Associate Medical Director


Ottawa, ON, CA, K1G 4J5

Please note this role will work in a hybrid environment. The successful candidate will be working a mixture of on-site and off-site work based on the parameters for our operations to meet the needs of our donors, our staff and our communities. Currently, employees are expected to have an in-person presence for at least 40% of their work time. This requirement may vary depending upon circumstances.




​Job category: Innovation, research and science
Job posting ID: 5860


​Employment status: Temporary part-time
Possible schedule/FTE: 0.5 

Classification: PTS/MGT/IT B
Salary/Rate of pay: TBD


Application deadline: Until position is filled 
Application requirements:

  • Your up-to-date resume.
  • Job specific cover letter.
  • To apply for this position, please visit  Please do not apply through our Canadian Blood Services website.


Together, we can make all the difference in the lives of others.


Be part of a dynamic, collaborative and caring organization committed to saving and improving lives. Thousands of patients depend on us every day for reliable access to safe blood, plasma, stem cells and organs and tissues. 


If you are looking for a rewarding experience with a values and mission-driven team, join Canada’s Lifeline and make a meaningful difference.


We acknowledge that the work of Canadian Blood Services spans many Territories and Treaty areas across the country, and we are grateful for the Traditional Knowledge Keepers and Elders who have guided us in this important work. We recognize the land and waters that have inspired our work and offer gratitude to those Indigenous peoples on whose territory we work, live and play.


Canadian Blood Services is an essential part of the country’s network of healthcare systems. Together, with donors, recipients, employees, partners and volunteers, Canadian Blood Services is Canada’s Lifeline, providing lifesaving products and services in transfusion and transplantation for Canadian patients, and safeguarding Canada's systems of life essentials in blood, plasma, stem cells, and organs and tissues.


Canadian Blood Services (CBS) is seeking an Associate Medical Director, Donation Policy and Studies (Associate Medical Director). This is a part-time (0.5), fee-for-service role, reporting to the Medical Director, Donation Policy and Studies. The intent is for this role to become a full-time permanent role within a timeframe of 18-24 months.


The Associate Medical Director will be responsible for assisting with the leadership of donor health at CBS and ensuring that donation policies are relevant and aligned with evolving science and best practices. They will develop recommendations regarding policies affecting the safety and security of the blood supply, from the donor and recipient perspective, and will assess the impact and effectiveness of risk mitigation strategies. They will also develop key performance indicators, evaluate research outcomes and improve processes. Furthermore, the Associate Medical Director will build and nurture relationships with external partners, including other blood operators and academic institutions, and will facilitate collaboration and partnerships to enhance CBS’ capabilities and to promote knowledge sharing. The Associate Medical Director will play a leadership role on internal and external committees and will actively engage in national and international conferences. Finally, the Associate Medical Director will work closely with the CBS Public Affairs team by participating in media relations and stakeholder engagement activities.


As an ideal candidate, you have an MD degree, with specialty training in a relevant field being considered an asset. A current university faculty appointment or the ability to obtain one is desirable. You have five years of related experience, including leadership, strategy and policy development within a complex organization and representing an organization externally. You possess strong analytical abilities, coupled with effective problem solving and decision-making skills, and you are a highly capable written and verbal communicator. You also have a proven ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with internal and external customers and stakeholders at all levels. You are known for your integrity, collaboration, adaptability, respect, and excellence in every situation and for your highly strategic and forward-thinking approach. This is a multifaceted role, both medically and organizationally, and requires a physician leader who places a high value on innovation and developing highly collaborative relationships to continue to advance the mission of CBS.


Are you ready to embark on a meaningful and inspiring journey, where what you do matters? Be part of Canada’s lifeline. Because we can all be the reason, the connection, that keeps Canadians living. To apply for this position, please visit  For more information, please email Paul Marshall at

Diversity and inclusion play a vital role in ensuring health equity for patients across Canada. We are committed to reflecting Canada’s population in our organization and fostering an environment where all employees can be their authentic selves, with equal opportunities to succeed and contribute.  


Canadian Blood Services requires that all employees be fully vaccinated (COVID 19 vaccine doses as approved by Health Canada), subject to any medical or other human rights considerations. Persons who have been vaccinated outside of Canada must contact their local Public Health Unit in order to obtain a vaccine equivalency certificate.


If this role resonates with you, we encourage you to apply by providing your up-to-date resume. This could be your first step towards a meaningful and inspiring career. Come to work each day knowing that you save lives. 


We thank all applicants for their interest. However, only those considered for an interview or those invited to participate in an assessment will be contacted. Applicants who require accommodation should discuss their needs with us.