Glaxo Smith Kline Clinical Research Fellowship in Medical Oncology

This funding opportunity is now closed.


BC Cancer is seeking a motivated individual for the role of GSK Clinical Research Fellow in Medical Oncology – Gynecologic Malignancies in the Department of Medical Oncology from January 2022 (start date can be negotiated) in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada, for a 1-2 years term.

BC Cancer is an Agency of the Provincial Health Services Authority, providing a comprehensive cancer control program for over 5 million people in British Columbia and Yukon, Canada. The BC Cancer Research Centre located next to the BC Cancer – Vancouver Cancer Centre is a world class facility with state-of-the art platforms including genomics, bioinformatics, imaging, drug development and tissue banking.

The Division of Medical Oncology at UBC provides excellence in research, teaching and clinical services related to the nature, cause and prevention of cancer in adults. The Department of Medicine is the largest Department in the Faculty of Medicine with over 1,200 faculty and staff.

The intent of the fellowship is to provide advanced clinical training and education in the diagnosis and management of gynecologic cancers paired with research opportunities in clinical trials, outcomes, quality improvement and translational sciences. The fellow will work within the multidisciplinary Provincial Gynecologic Tumour Group with a team of dedicated gynecologic cancer specialists in medical oncology, surgery, radiation oncology, pathology, counselling, hereditary cancer testing, nursing and research.

The successful candidate will also benefit from the rich research environment and mentorship by world class researchers and experienced clinical investigators of British Columbia’s Gynecologic Cancer Initiative, a province-wide interdisciplinary research program affiliated with synergistic partner institutions including UBC, BC Cancer, BC Women’s Hospital + Health Centre, and the Vancouver General Hospital.

The Fellow will be supported in opportunities for formal training in clinical trials design such as may be available through Clinical Trials BC, the Canadian Cancer Trials Group and other organizations. The Fellow will complete their training with in-depth experience in the design, execution and knowledge transition of clinical trials, positioning them well to pursue clinical research throughout their career.


The Fellow will have completed a medical oncology residency program (or equivalent) before starting their fellowship and must be eligible for licensure in British Columbia. For non-native English speakers, a TOEFL is required.

Term/start date

One (1) or two (2) – year term available starting after July 1, 2021 (negotiable)


$85,734.84; salary of the fellow will be at the level of a PGY-6 resident as per the Resident Doctors of BC guidelines.

Application Process

Applicants should submit their applications via the Gynecologic Cancer Initiative Applications Electronic Portal and include the following:

  • Cover letter outlining your interest/experience in the field of medical oncology and gynecologic malignancies
  • Current CV
  • Names of three references


Should you have any questions, please email

On behalf of Dr. Anna Tinker and Dr. Yvette Drew, BC Cancer Medical Oncology and UBC Department of Medicine