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Anatomical Pathologist and Head of Service/Discipline Director, Anatomical Pathology

Website Hamilton Regional Laboratory Medicine Program

Applications are invited for a full-time Anatomical Pathologist and Head of Service / Discipline Director, Anatomical Pathology, in the Hamilton Regional Laboratory Medicine Program (HRLMP), with an academic appointment at an appropriate rank in the Department of Pathology and Molecular Medicine at McMaster University.  The term for the Head of Service / Discipline Director component of this role is four years, renewable once. The Head of Service / Discipline Director reports to the Chief of Laboratory Medicine of Hamilton Health Sciences and St. Joseph’s Healthcare, Hamilton.

The ideal candidate for this role will have a high level of clinical expertise and experience in any subspecialty of anatomic pathology. They will have an interest in innovation, quality and change management, a values-driven leadership style, and excellent communication skills that will facilitate a collaborative relationship with professional staff, technical staff, administrators, and senior leaders. Previous hospital leadership experience relevant to this role is essential.

The successful candidate must be eligible for an academic appointment, and is expected to participate in undergraduate and postgraduate teaching. A commitment to academic scholarship in the areas of education, quality improvement, knowledge translation, innovation, and/or clinical/translational research is required.

About the HRLMP and Hamilton

The HRLMP encompasses five tertiary care hospitals operated by Hamilton Health Sciences and St. Joseph’s Healthcare and employs more than 34 anatomical pathologists in all subspecialties.  McMaster University plays an integral role in the educational life of Hamilton, providing a stimulating academic environment with unique opportunities for clinical and basic research. 

Hamilton is the fifth largest city in Canada, with a diversified economy, a multicultural population, an active arts and culture scene, breathtaking natural beauty, and safe and welcoming neighborhoods. We believe HRLMP is a great place to work – and Hamilton is a great place to call home.

How to Apply

Interested candidates are to submit: a letter of interest, which includes an equity, diversity, and inclusion (EDI) statement reflecting on their past and present activities in EDI, and how they plan to contribute to our EDI mission when they join HRLMP/McMaster; a curriculum vitae; and the names of at least three referees.  Please note letters of reference will not be sought and reviewed at the application stage, but at later stages of the search process. 

All documents are to be submitted to the McMaster University careers site McMaster University Careers Link. Applications will be accepted until this position is filled.

Please address your letter of interest to:

Dr. Menaka Pai, MSc MD FRCPC

Chief of Laboratory Medicine, Hamilton Health Sciences and St. Joseph’s Healthcare Hamilton

Medical Director, Hamilton Regional Laboratory Medicine Program 

Email: kiersg@hhsc.ca




Applicants must hold certification by the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada, or equivalent, in Anatomical or General Pathology, and hold or be eligible to obtain medical licensure in the Province of Ontario. All interested and qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however, Canadians and permanent residents will be given priority.



To apply for this job please visit careers.mcmaster.ca.