University Health Network (UHN) is looking for an experienced professional to fill the key role of Manager, Research Planning and Operations in our Supportive Care Department.
Transforming lives and communities through excellence in care, discovery and learning.
The University Health Network, where “above all else the needs of patients come first”, encompasses Toronto Rehabilitation Institute, Toronto General Hospital, Toronto Western Hospital, Princess Margaret Cancer Centre and the Michener Institute of Education at UHN. The breadth of research, the complexity of the cases treated, and the magnitude of its educational enterprise has made UHN a national and international resource for patient care, research and education. With a long tradition of groundbreaking firsts and a purpose of “Transforming lives and communities through excellence in care, discovery and learning”, the University Health Network (UHN), Canada’s largest research teaching hospital, brings together over 16,000 employees, more than 1,200 physicians, 8,000+ students, and many volunteers. UHN is a caring, creative place where amazing people are amazing the world.
University Health Network (UHN) is a research hospital affiliated with the University of Toronto and a member of the Toronto Academic Health Science Network (TAHSN). The scope of research and complexity of cases at UHN have made it a national and international source for discovery, education and patient care. Research across UHN's five research institutes spans the full spectrum of diseases and disciplines, including cancer, cardiovascular sciences, transplantation, neural and sensory sciences, musculoskeletal health, rehabilitation sciences, and community and population health. Find out about our purpose, values and principles here.
The Department of Supportive Care (DSC) is a multidisciplinary department that spans across all sites of the University Health Network, governed under the Princess Margaret Cancer Centre. The DSC consists of three programs – Palliative Care, Psychosocial Oncology and Cancer Rehabilitation & Survivorship. The DSC has become recognized over the past five years as an internationally leading centre in research in supportive care. The Manager, Research Planning and Operations will be a key member of the department leadership team who will lead the research program towards achieving goals and improving research outputs. This includes growing the DSC program’s international recognition and impact.
Working under the direction of the Head of the Department of Supportive Care, the Manager, Research Planning and Operations will:
Design infrastructure, standards, SOPs and build teams
Coordinate projects and planning initiatives such as strategic/operational planning, including the development and coordination of a new Clinical Trials Program
Manage projects, data and IT initiatives
Manage all aspects of human resources for direct reports
Perform quality management responsibilities
Oversee finances, financial disbursements and procurement
Liaise with external funding agencies and keep abreast of industry news
Liaise with internal and external partners including other UHN Research teams, etc.
Perform cross-functional and/or other duties consistent with the job classification, as assigned or requested
Work in compliance of the Occupational Health & Safety Act and its regulations, promote and ensure a healthy and safe work environment, and report hazards, deficiencies and contravention’s of the Act, in a timely manner
Perform corporate management responsibilities that support and advance UHN’s goals
At minimum, a Master’s degree in Science or recognized equivalent
At minimum, 3 years practical and related experience
Biomedical science background, experience in healthcare sector preferred
Demonstrated leadership and supervisory skills required
Experience with developing and working with budgets an asset
Exercises initiative and good judgement with ability to multi-task
Compliance with confidentiality requirements
Knowledge of applicable legislative, UHN and/or departmental policies
Excellent decision-making, problem solving and negotiation skills required
Excellent conflict resolution, team building and interpersonal skills required
Excellent organization and time management skills required
Excellent verbal and written communication skills required
Ability to perform duties in a professional and courteous manner and produce high quality work while meeting deadlines in accordance to UHN standards
Client service oriented with the ability to create an inclusive environment that values diversity and encourages people to contribute their personal bes
If you are interested in making your contribution at UHN, please apply on-line. You will be asked to copy and paste as well as attach your resume and covering letter. You will also be required to complete some initial screening questions.
POSTED DATE: November 19, 2020 CLOSING DATE: Until filled
For current UHN employees, only those who have successfully completed their probationary period, have a good employee record along with satisfactory attendance in accordance with UHN's attendance management program, and possess all the required experience and qualifications should apply.
University Health Network thanks all applicants, however, only those selected for an interview will be contacted.
UHN is a respectful, caring, and inclusive workplace. We are committed to championing accessibility, diversity and equal opportunity. Requests for accommodation can be made at any stage of the recruitment process providing the applicant has met the Bona-fide requirements for the open position. Applicants need to make their requirements known when contacted.