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Manager, Clinical Trials and Clinical Research

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BC Cancer is committed to reducing the incidence of cancer, reducing the mortality from cancer, and improving the quality of life of those living with cancer. BC Cancer provides a comprehensive cancer control program for the people of British Columbia in partnership with regional health authorities to deliver a range of cancer services, which include prevention, screening and early detection, diagnosis and treatment, research, education, supportive care, rehabilitation and palliative care. It operates six regional cancer centres in Surrey, Kelowna, Vancouver, Victoria, Abbotsford and Prince George, along with two research centres that conduct research into the causes and cures for cancer.

BC Cancer is an agency of the Provincial Health Services Authority (PHSA) which plans, manages and evaluates specialty and province-wide health care services across BC.  PHSA embodies values that reflect a commitment to excellence.  These include: Respect people • Be compassionate • Dare to innovate • Cultivate partnerships • Serve with purpose.

Manager, Clinical Trials and Clinical Research

Regular Part or Full Time (0.80 to 1.0 FTE, flexible)
Vancouver Island Centre,
Victoria, BC

The Manager, Clinical Trials and Clinical Research is responsible for the overall day-to-day operations and functions of the Clinical Trials Unit(s) (CTU) and Clinical Research Program. Working with the Regional  Medical Leader, Clinical Trials and Clinical Research Leaders, the position provides leadership and direction in establishing  goals and operational plans for the unit.  The Manager provides coordination of clinical trials\research activities and management of clinical trials\research business facilitating the design, implementation, promotion and monitoring of grant and donor funded clinical research projects.   The Manager provides support and project management to investigators in the processes of grant application and ethics submission and participates in the establishment of research development strategies, policies and processes.  The Manager provides leadership to clinical research associates (CRAs), staff, interns, students and contractors with investigators and takes a leadership role in research project budget development and monitoring.

Key Accountabilities Include:

  • Provides leadership to staff through collaborative coaching, guidance and modeling key behaviour, identifying staffing needs, professional development, managing performance, and providing supervision and direction to effectively and efficiently deliver services to meet team goals and objectives of the research business units and other clinical research activities.  
  • Sets direction for the unit to ensure effective achievement of scientific/business objectives and to align to the BC Cancer's research vision.
  • Directs, coordinates and supervises all aspects of business and regulatory matters, and facilities administration as they relate to clinical research activities by working with the staff to meet targets.
  • Coordinates and manages the departmental operating budget and specific study/project budgets by monitoring budget performance, financial resources, workload and financial forecasting to ensure trials and research projects meet the expected finaicial perfromance.
  • Participates in the development and implementation of new projects by developing new material, researching and sourcing equipment and recommending staffing and resource requirements.
  • Analyzes requirements and implements written policies and procedures for quality management initiatives and Standard Operating Procedures for research operations.  Develops, implements and maintains effective methodologies and standards for efficient management of clinical investigation studies in accordance with national and international standards.  Ensures quality assurance and improvement programs for the unit as required by clinical trials and clinical research, regulatory and accreditation standards.


A level of education, training, and experience equivalent to a Master’s degree in a health discipline or related field such as Radiation Therapy, Nursing, Pharmacy, Health Care Administration or Business Administration, and seven (7) years of recent, related experience in an administrative position related to operations or management and leadership positions involving the development, implementation and evaluation of complex service delivery systems, preferably in an oncology and or clinical trials environment. 

Strong  negotiation, project management, budgeting and financial analysis, and grant writing and publication skills.  Excellent written and oral communication skills, strong interpersonal skills, leadership ability and strength in collaboration. Excellent organizational skills including the ability to prioritize workload to meet deadlines and manage multiple projects

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Applications will be accepted until this position has been filled.

For more information please contact Linda Hand, Lead Talent Acquisition at (604) 875-7216 or email

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PHSA is committed to employment equity and hires on the basis of merit. We encourage applications from all qualified individuals, including Aboriginal peoples, persons with disabilities and members of visible minorities.

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