Full time Academic Medical Oncologist Position
The Division of Medical Oncology in the Department of Oncology, Faculty of Health Sciences at McMaster University, and Hamilton Health Sciences are seeking an exceptional candidate committed to pursuing an academic career in Medical Oncology. The current position is 0.75 FTE. This individual should have an interest in treating genitourinary malignancies as well as contributing to clinical service / research activities in a second disease site. The successful candidate would be expected to take on a leadership role within the relevant Juravinski Cancer Centre (JCC) Disease Site Groups and to develop research and / or educational activities within the Department of Oncology. Candidates would also be expected to participate in the medical oncology on call roster and the ward consultation service for Hamilton Health Sciences Juravinski Hospital and Cancer Centre. A hospitalist program as MRP exists for the daily management of oncology inpatients.
The position is an existing 0.75 FTE funded position within the Provincial Oncology Alternate Payment Plan (POAPP). Details of the APP are available on request.
The JCC is the Regional Cancer Centre for the Hamilton Niagara Haldimand Brant region. It is a large academic cancer centre located adjacent to the Juravinski Hospital, in Hamilton Ontario. There were approximately 3,800 new systemic therapy consultations seen during the last year and close to 130,000 total visits over the year (including treatment visits) for the systemic therapy program. The program treats all major disease sites and is a tertiary referral centre for sarcoma, CNS tumors, gynecological oncology and bone marrow transplantation.
The JCC has a large Clinical Trials Department contributing to phase I through phase III clinical trials through the Canadian Clinical Trials Group, the Ontario Clinical Oncology Group, industry-sponsored trials and investigator-initiated clinical trials. The successful applicant would be expected to participate and enrol patients in the clinical trials program. Multiple opportunities exist for clinical and health services research. The academic Department of Oncology is closely aligned with the Escarpment Cancer Research Institute (ECRI), working collaboratively to provide access to translational and health services researchers, in addition to health methodology experience. Members of the Division of Medical Oncology would be expected to contribute to educational activities within the McMaster Undergraduate Medical Program and the Postgraduate Residency Training Program. Additional educational opportunities may exist for interested applicants. There is a very active Medical Oncology Residency Training Program that has just successfully undergone reaccreditation by the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada. Candidates must be eligible for a full time faculty position at McMaster University.
Candidates would be expected to possess the following:
a certificate of registration for a valid license to practice in the province of Ontario issued by the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Ontario
and FRCP in Internal Medicine with subspecialty training in Medical Oncology, or equivalent qualifications
membership in the Canadian Medical Protective Association, or equivalent
additional Fellowship training would be advantageous
How To Apply
All qualified applicants are encouraged to apply; however, Canadian citizens and permanent residents will be considered first for this position. To comply with the Government of Canada’s reporting requirements, the University is obliged to gather information about applicants’ status as either Permanent Residents of Canada or Canadian citizens. Applicants need not identify their country of origin or current citizenship; however, all applications must include one of the following statements: Yes, I am a citizen or permanent resident of Canada - or - No, I am not a citizen or permanent resident of Canada.
Qualified applicants are invited to submit their curriculum vitae prior to March 15, 2021 to:
Dr. Peter Ellis
Professor and Head, Division of Medical Oncology
Department of Oncology
The Juravinski Cancer Centre
699 Concession Street
Hamilton, Ontario L8V 5C2
Phone: 905 387 9711 Ext. 67658
Fax: 905 575 6326
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