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Clinical Research Fellowship in Population Health and Cancer Outcomes

Clinical Research Fellowship in Population Health and Cancer Outcomes

The Department of Surgery at Queen’s University and Cancer Care and Epidemiology at the Queen’s Cancer Research Institute (QCRI) invites applicants for a Clinical Research Fellowship in Colorectal/Gastrointestinal Malignancies from surgeons who wish to develop research skills and experience in population health and cancer outcomes research. The successful candidate will have completed a general surgery residency program in Canada, and have an interest in pursuing an academic career in colorectal surgery or surgical oncology. An advanced degree in epidemiology, public health and/or biostatistics is an asset.

The clinical research fellowship will provide training and experience in population health and cancer outcomes. The Clinical Research Fellow will be a member of the Division of Cancer Care and Epidemiology (CCE). CCE is a multidisciplinary group consisting of program managers, data analysts, biostatisticians, epidemiologists, clinician scientists, and tumor registrar, with expertise in cancer epidemiology, health economics, outcomes research, and clinical decision-making, as well as surgical oncology, medical oncology, radiation oncology, and palliative care.

The clinical research fellow will be expected to undertake research projects under the supervision of Dr. Sunil Patel, Dr. Shaila Merchant and Dr. Antonio Caycedo. Current research projects include appendiceal neoplasms, early and advanced colorectal malignancies and end of life care/palliative care in advanced gastrointestinal malignancies.

While the emphasis of this fellowship is on the acquisition of research skills, Fellows may have the opportunity to spend a portion of their time (up to 20%) in clinical activity. Funding for this fellowship is provided through the Southeastern Ontario Academic Medical Organization Clinical Research Fellowship Program.

Interested applicants should submit a letter of interest and Curriculum Vitae to Dr. Sunil Patel, by September 1, 2020.