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

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.

Is Laboratory Genetics For You?

Detailed program description for download here