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Clinical Research Project Manager - Toronto, Ontario

Position: Clinical Research Project Manager
Site: MaRS Centre, Toronto
Department: Canadian Cancer Clinical Trials Network (3CTN)
Reports To: Executive Director, 3CTN
Salary: Commensurate with level of experience
Hours: 35 hours/week
Status:  Full-time, Temporary (6-7 Month Contract)

The Ontario Institute for Cancer Research (OICR) is seeking a Clinical Research Project Manager to join the Canadian Cancer Clinical Trials Network (3CTN) team. The Clinical Research Project Manager is responsible for overseeing the successful planning, implementation and evaluation of the 3CTN-led Canadian Remote Access Framework for clinical Trials initiative. Acting as the project lead for the landmark CRAFT study, the Project Manager will help ensure resources, activities and work outputs are aligned with project deliverables. This includes being responsible for creating clear, measureable and attainable objectives, communicating project progress appropriately as well as cost tracking, budget and time management. As required, the Project Manager will be expected to anticipate and make adaptations to work plans where foreseeable, appropriately identify solutions to project conflicts and/or escalate when necessary.

In carrying out their responsibilities, this role is required to maintain working relationships with a wide range of collaborators and stakeholders including clinical trial teams, patient partners, consultants and other knowledge leaders.

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  • Develop a comprehensive project work plan that is inclusive of component tasks required for each deliverable that are adequately resourced and assigned feasible durations and milestones;
  • Routinely track project progress against plan and evaluate work quality;
  • Report on project progress and/or supporting documentation to stakeholders at appropriate intervals and as deemed necessary;
  • Set controls for projects to help identify project changes/delays; consult and collaborate as needed to develop adapted work plans and communicate significant changes appropriately;
  • Contribute constructively and facilitate resolutions to project conflict among involved parties whenever necessary;
  • Develop project risk management plan, assess risk factors throughout the project lifecycle; consult project governance framework regarding risk mitigation strategies when required; track and document all assessment decisions and modifications;
  • Lead interdisciplinary teams, fostering teamwork and engagement among contributors to achieve defined project objectives;
  • Determine requirements of project stakeholders, and develop a communication plan for ensuring all are appropriately informed on progress throughout the project lifecycle;
  • Develop and present project materials using strong written, verbal and graphical communication skills, with the ability to express technical and operational concepts effectively to 3CTN Leadership, the project steering committee, project participants and external stakeholders;
  • Apply sound decision-making, problem-solving and consult others as needed for generating effective, feasible solutions to emergent issues affecting project progress or delivery;
  • Identify, assess and manage necessary course corrections to remain on schedule; consult with project team on potential solutions and make recommendations or escalate as needed to ensure that the scope and direction of each project remains on schedule;
  • Identify emerging opportunities that may be of benefit for 3CTN processes, infrastructure or for supporting Network Cancer Centres’ priorities or Network-wide strategic plan;
  • Work in a self-directed manner, drawing on available resources and knowledge to inform decisions;
  • Prioritize work objectives appropriately and seek input from management when required.


  • Completion of a Bachelor’s degree in Health Sciences or recognized equivalent required;
  • Minimum 2 years of clinical project management experience (e.g., strategic planning, risk management, business prioritization, procurement, vendor management, legal, financial, etc.) for multiple projects;
  • Minimum 1 year of experience with clinical trials planning, coordination or management;
  • Project or business management training (e.g., PMP, MBA, etc.), or equivalent experience required;
  • Completed or working towards PMP Certification;
  • SoCRA or ACRP Certification is an asset;
  • Applies PMO best practices, tools, knowledge and expertise;
  • Demonstrates strong tactical knowledge and applies available resources effectively;
  • Experienced at creating process controls and milestones for assessing progress of all project activities;
  • Proven ability to multi-task effectively and prioritize activities appropriately;
  • Capacity for developing and managing a project communication plan that respects timeliness and need-to-know considerations for internal and external stakeholders.

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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