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Director, Cancer Genomics - Toronto, Ontario

Position: Director, Cancer Genomics
Site: MaRS Centre, Toronto
Department: Cancer Genomics
Salary: Commensurate with level of experience
Hours: 35 Hours/ Week
Status: Full-Time, Permanent

The Ontario Institute for Cancer Research (OICR) is seeking a Director of Cancer Genomics to develop an innovative research program in cancer genomics. The Director will join OICR’s senior management team which oversees OICR’s research plan. The Director will devote at least 50% of time to oversee technology development within the Translational Genomics Laboratory, a new partnership between the Princess Margaret Cancer Centre and OICR.

OICR was created by the Government of Ontario to enhance cancer research, particularly translation of new discoveries into effective interventions that impact cancer and promote knowledge-based industries in Ontario.


  • PhD and/or MD with a proven track record in cancer genomics, next generation sequencing and technology development;
  • A relevant international reputation and strong publication record;
  • Proven leadership, management experience and communications skills;
  • Previous experience in leading multidisciplinary, multi-institutional teams;
  • Excellent and broad understanding of the field of genomics, epigenomics and informatics in oncology;
  • Eligible to hold the rank of associate or full professor at an Ontario university.

Conditions of Employment

The position will be based at OICR’s core laboratories in the MaRS Centre in Toronto. An academic appointment may be obtained at the University of Toronto. The initial appointment is for five years, renewable pending satisfactory review. A competitive salary and benefits package will be negotiated.

OICR is an innovative cancer research institute located in the MaRS Centre in the Discovery District in downtown Toronto. OICR is addressing significant challenges in cancer research with multi-disciplinary, multi-institutional teams. New discoveries to prevent, detect and treat cancer will be moved from the bench to practical applications in patients. The OICR team is growing quickly. We are innovative, dedicated professionals who bring expertise to each of our roles. We are looking for individuals interested in being part of a culture of excellence that will result in Ontario being recognized internationally as a leading jurisdiction for cancer research.

Launched in December 2005, OICR is an independent institute funded by the Government of Ontario through the Ministry of Research, Innovation and Science.

For more information about OICR, please visit the website at www.oicr.on.ca.

CLOSING DATE: Until Filled

OICR is an inclusive employer dedicated to building a diverse workforce. We encourage applications from all qualified candidates and will accommodate applicants’ needs throughout all stages of the recruitment and selection process. Please advise the Recruiter to ensure your accessibility needs are accommodated throughout this process. Information received relating to accommodation will be addressed confidentially.

The Ontario Institute for Cancer Research thanks all applicants. However, only those under consideration will be contacted. Candidates will be expected to provide their current employer as a reference.

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