26 days ago

Princess Margaret Cancer Centre - Computational Biology & Medicine Program



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Company Description

The University Health Network, where “above all else the needs of patients come first”, encompasses Toronto General Hospital, Toronto Western Hospital, Princess Margaret Cancer Centre, Toronto Rehabilitation Institute and the Michener Institute of Education. The breadth of research, the complexity of the cases treated, and the magnitude of its educational enterprise has made UHN a national and international resource for patient care, research and education. With a long tradition of ground breaking firsts and a purpose of “Transforming lives and communities through excellence in care, discovery and learning”, the University Health Network (UHN), Canada’s largest research teaching hospital, brings together over 16,000 employees, more than 1,200 physicians, 8,000+ students, and many volunteers. UHN is a caring, creative place where amazing people are amazing the world.

Job Description

Union: Non-Union
Site: Princess Margaret Cancer Centre
Department: Computational Biology Cancer Centre
Reports to: Chair Computational Biology and Medicine Program
Work Model: On-Site
Grade: N0:05
Hours: 37.5 hours per week
Salary: $59, 904 – $74, 880 per annum: To commensurate with experience and consistent with UHN compensation policy
Monday – Friday
Status: Permanent Full-time
Closing Date: June 2, 2024

Position Summary
The Princess Margaret Cancer Centre (PM), University Health Network (UHN), is the largest cancer centre in Canada, providing more patient visits and involving more cancer doctors and specialists than any other oncology centre in Canada. The Computational Biology and Medicine Program (CBMP) is home to scientists and clinicians interested in computational methods used to aggregate, analyze and share biomedical data for basic, translational and clinical research. Within CBMP, innovative computational methods and scientific software are being developed to investigate the biological processes involved in oncogenesis, cancer evolution and response to therapies.



We are looking for a Program Coordinator to help grow the CBMP at the Princess Margaret Cancer Centre. The Coordinator’s main roles will include:

  • Execute the vision and strategic action plans of the Program
  • Administer the Program funds, write institutional reports, and organize program meetings
  • Coordinate data and code sharing endeavors and a data and code sharing team
  • Catalogue and advertise the scientific strengths and resources (molecular assays, scientific software, research data, etc.) of the Program Members and across the institution
  • Organize program-wide training and workshop events, such as the annual program retreat.
  • Coordinate annual postdoctoral fellowship award program.
  • Manage and update online presence of the Program, including program website and social media accounts.
  • Coordinating applications for funding including drafting abstracts/letters, writing team grants, and ensuring timely submissions
  • Attend meetings to identify the most relevant collaborative opportunities


  • At minimum, Bachelor’s degree in computational biology, bioinformatics, genetics or related discipline
  • At minimum, 4 years of practical and related experience in computational genomics research
  • Five (5) years related office administration support experience required
  • Project management experience required
  • Experience managing and administering budgets, required
  • Strong scientific writing skills, demonstrated through successful grant applications or scientific publications, required
  • Experience in a Microsoft Office environment required
  • Previous supervisory experience preferred
  •  Experience working in a health care environment an asset
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Additional Information

Why join UHN?
In addition to working alongside some of the most talented and inspiring healthcare professionals in the world, UHN offers a wide range of benefits, programs and perks. It is the comprehensiveness of these offerings that makes it a differentiating factor, allowing you to find value where it matters most to you, now and throughout your career at UHN.

  • Competitive offer packages
  • Government organization and a member of the Healthcare of Ontario Pension Plan (HOOPP https://hoopp.com/)
  • Close access to Transit and UHN shuttle service
  • A flexible work environment
  • Opportunities for development and promotions within a large organization
  • Additional perks (multiple corporate discounts including: travel, restaurants, parking, phone plans, auto insurance discounts, on-site gyms, etc.)

Current UHN employees must have successfully completed their probationary period, have a good employee record along with satisfactory attendance in accordance with UHN’s attendance management program, to be eligible for consideration.

All applications must be submitted before the posting close date.

UHN uses email to communicate with selected candidates.  Please ensure you check your email regularly.

Please be advised that a Criminal Record Check may be required of the successful candidate. Should it be determined that any information provided by a candidate be misleading, inaccurate or incorrect, UHN reserves the right to discontinue with the consideration of their application.

All UHN Employees are required to be fully vaccinated with a COVID-19 vaccine series, approved by Health Canada or the World Health Organization, as a condition of hire. Proof of COVID-19 vaccination will be required. Should you be the successful candidate, you will be required to comply with UHN’s mandatory Vaccination Policy that is in effect.

UHN is an equal opportunity employer committed to an inclusive recruitment process and workplace. Requests for accommodation can be made at any stage of the recruitment process. Applicants need to make their requirements known.

We thank all applicants for their interest, however, only those selected for further consideration will be contacted.


Program Coordinator

Program Manager

Computational Biology


Cancer Research


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