Oncological Pathology Fellowship - BC Cancer - Vancouver - BC Cancer - Provincial Health Services Authority

Posting Date:Wed, 15 May 2024
Date to Apply By: Until Filled
Estimated Start Date: To be Determined
Address: 600 West 10th Ave
City: Vancouver

Oncological Pathology Fellowship

BC Cancer - Provincial Health Services Authority


VANCOUVER, BRITISH COLUMBIA (CANADA). The Department of Pathology and Laboratory at BC Cancer, the affiliated cancer center of the University of British Columbia, is seeking highly motivated and qualified candidates for two 12-month full-time Oncological Pathology Fellow positions commencing July 1, 2024 or 2025. BC Cancer Pathology provides provincial centralized cancer pathology consultation and review services, as well as other provincial programs, including tumor biomarker testing, cancer genetics laboratory, lymphoma service, and cervical cancer screening laboratory. This fellowship provides advanced training in the field of oncological pathology, with a focus on the diagnosis and characterization of neoplastic diseases. The successful candidates will work closely with experienced pathologists, participate in cutting-edge research, and contribute to the academic mission of our institution. Fellowships are customizable according to interests and needs for future practice.


1.     Diagnostic Services:

o   Perform diagnostic evaluations of oncological specimens, including surgical pathology, cytopathology, and molecular pathology.

o   Collaborate with a multidisciplinary team of clinicians, surgeons, and oncologists to provide comprehensive diagnostic support.

2.     Research and Scholarly Activities:

o   Engage in research projects related to oncological pathology, with opportunities to present findings at national conferences and publish in peer-reviewed journals.

o   Collaborate with ongoing research initiatives within the Department of Pathology.

3.     Teaching and Training:

o   Participate in the education and training of residents and medical students, including case presentations, lectures, and laboratory instruction.

o   Contribute to educational programs within the department and institution.

4.     Quality Improvement:

o   Actively participate in quality assurance and improvement activities to enhance diagnostic accuracy and patient care.


·       Medical Doctor (MD) or an equivalent degree.

·       Completion of pathology residency program.

·       Board eligibility or certification in Anatomic Pathology or General Pathology.

·       Strong interest and commitment to oncological pathology.

 Application Requirements: Interested candidates should submit the following documents:

1.     Curriculum Vitae (CV)

2.     Personal statement outlining career goals and interest in oncological pathology

3.     Three letters of recommendation

4.     Medical school transcripts

 Contact Information: For inquiries or to submit application materials, please contact:

           Gang Wang, MD PhD FRCPC

           Department Head, Pathology and Laboratory Medicine | BC Cancer Vancouver

           Clinical Associate Professor | University of British Columbia

           600 West 10th Ave, Vancouver, BC, V5Z4E6

           Email: gang.wang1@bccancer.bc.ca

           Phone: 604-877-6125


BC Cancer is an equal opportunity employer and encourages applications from individuals of all backgrounds.


Successful candidates will have:

·       Commitment to upholding the shared responsibility of creating lasting and meaningful reconciliation in Canada as per TRC (2015) and BC's Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples Act (2019).

·       Knowledge of social, economic, political and historical realities impacting indigenous communities and familiarity with Indigenous Cultural Safety and anti-racism and accompanying reports (BC DRIPA, TRC, etc.).


As per the current Public Health Order, full vaccination against COVID-19 is a condition of employment with PHSA as of October 26, 2021.


What we bring

Every PHSA employee enables the best possible patient care for our patients and their families. Whether you are providing direct care, conducting research, or making it possible for others to do their work, you impact the lives of British Columbians today and in the future. That’s why we’re focused on your care too – offering health, wellness, development programs to support you – at work and at home.

·       Join one of BC’s largest employers with province-wide programs, services and operations – offering vast opportunities for growth, development, and recognition programs that honour the commitment and contribution of all employees.

·       Access to professional development opportunities through our in-house training programs, including +2,000 courses, such as our San’yas Indigenous Cultural Safety Training course, or Core Linx for Leadership roles.

·       PHSA is a remote work friendly employer, welcoming flexible work options to support our people (eligibility may vary, depending on position).

·       Access to WorkPerks, a premium discount program offering a wide range of local and national discounts on electronics, entertainment, dining, travel, wellness, apparel, and more.


What we do

BC Cancer (www.bccancer.bc.ca) is committed to reducing the incidence of cancer, reducing the mortality from cancer, and improving the quality of life of those living with cancer. BC Cancer provides a comprehensive cancer control program for the people of British Columbia in partnership with regional health authorities to deliver a range of cancer services, which include prevention, screening and early detection, diagnosis and treatment, research, education, supportive care, rehabilitation and palliative care. It operates six regional cancer centres in Surrey, Kelowna, Vancouver, Victoria, Abbotsford and Prince George, along with two research centres that conduct research into the causes and cures for cancer.


BC Cancer is part of the Provincial Health Services Authority (PHSA) which plans, manages and evaluates specialty and province-wide health care services across BC. 


PHSA embodies values that reflect a commitment to excellence. These include: Respect people • Be compassionate • Dare to innovate • Cultivate partnerships • Serve with purpose.


PHSA and BC Cancer are committed to employment equity and diversity and hires on the basis of merit. We welcome applications from all qualified individuals, including visible minority group members, women, Aboriginal persons, persons with disabilities, persons of any sexual orientation or gender identity. Citizens and permanent residents of Canada will be given priority. We recognize that our ability to provide the best care for our diverse patient populations relies on a rich diversity of skills, knowledge, background and experience, and value a safe, inclusive and welcoming environment.


Reconciliation is an ongoing process and a shared responsibility for all of us. The BC Governments’ unanimous passage of the Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples Act was a significant step forward in this journey—one that all health authorities are expected to support as we work in cooperation with Indigenous Peoples to establish a clear and sustainable path to lasting reconciliation. True reconciliation will take time and ongoing commitment to work with Indigenous Peoples as they move toward self-determination. Guiding these efforts Crown agencies must remain focused on creating opportunities that implement the Truth and Reconciliation Commission Mandate.


For more information on all that the PHSA has to offer, please visit: http://careers.phsa.ca

For more information about BC Cancer, please visit: www.bccancer.bc.ca

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Please use the following contact information to apply for this job:

Contact Name: Gang Wang
Contact Address: 600 West 10th Ave, Vancouver, BC, V5Z4E6
Contact Email: gang.wang1@bccancer.bc.ca
Contact Phone: 604-877-6125
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