Medical Genetics

Medical Genetics


Dr. Lauren MacNeil, PhD, FCCMG
Biochemical Geneticist
Newborn Metabolic Screening and Biochemical Genetics Laboratory
Division of Genetics & Genomics, Alberta Precision Laboratories
Rm. 5B2.12, University of Alberta Hospital
8440-112 Street NW
Edmonton, Alberta, Canada T6G 2B7
Phone: 780-407-1276
Email: Dr. Lauren MacNeil

The CCMG training program prepares candidates to apply technical, analytical, and clinical knowledge to develop and interpret clinical genetic testing. We currently offer training opportunities in the following sub-specialties: Molecular Genetics - the identification and interpretation of variations in DNA, RNA and proteins associated with human genetic conditions; and Cytogenetics - the recognition and interpretation of chromosomal abnormalities.

Applications will be considered for training as a either a CCMG-certified Molecular Geneticist or Cytogeneticist. Both are two-year program beginning on July 1 each year. Applicants must hold a PhD or MD degree in a field related to human genetics with additional post-doctoral training recommended. Upon successful completion of the program, trainees will be eligible to challenge the examinations required to become Fellows of the College.

Interested candidates should submit a CV and cover letter outlining their relevant experience and their reason for choosing laboratory medical genetics as a career. Only those applicants who are chosen for an interview will be contacted. Proficiency in the English language is a requirement. Preference will be given to permanent residents and Canadian citizens.

** Application deadline is April 6, 2021**

Is Laboratory Genetics For You?

Detailed program description for download here