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Student - Canadian Cancer Clinical Trials Network - Toronto, Ontario

Position: Student
Location: MaRS Centre, Toronto
Department: Canadian Cancer Clinical Trials Network
Reports To: Portfolio and Informatics Manager
Salary: Commensurate with level of experience
Hours: 35 hours/week
Job Type: Hybrid
Status: Full-time, Short-term contract (4-month contract)

The Ontario Institute for Cancer Research (OICR) is seeking a Student join the Canadian Cancer Clinical Trials Network (3CTN) team on a short-term, contract basis from May to August 2023.

The student will support the Portfolio & Informatics team and help develop novel reports and analyze data that will be used to identify Canadian 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.

This role is partially funded through the Canada Summer Jobs program of the Government of Canada. Applicants must be eligible for funding through this program.

New employees who may be required to work at OICR offices are required to be fully vaccinated for COVID-19 subject to the duty to accommodate on the basis of protected grounds pursuant to the Ontario Human Rights Code.

Fully vaccinated is defined as having received all of the required doses of a Health Canada approved vaccine and having received the final dose at least 14 days before your employment start date. 

As described above, the requirement to be fully vaccinated is subject to the Ontario Human Rights Code. If the candidate is unable to receive the COVID-19 vaccine for a reason protected by the Code, requests for accommodation from the vaccine policy will be assessed on a case-by-case basis.  

To learn more about working at OICR, visit our career page.

The responsibilities include:

  • Complete environmental scans, literature reviews and/or consult clinical research teams as needed to guide the completion of project activities.
  • Enter data into a Clinical Trials Management System database of cancer clinical trials.
  • Review cancer clinical trials information and develop reports that will enable identification of available clinical trials as well as research gaps and opportunities within a given cancer type.
  • Ensure report development considers agile, efficient and sustainable process required for report content management and data integrity.
  • Develop presentation materials and participate in knowledge translation and exchange activities relating to reports with 3CTN members and external stakeholders.
  • Support the 3CTN Portfolio & Metrics team as needed to ensure trial data accuracy and integrity.
  • Other duties as may be assigned by the Portfolio Informatics Manager or Manager, Operations.


  • Master’s student in a science related discipline preferred.
  • Strong interest in oncology clinical research.
  • Strong written and oral communications, time management 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.
  • Experience in using Microsoft Power BI, or similar data informatics reporting tool, would be considered an asset.

OICR is a collaborative, not-for-profit research institute accelerating the development of new cancer research discoveries for patients around the world while maximizing the economic benefit of this research for the people of Ontario. We are dedicated professionals who bring expertise to each of our roles. We are looking for individuals who share our values of excellence, innovation, collaboration, impact, responsibility and community.

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 committed to fostering a climate of equity, diversity, inclusion, and accessibility. This commitment is central to, and mutually supportive of, our research excellence mandate. We welcome and respect the diversity of all members of our community and we support an inclusive culture for all. We welcome all applicants, and encourage applications from racialized persons, Indigenous Peoples, women, persons with disabilities, LGBTQ2S persons, and others who may contribute to furthering a diversity of ideas within our community. OICR is committed to fair assessment of a candidate’s abilities, and consideration for diversity of thought, method, and experience. Providing an accessible workplace and recruitment process is important to us, as described in our Accessibility Plan (https://oicr.on.ca/accessibility/).  Should you require accommodation during any stage in the recruitment process, please complete the form at the bottom of page https://oicr.on.ca/careers/. Information received related to accommodation will be handled confidentially.  

The Ontario Institute for Cancer Research thanks all applicants. However, only those under consideration will be contacted.

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