Medical Doctor - Chem

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Date: Sep 23, 2023

Location: Burnaby, BC, CA

Company: LifeLabs

LifeLabs is the largest community diagnostics laboratory in Canada, serving the healthcare needs of Canadians for over 50 years. Our team members are truly centred around our customers, and we know that behind every lab requisition, sample being tested, or investment in technology is an individual and their family counting on us.


Consistently named one of Canada's Best Employers by Forbes, LifeLabs has also been recognized for having an award-winning Mental Health Program from Benefits Canada. The passion and commitment of over 6,000 diverse and innovative team members unites and motivates us to ensure our customers receive high quality tests and results that they can trust.  Agile, customer-centred, caring and teamwork: we live these values every day in what we do to support our customers and healthcare providers, driving forward our vision of empowering a healthier you.


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LifeLabs BC is seeking a Medical Biochemist to join our medical scientific staff. The chemistry laboratory performs most of the outpatient laboratory testing for the province of British Columbia, receiving more than 20,000 specimens per day. The successful candidate will be based at our main testing facility in Burnaby. Occasional travel to other sites in BC may be required.

This is a Full Time Onsite role based in Burnaby, BC. This role is available from November 6, 2023.

Core Accountabilities

  • Consult with physicians and other health care providers regarding selection and interpretation of laboratory tests for their patients.
  • Interpret and report the results of selected chemistry tests, including serum and urine protein electrophoresis, endocrine assays, autoimmune testing and toxicology.
  • Provide leadership in the evaluation, implementation and support of new technologies.
  • Act as an internal resource for medical scientific, technologist and support staff.
  • Collaborate with medical, operational and regulatory affairs staff to support quality improvement and maintain accreditation standards.
  • Work closely with external partners, such as health authorities and the Provincial Laboratory Medicine Service, to ensure quality of service within the larger health landscape of BC.
  • Participate in academic and professional committees, as appropriate.

Minimum Qualifications and Skills

  • Biochemistry MD with certification from the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons
  • Applicants must be legally entitled to work in Canada
  • Strong problem solving skills
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills
  • Ability to work in cross-functional teams
  • Prior experience in a multidisciplinary laboratory


At LifeLabs, we strive to create an inclusive and equitable workplace where our team members and the communities we serve feel accepted, valued, and respected.


In accordance with LifeLabs’ Accessibility Policy, the Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act, and the Ontario Human Rights Code, accommodations are available by request for candidates taking part in all aspects of the recruitment and selection process. For a confidential inquiry or to request an accommodation, please contact your recruiter or email


LifeLabs is committed to providing a safe environment for our employees, customers, and the communities we serve. We have been a leader throughout the COVID-19 pandemic regarding health and safety measures and have always put our employees and customers at the center of every decision that we make. As an organization in the health care sector, we believe the COVID vaccination adds a layer of protection that complements the extensive and necessary health and safety protocols that we have taken to date. With this in mind, we currently require all LifeLabs employees, contractors, students and volunteers to be fully vaccinated.


LifeLabs operates under a distributed workforce model, where employee flexibility is a key priority. Further information will be provided during the interview process on what this means for employees.

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