Manager, Canadian Partnership for Tomorrow Project (CPTP), Canadian Partnership Against Cancer

Position: Manager, National Infrastructure, Canadian Partnership for Tomorrow Project
Reports to: Director, Canadian Partnership for Tomorrow Project
Toronto (Downtown), Ontario
Posting Date:
March 5, 2015
Closing Date:
March 20, 2015

THE CANADIAN PARTNERSHIP AGAINST CANCER (THE PARTNERSHIP) is an independent organization funded by the federal government to accelerate action on a national cancer control strategy. The Partnership collaborates with a variety of experts, organizations and stakeholders across the country to harness the best of what is working well to control cancer and to effectively implement this strategy coast to coast. We share with our partners the common goals of reducing the risk of cancer, lessening the likelihood of Canadians dying from cancer and enhancing quality of life for those affected by cancer.  A key strategic initiative is the Canadian Partnership for Tomorrow Project (CPTP), the largest population-based health study ever undertaken in Canada.  To date, we have enrolled over 300,000 Canadians who have agreed to be followed for decades.

Overview of Role

Reporting to the Director, Canadian Partnership for Tomorrow Project, the Manager, National Infrastructure is responsible for driving the continued development and oversight of the pan-Canadian infrastructure of the project, chiefly including the sourcing and ongoing functioning of a central data repository and biorepository facility and the expansion of CPTP to new regions.  This position provides administrative oversight and management of the day-to-day operations of the project’s national infrastructure coordination and supports contract and budget administration in collaboration with the Partnership’s Procurement Team and Delivery Management Office.  The incumbent will work closely with the Director, the CPTP team and internal Partnership teams, and be a point of contact for certain external stakeholders, to effectively deliver the CPTP’s mandate, on time and within budget.


  • Master’s degree preferably in health science, research or related field (such as a MBA with research administration experience or MPH) or equivalent combination of training and experience
  • A minimum of 7-10 years related health research or research infrastructure manager experience
  • Experience managing significant research projects at a provincial and preferably a national level with multiple stakeholders
  • Strong knowledge and experience in research infrastructure and administration, including contract and agreement drafting, negotiation and management, and experience working with both legal and operational teams
    • Proven ability engaging and aligning multiple stakeholders around key deliverables in the development and implementation of significant projects
    • Excellent knowledge and demonstrated experience of health sector issues/challenges, preferably cancer
    • Experience in complex research administration in health sector an asset
    • Previous experience working in the early stages of building large scale an asset
    • Demonstrated management skills in academic or hospital-based research
    • Strong internal and external relationship management skills, including with vendors, and partner organizations
  • Strong communication skills, both oral and written to be able to directly and effectively communicate with a wide variety of project stakeholders including provincial agencies and collaborating health care institutions as well as the Partnership’s team to ensure project timelines and deliverables are met

For further details on this position, please see the full job description in the link below (PDF Version):

To apply, please forward your CV and cover letter to

For additional information, please visit our website at

The Canadian Partnership Against Cancer thanks all applicants; however, only those selected for an interview will be contacted.

The Canadian Partnership Against Cancer has a diverse workforce and is an equal opportunity employer.

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