Anatomical or General Pathologist with Dermatopathology Fellowship

Anatomical Pathology
MED0000GP Requisition #

Alberta Precision Laboratories (APL is seeking a full time Dermatopathologist. Applicants with fellowship training/certification in Dermatopathology are invited to apply. APL recognizes some applicants may have more than one subspecialty training.

The successful candidate will join a team of 95+ laboratory physicians and scientists and will be part of the dermatopathology group. 

APL is a multi-site, province-wide laboratory providing comprehensive laboratory services. APL (Calgary Zone) processes 30+ million tests, 260,000 surgical specimens, 200,000 gynecologic cytology specimens, and 10,000 non-gynecologic cytology specimens annually. Current Dermatopathology cases are 80,000 with half of these submitted by Dermatologist offices.

APL is an independent, but publically funded organization that is a wholly owned subsidiary of Alberta Health Services (AHS), and is affiliated with the University of Calgary (UofC).  The DPLM and APL offer residency training programs in Anatomic Pathology, General Pathology, Neuropathology and Medical Microbiology, as well as Fellowship training in subspecialty areas within Anatomic Pathology including Dermatopathology.

 Job Summary & Responsibilities

Anatomical Pathologists must maintain the highest possible standards of practice including prompt delivery of services to match established key performance indicators and provincial metrics, must actively participate in quality assurance and quality improvement programs, and must actively participate in undergraduate, graduate, and  postgraduate medical teaching.


Please note that all employees new to APL must provide a criminal records check in compliance with the Protection for Persons in Care Act.

  In accordance with the Canadian Foreign Workers requirements, all qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however, Canadians citizens and permanent residents of Canada will be given priority.  Alberta Precision Laboratories (APL) respects, appreciates and encourages diversity. This position is available for AHS Sponsorship.



Qualifications include a MD, eligibility for licensure in the Province of Alberta, and certification in Anatomic or General Pathology by the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada or Anatomic Pathology/Clinical Pathology by the American Board of Pathology as well as subspecialty Fellowship training and/or Certification in Dermatopathology.

The following would be an asset:

  • Effective communication, skills in quality assurance, operational efficiency and appropriateness of care
  • Ability to work in a dynamic, changing environment that allows for delivery of quality service
  • Ability to balance service and quality imperative in a resource-sensitive environment
  • Ability to work collaboratively, building trust in working relationships, and being an overall team player

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