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Research Program Manager, Nursing and Allied Health Research and Knowledge Translation - BC Cancer Provincial


Research Program Manager, Nursing and Allied Health Research and Knowledge Translation

BC Cancer 

Provincial, BC 

The Research Program Manager collaborates with and brings researchers and partners together and facilitates the research process by assisting with the articulation of research plans, performing background research, structuring proposals and budgets and ensuring timelines are met.  Major responsibilities include providing assistance in the recruitment process of research support personnel, the preparation of grant applications, facilitating collaborations between investigators, the preparation of ethical review applications, reviewing protocols and agreements for ethical integrity and accuracy and managing regulatory documentation around the study approval and renewal process as appropriate. 

What you’ll do

  • Manage all aspects of study initiation, development and operational conduct including coordinating all study documentation from application to approval stages and ensuring that staff members are meeting requirements at all institutional levels.
  • Collaborate and consult with Principal Investigators to project study needs and develop plans to maximize research capabilities within available resources.
  • Identify human resource, research space and equipment needs for the study and resolves as appropriate.
  • Develop research project budgets and assist with the negotiation of terms of agreement and budgets with PIs and research collaborators. Monitor project budgets within the context of granting agency guidelines, operational demands and resource constraints and uses best practice methods to thoroughly monitor and adhere to allocated budgets.
  • Collaborate with PIs to source future funds and provides assistance in writing grant applications. Monitor expenditures and highlights reports for PIs on fiscal performance as it relates to resource utilization and expenditure patterns.
  • Identify issues and problem solv to facilitate productive relationships with collaborators, funding agencies and external stakeholders.
  • Assist with the training and management of all levels of personnel and trainees within the parameters of the research program as necessary.
  • Ensure all job descriptions within area of responsibility clarify and delineate position expectations.  
  • Complete performance reviews and facilitate individual goal setting and development sessions for staff within area of responsibility.
  • Advise researchers on regulatory requirements for the conduct of research and prepare ethical review submissions and required revisions. 
  • Liaise with appropriate Ethics Committees to determine status of the concurrent ethics approvals and assist investigators in resolving related issues as needed.

What you bring


  • A  level of education, training, and experience equivalent to a Master’s degree in Health Sciences, preferably at a post grad level
  • Minimum of five (5) years of recent, related experience in an academic health care organization or a related industry, or an equivalent combination of education, training and experience.

You have:

  • Knowledge of medical, clinical and research terminology. Experience with research practices and clinical trials administration.
  • Demonstrated organizational skills and ability to prioritize workload and work under time pressures to meet deadlines.
  • Ability to provide guidance and direction to others regarding the interpretation and application of organizational clinical trial agreement policies and procedures.
  • Demonstrated ability to work both independently and collaboratively to resolve issues and to be flexible to meet and adapt to changes in departmental priorities.
  • Demonstrated analytical skills and the ability to exercise judgment within a range of established alternatives.
  • Demonstrated ability to maintain a high level of efficiency and accuracy.
  • Strong interpersonal skills with the ability to provide leadership and training to promote an efficient and effective team based environment. Advanced computer literacy with word processing, spreadsheets and database software.
  • Effective communication and writing skills.
  • Have awareness of and commitment to learning and understanding the Truth & Reconciliation Commission’s 94 Calls to Action (2015), In Plain Sight Report (2020), BC's Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples Act (2019), and Reclaiming Power and Place Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women & Girls calls for justice, and how they intersect across the health care system.
  • Support team members on their learning journey, ensuring education strategy for team/department to implement Indigenous Cultural Safety at a practical level.
  • Work collaboratively with appropriate Indigenous teams/departments to ensure ICS lens applied holistically.
  • Have commitment to upholding the shared responsibility of creating lasting and meaningful reconciliation in Canada as per TRC (2015) and BC's Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples Act (2019).
  • Have Knowledge of social, economic, political and historical realities impacting indigenous communities and familiarity with Indigenous Cultural Safety and anti-racism and accompanying reports (BC DRIPA, TRC, etc.).

What we bring

Every PHSA employee enables the best possible patient care for our patients and their families. Whether you are providing direct care, conducting research, or making it possible for others to do their work, you impact the lives of British Columbians today and in the future. That’s why we’re focused on your care too – offering health, wellness, development programs to support you – at work and at home.

  • Join one of BC’s largest employers with province-wide programs, services and operations – offering vast opportunities for growth, development, and recognition programs that honour the commitment and contribution of all employees.
  • Access to professional development opportunities through our in-house training programs, including +2,000 courses, such as our San’yas Indigenous Cultural Safety Training course, or Core Linx for Leadership roles.
  • Enjoy a comprehensive benefits package, including municipal pension plan, and psychological health & safety programs and holistic wellness resources.
  • Annual statutory holidays (13) with generous vacation entitlement and accruement.
  • PHSA is a remote work friendly employer, welcoming flexible work options to support our people (eligibility may vary, depending on position).
  • Access to WorkPerks, a premium discount program offering a wide range of local and national discounts on electronics, entertainment, dining, travel, wellness, apparel, and more.

Job Type: Temporary, Full-Time (Until February 14, 2026)

Salary Range: $88,900 - $127,923 . The starting salary for this position would be determined with consideration of the successful candidate’s relevant education and experience, and would be in alignment with the provincial compensation reference plan. Salary will be prorated accordingly for part time roles.

Location: Provincial Position- Applicant may work based out of any BC Cancer location.
Applications will be accepted until position is filled.
Hours of Work:
Monday to Friday; 0830-1630
Requisition Number:

As per the current Public Health Order, full vaccination against COVID-19 is a condition of employment with PHSA as of October 26, 2021.

What we do

BC Cancer provides comprehensive cancer control for the people of British Columbia.

BC Cancer is part of the Provincial Health Services Authority (PHSA).

(PHSA) plans, manages and evaluates specialized health services with the BC health authorities to provide equitable and cost-effective health care for people throughout the province. Our values reflect our commitment to excellence and include: Respect people – Be compassionate – Dare to innovate – Cultivate partnerships – Serve with purpose.

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PHSA and BC Cancer are committed to employment equity, encouraging all qualified individuals to apply. We recognize that our ability to provide the best care for our diverse patient populations relies on a rich diversity of skills, knowledge, background and experience, and value a safe, inclusive and welcoming environment.

Reconciliation is an ongoing process and a shared responsibility for all of us. The BC Governments’ unanimous passage of the Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples Act was a significant step forward in this journey—one that all health authorities are expected to support as we work in cooperation with Indigenous Peoples to establish a clear and sustainable path to lasting reconciliation. True reconciliation will take time and ongoing commitment to work with Indigenous Peoples as they move toward self-determination. Guiding these efforts Crown agencies must remain focused on creating opportunities that implement the Truth and Reconciliation Commission Mandate.

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