BC Cancer: Research Project Manager, Radiation Oncology

BC Cancer
19 March 2024
Closing Date
Applications will be accepted until position is filled.


Job Type: Temporary, Full-Time(Until May 1,2025)

Salary Range: $72,445, - $104,139 /year. 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: Applicant may work remotely or based out of the BC Cancer Prince George office located at 1215 Lethbridge Street, Prince George, BC V2M 7E9.

Hours of Work: Monday to Friday; 0800 - 1600

Requisition number: 162198E

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


Working closely with the Principal Investigator (PI) the Research Project Manager (PM) will assist with the development of research projects and contribute to the establishment of a comprehensive research program within the Clinical Trials Unit (CTU).  The Research PM will also be responsible for preparing ethical review applications, managing regulatory documentation, and liaising with participating sites participating in studies. The Research PM also provides project management services including planning and leading research projects, maintaining project objectives for research studies, liaising with partner facilities to coordinate study requirements, tracking expenditures and monitoring the budget for research studies.


What you’ll do

  • Consult with the PI and other stakeholders on an ongoing basis to determine opportunities for new initiatives, grants and projects. Identify, research and analyze information to achieve research project objectives.  Assist in writing and/ or editing significant portions of,ethics, and other documentation in support of research projects and activities within the investigator-initiated study.
  • Facilitate the development, maintenance and enhancement of procedures and processes for the operation of a research project, including pharmacy information manuals, laboratory manuals, enrollment procedures, data entry guidelines, case report forms, and other study-related documents as necessary.  Provide input to define administrative/ resource needs and develop and implement strategies to meet needs.  Manage financial resources and help develop budgets for new studies.  Direct the activities of assigned staff by establishing clear definitions of responsibility for each employee, reviewing workload assignments and adjusting schedules according to workload to ensure levels meet operational requirements.
  • Contribute to research design, development of research tools, including the study database, and follow-up.  Complete processes and procedures, including applications for new or expanded research ethics approval.  Monitor progress of research projects and attainment of project milestones.  Prepare and distribute reports, including reports to funding agencies.  Coordinate the development of specific study documents, tools and processes in collaboration with the Principal Investigators and Research Teams.
  • Provide administrative support for locally organized conferences including organizing meeting details and logistics.  Coordinate communications activities for research initiatives and projects including planning, developing and deploying communications plans and materials such as audio-visual materials for presentations using creativity and a variety of media including web-based information sites.
  • Perform other related duties as assigned.


What you bring


  • A level of education, training, and experience equivalent to a Bachelor’s degree in Health Sciences or related field, plus a minimum of five (5) years of research experience in the health care sector including experience using data analysis programs and reference databases such as RedCap.
  • Certification such as Association of Clinical Research Professionals (ACRP) or Society of Clinical Research Associates (SOCRA), or Clinical Research Associate/Coordinator Certification preferred.

You have:

  • Sound understanding of clinical trials with a specialization in oncology.
  • Extensive knowledge of the scientific terminology and research methodology in the health sector.
  • Ability to evaluate service delivery.
  • Excellent interpersonal, management, coordination and communication skills.
  • Proven leadership skills and team/collaborative skills, especially within a research infrastructure
  • 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).
  • 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.

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).

The Provincial Health Services Authority (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.

Learn more about PHSA and our programs: jobs.phsa.ca/programs-and-services

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.

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