Medical Oncologist, GU Cancers, Division of Medical Oncology and Hematology

Ref: 3152

University Health Network

Toronto, Ontario, Canada

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Role Managed by:

An Li Xu

Research Associate

t: +1 604 558 5148


Primary Practice Group: Higher Education and Research

Salary & Benefits: Commensurate with qualifications and experience

Closing Date:

University Health Network

Medical Oncologist, GU Cancers, Division of Medical Oncology and Hematology, Princess Margaret Cancer Centre, University Health Network

The Department of Medicine, Faculty of Medicine at the University of Toronto and the Division of Medical Oncology and Hematology at the University Health Network (UHN) are seeking to recruit energetic and innovative physicians with expertise in Medical Oncology, Early Phase Therapeutics and Clinical Genomics. The primary focus of this position is in GU cancers and the appointed individual will hold the K.Y. Ho Chair in Prostate Cancer Research.

The successful applicant will have a demonstrated passion for the medical care of cancer patients as well as a strong interest in teaching and/or quality improvement. The successful applicant will join a multidisciplinary team in the management of patients with solid tumour malignancies and will work in collaboration with the clinical genomics and early phase clinical trials programs, within a comprehensive cancer centre setting. In addition, the candidate will be expected to engage in clinical, translational, or basic research. Other responsibilities include teaching at the undergraduate and postgraduate levels.

The Division of Medical Oncology and Hematology at the Princess Margaret Cancer Centre is the largest such program in Canada, and is among the largest in North America. Comprised of about seventy senior physicians, the program is supported by outstanding institutional infrastructure, pathology, medical imaging, molecular diagnostics and clinical genomics programs and, by a wide medical and allied-health multidisciplinary team. The program supports extensive clinical, translational, and basic research initiatives including a large clinical trials program. Additionally, the Division of Medical Oncology and Hematology supports a comprehensive training program attracting both national and international fellows.

The Princess Margaret Cancer Centre houses the Ontario Cancer Institute (OCI), a world-class basic and translational research institute with particular strengths in Genomics, Immunology, Stem Cell Biology, Cancer Biology, and Cell Therapeutics. The close association between clinicians and scientists within the Princess Margaret Cancer Centre provides the opportunity for collaborations on disease biology and the development of innovative and informative translational studies, allowing the applicant to achieve the goal of bench-to-bedside medicine. In addition, the Princess Margaret Cancer Centre supports active and widely-recognized clinical trials and drug development programs, and maintains a state-of-the-art GMP cell processing facility. The Princess Margaret Cancer Centre is affiliated with the University of Toronto, which is world-recognized for programs in areas including Biochemistry, Immunology, Stem Cell Biology, Genomics, Proteomics, and Cell Processing, among others. Princess Margaret Cancer Centre is a teaching hospital, dedicated to educating the world's future top cancer experts. Our role as an internationally respected teaching hospital keeps us and our students abreast of the latest medical developments and the most advanced technology.

The successful candidate must be eligible for a full time clinical academic appointment at the rank of Assistant Professor or higher. It is expected that the candidate will be hired into one of the University of Toronto Clinician Investigator, Clinician Scientist or Clinician Educator tracks. The applicant must also have, or be eligible for registration with the College of Physicians and Surgeons of Ontario and hold MD and FRCPC qualifications as well as Medical Oncology (or equivalent) specialist designation. Academic rank, salary and contractual arrangements will be commensurate with the qualifications and experience of the successful candidate. A highly attractive remuneration package is available.

UHN is partnering with the executive search firm Perrett Laver on this search process. Further information, including details of how to apply, can be downloaded at quoting reference 3152. For informal inquiries, please contact An Li Xu at or +1 604 558 5148

The University of Toronto is strongly committed to diversity within its community and especially welcomes applications from racialized persons / persons of colour, women, Indigenous / Aboriginal People of North America, persons with disabilities, LGBTQ persons, and others who may contribute to the further diversification of ideas. All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however, Canadians and permanent residents will be given priority.