Job Posting
full time Laboratory Medicine at Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre
Toronto, Ontario
Job ID: 16671

Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre, an academic teaching hospital fully affiliated with the University of Toronto, is seeking a permanent Transfusion Medicine Specialist to join the Division of Transfusion Medicine & Tissue Bank, Department of Laboratory Medicine and Molecular Diagnostics.

Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre is a trauma, cardiac, obstetrics, neonatal, and cancer centre, with a complex malignant hematology. The candidate will have clinical responsibilities in the management of transfusion needs for these specific populations. Additional training or exposure in tissue banking will be an asset. Competency in coagulation will be noted but is not required. Other duties include participating in on-call coverage with Sunnybrook-partnered hospitals. Participation in clinical hematology or hematopathology services may be contemplated, depending on the candidate’s qualifications and interests. A fully accredited area of focused competency in Transfusion Medicine program is in place and teaching of residents, fellows and medical students is expected. English is the primary language of work.

Members of the Division of Transfusion Medicine and Tissue Bank at Sunnybrook will participate in teaching, research and quality improvement. Members will also work as part of the University of Toronto Quality in Utilization, Education and Safety in Transfusion research program in close collaboration with transfusion medicine specialists and scientists at the University of Toronto academic hospitals and partners including Canadian Blood Services and the Ontario Regional Blood Coordinating Network. The Division enjoys close and dynamic interactions with the other Divisions of the Department including hematopathology, molecular, anatomic pathology, microbiology and biochemistry.

Interested individuals should submit a letter of application, a curriculum vitae, and the names and addresses of three referees to the Chair of the Search Committee. The Search Committee will consider applications received by January 15, 2021 for shortlisting. The position will remain open until filled. Only short-listed applicants will be contacted. All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however, Canadians and permanent residents will be given priority.

Laboratory Medicine
Province / State
Employment Type
full time
Transfusion Medicine Specialist
Start Date
immediately, see description above, or enquire
Salary and benefits are in accordance with the uniform minimal level of compensation for laboratory physicians in the Province of Ontario ($293,992 to $367,490 per annum, depending on level of service provision). Partial remuneration may also be based on fee for service for clinical hematology services, if applicable.  
Billing / Overhead Split
Vacation / CME Leave
Additional Benefits
Qualification Requirements
We are seeking a physician who will foster excellence in transfusion medicine practice, education and research. The qualified applicant shall hold a medical degree and relevant Fellowship from the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada (e.g. Area of Focused Competence in Transfusion Medicine, Specialty training in Hematological Pathology), or equivalent (e.g. Anatomical Pathology/Clinical Pathology with accredited fellowship training in Transfusion Medicine), and be eligible for medical licensure in the Province of Ontario.

The successful candidate should be eligible for an academic appointment at the rank of Assistant, Associate, or Full Professor in the Department of Laboratory Medicine and Pathobiology at the University of Toronto. Rank will be commensurate with qualifications and experience. For more information about the Department of Laboratory Medicine and Pathobiology, please visit

Institution / Community Information
Institution Name
Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre 
Street Address 1
Dept of Laboratory Medicine and Molecular Diagnostics 
Street Address 2
2075 Bayview Avenue, Room E432 
City / Town
Postal / Zip Code
M4N 3M5 
Institution Description
Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre plays a leadership role in the Ontario Health Teams system and in caring for its North Toronto community and beyond through eight comprehensive programs: Holland Musculoskeletal; Hurvitz Brain Sciences; Odette Cancer Centre; Women and Babies; Schulich Heart Centre; Trauma, Emergency & Critical Care; St. John’s Rehabilitation; and Veterans and Community. To learn more about Sunnybrook, please visit

Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre and the University of Toronto are strongly committed to diversity within their community and especially welcome applications from racialized persons/ persons of colour, women, Indigenous/Aboriginal Peoples of North America, persons with disabilities, LGBTQ persons, and others who may contribute to the further diversification of ideas.
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Community Description
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Community Website
Geographic location may be approximate
Contact for Applicants
Contact Name
Yulia Lin, MD, FRCPC 
Contact Address
Head, Division of Transfusion Medicine & Tissue Bank
c/o Dawn Dawkins, Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre
2075 Bayview Avenue, Room B2-04
Toronto, Ontario M4N 3M5
Please send applications to
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Published on 2020-11-02
Edited on 2020-11-02