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Two new job postings with the CDTRP - we are hiring two full time Theme Managers - deadline February

The Canadian Donation and Transplantation Research Program (CDTRP) is currently looking for two Theme Managers to join our team. Our research program mission is to transform transplantation into a cure by integrating research on technological, social and health innovations nationally in the most efficient and integrated way.


Our research program is consolidated into five 5 inter-related Themes:

  • Theme 1: Create a culture of donation

  • Theme 2: Inform universal practices for donation

  • Theme 3: Engineer and allocate better grafts

  • Theme 4: Tailor an optimal immune system for each patient

  • Theme 5: Restore long-term health

Each theme is led by an Academic Lead and supported by an Academic Co-Lead, a Patient Co-Lead, a group of expert advisors and a Theme Manager.

One of the positions will manage Themes 1 & 2, and the other will manage Themes 3 & 4. One of the positions will also manage Theme 5 and the other will manage the Education and Career Development Platform (to be determined at time of hire).

Job Overview

The CDTRP Theme Manager’s primary roles are to manage, coordinate and report on research activities supported by the research Themes. Each CDTRP Theme Manager is also responsible for supporting the interaction and integration across the 5 Themes, helping to support the CDTRP Cross-cutting research priorities, and helping to take on other roles as needed to support the CDTRP. The CDTRP Theme Managers report to the Principal Scientific Officer, based in Montreal, and also take direction from Theme Leadership. The CDTRP Theme Managers will become active members of the CDTRP Management Team and the incumbents could be based anywhere in Canada.


The salary will be based on experience, with a range from $65,000 to $75,000 annually.


  • Coordinate and interact with Theme leadership and with all Theme members, partners and stakeholders in relation to all elements to achieve the Theme's objectives

  • Help provide strategic oversight with the Theme leadership based on Theme operations

  • With the Principal Scientific Officer (PSO) and the Theme Leadership, establish and document the overall Theme management plan as well as key Theme performance indicators.

  • Manage Theme teleconference and videoconference calls and face-to-face meetings (schedule, logistics, setting agenda with Theme Leadership, taking and circulating minutes)

  • Initiate and participate in additional sub-Theme meetings with lead investigators of research projects and initiatives

  • Determine actions plans and ensure follow-up with various parties

  • Participate in the design, development and production of new Theme-led projects or initiatives (including searching for funding opportunities and support for grant writing)

  • Manage and report on Theme budget items to the Program Manager

  • Monitor and report to the PSO, and Executive Council on the scientific progress of all activity, including significant milestones. (e.g. Organize, compile and consolidate Theme progress reports and statements of work with input from Theme Leadership and Theme members)

  • Develop recommendations and action plans to resolve issues affecting or likely to affect the successful execution of the Theme’s objectives, in collaboration with the PSO and Theme Leadership

  • Participate in the logistics, the coordination and the assessment of the impact of the CDTRP Patient Researcher Partnership strategy

  • Coordinate the integration of new Theme members

  • Engage with relevant partners and stakeholders to help advance the scientific projects of the Theme (e.g. IRBs, Health Canada, Industry, other research networks)

  • Participate on CDTRP committees (e.g. managers /executive calls)

  • Support the organization and actively participate in CDTRP Annual meetings

  • Ensure full coordination and effective implementation of CDTRP quality standards and guidelines (instructed by Executive Council)

  • Participate in high-level CDTRP strategic planning and help develop national goals.

  • Support central CDTRP activities


  • Organizational Skills

  • The candidate must excel at co-ordination and organization. She/he will be able to handle multiple projects at a time.

  • Teamwork Skills

  • The candidate must have exceptional interpersonal skills and demonstrate flexible and adaptable communications capabilities. She/he must be able to effectively function in a fast-paced, people oriented, team environment

  • Communication Skills

  • The candidate must have excellent communication skills; written and oral English (French would be an asset)

  • Analytical Skills

  • The candidate must have excellent analytical skills with high-level attention to detail and commitment to accuracy and depth.

  • Autonomy / Problem Solving

  • The candidate must work independently, yet excel at interacting with various people in a virtual environment.

  • The candidate must have the ability to identify important issues and bring them forward in a timely manner.

  • The candidate must demonstrate adaptability in situations involving changes and an ability to evaluate and properly adapt

  • Travel and workspace

  • May be required to travel to attend research meetings

  • Given this position can be located across Canada, there is no guarantee that an office space will be provided and candidate must help find a suitable daily workspace. This position can work from any city across Canada.


  • Master’s or doctorate in a life science discipline or equivalent

For more information on our Network please visit www.cntrp.ca

* We thank all applicants for your submissions; however, only candidates being considered for this role will be contacted. *

Connect With Us!

To apply for the position or for any questions, please contact:

Dr. Mélanie Dieudé

CDTRP Principal Scientific Officer


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