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Canadian Cancer Trials Group Job Opportunities

The Canadian Cancer Trials Group (Canadian Cancer Trials Group) statistical and operations office, based at the Queen?s University Cancer Research Institute in Kingston, Ontario, is seeking Physicians trained in a cancer-related specialty to join our research group as Senior Investigators.

The Canadian Cancer Trials Group is Canada's largest academic cooperative group that conducts multi-centre cancer clinical trials nationally and internationally. These studies span the continuum of phase I trials testing novel agents to large randomized controlled trials. Over 70 member institutions across Canada, ranging in size from major cancer centres to community hospitals, enroll patients on Canadian Cancer Trials Group studies. Over 1,000 physicians, research nurses, data managers and pharmacists participate in the conduct of these trials.

Between its inception in 1980 and 2014, the Canadian Cancer Trials Group has conducted more than 270 phase III trials that included 69,855 patients and, through its Investigational New Drug Program, more than 200 phase I or II studies that included 5,674 patients. The Canadian Cancer Trials Group statistical and operations office is responsible for all aspects of trial management and analysis conducted by the Canadian Cancer Trials Group network.
Senior investigators work with members of disease-specific trial committees, which have national investigator leadership and membership, to develop and implement a clinical trials research agenda to be undertaken by Canadian Cancer Trials Group. Senior investigator responsibilities include development and refinement of trial questions, oversight of trial development, conduct and analysis as part of the trial committee and team. Senior investigators are also responsible for working with study and committee chairs to secure funding via grants and contract agreements to support the study conduct. Candidates must have an MD or equivalent, have completed specialty training in an oncology-related discipline (i.e., medical, radiation, surgical, 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. Specific training and/or experience in clinical trials methodology is required; potential for teaching and supervision of MD fellowships and/or graduate students should be demonstrated. Experience in overseeing multicentre clinical trials is an asset. Preference will be given to applicants who will contribute to education as part of their role description.

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