Director & Chief of Research, CancerCare Manitoba

CancerCare Manitoba Research Institute
Winnipeg (City), Manitoba
Sep 13, 2022
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CancerCare Manitoba, located in Winnipeg (Canada), is the provincial organization dedicated exclusively to improving cancer control in Manitoba through prevention, early detection, screening, treatment, research, and innovation. New legislation has granted CancerCare Manitoba, as an entity, provincial authority to conduct cancer research as part of its core mission in addition to patient care.

The CancerCare Manitoba Research Institute is located at CancerCare Manitoba. Founded in 1969 with a focus on cell biology, the Research Institute expanded its scope in 2015 to include clinical, translational, health services, and population-based research and became known as the Research Institute in Oncology and Hematology (RIOH). In May 2021, RIOH was renamed the CancerCare Manitoba Research Institute and moved from a joint venture in partnership with the University of Manitoba, to under the sole governance of CancerCare Manitoba, while still retaining a strong affiliation with the University.

It is with this organizational governance change that CancerCare Manitoba is seeking a Director of the CancerCare Manitoba Research Institute (CCMR) and Chief of Research at CancerCare Manitoba (CCMB), who will lead CCMR’s exciting expansion and transformation as it continues to grow its presence and impact as a major player in research across the cancer control continuum. This is a unique leadership opportunity to herald the newly expanded and resourced Research Institute into a top-tiered inter-disciplinary cancer research institute backed by significant commitment and funding from a variety of stakeholders, including the CancerCare Manitoba Foundation as the core funder.


The Director of CCMR and Chief of Research at CCMB has an exceptional opportunity to build upon the strong foundation of a relatively young and unique cancer research institute, develop its research agenda, and drive a new growth strategy. In leading CCMR through an unprecedented period of transformation focused on expansion, innovation, and integration, the Director is expected to elevate CCMR’s profile (“brand”) and its impact - locally, nationally, and internationally - by establishing a unique research focus and identity. In executing this mandate and advancing CCMR, the Director will foster an environment conducive for research excellence, collegiality, and collaboration.

In this capacity, the Director will assume responsibility for the executive-level leadership and strategic management of the operations of CCMR and for promoting and maintaining its scientific credibility and integrity. Under the direction of CCMB’s President and CEO and CCMR’s Advisory Board, the Director will drive the growth and development of cancer research, of CCMR collectively, and of the facility’s senior scientists and their respective research platforms. In so doing, the Director will build critical mass and formulate cross-disciplinary research teams and programs. As a key member of CCMB’s executive leadership team, the Director’s ability to grow the profile of CCMR will be an integral part of CCMB’s long-range vision and goals.

In addition, the Director will play a major role in promoting a strong research culture, which includes the promotion of cancer research through community engagement and fundraising campaigns in support of CancerCare Manitoba Foundation. The Director will also be required to hold an academic appointment at the University of Manitoba’s Rady Faculty of Health Sciences. The Director may, as well, choose to develop a clinical practice, or continue a research program, in their specialty which will be competitively and comprehensively funded and resourced.

Doctoral candidates (MD; PhD; MD/PhD) are invited to submit their expressions of interest, in confidence, to:

Fred Loewen
Senior Partner
Waterford Global Inc.
Winnipeg, Canada
Direct: +1 204 292 8985



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