The Stem Cell Network is Hiring

Are you looking for a new challenge?  If so, come join our team.  The Stem Cell Network is hiring for a Program Director, Research and Partnerships.


Supporting and building Canada’s stem cell and regenerative medicine research sector has been the raison d’etre of the Stem Cell Network (SCN) since its inception in 2001. Its work has been supported by the Government of Canada from the beginning. SCN has been a catalyst for enabling the translation of stem cell research into clinical applications, commercial products and public policy. In just over 16 years SCN has forged a national community that has transformed stem cell research in Canada, brought research to the point where regenerative medicine is changing clinical practice and established an outstanding international reputation. SCN has pushed the boundaries of what was a basic research area towards translational outcomes for the clinic and marketplace. (

ABOUT THE POSITION – Program Director, Research & Partnerships:

Knowledge & Skills Requirements:

  • Knowledge of the stem cell & regenerative medicine sector
  • Knowledge of Canada’s clinical trials system
  • Knowledge of the commercialization pipeline
  • Knowledge of governance and administrative activities associated with research funding
  • Knowledge of Canada’s health research, policy and regulatory environment
  • Superior communication skills – excellent writing and oral presentation skills are mandatory
  • Strong understanding of stem cell science
  • Ability to execute a research funding competition
  • Solid judgement and high integrity
  • Capacity to engage both scientific and administrative leadership with respect and confidence
  • Ability to cultivate relationships with industry partners, charities and others
  • Capacity to work with the scientific community to identify areas of support and opportunity
  • Bilingualism in both Canada’s official languages is considered a strong asset


  • Postgraduate degree relevant to stem cells and regenerative medicine
  • 7 plus years of progressive experience in a field associated with the life sciences and research
  • Experience managing a scientific grant program is considered a significant asset
  • Experience in writing scientific text and also translating scientific texts to plain language

Interested candidates can send a resume and cover letter to Cate Murray, Executive Director & COO for SCN at

Resumes will be accepted up to Monday, March 5, 2018 at 5:00pm EST

Only those selected for an interview will be contacted.