  As a result of The Health Sector Bargaining Unit Review Act, the bargaining agent for this position may differ from the Union identified.  In the event you have any questions, please contact your site Human Resources Department.


We have a unique ability to work together to make health care better. If you want to make a difference and contribute to supporting the health of your family, friends and neighbours, please apply today.


Interested candidates should select the "Apply" icon below to upload their cover letter, resume and copy of licenses/certification.


This position requires a current satisfactory Criminal Records Check (including Vulnerable Sector Search), Child Abuse Registry Check and Adult Abuse Registry Check as conditions of employment. The successful candidate will be responsible for any service charges incurred. A security check is considered current if it was obtained no more than six (6) months prior to the start of employment.


Please note that an employee is not permitted to hold two or more positions in Shared Health that combine to equal more than 1.0 FTE.


Shared Health values and supports employment equity and workplace diversity and encourages all qualified individuals to apply. We thank all applicants but only those selected for an interview will be contacted.


We welcome applications from people with disabilities.  Accommodations are available upon request during the assessment and selection process.