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Please note that while you may notice the UHN logo or a reference to UHN in this posting, UHN is only hosting this online application on behalf of The Canadian Partnership Against Cancer (the Partnership). The successful candidate will be employed by the Partnership.

Position: Analyst, Research and Innovation (Level 6)
Location: Downtown Toronto, (work from home until further notice)
Status: Full-Time

The Canadian Partnership Against Cancer (the Partnership) is the steward of the Canadian Strategy for Cancer Control. It works to drive measurable change for all Canadians affected by cancer and contribute to a future where fewer people get cancer, more people survive cancer and those living with the disease have a better quality of life.

The Research & Innovation Team, part of the Cancer Systems, Performance and Innovation Division, has an immediate need for an Analyst, Research & Innovation. This position is key to the promotion of cancer research and drives the adoption of innovative approaches to cancer care across Canada.

We act as a thought partner for the organization, building awareness and understanding of how innovations and evidence can be embedded in cancer policy. We work across functions (policy, analysis, communications) and communities (government, charities, health systems, hospitals, patient groups) to develop novel policy solutions. This includes supporting our Executive Leadership on strategic policy development and identifying emerging priorities for the organization.

Internally, we value a flexible, inclusive culture that prioritizes diversity of thought and experience whilst inviting constructive challenge. We actively seek to widen our perspectives, networks and capabilities. We value flexible working conditions and support this at all levels of our team. The Analyst acts as a critical problem-solver and facilitator in our organization, helping to bring innovative ideas into our policy and strategy. Typical activities will include:

• Policy development - gathering evidence, critically analyzing and building consensus around innovative policy areas - initially focusing on virtual care and artificial intelligence (AI). In doing this you will coordinate and prepare materials for stakeholder groups as well as developing strategic policy
• Evidence - building out and developing our evidence services function, being responsible for ensuring access to varied evidence and promoting use of this through internal cultural change
• Research - facilitating two-way connectivity between internal Cancer Control teams and the broader research community whilst contributing to our work with the Canadian Cancer Research Alliance

This role is well suited to a structured thinker who can deliver across a wide-ranging brief, sometimes to tight deadlines. You will be comfortable building consensus around new and ambiguous topics. You will work with a variety of stakeholders and present ideas and updates to different levels of seniority.

Since innovation involves change, this role will require a degree of self-motivation, adaptability and the ability to drive progress within an evolving context. Additionally, since new ideas often appear outside our organization, you should be comfortable undertaking evidence gathering and using qualitative and quantitative skills to think through the strategic implications.

We are looking for a forward-thinking individual who brings relevant experience and who will identify and take advantage of opportunities to grow. The education and qualifications listed in the job description are indicative of the sort of qualities that will help applicants be successful in this role. However, applicants are encouraged to apply even if they can only evidence some of the attributes listed.

The Partnership strives to achieve an inclusive culture that is rich in diverse representation and ideas. Through our work, we seek to promote equity and justice. We actively seek to widen our perspectives, networks, and capabilities. We offer a competitive salary, benefit package and flexible working conditions.

For greater detail about this position please visit our website.

If you require additional information beyond what is listed in the job description about this role. You can email Daniel Abell, Manager, Research and Innovation, the subject of your email should read “Analyst, Research & Innovation”.

CPAC is committed to employment equity and encourages applications from all qualified candidates. We value new perspectives and non-traditional experience, particularly from those who identify as part of an under-represented community. CPAC will make available reasonable accommodations for people with disabilities upon request.

October 27, 2020

If you are interested in applying to this position, please attach your CV and cover letter to the application.

The Canadian Partnership Against Cancer thanks all applicants; however, only those selected for an interview will be contacted.

The Canadian Partnership Against Cancer is an organization committed to ensuring accessible services and communications to individuals with disabilities. Should you require accommodation at any point during the recruitment process, including accessible job postings, please call 416-915-9222 or email us at

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