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The following employment opportunities are open. Researchers, clinicians or trainees are advised to contact partner institutions directly regarding career opportunities within their specific discipline or field of research.

Network Program Manager – Marathon of Hope Cancer Centres Network

Reporting to the Senior Network Manager MOHCCN, the Network Program Manager works as part of the team administering the research initiatives of the Marathon of Hope Cancer Centres Network (the ‘Network’).  They are responsible for co-ordinating activities and performance against goals and promoting collaboration between the distributed research teams and working groups that make up the Network.  They are also involved in the coordination of the scientific activities of the Network, interactions with Government and planning of the future developments of the Network.


Located in Vancouver, the Network Program Manager is a key member of the Terry Fox Research Institute team to support the Network’s cancer programs.  More specifically, the role will involve co-ordination of regional and pan-Canadian activities and liaison with other institutional administrators, researchers and Government officials.  The successful candidate will be tasked with delivering updates on progress and reporting as required by funding sponsors of the Network’s research. This position requires understanding, tact and diplomacy.

Key Responsibilities

  • To coordinate with the Senior Network Manager and other team members the activities of the Network, in keeping with the Network policies and relevant TFRI research administration policy.
  • To initiate; plan, execute, and monitor new and existing Network program activities with multiple timelines and resources in order to meet program and project timelines and deliverables.
  • To be responsible for developing detailed project plans, tracking progress, measuring performance, maintaining comprehensive program documentation, and reporting.
  • To identifying any barriers to successful program execution and escalate as appropriate
  • To build and maintain positive relationships with various academic, health system, industry, government, patient and public stakeholders and leaders.
  • Manage contracts and agreements with funding recipients and vendors to ensure all requirements are fulfilled.
  • To work with our team in organizing pan-Canadian scientific meetings, workshops and seminars for the Network.
  • To prepare progress and financial reports on Network activities required by, and to interact with, Government officials at Health Canada.
  • To work with our communications team to tell the stories that arise from the Network’s research.
  • To act as a key coordinator of Network working groups and meetings.
  • To prepare and contribute to documentation for approval by TFRI, and to work with grantees to administer post-award deliverables to ensure that scientific reports, updates and review meetings are planned and completed on-time and on-budget.
  • To help maintain a dashboard of Network level goals, milestones and deliverables for the Network and its various initiatives.
  • To liaise with recipient institutions’ respective administrators to ensure written scientific reporting, and research data on those projects is up to date and ensure that information is current on internal and externally-facing research databases.
  • To collaborate with the TFRI finance team to develop funding agreements and contracts, budgets, payment schedules, analyze project milestones and deliverables and any amendments required to funding agreements.  
  • Other tasks as may deemed necessary.


  • Bachelor or Master degree in a scientific or technology field.
  • Five (5) or more years of work experience in a research-related environment.
  • Experience with clinical and translational cancer research, scientific meeting organization, manuscript and/or grant writing.
  • Superior communications skills.
  • Excellent organizational skills including the ability to prioritize projects to meet deadlines.  
  • Computer skills, including experience using standard office applications (Office 365), web-based applications (SharePoint) and database applications (mostly MS-SQL) and their administration.
  • Ability to work in a team.
  • A working knowledge of French would be an asset.
  • The position will involve some travel within Canada.

Benefits of working with us

  • Flexible Schedule
  • Possibility of hybrid work after completion of the probation period
  • Paid vacation
  • Paid sick days
  • Extended Medical and Dental Coverage
  • Group Registered Pension Plan after 3 months of employment
  • A work culture that values excellence, creativity, teamwork, learning, fairness and integrity
  • A passionate group of high-performing teammates across Canada

To apply

Please email your cover letter and resume to with the subject line: Network Program Manager.

The candidate must be authorized to work in Canada.  

We recognize the importance of diversity and equity in our workforce and encourage all qualified applicants to apply, including indigenous persons, women, persons with disabilities, minorities, and other underrepresented communities.