Manager, Research Planning and Operations,

University Health Network (Toronto ON, Canada) 26 days ago

Manager, Research Planning and Operations, - Toronto, Ontario

Job Posting # 874593

Position: Manager, Research Planning and Operations
Site: Toronto General Research Institute
Department: Joint Department of Medical Imaging (JDMI)
Reports To: Senior Manager, Translational Research & Innovation, with oversight provided by Senior Director, Techna & Diagnostics Innovation
Salary: $74,989 - $93,737 per annum (Commensurate with experience and consistent with UHN Compensation Policy)
Hours: 37.5 hours per week
Status: Permanent Full-time

University Health Network (UHN) is looking for an experienced professional to fill the key role of Manager, Research Planning and Operations as the Joint Department of Medical Imaging.

Transforming lives and communities through excellence in care, discovery and learning.

The University Health Network, where “above all else the needs of patients come first”, encompasses Toronto Rehabilitation Institute, Toronto General Hospital, Toronto Western Hospital, Princess Margaret Cancer Centre and the Michener Institute of Education at UHN. 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 groundbreaking 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.

University Health Network (UHN) is a research hospital affiliated with the University of Toronto and a member of the Toronto Academic Health Science Network. The scope of research and complexity of cases at UHN have made it a national and international source for discovery, education and patient care. Research across UHN's five research institutes spans the full spectrum of diseases and disciplines, including cancer, cardiovascular sciences, transplantation, neural and sensory sciences, musculoskeletal health, rehabilitation sciences, and community and population health. 

The Joint Department of Medical Imaging (JDMI) is a multi-site medical imaging department that includes three separate healthcare organizations, Mount Sinai Hospital, University Health Network (Princess Margaret Cancer Centre, Toronto General Hospital, Toronto Western Hospital and Toronto Rehab Institute), and Women's College Hospital, and spans six individual hospital sites. Fully affiliated with the University of Toronto, the JDMI is committed to being an international leader in medical imaging by providing the highest standards of patient care, research and education. The JDMI partner sites feature state-of-the-art technology and a multidisciplinary team of innovative technologists, nurses, and radiologists dedicated to exceptional image quality, professional development, research and education, as well as continual quality assurance and process improvement.

The JDMI Research Office is the central point of contact for research-focused medical imaging services, support, information and guidance for research programs, principal investigators, research funders, partner organizations and other stakeholders. In addition to supporting research imaging requirements, the research office champions professional standards, quality and consistency in research imaging practices, and administration, to ensure that study requirements, institutional governance responsibilities and obligations are met.

Working under the direction of the Senior Manager, Translational Research & Innovation, with oversight provided by Senior Director, Techna and Diagnostics Innovation, the Manager, Research Planning and Operations will:

  • Lead and oversee all aspects and day-to-day administrative functions of the JDMI Research Office
  • Collaborate with research programs, principal investigators and other stakeholders in enabling imaging research at UHN and partner organizations
  • Work closely with imaging operations, radiologists, and the JDMI Senior leadership team in the development and implementation of operational and strategic initiatives
  • Supervise the Research Office staff, fostering a positive, collaborative, customer-oriented working environment
  • Ensure efficient operational processes, and effective allocation of resources in the Research Office
  • Prepare and manage the Research Office budget, and run a financially and operationally sustainable department, in close partnership with the JDMI Finance team and JDMI Senior Operational Leadership
  • Carry out limited business development with external clients and liaise with UHN legal to see through the agreements to sign off
  • Demonstrate strong analytical skills, including development of performance metrics
  • Demonstrate ability to think strategically, listen carefully, negotiate, build consensus, communicate and advocate effectively in a complex matrix organization
  • Demonstrate advanced computer skills, particularly with the Microsoft Office suite of applications
  • Proficiency with electronic and printed reference materials


  • At minimum, a Masters degree or recognized equivalent, in Health Science, Health Administration or related field
  • At minimum, up to five (5) years of relevant and/or related experience in health-related field
  • At minimum, two (2) years of experience in supervising and mentoring staff
  • Prior experience in a research, clinical research environment an asset
  • Experience in evaluating, developing and writing grant proposals an asset
  • Knowledge of government funding agencies and requirements (CIHR, NIH)
  • Ability to manage tight deadlines and deliverables
  • Excellent project management skills
  • Strong analytical and problem-solving skills
  • Demonstrated ability to express complex technical concepts effectively
  • Well-developed leadership, listening and conflict resolution skills
  • Strong verbal and written communication skills
  • Exceptional organizational skills, customer relations and ability to act with discretion
  • Excellent problem recognition and solving abilities
  • Knowledge of applicable legislative, UHN and/or departmental policies and procedures
  • Ability to manage multiple priority projects and timelines efficiently
  • Ability to work independently, and as part of a team, and meet deadlines required
  • Working knowledge of Microsoft Windows, database and applications
  • Client service oriented, with the ability to effectively work with diversity and appreciate that people with different opinions, backgrounds and characteristics bring richness to the challenge or situation at hand

If you are interested in making your contribution at UHN, please apply on-line. You will be asked to copy and paste as well as attach your resume and covering letter. You will also be required to complete some initial screening questions.

Posting Date: April 8, 2021 Ending Date: Until Filled

University Health Network thanks all applicants, however, only those selected for an interview will be contacted.

UHN is a respectful, caring, and inclusive workplace. We are committed to championing accessibility, diversity and equal opportunity. Requests for accommodation can be made at any stage of the recruitment process providing the applicant has met the Bona-fide requirements for the open position. Applicants need to make their requirements known when contacted.

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