Full-Time Academic Hematologist Positions, Specializing in Malignant Blood Disorders-McMaster and Hamilton Health Sciences, Hamilton

Full-Time Academic Hematologist Positions, Specializing in Malignant Blood Disorders-McMaster and Hamilton Health Sciences, Hamilton

McMaster University/Hamilton Health Sciences Juravinsk Cancer Centre

Full-Time Academic Hematologist Positions, Specializing in Malignant Blood Disorders

The Department of Oncology at McMaster University and Hamilton Health Sciences are seeking two exceptional Academic Hematologists specializing in malignant blood disorders with a primary focus in the treatment of myeloid disorders and/or allogeneic transplant OR plasma cell, lymphoproliferative disorders and/or CAR-T. Successful candidates will hold a full-time academic appointment in the Division of Malignant Hematology, Department of Oncology, Faculty of Health Sciences at McMaster University.

Among the top 40 universities in the world for health and medicine, McMaster University is a globally renowned institution of higher learning and a research community committed to advancing human and societal health and well-being. The Department of Oncology provides rewarding opportunities for innovation and excellence in clinical care, education and research.

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 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 disorders in addition to providing autologous and allogeneic hematopoietic stem cell transplantation and CAR-T therapy to the central-west region of Ontario and beyond.

As academic hematologists, successful candidates are expected to contribute to clinical service, research and educational activities in their primary areas of focus. Applicants should be knowledgeable in other areas of malignant hematology. Successful candidates will review outpatients within the Juravinski Cancer Centre and rotate as ward attending on the inpatient service in the Juravinski Hospital alongside nurse practitioners, fellows, hematology and other postgraduate residents. The attending rotation also includes general hematology consultations for the Juravinski Hospital. There is an active menu of clinical trials in hematology and a variety of teaching opportunities at the undergraduate and postgraduate level. Successful applicants are expected to collaboratively participate in clinical trials research to advance the strategic vision of the Division.

The Juravinski Cancer Centre has a large Clinical Trials Department contributing to Phase 1 to 3 clinical trials through the Canadian Clinical Trials Group, the Ontario Clinical Oncology Group, industry- sponsored trials and investigator-initiated clinical trials. Multiple opportunities exist for clinical, health services and translational research. The academic Department of Oncology is closely aligned with the Escarpment Cancer Research Institute (ECRI), working collaboratively to provide access to clinical, translational and health services researchers.

Candidates are expected to possess the following:

  • Certificate of registration for a valid license to practice in the province of Ontario issued by the College of Physicians and Surgeons of Ontario
  • Certification, or eligible for certification, in Hematology by the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada
  • Membership in the Canadian Medical Protective Association, or equivalent


Additional fellowship training and advanced degrees are advantageous. Additional described interests in the areas of quality improvement, educational scholarship, research or administration will be favorably considered. 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”

For more information on the Department of Oncology, visit https://healthsci.mcmaster.ca/oncology

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 6, 2024 and sent to the attention of Leanne Pittaway at lpittawa@hhsc.ca 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


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Vaccination Policy Statement – Faculty of Health Sciences

This position is located in a host hospital or other healthcare site that has an active vaccination mandate in place. Incumbents will need to comply with these and any other health and safety measures necessary as part of their appointment.

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