Academic Hematologist, Specializing in Malignant Blood Disorders – McMaster University/Hamilton Health Sciences

Academic Hematologist, Specializing in Malignant Blood Disorders – McMaster University/Hamilton Health Sciences

McMaster University/Hamilton Health Sciences Juravinsk Cancer Centre

Fulltime Academic Hematologist Position, Specializing in Malignant Blood Disorders


The Department of Oncology, Faculty of Health Sciences at McMaster University and Hamilton Health Sciences are currently recruiting an Academic Hematologist specializing in malignant blood disorders to join the Division of Malignant Hematology.


The Juravinski Hospital and Cancer Centre is a large academic teaching hospital and serves the Hamilton Niagara Haldimand Brant region. The Division of Malignant Hematology consists of 16 geographic full- time hematologists located at the Juravinski Hospital and Cancer Centre who are engaged in clinical practice, education and research. The Division is responsible for treating malignant blood diseases as well as providing autologous, allogeneic hematopoietic stem cell transplantation and CAR-T therapy to the central-west region of Ontario and beyond. There is an active menu of clinical trials in hematology and a variety of teaching opportunities at the undergraduate and postgraduate level. The successful applicant is expected to participate in clinical trials research.


The successful applicant will be knowledgeable in any area of malignant hematology, depending on their previous training and/or experience. Although experience in cellular/transplant therapy is not required, it would be an asset. Additional Fellowship training would also be advantageous. Hematology staff see outpatients in the Juravinski Cancer Centre and rotate as ward attending on the inpatient service in the Juravinski Hospital along with nurse practitioners, hematology and other residents. The attending rotation will also include general hematology consultations for the hospital.


Applicants should be certified, or eligible for certification in Hematology, by the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada. Candidates must have an MD or equivalent, and must be licensed or eligible for licensure in the province of Ontario. Academic rank and appointment category will be commensurate with training and experience.


All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply. However, Canadian citizens and permanent residents will be considered first for this position. To comply with the Government of Canada’s reporting

requirements, the University is obliged to gather information about applicant’s status. Applicants need not identify their country of origin or current citizenship; however, all applications must include one of the following statements: “Yes, I am a citizen or permanent resident of Canada” or “No, I am not a citizen or permanent resident of Canada”

How to Apply:


Qualified candidates are invited to submit:

  • A covering letter of interest
  • A curriculum vitae
  • Description of training
  • Letters of reference are not required at the application stage; the Department will request letters of recommendation from referees at later stages of the search process


Applications will be accepted via email until March 1, 2024 and sent to the attention of Leanne Pittaway at on behalf of:


Dr. Tom Kouroukis, MD MSc FRCPC

Head of Hematology Service, Hamilton Health Sciences Head, Division of Malignant Hematology

Associate Professor, Department of Oncology McMaster University


Located at: Juravinski Cancer Centre 699 Concession Street

Hamilton, Ontario, L8V 5C2 Tel: 905.387.9711 Ext. 67679

Fax: 905 575 6326

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