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Chief Research Officer, Crohn’s and Colitis Foundation of Canada

Toronto, Ontario
Deadline August 3, 2010 

Position Type: Full-time or regular part-time (minimum 0.6 FTE)
Date Ad Posted: June 20, 2010

The Crohn’s and Colitis Foundation of Canada (CCFC) is a national charitable organization dedicated to finding the cure for inflammatory bowel disease (IBD) through funding research and providing education and awareness about these diseases. Over $65 million has been invested in research to date. More information is available at

The Chief Research Officer will lead the development and implementation of a CCFC research strategy focusing on 1) research leading to cures for IBD, and 2) research that supports the strategic goals and objectives of CCFC.


  • Develop and implement a responsive and flexible strategy with CEO to advance basic, translational, clinical, epidemiological, and health services research in IBD
  • Lead and support the activities of the CCFC Inflammatory Bowel Disease Research Institute, including peer review processes and research grant administration
  • Work closely with the Foundation’s Scientific and Medical Advisory Council to actively manage the portfolio of research funding programs, monitor their effectiveness and recommend changes to the nature and scope of programs
  • Support, with the CEO, the Board of Directors’ Research Committee
  • Develop and maintain relationships with IBD research community in Canada and internationally, and with other Canadian IBD related health professionals
  • Work with CCFC communications and fundraising staff to facilitate knowledge translation and the dissemination of research news
  • Participate in the raising of funds through donor stewardship and providing research content for proposals
  • Become a major voice of IBD research in Canada within many constituencies; e.g., research, media, people and families with IBD, donors and the general public
  • Create partnering opportunities that will leverage research investment by the CCFC, matching CCFC funding with funding from other research-related organizations – domestically and internationally -- in joint research undertakings


  • Masters in a biological science
  • Experience in managing research funding programs, and in the health research environment
  • Minimum 5 years’ experience with an organization closely aligned with and focused on scientific and medical advancements
  • Excellent administrative and organizational skills
  • Excellent communication skills, both verbal and written (English mandatory; French fluency an asset)
  • Experience with both the grant writing and adjudication process
  • Published in well regarded scientific journals
  • Experience in a volunteer management environment an asset, particularly with clinicians (e.g., MDs) and non-clinician scientists (e.g., PhDs)
  • Commercialization knowledge/experience an asset
  • Personal attributes include ability to be a team player, ability to serve in a strong leadership role, innovation, strategic thinking, results-orientation, high integrity, and strong interpersonal skills

Contact by: Email

Job Contact Information:

Dr. Kevin Glasgow, CEO
c/o Kaylea Bove, C.A., Director of Finance and Administration
Crohn's and Colitis Foundation of Canada
600-60 St. Clair Avenue East
Toronto, ON M4T 1N5