Medical Doctor - Micro

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Date: Sep 23, 2023

Location: Surrey, 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 Microbiologist to join our Medical Scientific staff. The practice covers all of BC with most of the work concentrated in the Lower Mainland. Time will mostly be spent in our Surrey laboratory; occasional travel to Victoria may also be required.


This is a Full Time Onsite role based in Surrey, BC. This role is available starting October, 2023.


Core Responsibilities

  • The provision of all aspects of a community Medical Microbiologist consultative practice to our Surrey, Victoria and Kamloops laboratories. The practice includes general oversight and direction of bacteriology, mycology, parasitology and molecular diagnostics from the pre-analytical to analytical to post-analytical stages. Lifelabs has the largest patient services centre (sample collection sites) and lab courier network in British Columbia and also controls Excelleris Technologies, the leading distributor of patient test results in BC.
  • Provision of clinical consultations (generally by phone) to community physicians regarding the interpretation of microbiology tests and optimal diagnosis and management of infections and related conditions.
  • Working closely with partners and colleagues such as the BCCDC, other health authorities and the BC Lab Agency for research, Public Health initiatives and lab governance.  
  • Supervision and teaching of trainees. LifeLabs’ facilities are also affiliated with UBC as teaching sites. Residents from the Medical Microbiology post graduate training program rotate through our laboratories, offering opportunities to teach and supervise research projects. Other teaching is also encouraged and supported.


Minimum Qualification and Skills

  • Applicant should have an MD or equivalent, be certified by the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada in Medical Microbiology and be eligible for licensure with the BC 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


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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