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CCTG Recruiting Senior Investigator

The Canadian Cancer Trials Group (CCTG) Operations and Statistics Office based at Queen's University Cancer Research Institute in Kingston, Ontario is seeking a Physician trained in a cancer-related specialty to join our research group as a Senior Investigator in the Investigational New Drug (IND) Program.

CCTG is Canada's largest academic cooperative group that conducts multicentre cancer clinical trials nationally and internationally. These studies span the continuum of phase I trials testing novel agents to large randomized controlled trials. Over 80 member institutions across Canada, ranging in size from major cancer centres to community hospitals, enroll patients on CCTG studies. Over 2000 physicians, research nurses, data managers and pharmacists participate in the conduct of these trials. Between its inception in 1980 and 2016, the CCTG has conducted more than 500 phase I to III trials that included 80,000 patients. The activities of its IND Program includes more than 200 phase I or II studies that included 6000 patients. The CCTG Statistics and Operations Centre is responsible for all aspects of trial management and analysis conducted by the CCTG network.

Senior Investigators based in the IND Program work with members of the IND and disease-specific trial committees, which have national investigator leadership and membership, to develop and implement the CCTG's research agenda. Senior Investigator responsibilities include development and refinement of trial questions and oversight of trial development, conduct and analysis as part of the trial team. Senior Investigators are also responsible for securing funding and investigational agents via grants and contract agreements to support study conduct.

Candidates must have expertise in developing and leading early-phase investigational therapeutic trials. Specific training and/or experience in clinical methodology related to early-phase experimental therapeutic trials is required. Experience in overseeing multicentre clinical trials is an asset. Individuals with prior leadership experience in investigational drug trials may be considered for the position of co-Director of the IND Program. Candidates must have an MD or equivalent, have completed specialty training in an oncology-related discipline (e.g. medical, pediatric, or hematologic-oncology), and be eligible for licensure by the College of Physicians and Surgeons of Ontario. Preference will be given to those who hold specialty training from the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada or the American Board of Specialties. Strong written and verbal communication skills are required, as well as the ability to work both independently and as part of a team. The potential for teaching and supervision of MD fellowships and/or graduate students should be demonstrated. Preference will be given to applicants who will contribute to education as part of their role description.

This will be a three-year Special Appointment in the Department of Oncology, Faculty of Health Sciences at Queen's University, renewable at three year intervals. Academic rank and salary will be
commensurate with qualifications and experience. The successful applicant may also participate in the provision of outpatient oncology clinical care at the Cancer Centre of Southeastern Ontario/Kingston General Hospital.

The University invites applications from all qualified individuals. Queen's is committed to employment equity and diversity in the workplace and welcomes applications from women, visible minorities, Aboriginal peoples, persons with disabilities, and LGBTQ persons. All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however, in accordance with Canadian immigration requirements, Canadian citizens and permanent residents of Canada will be given priority.

To comply with federal laws, the University is obliged to gather statistical information as to how many applicants for each job vacancy sidents of Canada. Applicants need not identify their country of origin or citizenship; however, all applications must include one of the following statements: "I am a Canadian citizen / permanent resident of Canada"; OR "I am not a Canadian citizen / permanent resident of Canada?" Applications that do not include this information will be deemed incomplete.

Please reply with curriculum vitae and list of three potential referees, including their addresses and email to:

Dr. Janet Dancey
Director
Canadian Cancer Trials Group
10 Stuart Street
Kingston, ON K7L 3N6

Review of applications will begin on January 31, 2017 and continue until the position is filled.

The University will provide support in its recruitment processes to applicants with disabilities, including accommodation that takes into account an applicant?s accessibility needs. If you require accommodation during the interview process, please contact Tracey St John (tstjohn@ctg.queensu.ca).