Search for new Winnipeg microbiology lab leader worries scientists

April 30, 2014

The top job at Canada’s National Microbiology Laboratory in Winnipeg is vacant — and some of the few who know are deeply concerned about the effort afoot to fill it.

While the laboratory’s website still lists him as scientific director, Dr. Frank Plummer quietly ended his nearly 14-year tenure as head of the Winnipeg lab at the end of March. In equally low-key fashion, the federal government posted his position on a government jobs website, giving would-be candidates scant time to submit applications.

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