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Academic Oncologist 

Posted: 2/6/2019 1:16:52 PM

Academic Oncologist, Gastrointestinal Malignancies, Department of Radiation Oncology Odette Cancer Centre, Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre, Toronto, Ontario, Canada

Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre (SHSC) is seeking a full-time innovative, academic leader in Radiation Oncology with experience in modern radiation oncology and gastrointestinal malignancy radiotherapy. Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre is fully affiliated with the University of Toronto. The Odette Cancer Centre is the comprehensive cancer program of SHSC and houses one of North America’s most dynamic radiation oncology programs. SHSC provides an exciting and dynamic research environment for radiation oncologists to work alongside a diverse team of health care professionals which include 30 radiation oncologists. Over 7500 new radiation oncology patients are seen each year at the Odette Cancer Centre which is equipped with 13 linear accelerators, gamma knife, MR-Brachytherapy, MR-Linac, in addition to PET/CT and MR imaging. The centre offers advanced clinical and research programs in IMRT, IGRT, SRS, and SBRT and has a medical physics department comprised of over 40 staff. The academic radiation oncology cancer program at SHSC is one of North America’s largest.

The candidate is expected to develop an active radiation oncology practice in treating pancreatic and other hepatobiliary tumours with MR-based technology. The candidate will have radiation oncology training and appropriate additional fellowship training in gastrointestinal oncology. Fellowship experience including SBRT treatment is required. It is expected that they will lead and contribute to the development of new programs in targeted agents and immunotherapies for pancreatic cancer. The candidate will contribute to the development of biomarker programs capitalizing on investments made institutionally in biobanking, genomics, proteomics and radiomics made under the umbrella of personalized medicine.

The successful candidate will have protected academic time and is expected to develop and conduct an active academic research program complementary to ongoing work in radiation biology, or radiation physics, HIFU/hyperthermia, imaging, or technology research, or clinical epidemiology in addition to participating fully in the teaching programs of the Department. The candidate must have a graduate degree in biological sciences at a M.Sc or Ph.D level with a focus on biological translational research. Faculty level experience will be an asset. The candidate is expected to be able to build a research program in pancreatic cancer with respect to biological targeting of disease and the enhancement of tumour responses to radiotherapy. Furthermore, experience in a MR-Linac program is highly desirable. A second site of clinical activity is to be determined but a background in SRS/SBRT is valued.

The successful applicant must also be eligible for medical licensure in the Province of Ontario and an academic appointment in the Department of Radiation Oncology, University of Toronto, at the rank of Assistant Professor or higher and should be eligible for appointment at the Sunnybrook Research Institute. Candidates with the potential to be appointed in the latter in the Physical Sciences, Biological Sciences, or Evaluative Clinical Sciences platforms as a Scientist, and in Radiation Oncology as a Clinician Scientist are encouraged to apply. Candidates should be eligible to obtain a clinician scientist award in the near future from the Ontario Association of Radiation Oncologists.

In accordance with Canadian Immigration requirements, this advertisement is directed to Canadian citizens and permanent residents of Canada by priority. Sunnybrook is committed to employment equity and encourages applications from all qualified candidates, including women, aboriginal people, people with disabilities and visible minorities. The primary language of work will be in English.

Compensation will depend on the amount of clinical work performed (estimated based on fee for service billing) and be commensurate with qualifications and experience. Health benefit options and plans are supplied per company policy.

Applications will be accepted ending May 31, 2019 or until the position is filled:

Contact: Dr. Gregory J. Czarnota Ph.D. M.D.
Head, Radiation Treatment Program, Chief, Department of Radiation Oncology
Odette Cancer Centre, Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre
2075 Bayview Avenue,
Toronto, Ontario M4N 3M5 CANADA
Phone: 416-480-6128


Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre is committed to providing accessible employment practices that are in compliance with the Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act (AODA). If you require accommodation for disability during any stage of the recruitment process, please indicate this in your cover letter.

Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre is strongly committed to inclusion and diversity within its community and welcomes all applicants including but not limited to: visible minorities, all religions and ethnicities, persons with disabilities, LGBTQ persons, and all others who may contribute to the further diversification of ideas.