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Our committed headquarters staff work tirelessly to ensure that our projects run smoothly and that every dollar that is donated to our research initiatives through the Terry Fox Foundation and other funders is going towards funding innovative projects that are changing the way cancer is researched and treated.

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.

Administrative Assistant

 

Administrative Assistant

The Terry Fox Research Institute (TFRI), named for Canadian icon Terry Fox, is built on Terry's dream to end cancer through research. Established in 2007, TFRI is a registered charity and invests its funds in cutting-edge cancer research through highly collaborative, team-oriented programs and national research networks. Together with its many research and funding partners, TFRI empowers Canada’s brightest researchers to seek out new transformational and precision medicine discoveries to advance our understanding, diagnosis and treatment of cancer with the goal of significantly improving outcomes for patients.

About this opportunity

We are seeking a highly organized, detail-oriented and skilled Administrative Assistant to join our Vancouver office. Reporting to the Senior Executive Assistant, you will provide general administrative support across our growing team, demonstrate strong communication and organizational skills and bring with you a gregarious and can-do attitude. Responsibilities include managing schedules, coordinating meetings, handling correspondence and performing a wide variety of other office and administrative tasks. The Administrative Assistant will play a crucial role in maintaining office efficiency and supporting the smooth operation of daily activities.

Key responsibilities

  • Daily office operations tasks, including managing phone calls, emails and mail.
  • Maintain office supplies and equipment, ensuring a well-stocked and organized workspace including any ordering/shipping/receiving functions.
  • Schedule and organize internal and external meetings, including the preparation and maintenance of contact lists, meeting packages and meeting minutes.
  • Arrange travel bookings for staff and external meeting attendees as required and ensure travel claims are complete and accurate.
  • Assist in event planning, including coordinating logistics, arranging venue bookings and providing on-site support during events.
  • Provide support in human resources functions, including assisting in the recruitment process, onboarding and application of HR policies and procedure and safety processes.
  • Provide support in finance-related activities such as collecting, organizing and summarizing employee time sheets and reconciling credit card receipts.
  • Provide operational support to our research funding programs, our two national projects (e.g., Digital Health and Discovery Platform and Marathon of Hope Cancer Centres Network), communications department and other varied initiatives as requested.
  • Provide administrative support by drafting correspondence, formatting reports, creating presentations and other documents.
  • Organize and maintain both physical and digital filing systems.
  • Other duties as assigned.

Qualifications 

  • Successful completion of a post-secondary degree or diploma; additional education or certification in office administration is a plus.
  • 2-5 years experience in an administrative role or similar position.
  • Experience in a Human Resources position would be an asset.
  • Proficient in Microsoft Office Suite (e.g., Word, Excel, Outlook, PowerPoint and Teams) and Zoom.
  • Strong organizational and time-management skills.
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills.
  • Ability to multitask and prioritize tasks effectively.
  • Attention to detail and a high level of accuracy and quality.
  • Discretion and ability to handle confidential information.
  • Fluency in both Canada’s official languages would be an asset.

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 by February 23, 2024 to hr@tfri.ca with the subject line: Administrative Assistant - Vancouver.

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.

Salary range: $45,000-$55,000/year

Program Manager, DHDP

 

Program Manager

Digital Health and Discovery Platform

About this opportunity

We seek a highly motivated, collaborative and knowledgeable professional who will be a key member of the team serving as the link between all operational areas of the organization. The Program Manager will contribute to the overall success of the DHDP through effective planning, execution and follow up of DHDPs organizational strategies, policies and administration.

The DHDP is a scalable, multi-use platform to digitally-enable national and international collaboration to advance next-generation precision medicine technologies. The DHDP is funded ($49M) from the Government of Canada’s Strategic Innovation Fund Stream 4 program. The DHDP will apply state-of-the-art data governance principles and technology to transform collaborative research and stimulate commercialization from home grown research discoveries.

The mission of the DHDP is to bring precision medicine and personalized care in cancer and neurodegenerative disease to Canadians through the application of big data and artificial intelligence. We are building a collaborative ecosystem that promotes innovation for the benefit of Canadians as well as developing a cutting-edge technological infrastructure, and a world-leading policy framework to accelerate scientific innovation in Canada. 

Key responsibilities

Reporting to the Managing Director, DHDP and in close collaboration with DHDP technical partners, DHDP Committees and working groups and DHDP members, the candidate will be responsible for the program management of DHDP projects and deliverables.

Fundamental responsibilities and accountabilities will include: 

  • Coordinate with the Managing Director, and other team members, the activities of the DHDP.
  • Initiate, plan, execute and monitor new and existing program activities with multiple timelines and resources in order to meet program timelines and deliverables.
  • Develop detailed program plans, track progress, maintain comprehensive program documentation and reporting.
  • Assist in the preparation of progress and financial reports for presentation to the DHDP executive team.
  • Identify opportunities for continual improvement and overall operational effectiveness.
  • Ensure all policies and procedures of the DHDP are up to date, communicated and executed on.
  • Coordinate program meetings and activities (special events, regional meetings, conferences, symposiums) in accordance with the goals of the organization.
  • Ensure effective communication of critical information between internal and external stakeholders.
  • Support operational activities of the DHDP including (but not limited to) arranging meetings, minute taking, and financial reporting where appropriate.
  • Other duties as assigned.

Our successful candidate

As our successful candidate for this integral role, you have architected large scale digital health solutions, and have expertise in data management and artificial intelligence. You demonstrate high standards along with strong and diverse collaboration and engagement skills/experience working with academic and industry partners. With the ability to quickly understand organizational dynamics and priorities, you are flexible, adaptable, exceptionally organized and can work effectively in a fast paced, results driven and multidisciplinary environment.

In addition, you must have/be able to demonstrate the following:

  • Bachelor’s degree in business administration or a related field.
  • Demonstrated success in project management.
  • Strong multi-tasking skills and proven ability to meet time pressures.
  • Attention to detail and superior organizational skills.
  • The ability to manage multiple tasks and timelines.
  • 3-5 years’ experience in a similar role.

Benefits of working with us

  • Flexible schedule
  • Paid vacation
  • Paid sick days
  • Extended medical and dental coverage
  • Employee Assistance Program
  • 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 

Join us!

Please email your cover letter and resume by February 23, 2024 to hr@tfri.ca with the subject line: Program Manager - DHDP.

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.

Salary range: $75,000-$95,000/year

Solution Architect, DHDP

 

Solution Architect

Digital Health and Discovery Platform

About this opportunity

We seek a highly proactive, motivated, collaborative and knowledgeable professional who will lead the technical development of the Digital Health and Discovery Platform (DHDP). The Solution Architect will be involved at every phase of the project from intake through delivery. The successful candidate will not only lead the development of the DHDP Architecture and Platform roadmap but also play a key role in facilitating discussions to proactively ensure alignment with technical partners.

The DHDP is a scalable, multi-use platform to digitally-enable national and international collaboration to advance next-generation precision medicine technologies. The DHDP is funded ($49M) from the Government of Canada’s Strategic Innovation Fund Stream 4 program. The DHDP will apply state-of-the-art data governance principles and technology to transform collaborative research and stimulate commercialization from home grown research discoveries.

The mission of the DHDP is to bring precision medicine and personalized care in cancer and neurodegenerative disease to Canadians through the application of big data and artificial intelligence. We are building a collaborative ecosystem that promotes innovation for the benefit of Canadians as well as developing a cutting-edge technological infrastructure, and a world-leading policy framework to accelerate scientific innovation in Canada. 

Key responsibilities

Reporting to the Managing Director, DHDP and in close collaboration with DHDP technical partners, the DHDP Management and Technical Committees and DHDP members, the Solution Architect will further the design, development and deployment of the DHDP in pursuit of its future-state vision.

Fundamental responsibilities and accountabilities will include:  

  • Function as a trusted technical advisor that collaborates with industry, academic and technical stakeholders, informs direction, builds consensus and mediates conflicts.
  • Facilitate discussions with stakeholders to proactively identify and define technical requirements of the DHDP.
  • Communicate with stakeholders to ensure an understanding of their needs.
  • Develop and maintain the DHDP Architecture Vision Roadmap.
  • Build a deep understanding of DHDP’s ecosystem by analyzing the business environment, external drivers and the strategy to inform functional and technological needs.
  • Support the delivery of collaborative architecture decisions for the technical infrastructure and application environments; facilitate and contribute to architecture decisions.
  • Support the development, maintenance and evolution of governance mechanisms that assure accountability, consensus and oversight in the making of critical architectural decisions. 
  • Participate in IT planning and delivery to assure alignment with key objectives, proposed deliverables and workplan of the DHDP.
  • Promote adherence to architecture standards, best practices and principles to deliver solutions with high performance, agility, reuse, etc.
  • Develop, maintain and evolve a mechanism to determine compliance of implemented solutions to their architectures and to assess technical debt where required.
  • Develop, maintain and evolve relationships with the DHDP community, external organizations and communities of practice.
  • Other duties as assigned.

Our successful candidate

As our successful candidate for this integral role, you have architected large scale digital health solutions, and have expertise in data management and artificial intelligence. You demonstrate high standards along with strong and diverse collaboration and engagement skills/experience working with academic and industry partners. With the ability to quickly understand organizational dynamics and priorities, you are flexible, adaptable, exceptionally organized and can work effectively in a fast paced, results driven and multidisciplinary environment.

In addition, you must have/be able to demonstrate the following:

  • University degree in a related field, along with 10+ years’ related experience.
  • Hands on experience with architectural modeling, business requirements gathering/analysis, architecting data lifecycles and data flows, data integration as well as data and information management architectures.
  • Knowledge of the Canadian health care system, health care data and health care data platforms.
  • Knowledge of artificial intelligence and the application of artificial intelligence in a health care setting.
  • Knowledge of current privacy and security standards for healthcare.
  • Knowledge of business models, operating models, financial models, cost-benefit analysis, budgeting and risk management. 
  • Knowledge of cloud computing, open-source development and interoperability.  
  • Exposure and understanding of existing, new and emerging technologies, and processing environments.
  • Proven ability to maintain both a strategic long-term outlook and enterprise/initiative perspective, while also supporting tangible, business-driven and IT-delivered solutions.
  • Strong facilitation, negotiation, interpersonal, communication and collaboration skills. 

Benefits of working with us

  • Flexible schedule
  • Paid vacation
  • Paid sick days
  • Extended medical and dental coverage
  • Employee Assistance Program
  • 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 

Join us!

Please email your cover letter and resume by February 23, 2024 to hr@tfri.ca with the subject line: Solution Architect.

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.

Salary range: $95,000-$125,000/year