Study Manager, Experiences of Cancer Patients in Transition, Canadian Partnership Against Cancer

Position: Study Manager, Experiences of Cancer Patients in Transition
Reports to: Director, System Performance and Surveillance
Toronto (Downtown), Ontario
Posting Date:
March 5, 2015
Closing Date:
March 20, 2015


There are significant gaps in the availability and completeness of reliable pan-Canadian data on the experiences of cancer patients once they complete their cancer treatment. In particular, limited data have been collected on the experiences of cancer survivors during their transition from treatment through the various follow-up care and support services. A national survey will be conducted to understand the experiences of patients as they transition from end of primary cancer treatment to follow-up care and support services. This will encompass the extent to which patients feel that the different health care settings and providers were able to address their medical, physical, practical and psychosocial needs, among others, in a well-coordinated and informed manner.

Overview of Role

The Study Manager will work closely with the Experiences of Cancer Patients in Transitions Study project team to oversee day-to-day operations of the project including coordinating the study planning, administering the study activities and ensuring that the pre-established work scope, study protocol, and regulatory requirements are followed. The position will be responsible for providing coordination between the survey/consultation vendor, fulfillment house(s), the Partnership project team, external advisors, and provincial partners.


  • A Master’s degree in Epidemiology, Health Science or a related field with a minimum of five years experience in research
  • At least five (5) years of experience managing health services research projects with the following characteristics:
    • Involving multiple stakeholders with a national or multi-jurisdictional scope;
    • Including mixed consultative approaches, such as patient surveys, key informant interviews and focus groups;
    • Involving privacy requirements around access to identifiable patient information;
    • Requiring complex data sharing agreements and/or funding agreements; and
    • Requiring ethic board approvals or other privacy impact assessments.
  • Strong knowledge and experience in research administration and research project management
  • Experience overseeing privacy and regulatory requirements, contracts and agreement development and negotiation, and experience working with both legal and multi-disciplinary professionals
  • Direct experience managing ethics board review (REB) applications with multiple academic centres and jurisdictions with diverse requirements.
  • Experience in the cancer system, and more specifically, in the areas of patient experience, survivorship, and follow-up care is a strong asset.
  • Strong relationship, facilitation and communication skills (both written and oral) to effectively relate to, engage and keep informed multiple players and stakeholders supporting a project.
    • Proven project management and organizational skills
    • Strong relationship management skills, internal and external, including with partner organizations

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

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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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