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Moving Medicine Forward

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Medical Oncologist

The Division of Medical Oncology at The Ottawa Hospital / University of Ottawa is seeking medical oncologist(s) to join a group of 26 academic physicians. There is the possibility of full time or part time appointments for the successful candidate(s).

The successful candidate(s) will function as an academic physician, and the bulk of their practice will involve the care of lung cancer patients and/or GI cancer patients but will be discussed at time of appointment of the successful candidates.

The Ottawa Hospital Cancer Centre is the primary provider of medical oncology services to a mixed urban and rural population of 1,500,000 in Eastern Ontario, has approximately 4,000 new solid tumor Medical Oncology consults annually, offers a full spectrum of oncology services, and is a Canadian leader in oncology training and clinical research. Cancer is a priority focus for The Ottawa Hospital (one of Canada’s largest teaching hospitals) and for the Ottawa Hospital Research Institute. The vision of The Ottawa Hospital is “to provide each patient with the world-class care, exceptional service and compassion that we would want for our loved ones” and the hospital’s goal is to be a top 10% performer in Quality and Safety of Patient Care in North America.

Ottawa is Canada’s national capital and has rich cultural and recreational opportunities. It has consistently been ranked as one of the best places to live in Canada.




The individual will be expected to:

1)participate in outpatient oncology clinics,

2) rotate supervising the in-patient unit,

3) participate in research trials or other academic activities,

4) teach medical students, residents and fellows in outpatient and inpatient settings and,

5) participate in the Medical Oncology on-call rotation on a regular basis.


Successful candidates will be expected to participate in a variety of clinical duties as well as education and academic opportunities and initiatives at the University of Ottawa. This position works under the general direction of the Head of the Division of Medical Oncology, Department of Medicine at the Ottawa Hospital/University of Ottawa.


Income primarily from provincial AFP through Ontario Medical Oncology Association.



Fluency in both official languages is not required but would be an asset.

Successful candidates must hold or be eligible for licensure in Ontario, and must have a Specialist Certificate in Medical Oncology from the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada, or be eligible for certification, and fulfil the requirements for appointment to The Ottawa Hospital and University of Ottawa. Preference will be given to Canadian citizens or landed immigrants. Candidates, in addition to being certified in medical oncology, should preferably have a higher degree (Masters, PhD), or a specialist fellowship training.

We acknowledge, with respect, that the work of the Department of Medicine takes place on the unceded and unsurrendered traditional territories of the Algonquin nation.


The Department of Medicine is committed to upholding the values of equity, diversity, and inclusion in our living, learning and work environments. We know that diversity underpins excellence, and that we all share responsibility for creating an equitable, diverse and inclusive community.


We actively encourage applications from members of groups with historical and/or current barriers to equity, including, but not limited to:

  • First Nations, Métis and Inuit peoples, and all other Indigenous peoples; 
  • members of groups that commonly experience discrimination due to race, ancestry, colour, religion and/or spiritual beliefs, or place of origin; 
  • persons with visible and/or invisible (physical and/or mental) disabilities; 
  • persons who identify as women; and 
  • persons of marginalized sexual orientations, gender identities, and gender expressions.


We recognize that many of these identities intersect; as a result, equity, diversity and inclusion can be complex. We value the contributions that each person brings and are committed to ensuring full and equal participation for all in our Department.


The Department of Medicine understands that career paths vary. Legitimate career interruptions will in no way prejudice the assessment process and their impact will be carefully considered.



Applicants who wish to be considered as a member of one or more designated groups are encouraged to self-identify as such when applying. If you are invited to continue the selection process, please notify us of any adaptive measures you might require by contacting the Office of the Chair & Head, Department of Medicine, at 613-737-8900. Any information you send us will be handled respectfully and in complete confidence.


If interested please submit a letter of interest and up to date CV, as a single PDF file, to Dr. Rachel Goodwin, Chair of Selection Committee, University of Ottawa/The Ottawa Hospital at .

The deadline for receiving applications is 8am EST on Monday 6th December 2021.


Employment Type
Beginning of employment
July 2022
Duration of employment
Health and Education
Job Location
501 Smyth Road
Base Salary
$300,000.00 Per year
Date posted
November 18, 2021
Valid through
December 6, 2021
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