Job and Research opportunities

This page lists job and training opportunities in the Division of Cancer Epidemiology at McGill and or in other Institutions.

 

Tenure Track Molecular Epidemiologist
Department of Oncology
Cumming School of Medicine

The Department of Oncology, Cumming School of Medicine, University of Calgary (http://departmentofoncology.com) and the Arnie Charbonneau Cancer Institute and (https://charbonneau.ucalgary.ca/ ) invite applications for a tenure track appointment as a Molecular Epidemiologist at the Assistant Professor level.  The successful applicant will join an internationally recognized program in cancer epidemiology and prevention research established in collaboration with CancerControl Alberta, Alberta Health Services (http://epi-research.org/).  Areas of research strength include observational epidemiologic and experimental investigations in modifiable lifestyle risk factors in cancer etiology and survival. Appointments in the Department of Community Health Sciences (http://ucalgary.ca/communityhealthsciences/) and in the O’Brien Institute for Public Health (https://obrieniph.ucalgary.ca/) of the Cumming School of Medicine will also be available to the successful candidate.

Qualifications include a PhD (or equivalent) in Epidemiology or a related discipline with at least two years of experience in research or research-related roles beyond the PhD postdoctoral training.  The preferred applicant will be specialized in molecular epidemiology with the expertise and capacity to develop an independent research program in cancer.  The preferred applicant will have an emerging track record of successful research demonstrated through peer-reviewed publications, research funding commensurate with stage of career and maturity of their personal strategic research plan. Expectations for the current position include the establishment of a vigorous, sustainable, externally-funded research program (for which 75% time will be protected), complemented by contributions to teaching, graduate student supervision, professional and academic service. The successful candidate will also be considered for an investigatorship award and be provided with start-up funding that will assist with annual research funding to support the development of the molecular epidemiology program.

The successful candidate will be expected to establish a multidisciplinary research program collaborating with other scientists and clinicians locally and in other centers. The Departments, Institutes and School are also home to a number of excellent core research facilities that will be available for collaborative research. In addition, the candidate will have access to core exercise oncology laboratory space at the Holy Cross Center, Alberta Health Services and will have a research affiliation with the Department of Cancer Epidemiology and Prevention Research, CancerControl Alberta, Alberta Health Services and be expected to contribute to the research activities within that department.

The University of Calgary is Canada’s leading next-generation university – a living, growing and youthful institution that embraces change and opportunity with a can-do attitude. Located in the nation’s most enterprising city, the university is making tremendous progress on its Eyes High journey to become one of Canada’s top five research universities, grounded in innovative learning and teaching and fully integrated with the community it both serves and leads. Ranked as the top young university in Canada and North America, the University of Calgary inspires and supports discovery, creativity and innovation across all disciplines. For more information, visit ucalgary.ca.

Ranked the 5th most livable city in the world, Calgary is one of the world's cleanest cities and one of the best cities in Canada to raise a family. Calgary is a city of leaders - in business, community, philanthropy and volunteerism. Calgarians benefit from a growing number of world-class dining and cultural events and enjoy more days of sunshine per year than any other major Canadian city. Calgary is less than an hour's drive from the majestic Rocky Mountains and boasts the most extensive urban pathway and bikeway network in North America.

 

Interested candidates should submit a curriculum vitae, a summary of research interests and arrange for three letters of reference to be submitted by December 9, 2016 and addressed to:

Dr Sunil Verma
Head, Department of Oncology
Cumming School of Medicine, University of Calgary
Tom Baker Cancer Center

1331 29 St NW
Calgary, Alberta, Canada T2N 4N1
Email: drsunil [dot] verma [at] albertahealthservices [dot] ca

The University of Calgary believes that a respectful workplace, equal opportunity and building a diverse workforce contribute to the richness of the environment for teaching, learning and research, and provide faculty, staff, students and the public with a university that reflects the society it serves. All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however Canadians and permanent residents will be given priority.

In this connection, at the time of your application, please answer the following question: Are you a Canadian citizen or a permanent resident of Canada? (Yes/No)

To view a listing of all available academic opportunities and to find out more about what the University of Calgary has to offer, please visit our Academic Careers website.

 


Scientist in Cancer Epidemiology and Prevention

The Department of Cancer Epidemiology and Prevention Research, CancerControl Alberta, Alberta Health Services invites applications for a Scientist position in Cancer Epidemiology. This core-funded AHS position offers the opportunity to pursue independent and collaborative multidisciplinary research with 75% of time protected for research with 25% time for teaching, trainee supervision and service activities. The Department of Cancer Epidemiology and Prevention Research currently has a team of nationally and internationally recognized cancer epidemiologists and statisticians together with a core group of experienced research staff, engaged in population-based cancer research including etiology, molecular and genetic epidemiology, and biostatistics. A major focus of the research activities has been on modifiable lifestyle risk factors involved in cancer etiology and survival. All members of the Department also have academic appointments at the University of Calgary and collaborate with other researchers at the Charbonneau Cancer Institute (https://charbonneau.ucalgary.ca/) and the O’Brien Institute of Public Health (https://obrieniph.ucalgary.ca/) in the Cumming School of Medicine. Appointments will be granted in appropriate Institutes and Departments of the University of Calgary at an academic level commensurate with experience. The appointees will be expected to obtain external research funding from provincial and national agencies to support their research program.

The Province of Alberta has made a major investment in cancer through the $500 million Alberta Cancer Prevention Legacy Fund, complementing the long term endowment funding provided by the Alberta Cancer Foundation for large scale epidemiologic research projects that include the Alberta Tomorrow Project. In addition, the provincial government in its strategic plan for cancer control in Alberta to 2030 includes a strong commitment to cancer prevention research and programs. We are currently developing an Alberta Center for Cancer Prevention Research that will accelerate cancer prevention research with a focus on lifestyle interventions. The design and planning is also underway for an innovative, state-of-the art comprehensive cancer control campus in Calgary that will be the focal point for all areas of cancer control, including research.

Ranked the fifth most livable city in the world, Calgary is one of the world's cleanest cities and one of the best cities in Canada to raise a family. Calgary is a city of leaders – in business, community, philanthropy and volunteerism. Calgarians benefit from a growing number of world-class dining and cultural events and enjoy more days of sunshine per year than any other major Canadian city. Calgary is less than an hour's drive from the majestic Rocky Mountains and boasts the most extensive urban pathway and bikeway network in North America.

Qualifications:
The successful candidate will have a PhD in Epidemiology with a minimum of five years research experience in a cancer research setting, a strong publication record, and evidence of successful funding from national funding agencies as a Principal Investigator. Successful candidates need excellent oral and written communication skills and the ability to work effectively in a team-oriented and multidisciplinary setting. Detailed information about this position and the Department of Cancer Epidemiology and Prevention Research can be found at http://epi-research.org/careers/.
Individuals interested in this challenging and rewarding opportunity in a growth-oriented organization should submit a curriculum vita, a statement of research interests and goals, titles of five important publications that demonstrate collaborations in the area of cancer epidemiology and the names of three references to the address below by November 30, 2016 to:

Dr. Christine Friedenreich
Scientific Leader
Department of Cancer Epidemiology and Prevention Research
CancerControl Alberta, Alberta Health Services
Holy Cross Centre
Box ACB, 2210 2nd St SW
Calgary, Alberta, Canada T2S 3C3

All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however, Canadian citizens and permanent residents will be given priority. Alberta Health Services respects, appreciates, and encourages diversity.