Academic Psychosocial Oncology
Cumming School of Medicine
University of Calgary
The Department of Oncology, Cumming School of Medicine, University of Calgary in conjunction with Cancer Control, Alberta Health Services invite applications for a full-time academic contingent term position within the discipline of Psychosocial Oncology at the Assistant Professor level. This newly established position will have 80% protected time for research and include providing research support to clinicians in the Department of Psychosocial Oncology, Tom Baker Cancer Centre, developing an independent research program in Psychosocial Oncology, and training students at the honours undergraduate, graduate and postdoctoral levels. The successful applicant will become a member of a multidisciplinary cancer program located at the Tom Baker Cancer Centre, the Foothills Hospital and Holy Cross site of the Calgary Zone.
The Tom Baker Cancer Centre, a component of a provincial program of cancer control is 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 state-of-the-art facilities. There are close interdisciplinary working relationships with Medical, Radiation, Surgical, Gynecologic and Hematologic Oncology, Palliative Care, Medical Physics and basic science faculty with the Arnie Charbonneau Cancer Institute at the University of Calgary. A full complement of ancillary staff and services are available. Clinical trials and translational research programs are augmented by annual, centre-specific, Investigator-Initiated Trial grant opportunities. Integration with the Arnie Charbonneau Cancer Institute enables a strong translational and basic research focus.
The Calgary Health Zone comprises four teaching hospitals situated in the City of Calgary, and serves residents of Southern Alberta, and portions of British Columbia and Saskatchewan. The Department of Oncology’s overall mission is: To improve cancer patient care and health outcomes through integrated programs in cancer prevention, patient care, research, and education. The Division of Psychosocial Oncology is part of the multidisciplinary, comprehensive, innovative, and ambitious direction of the Department of Oncology, Cumming School of Medicine. The Department of Oncology has designated Psychosocial and Survivorship Research as one of the key research foci in its most recent strategic plan. Alberta Health Services is currently undergoing functional planning for a new, free-standing cancer centre to be situated on the Foothills Hospital footprint. The successful applicant will have an opportunity to help shape this exciting new initiative.
Qualifications include a PhD in a health profession (psychology, behavioral medicine, nursing, social work, psychiatry, etc), and less than five years experience in Psychosocial Oncology research, with an established track-record of publications and grants, and a national or international profile in psychosocial oncology research. The successful candidate will be expected to apply for grant funding from national and provincial agencies to support the new initiatives as well as apply for career awards.
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.
How to apply
Please submit a curriculum vitae, a statement of career goals and the names of three referees by September 1, 2016 to:
Barry D. Bultz, Ph.D.,
Director, Department of Psychosocial Oncology, TBCC
Head, Division of Psychosocial Oncology
Professor, Department of Oncology,
Daniel Family Leadership Chair in Psychosocial Oncology,
Cumming School of Medicine, University of Calgary
2202 2nd Street SW, Calgary, Alberta, Canada, T2S 3C1
403) 355-3207 (phone) (403) 355-3206 (fax)
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.
Closing date: September 1, 2016
Supportive Care, Northeast Cancer Centre
Health Sciences North
Join the HSN team and embark on our organizational excellence journey!
Posting #: 16-0554
Permanent Full-Time Position
Location: Sudbury, Ontario
A dynamic and growing health care environment awaits you in Sudbury Ontario: Canada’s happiest city! Surrounded by provincial parks and over 200 lakes, Greater Sudbury has over 160,000 residents and is a rich mix of urban, suburban, rural and wilderness environments. Just a one hour flight or four-hour drive of Toronto; here, you will experience the balance of a challenging clinical career and a comfortable lifestyle, right in the heart of Northern Ontario’s largest city.
Under the general direction of the Director, Research and Regional Psychosocial Clinical Lead, and under the Supervision of the Clinical Coordinator, Supportive Care, the Psychologist will provide comprehensive Clinical Psychology services to cancer patients and their families to promote a supportive and healthy atmosphere, and facilitate the resolution of psychosocial distress throughout the trajectory of illness.
The ideal candidate will have a minimum of Ph.D. in Clinical Psychology, Rehabilitation Psychology or Neuropsychology, from a university recognized by the College of Psychologists of Ontario (CPO) as well as current certificate of Registration in good standing as a Psychologist with the CPO. Minimum of three (3) years’ relevant clinical experience in the area of Psychosocial Oncology and Palliative Care as well as experience working in Adult Clinical Psychology and/or Neuropsychology Assessment and Intervention is required.
How to apply
The full job posting can be found on Health Sciences North’s Careers website.
Interested applicants are asked to apply directly to posting #16-0554 by August 10th 2016 at 4pm on the HSN Careers Website at www.hsnsudbury.ca
Closing date: August 10, 2016
Ingram School of Nursing, McGill University
This is a two-year funded position, to begin September 1, 2016 or Winter/Fall 2017. The Doctoral Student, who will work as part of a multidisciplinary team will have an opportunity to participate in an ongoing research program to evaluate a dyadic, tailored, web-based, psychosocial and physical activity self-management program for the caregivers of men with prostate cancer, shape his or her own research interests, and develop new areas of inquiry. Duration: One-year full-time, with the possibility of renewing for an additional year Start date: September 1, 2016 or Winter/Fall 2017 Deadline to apply: December 1st, 2015 Stipend: $20,000 as well as funding to attend a national or international meeting to present dissertation findings. The successful nursing candidate will also be considered for additional fellowships to top-up this stipend. This award is contingent on the candidate being accepted in the relevant doctoral program at McGill. Educational Opportunities: The student will work, at St. Mary’s Research Centre, as part of a research team in the areas of psychosocial oncology, health literacy, physical activity, and e-health. Educational Background and Experience: Suitable candidates must hold an MSc in nursing (if based at the School of Nursing) or kinesiology, health science, public health, or psychology (if based at the Department of Kinesiology & Physical Education) Supervisors Primary: Dr. Sylvie Lambert Co-supervisor: Dr. Lindsay Duncan Please send your CV, with a cover letter explaining your interest to pursue a doctoral degree, by December 1st 2015 to Sylvie Lambert, email@example.com McGill University is committed to equity in employment and diversity. It welcomes applications from Aboriginal persons, persons with disabilities, ethnic minorities, persons of minority sexual orientation or gender identity, visible minorities, women, and others who may contribute to diversification. All qualified applicants are encouraged to apply; however, Canadians and permanent residents will be given priority.