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Manager, Research & Innovation, Canadian Partnership Against Cancer

Reports to: Director, Research & Innovation

Location: Downtown Toronto (work from home until the expected return to the office in 2022)

Posting date: March 9, 2022

Closing date: March 23, 2022

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The Partnership is looking for a Manager, Research and Innovationa key member of the team’s leadership group. Reporting to the Director, Research and Innovation, the successful candidate will be a gifted people leader with strong team leadership skills, have a passion for cancer research, and see the clear connections between research, policy development, and program planning and implementation. Hands on experience in health services and policy research, health economics and modelling is an asset. The Manager will work closely with partners to ensure the success of platforms such as, CanPath (Canadian Partnership for Tomorrow’s Health), 3CTN (Canadian Cancer Clinical Trials Network),, and OncoSim, so strong partner relationship skills is a must. Driven by Canada’s Vision for Cancer Research, the Manager will provide leadership to ensure that evidence drives the work of the Partnership, and that we draw on international best practice while actively contributing to international cancer control efforts.

Program specific accountabilities

  • Provides strategic and timely advice to the Director, Research and Innovation and VP, Cancer Systems, Performance & Innovation, and other Partnership program areas to support the planning and implementation of work related to cancer research, health policy and innovation to advance the priorities and actions of the Canadian Strategy for Cancer Control
  • Manages a team of professional and technical staff to support research platforms, health policy and innovation activities to support organizational and health system needs
  • Proactively engages with internal and external partners and stakeholders to identify, develop, and implement innovative pan-Canadian programs and initiatives to promote the integration of cancer control and cancer research
  • Collaborates with others to support the planning, development, execution and evaluation of relevant projects and programs, including advances in health services and policy research, oversight of large research platforms and modelling tools, advancing virtual care and other innovations, and promoting the wide use of evidence to drive programs and policy change
  • Holds responsibility for the uptake, use and maintenance of health policy decision support tools, including partner engagement; advisor, stakeholder and vendor management; oversight of analyses; and sustainability planning for the tools
  • Collaborates with others to develop and monitor Research and Innovation project milestones, timelines, budgets, risks and contracts to ensure programmatic objectives and outcomes are met
  • Collaborates with others to manage the planning, development, communication and completion of knowledge transfer and exchange activities and products
  • Complements the work of the Program Manager, Canadian Cancer Research Alliance, by building and maintaining external relationships throughout the scientific and research communities both nationally and internationally.
  • Oversees the work of the Lead, Health Economics by building and maintaining relationships with economic and clinical researchers, clinical experts, partners and stakeholders, and expert committee members to support the uptake and use of the microsimulation model, OncoSim

Experience and qualifications

  • Degree in Health Sciences, Health Policy, Public Health, Economics/Health Economics, Epidemiology or other relevant discipline, or a combination of comparable education and experience in a related field
  • Minimum 7 years’ experience, preferably in policy, technology healthcare, or a related field (candidates with breaks in employment are welcome, candidates with fewer years of highly relevant experience will be considered)
  • Minimum 2 years’ experience in a people management role
  • Experience with project planning and process development with an ability to anticipate organizational priorities
  • Experience with health economic analysis and modelling an asset
  • Experience engaging with a diverse group of stakeholders to achieve or create change
  • Proficient in Microsoft 365 (Outlook, Word, Excel, PowerPoint, SharePoint, Teams, OneDrive)
  • Experience in the following is highly desirable but not mandatory:
    • Project management experience, PMP designation
    • Working in an ambiguous or political environment
    • Embedding innovation within a healthcare system
    • Applied or translational research
    • Regulation of emerging technology
    • Bilingual in both English and French is an asset

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