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Student - Toronto, Ontario

Position: Student
Site: MaRS Centre, Toronto
Department: Canadian Cancer Clinical Trials Network
Reports To: Manager, Operations
Salary: Commensurate with level of experience
Hours: 30 – 35 Hours/Week
Status: Temporary, Contract (4 Month Contract)

The Canadian Cancer Clinical Trials Network (3CTN) is seeking a Student on a temporary, contract basis to help develop a novel report that will be used to help identify gaps in Canadian cancer research and clinical trial opportunities.  

3CTN is a pan-Canadian initiative to improve the efficiency and quality of academic clinical trials in Canada. Hosted by the Ontario Institute for Cancer Research (OICR), the 3CTN Coordinating Centre supports a network of cancer centres across Canada.


  • Complete an environmental scan and consult clinical research teams as needed to identify a standard approach for trial categorization;
  • Enter clinical trial data into a Clinical Trials Management System database of academic cancer clinical trials;
  • Review cancer clinical trials information and develop a visual report that will enable identification of clinical trial gaps and opportunities within a given cancer type;
  • Provide input in developing an agile, efficient and sustainable process for report content management and data integrity.


  • Currently enrolled in a Master's program in a science related discipline;
  • Strong interest in oncology clinical research;
  • Strong written and oral communications skills;
  • Ability to collaborate effectively with colleagues and a broad range of 3CTN stakeholders, including clinical research professionals, trial sponsors and patient advocacy groups;
  • High-level proficiency in Microsoft Office tools, with a strong knowledge of MS Excel, including pivot tables and VLOOKUP preferred.

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 Colleges and Universities.

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.

Resume Format: If you elect to apply, you will need a text or HTML version of your resume so that you can cut and paste it into the application box provided. Before you submit the completed application, you will be asked to attach one or two files to your application. Please attach your resume as a .pdf or .doc file.