Scientist – Cancer Care Manitoba

Research Institute in Oncology and Hematology
A Joint Institute of CancerCare Manitoba and University of Manitoba

Term, Full-Time (1.0 EFT) October 2, 2017 – October 1, 2018 Competition #: 107-17-761020300

Research Institute in Oncology and Hematology invites applications for a full-time position as a Scientist and the appropriate level of Professor at the University of Manitoba beginning October, 2 2017 or as soon thereafter as possible.  The appointment will be at a salary commensurate with qualifications and experience.

Job Summary:

The Research Institute in Oncology and Hematology is dedicated to basic, clinical and translational research and its relation to health, with a primary emphasis on cancer and related diseases. Our Scientists study such challenging research areas such as the population based research, health services, clinical trials, palliative care, molecular and cellular biology, discovery of biomarkers, and the biochemical action of chemotherapeutics. Our mission is through an interdisciplinary program of research and training in the basic and clinical sciences gain a better understanding of the nature of cancer and blood disorders.


The ideal candidate will have a PhD and several years of postdoctoral experience with strong demonstrated experience in medical science research.  Areas of research of particular interest are population based studies, patient experience (palliative care), survivorship, clinical research, biomarkers of disease, molecular epidemiology, bioinformatics and/or risk factors for disease progression and/or incidence. The new recruit is expected to develop a rigorous and independently funded research program within the Institute. The candidate is also expected to develop strong collaborations in translational research with clinical and basic science researchers within the Institute and at the University of Manitoba.

CancerCare Manitoba and The University of Manitoba is strongly committed to equity and diversity within its community and especially welcomes applications from women, members of racialized communities, Indigenous persons, persons with disabilities, persons of all sexual orientations and genders, and others who may contribute to the further diversification of ideas. All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however, Canadian citizens and permanent residents will be given priority. 

Please note that curriculum vitas may be provided to participating members of the search process.  Application materials, including letters of reference, will be handled in accordance with the Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act (Manitoba). Applications will be accepted until December, 31 2017 or until the position has been filled.

We thank all that apply and advise that only those applicants who identify and meet the listed requirements will be selected for further consideration.

Candidates are encouraged to forward a CV, a letter of introduction, a brief 5 year research plan and the names of three referees in confidence, to:

Dr. Sri Navaratnam
Intrim Director
Research Institute in Oncology and Hematology CancerCare Manitoba
675 McDermot Ave
Winnipeg, MB, R3E 0V0

c/o Ashley Sitarz, Administration Assistant Research Institute in Oncology and Hematology 204-787-4983

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