The BC Cancer Agency (BCCA) 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 Agency 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.
BCCA is an agency 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: Patients first • Best value • Results matter • Excellence through knowledge • Open to possibilities.
Breast Pathology Fellowship
BC Cancer Agency
Providence Health Care, Department of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine
One Year Term (beginning July 1, 2016 – with potential for extension)
This unique fellowship is comprised of both clinical and research components in equal parts and provides an opportunity to gain research experience as a fellow. Fellows will divide their time between BC Cancer Agency (BCCA), Mount Saint Joseph and St. Paul’s Hospitals and rotate through the clinical pathology laboratory and the research laboratory at BCCRC. Fellows work closely with the breast multidisciplinary team, actively participating in rounds and providing service and consultation to clinicians in matter relating to breast diseases. It is expected that the fellow participates in collaborative research, with an option to conduct individual research, all under the guidance of a faculty member and/or pathologist. This includes research proposals, submitting abstracts to scientific meetings and preparing manuscripts for publication in peer-reviewed journals.
Roles & Responsibilities
- Review and sign-out of cases on a daily basis, review of consults, formulation of diagnoses, and dictation of reports.
- Leading research projects in areas such as genomics and translational pathology.
- Teaching residents and clinical fellows.
Prospective candidates must have:
- Eligibility to practice in BC (eligible or certified member of Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada, or RCPSC equivalent that is acceptable to the BC College of Physicians and Surgeons).
- Completed residency in anatomic pathology or equivalent.
- Prior academic and/or publication record, ability to present.
- Data analysis skills.
Candidates with the following qualifications/experience are preferred:
- Canadian citizenship or permanent residency.
- MSc or PhD.
- Research experience, especially molecular biology.
Salary will be commensurate with qualifications and experience.
To apply for this rewarding career development opportunity, please forward (1) a letter of application outlining your areas of interest, (2) a copy of your current CV, and (3) names and contact information of three references, to: firstname.lastname@example.org
Applications will be accepted until the position is filled.
Provincial Health Services Authority, Providence Health Care and UBC hire on the basis of merit and are committed to equity. We encourage all qualified persons to apply and we are strongly committed to diversity within its community and especially welcomes applications from visible minority group members, women, Aboriginal persons, persons with disabilities, persons of any sexual orientation or gender identity, and others who may contribute to the further diversification of ideas. Citizens and permanent residents of Canada will be given priority.