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Project Lead, 3CTN - Toronto, Ontario

Position: Project Lead, 3CTN
Site: MaRS Centre, Toronto
Department: 3CTN
Reports To: Operations Manager
Salary:  Commensurate with level of experience
Hours: 35 hours/week
Status: Full-time, Permanent

The Ontario Institute for Cancer Research (OICR) is seeking a Project Lead, 3CTN to join the Canadian Cancer Clinical Trials Network (3CTN) team. The Project Lead, 3CTN will be responsible for the successful coordination, management and outcomes of assigned 3CTN activities and projects in accordance with the mission and goals of 3CTN.  Acting as a link between projects to help ensure they are aligned and contribute to overall business goals, the Project Lead, 3CTN supports their effective, timely and cost-effective delivery.  Overall responsibilities include creating clear, measureable and attainable objectives, and tracking applicable cost, time, scope, quality and other outcome measures for assigned projects.

In carrying out their responsibilities, this role is required to maintain working relationships with a wide range of internal and external stakeholder groups (including 3CTN Coordinating Centre colleagues, Committees, Network Sites, Patient Representatives, consultants and collaborators).

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  • Provides coordination of 3CTN projects to achieve operational objectives and deliver desired levels of output effectiveness, quality and process efficiency;
  • Apply project management best practices, tools, knowledge and expertise in managing activities for assigned project initiatives;
  • Coordinate the development of business cycle strategic plan objectives, milestones and deliverables, yearly work plans and the 3CTN Request For Application (RFA) process undertaken prior to/during the Network’s renewal period every four years. Review RFAs and help structure Network sites milestones & deliverables framework to align with 3CTN business cycle strategic goals;
  • Assist in the development of controls for projects to help identify when significant project changes/delays are anticipated. Consult and collaborate with project team members and required stakeholders to develop adapted work plans that preserves key deliverables;
  • Ensure adequate and appropriate resources are available, monitor productivity and quality measures needed to meet project requirements;
  • Analyze risks, support the creation and execution of risk mitigation plans where required, revise as appropriate and elevate status/priority to management;
  • Monitor necessary course corrections to remain on schedule; consult with project team on potential solutions and make recommendations or escalate to management as needed;
  • Coordinate and support interdisciplinary teams in the conduct of specified 3CTN-led projects;
  • Represent 3CTN interests through participation in collaborative work undertaken by external partners;
  • Foster teamwork and engagement among all team members, promoting both internal and external members to achieve defined project objectives and facilitating constructive conflict resolution;
  • Maintain highest standards of professionalism and respectful interactions in all aspects of work;
  • Determine requirements of project stakeholders, and support the development of a communication plan for ensuring all are appropriately informed on progress throughout the project lifecycle;
  • Regularly report progress of activities and deliverables to relevant 3CTN team members and stakeholders including identified risks and significant changes to scope, timing or budget from approved work plans;
  • Develop and present materials for review and informational purposes using strong written and verbal communication skills;
  • Assist with content creation, coordinate production and submission of 3CTN annual report as well as governance and operating committees’ reporting.


  • At minimum, completion of a Bachelor’s degree in Health Sciences or recognized equivalent required;
  • Knowledge of clinical and/or research programs;
  • Skills training or education certificate in project management, or equivalent;
  • 2-3 years of practical and related work experience in project coordination activities (e.g. project planning risk management, etc.) and/or 1 year of on-the-job training required;
  • PMP certification is not required but would be considered an asset.

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.

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