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Postdoctoral Scholar, Clinical & Research Oncology

Job ID: 31298
Location: Foothills Campus
Updated March 08, 2024

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We would like to take this opportunity to acknowledge the traditional territories of the people of the Treaty 7 region in Southern Alberta.
The City of Calgary is also home to Métis Nation of Alberta, Districts 5 and 6.

Position Description

Area:            Clinical & Research, Oncology

Duration:      6 months

Start Date:    Negotiable

Salary:          $35,000 to $40,000 over 6 months plus Plan C Benefits

The Division of Medical Oncology at the University of Calgary is seeking applications for a combined Lung Oncology Clinical & Research Scholarship, based at the University of Calgary and the Tom Baker Cancer Centre.

Job Description:

Previous scholars at the centre have graduated to staff attending medical oncologist roles at leading cancer centres across Canada and internationally. Under the mentorship of A/Prof. Vishal Navani, several have received ASCO merit awards and had oral presentations at major meetings, concurrent with publications in high impact journals.

Time will be split between clinical commitments, leading care for patients with thoracic malignancies and undertaking real world evidence projects utilising the wealth of databases housed at the centre. Dedicated time will be safe guarded to investigate real-world outcomes in lung cancer through the Glans-Look Lung Cancer Research Program. There will also be the opportunity to be involved as a sub-investigator on late phase clinical trials and be exposed to trial protocol development.

We are fortunate to be able to offer a stimulating, but manageable clinical load (<=4 clinics / week and minimal on-call) and Canada’s largest real world outcomes database in thoracic malignancies, Glans-Look Research:  Calgary is one of the world’s most liveable cities, enjoys the most hours of sunshine in the country and the Rocky Mountains are at your doorstep, 1 hour away from the city.  This 6-month fellowship will provide an opportunity to gain clinical expertise at a large, academic, centre, whilst accelerating research output. The Division of Medical Oncology has close collaborations with the Arnie Charbonneau Cancer Institute for candidates interested in translational research activities.

About the Institute:

Clinical exposure is currently delivered at the Tom Baker Cancer Center, the tertiary referral centre and the main cancer treatment, research and education facility for southern Alberta. Approximately 7,000 new patients are seen each year at the Centre. In 2024 services will be transferred to the Arthur JE Child Cancer Centre, which will be the largest freestanding cancer centre in Canada. This 127,000m2 facility will provide cutting edge cancer care, with integrated research laboratories and outstanding opportunities for inter-disciplinary collaboration via dedicated wet and dry lab research space and comprehensive cancer care facilities.


In addition to a recognized medical degree and a valid Alberta medical practice permit, the ideal candidate has completed clinical training in medical oncology (preferable within 5 years) and has clear research aims that they want to further develop with the resources available in Calgary. This scholarship aims to foster critical thinkers within medical oncology that can be future national leaders in the field.

Application Details:

If contact details are needed, please reach out to Michelle Dean on behalf of A/Prof. Vishal Navani, [email protected]

Application Process

Submission Requirements (please submit as one .pdf document via the "apply here" below 

  1. Letter of Intent, including
    • Personal goals, and reasons for the fellowship including objectives and special interests
  2. An up-to-date CV including
    • Academic, teaching, research activities, and publications
  3. List of 2 References (Name, email, and the nature of contact)
    • If you have recently obtained your Oncology certification, then one of your referees must be the program director in charge of Oncology training

For additional information and policies regarding postdoctoral scholars at the University of Calgary, please see

* Please review the Postdoc Eligibility Guidelines for more information prior to applying for this position.

Only those applicants selected for interviews will be contacted further. In accordance with Canadian Immigration requirements, priority will be given to Canadian citizens and permanent residents of Canada.

Additional Information

The terms and conditions of employment are covered under the UCalgary and PDAC Collective Agreement. To find out more about postdoctoral scholar program at the University of Calgary visit our Postdocs website.  

To learn more about postdoctoral scholar opportunities at the University of Calgary, view our Postdoc Careers website.

About the University of Calgary

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About Calgary, Alberta

Calgary is one of the world's cleanest cities and has been named one of the world's most livable cities for years. Calgary is a city of leaders – in business, community, philanthropy and volunteerism. Calgarians benefit from the strongest economy in the nation and enjoy more days of sunshine per year than any other major Canadian city. Calgary is less than an hour’s drive from the Rocky Mountains and boasts the most extensive urban pathway and bikeway network in North America.

The University of Calgary has launched an institution-wide Indigenous Strategy committing to creating a rich, vibrant, and culturally competent campus that welcomes and supports Indigenous Peoples, encourages Indigenous community partnerships, is inclusive of Indigenous perspectives in all that we do.

As an equitable and inclusive employer, the University of Calgary recognizes that a diverse staff/faculty benefits and enriches the work, learning and research experiences of the entire campus and greater community. We are committed to removing barriers that have been historically encountered by some people in our society. We strive to recruit individuals who will further enhance our diversity and will support their academic and professional success while they are here. In particular, we encourage members of the designated groups (women, Indigenous peoples, persons with disabilities, members of visible/racialized minorities, and diverse sexual orientation and gender identities) to apply. To ensure a fair and equitable assessment, we offer accommodation at any stage during the recruitment process to applicants with disabilities. Questions regarding [diversity] EDI at UCalgary can be sent to the Office of Equity, Diversity and Inclusion ([email protected]) and requests for accommodations can be sent to Human Resources ([email protected]).