Career Opportunities


Career opportunities will be posted for CATS members at no charge. Posting dates are indicated at the bottom of each description.

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Academic Thoracic Surgeon – Queen's University

Academic Thoracic Surgeon – Queen’s University

The Department of Surgery (www.surgery.queensu.ca) at Queen’s University invites applications for a full-time Academic Thoracic Surgeon who has formal training and a primary interest in both Thoracic and Foregut Surgery. Candidates must have advanced minimally invasive skills and must have demonstrated strong clinical skills. Emerging or established research programs will be considered an asset. Preference will be given to applicants who can provide evidence of a current involvement and commitment to education through the submission of an educational dossier and the identification of referees who can attest to the applicant’s educational expertise.

Qualified applicants will hold an MD degree (or equivalent), have completed postgraduate qualifications prior to appointment, and be eligible for licensure in Ontario. Preference will be given to candidates with an advanced degree and who have sub-specialty certification from the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada. The successful applicant will hold a Geographically Full-Time appointment at Queen’s University and will be a participant in the Alternative Funding Plan at Queen’s.

The successful candidate will be required to work closely with Thoracic and General Surgeons at the Kingston General and Hotel Dieu Hospitals. As a full time member of the Department of Surgery, they will also be expected to contribute to the teaching, supervision and mentorship of undergraduate, graduate and postgraduate students.

Queen’s University is recognized nationally for the quality of its undergraduate and graduate programs, which attracts outstanding students.  Queen’s University is an integral part of the vibrant Kingston community in the heart of the Thousand Islands region of southeastern Ontario.  It has a community spirit and amenities unmatched by any other Canadian university.  The University and the region offer an outstanding academic and community environment (www.queensu.ca).

The University invites applications from all qualified individuals.  Queen’s is strongly committed to employment equity, diversity, and inclusion in the workplace and encourages applications from Black, racialized/visible minority and Indigenous/Aboriginal people, women, persons with disabilities, and 2SLGBTQA+ persons.  All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however, in accordance with Canadian immigration requirements, Canadian citizens and permanent residents of Canada will be given priority. To comply with Federal Laws, the University is obliged to gather statistical information about how many applicants from each job vacancy are Canadian citizens/permanent residents of Canada, Applicants need not identify their country of origin or citizenship, however, all applicants must include one of the following statements: “I am a Canadian citizen/permanent resident of Canada” OR, “I am not a Canadian citizen/permanent resident of Canada”. Applications that do not include this information will be deemed incomplete.

The review of applications is on-going and will continue until the position is filled. Applications are to include a letter summarizing expertise, qualifications, and accomplishments relevant to the position, a CV, and the names and full contact information of three referees.

Complete applications are to be directed to: Dr. Ross Walker, Head, Department of Surgery, Queen’s University, Victory 3, Kingston General Hospital, Kingston, Ontario, K7L 2V7, Fax: (613) 544-9174, Email: KGH.DepartmentOfSurgery@kingstonhsc.ca

The University will provide support in its recruitment processes to applicants with disabilities, including accommodation that takes into account an applicant’s accessibility needs. If you require accommodation during the interview process, please contact the Department of Surgery at the (613) 533-2660 or the email listed above.

Posted by CATS: 2021-03-01

Staff Thoracic Surgeon – Michael Garron Hospital (Toronto East Health Network)

Division of Thoracic Surgery
Position: Staff Thoracic Surgeon

Michael Garron Hospital (Toronto East Health Network) is now accepting applications for the position of Staff Thoracic Surgeon for the starting date of July 2021.

Michael Garron Hospital (MGH) is a designated Level-1 Thoracic Centre of Excellence that serves a large population covering a large geography based in east Toronto. The thoracic surgery team at MGH performs more than 300 major lung resections yearly in addition to the treatment of a wide spectrum of thoracic diseases of the chest and foregut both benign and malignant. The program has longstanding partnerships with Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre (Odette Cancer Centre) and Royal Victoria Hospital (Barrie). The program therefore serves a diverse population over a large region. A successful candidate is expected to appreciate this diversity by advocating for equity in patient care and cultural sensitivity. The position will, in addition to clinical responsibilities, also have a clinical and QI research focus with protected time allocated towards furthering this research agenda.

The successful candidate will have experience and excellent skill in the multidisciplinary management of thoracic conditions both benign and malignant. Proficiency in Minimally Invasive Thoracic Surgery is a must. Additional fellowship training is an asset but not a requirement. The successful candidate will have experience and demonstrable interest in clinical research.

The successful candidate will be expected to demonstrate exceptional interprofessional, interpersonal and collaborative skills and commitment to advance the strategic goals and vision of the Division of Thoracic Surgery. They will be eligible for an appointment in the Department of Surgery at the University of Toronto at the rank of Lecturer or Assistant Professor, commensurate with their qualification and academic achievement. S/he must demonstrate a commitment to excellence in surgical education and academic involvement including participating in committees at the hospital and university level. The successful candidate is expected to have completed or be eligible for certification in Thoracic Surgery by the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada and be eligible for licensure in the Province of Ontario.

The Division of Thoracic Surgery at MGH is committed to equal employment opportunity and all eligible candidates are encouraged to apply especially applicants from racialized persons, women, indigenous/aboriginal people, persons with disability, and LGBTQ2S persons.

Applications must include a letter of interest, an up-to-date Curriculum Vitae, and two letters of reference. Applications must be received by March 1, 2021.

Applications are to be submitted via email to:

Najib Safieddine MD FRCSC
Division Head | Thoracic Surgery
Michael Garron Hospital
825 Coxwell Ave (Chest Centre G2)
Toronto ON (M4C 3E7)
Najib.Safieddine@tehn.ca
Office: (416) 469-2345
Fax: (416) 469-9527

Posted by CATS: 2021-01-22

The MITS Fellowship - Surrey Hospital

The MITS (Minimally Invasive Thoracic Surgery) Fellowship – Surrey Hospital

The Surrey Hospital division of Thoracic Surgery (Surrey Thoracic Surgery Group) has an annual opening (July 1 of every academic year) for 1 thoracic surgery fellow who has completed their Royal College (or similar) training program. This MITS program is a full time 12 month program emphasizing advanced MIS and advanced endoscopic thoracic surgical techniques. Situated in the lower mainland of BC the Surrey Hospital is the busiest thoracic surgical program in the province. Over 95% of all procedural activities are undertaken with MIS and/or endoscopic techniques.

We offer POEM, Super D navigational bronchoscopy, EBUS, EUS, EMR, esophageal RFA, MIE, radial probe and MIS lung resection with a large volume of benign and malignant (over 80 MIE’s in 2019) MIS esophageal and gastric procedures. Additionally, we undertake a large volume of Nuss procedures, Carinatum procedures and a large volume of rib fracture fixation cases.

We are a UBC-affiliated training program with regular medical students and residents from various programs. Notably we have a full time Nurse Practitioner. This training position is a clinical program and remuneration is equal to a PGY 8 level (UBC PAR salary guidelines).

For more information or to apply to the program please contact Dr. James Bond – program director at docbond@me.com or 778-735-0230. We currently have an opening for July 2, 2021.

Posted by CATS: 2021-01-11

Thoracic Surgeon – St. Joseph’s Toronto Unity Health (St. Joseph’s Site), Toronto

Thoracic Surgeon – St. Joseph’s Toronto Unity Health (St. Joseph’s Site), Toronto, in conjunction with the University of Toronto, is seeking a
Thoracic Surgeon.

The position will be based at St. Joseph’s Health Centre, a fully accredited community teaching hospital within the Unity Health Toronto network, serving Toronto’s west-end. St. Joseph’s Thoracic Surgery program is a Level-1 Designated Thoracic Centre of Excellence as per Cancer Care Ontario with approximately 250 major lung cancer resections performed per year. The program also provides surgical treatment of other thoracic and esophagogastric diseases, both benign and malignant. The successful candidate will join two other thoracic surgeons and take 1 in 3 thoracic surgery on-call.

St. Joseph’s provides care to a culturally and economically diverse population of about 530,000. Our hospital is a 400-bed facility that employs approximately 2,500 staff, along with 400 credentialed staff physicians. Unity Health Toronto’s values center around Inclusivity, Community, Excellence, Compassion and Human Dignity.

The successful candidate will be expected to have completed or be eligible for certification in Thoracic Surgery from the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada.

The successful candidate will have experience and skill in the multidisciplinary management of benign and malignant thoracic conditions.

The successful candidate would be expected to be proficient in Minimally Invasive Thoracic Surgery, including minimally invasive esophagectomy and thymectomy.

Candidates will be expected to show evidence of exceptional interpersonal and collaborative skills with initiative to further advance the clinical, teaching, and academic productivity of the Thoracic Surgery division at St. Joseph’s Health Centre.

A commitment and demonstrated interest in surgical education at all levels is essential and they will be eligible for an appointment in the Department of Surgery at the University of Toronto at the rank of Lecturer or Assistant Professor, commensurate with their qualification and academic achievement.

The successful candidate will be expected to participate and excel in the educational supervision of our medical students, residents and fellows, and contribute to scholarly activities of our Thoracic Surgery Division at Unity Health.

The candidate will also advance the strategic goals of the Hospital and the University through a commitment to providing compassionate physical, emotional and spiritual care to all in need.

The ideal candidate will have demonstrated a commitment to safety, clinical effectiveness, quality improvement and the patient experience.

The candidate must be eligible for licensure in the Province of Ontario.

All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply.

Applications must include an up-to-date Curriculum Vitae, and a description of previous academic experience/specialty training, along with 2 letters of reference.

Applications must be received by February 28, 2021.

Applications are to be submitted to:

Maria Martins, on behalf of the Chair,
Thoracic Surgeon Search Committee
Medical Affairs Office
30 The Queensway Rm 1M124
Toronto, ON  M6R 1B5
Office 416-530-6690
Maria.Martins@unityhealth.to

The University of Toronto and Unity Health Toronto are 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 disability, LGBTQ persons, and others who may contribute to further diversification of ideas.  All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however, Canadians and permanent residents will be given priority.

Posted by CATS: 2020-12-14

Fellowship in Advanced Interventional Thoracic Endoscopy and Complex Thoracic Surgery - University of Montreal

Fellowship in Advanced Interventional Thoracic Endoscopy and Complex Thoracic Surgery

University of Montreal Fellowship in Advanced Interventional Thoracic Endoscopy and Complex Thoracic

The University of Montreal is offering a one-year fellowship in Thoracic Endoscopy and Complex Thoracic Surgery. This fellowship program provides advanced training for qualified surgeons who wish to become experts in complex thoracic interventional endoscopy. The program includes full exposure to all techniques and technologies available in both the endobronchial and upper gastrointestinal space. Techniques learned include, but are not limited to: Rigid Bronchscopy, Linear EBUS, Radial EBUS, Linear EUS, Radial EUS, EMR, ESD, Trans-Gastric Procedures, Stenting, Laser, CRYO, Navigational Technologies and Tumor Marking for surgery and SBRT. Complex surgical procedures for interested fellows include, but are not limited to: VATS Pneumonectomy, VATS Segmentectomy, MIE, Carinal Surgery, Tracheal Surgery, Robotic Surgery.

Location: Centre Hospitalier de l’Universite de Montreal
Duration:
1 year clinical position
2 year clinical/research (1 year clinical / 1 year research)
Available: 2 fellows per year
Recruitment:Two years prior to commencing; Fellowship starts July 1 each year.
Qualifications: Candidates must have completed an accredited training program in Thoracic Surgery or Pulmonology.
Application Process: Applicants send a letter of intent, three letters of reference and curriculum vitae to:

MOISHE LIBERMAN, MD, PhD
Centre Hospitalier de l’Université de Montréal
Centre de Recherche du CHUM – Room: R04.402-1
900 Rue Saint-Denis
Montreal, Quebec, Canada H2X 0A9
Tel: (514) 890-8000, ext: 26832
Fax: (514) 412-7921
moishe.liberman@umontreal.ca

www.cetoc.ca

Posted by CATS: 2019-10-15

Fellowship in Thoracic Surgery - University of Alberta

University of Alberta Fellowship in Thoracic Surgery

The University of Alberta is offering a one-year fellowship in Thoracic Surgery. This fellowship program provides advanced training for qualified surgeons who wish to expand their skills and knowledge in general thoracic surgery, thoracic surgical oncology, foregut surgery and minimally invasive/endoscopic techniques. Fellows will gain a wealth of experience in the surgical care of patients with conditions within the full breadth of Thoracic Surgery, including both benign and malignant disease of the lung, esophagus and GE junction, mediastinum, pleura, chest wall, trachea and diaphragm as well as thoracic trauma. The Division of Thoracic Surgery performs over 350 lung and 50 esophageal resections each year, the vast majority of which via a minimally invasive approach. The fellow will also be trained in advanced endoscopy including rigid bronchoscopy, endobronchial ultrasound, endoesophageal ultrasound and therapeutic endoscopy including stenting of the airway and esophagus. Fellows will attend clinic weekly, will be involved in active research projects and participate in weekly academic teaching and multidisciplinary rounds. The fellow will receive regular competency-based assessments of their progression and skill development.

More information is available at: https://www.ualberta.ca/surgery/divisions/thoracic-surgery/fellowship

Location: The Royal Alexandra Hospital, Edmonton, Alberta

Duration: 1 year positions

Available: 1 fellow per year

Recruitment: Ongoing each year

Qualifications: Candidates must have completed an accredited training program in Thoracic Surgery, Cardiac Surgery or Cardiothoracic Surgery and be eligible for educational licensure through the College of Physicians and Surgeons of Alberta (http://www.cpsa.ca/eligibility/postgraduate-training/) and must pass the IELTS test of English language proficiency English is not the first language.

Application Process: Applicants send a letter of intent, three letters of reference and curriculum vitae to:

Dr. Simon Turner, program director
416 Community Services Centre
10240 Kingsway Ave Edmonton, AB, Canada T5H 3V9
1(780) 613-5888
1(780) 735-4245 (fax)
sturner@ualberta.ca

Note: This fellowship does not lead to certification by the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada.

Posted by CATS: 2019-07-24