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Postdoctoral Scholar in Cancer Survivorship Research

Job ID: 31359
Location: Foothills Campus
Updated March 15, 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:             Cancer survivorship and the risk of subsequent primary cancers

Duration:      One year with possibility of extension

Start Date:    July 1, 2024

Salary:         $60,000 plus Benefits

The Division of Oncology, Cumming School of Medicine at the University of Calgary is seeking applications for a Postdoctoral Scholar in Cancer Survivorship Research.

Job Description:

The postdoctoral fellow will focus on studies examining the risk of subsequent primary cancers among cancer survivors under the supervision of Drs. Dylan O’Sullivan, Research Scientist with Alberta Health Services and Adjunct Assistant Professor at the University of Calgary, and Darren Brenner, Associate Professor and Armstrong Investigator in Molecular Cancer Epidemiology at the University of Calgary. Dr. O’Sullivan is conducting several studies aimed at optimizing the prevention and early detection of subsequent primary cancers among cancer survivors using cohort and administrative data sources. Numerous opportunities exist for the successful candidate to contribute to multiple on-going and planned research studies, to develop their own area of research expertise, to publish and present scholarly work, and to obtain additional specialized training.

This position will be located within the Department of Oncology, University of Calgary, the Arnie Charbonneau Cancer Institute and the O’Brien Institute for Public Health which have extensive resources and infrastructure to support research. In addition, this position has competitive remuneration and health benefits.



The successful candidate will have recently graduated (within the last 5 years) with a PhD in Epidemiology, Statistics, Health Services Research, Computer Science, Bioinformatics or Biostatistics and have excellent academic credentials. Evidence of peer-reviewed publications and scholarly presentations is necessary. The individual should be motivated and enthusiastic about cancer research, the development and application of novel methods and be capable of working independently and have excellent oral and written English communication skills.

Application Details:

Individuals interested in this challenging and rewarding opportunity in a growth-oriented department should submit their curriculum vitae, a statement of research interests and goals, and the names of three references. Only those applicants selected for interviews will be contacted. In accordance with Canadian Immigration
requirements, priority will be given to Canadian citizens and permanent residents of Canada, although others are encouraged to apply.

Please send application materials to:
Dr. Dylan O’Sullivan
[email protected]

Dr. Darren Brenner
[email protected]

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]).