Applications are invited from Chemical Pathologists for appointment to this full-time position (1.0 FTE).

The Organisation

Canterbury Health Laboratories (CHL) is a public hospital laboratory providing services to the network of hospitals within the Canterbury District Health Board (CDHB) as well as the wider Canterbury and West Coast Health Systems situated in the South Island of New Zealand. They work within the framework of Canterbury District Health Board's vision for an integrated health service to provide aligned healthcare pathways to improve, promote and protect the health of our community.

Canterbury Health Laboratories is a tertiary level facility providing core laboratory services and an extensive range of specialist testing covering a comprehensive range of disorders; they have particular interests in lipid disorders, porphyrias, trace metals, occupational health monitoring, workplace drug testing and maternal serum screening. They have extensive links with other laboratories within New Zealand, being a reference laboratory for many specialist investigations. They also have collaborative partnerships across Australasia and globally.

The Role

As a member of the team of Chemical Pathologists you will help shape the strategic direction of the Biochemistry laboratory service, ensuring that patients and referrers are provided with a high quality, professional service. You will also work closely with the experienced scientific staff to ensure appropriate use of the laboratory resource.

Canterbury Health Laboratories has close links with the University of Otago, Christchurch School of Medicine, and the appointee will be expected to contribute to the undergraduate teaching programme. The pursuit of specialist and research interests is encouraged.

They are looking for a Chemical Pathologist with effective interpersonal skills, who is an excellent communicator and is able to provide leadership to proactively drive continuous quality improvement.

Participation in an on-call roster will also be required. Reimbursement and allowance package will be based on experience and in-line with NZ SMO MECA.

Applicants must be suitably qualified and eligible for vocational registration in Pathology with the New Zealand Medical Council.

For any queries in relations to the HR or the recruitment process, please contact: 

Applications are only accepted online, so please visit their website at:


New International Appointments

The International team is constantly expanding and we now have a well-established network of 28 Country Advisors across the College’s six international regions. The College has recently appointed two new Country Advisors for Ukraine, Dr Mark Howard and Dr Olga Wise as well as a Country Advisor for Grenada, Dr Shivayogi Bhusnurmath. You can read more about each of them on our Who's Who page.  

First International Pathology Summer School in Cairo

The Royal College of Pathologists teamed up with the Armed Forces College of Medicine (AFCM) and Egyptian Committee for Pathology Training (ECPT) to deliver its first ever International Pathology Summer School. 
For further information about this two-day immersion programme please visit the following page.
Those who are interested can apply now and submit their application form via the following link. 

The deadline for application submission is on Friday, 19 May 2017.

Country Advisors

Can't find a Country Advisor for your region?

The College is inviting expressions of interest from Fellows and Members who would like to work alongside its International Advisors as Country Advisors.

If you would like to be considered for the role, please contact the International department in the first instance.