Set the Research Standard for Cancer Survivorship

The Faculty of Health Sciences at Simon Fraser University (SFU) and the British Columbia Cancer Agency (BCCA) have created a new partnership in cancer survivorship. The inaugural Leslie Diamond Chair in Cancer Survivorship will enhance the development, execution and translation of cancer survivorship research at regional, national and international levels. Focusing upon the phase of the cancer trajectory occurring after primary treatment, including the challenges of effective transitioning to palliative and end of life care, the new Chair will conduct research to address the needs of cancer survivors and their families in the context of health system innovation.

This is a tenure track position; the Chair will be appointed at the Associate Professor or Professor level at SFU’s Faculty of Health Sciences. Complementing existing research leadership and survivorship teams at BCCA and SFU, the Chair will continue to develop cancer survivorship research in the context of clinical practice, psychosocial and quality of life interventions, population and health services policy and knowledge translation.

Reporting to the Dean, Faculty of Health Sciences and the Vice President, Research at the BC Cancer Agency, the Chair will enhance the development, execution and translation of cancer survivorship research at regional, national and international levels. The Chair will attract research investment and top level new researchers and spend approximately 75% of his/her time in direct research endeavours. The Chair also serves as the Co-Director of the Cancer Survivorship Research Centre at the BCCA, world renowned for its leading-edge research, which provides provincial, national and international leadership in cancer survivorship research. The Chair will participate in disease-site-tumour groups’ initiatives as appropriate, and will provide input to the leadership at the BCCA regarding research priorities.

The successful candidate will join a dynamic and expanding group of faculty in the Faculty of Health Sciences at SFU that is developing collaborative, interdisciplinary research and educational programs in environmental and occupational health, global health, infectious diseases, chronic disease, mental health and addictions, health over the human life course, and social inequities and health.

The ideal candidate will be a leading researcher with an established research track record and an interest in leading the expansion of cancer survivorship research. Trained with a PhD or MD, s/he will bring several years of research experience as a Principal Investigator or research team leader, ideally related to survivorship. Candidates with strengths in epidemiology and study design are of particular interest.

Simon Fraser University is committed to employment equity and encourages applications from all qualified women and men, including visible minorities, aboriginal peoples and person with disabilities.  All qualified applicants are encouraged to apply; however, Canadian citizens and permanent residents will be given priority. Positions are subject to final approval from the Board of Governors.  Under the authority of the University Act, personal information that is required by the University for academic appointment competitions will be collected.  For further details see:


To explore this tremendous opportunity further, please contact Barbara Morrison, Amy Gill or Lisa Kershaw in our Vancouver office at 604-685-0261, or please submit your resume and related information online at .

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Simon Fraser University (SFU) and the British Columbia Cancer Agency (BCCA)

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Vancouver, British Columbia


Cancer Research

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Leslie Diamond Chair in Cancer Survivorship

Date Posted

Tuesday August 14, 2012