Our work helps cancer patients around the world, while creating jobs and economic benefits in Ontario.

OICR is a collaborative, not-for-profit research institute that conducts translational cancer research in Ontario and enables such research around the world. We’re looking for innovative, dedicated professionals who want to join us in driving promising research toward the clinic, where our innovations can have an impact on people living with cancer.

OICR’s headquarters are located in the MaRS Discovery District, adjacent to the University Health Network, the University of Toronto, The Hospital for Sick Children (SickKids), Mount Sinai Hospital and other related institutions. We work collaboratively with hospitals, universities and organizations across the province to accelerate translational cancer research in Ontario and beyond.

Grandpa in lab
Join Us

We’re looking for individuals interested in joining our culture of excellence, innovation and collaboration as we help enable patients to live longer and better lives.

In addition to working in a culture of scientific excellence, OICR also provides a host of benefits to our employees:

OICR supports employee health and wellness:

  • Health and dental coverage for eligible staff – premiums are paid by OICR
  • Member of Healthcare of Ontario Pension Plan (HOOPP)
  • Competitive vacation plan
  • Maternity and paternity leave top-up coverage
  • Employee and Family Assistance Plan
  • Lunch and learn programs.

OICR has joined the 50 – 30 Challenge. This is a challenge to increase the representation and inclusion of diverse groups within the workplace

OICR fosters a culture of professional development and community:

  • Support to attend conferences, workshops and seminars
  • Scientific meetings and guest lecturers
  • Learn from your peers – Software Engineering Club, team blogs, journal clubs, etc.
  • Employee Resource Groups such as OICR Pride
  • Online community space for OICR staff
  • Social clubs around running, plus the opportunity to start your own
  • Institute-wide gatherings.

Meet OICR Researchers and Co-ops

Cancer solved together

We’re looking for individuals interested in joining our culture of excellence, innovation and collaboration as we help enable patients to live longer and better lives.


Equity, diversity, inclusion, and accessibility

OICR is committed to fostering a climate of
equity, diversity, inclusion, and accessibility. This commitment is central to, and mutually supportive of, our research excellence mandate. We welcome and respect the diversity of all members of our community and we support an inclusive culture for all. We welcome all applicants, and encourage applications from racialized persons, Indigenous Peoples, women, persons with disabilities, LGBTQ2S persons, and others who may contribute to furthering a diversity of ideas within our community. OICR is committed to fair assessment of a candidate’s abilities, and consideration for diversity of thought, method, and experience.

Providing an accessible workplace and recruitment process is important to us, as described in our Accessibility Plan (https://oicr.on.ca/accessibility/). Should you require accommodation during any stage in the recruitment process, please complete the form below and indicate your request in the Comments box.  

Talent drives research
Did you know?
More than 2,000 highly qualified personnel help to advance OICR-supported research across the province.