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Sorry, the application deadline for this position was 6/30/2022

Reference Number: 000001689
Posted Date: 6/16/2022
Closing Date: 6/30/2022

Department: Temmy Latner Centre for Palliative Care
Position: Research Assistant III

POSITION TITLE  Research Assistant III
DEPARTMENT  Temmy Latner Centre for Palliative Care
EMPLOYMENT TYPE  Temporary Full-Time (12 month contract with the possibility of renewal)
HOURS OF WORK  37.5 hours per week
REPORTS TO  Research Manager

Reporting to the Research Manager, the Research Assistant III will provide research assistance to the Temmy Latner Centre for Palliative Care’s research team. This position is an integral role within the team to assist with new and ongoing research and quality improvement projects at the centre.


Job Responsibilities:

  • Coordinate and manage the day-to-day activities and procedures of assigned projects
  • Review and synthesize literature, maintain a repository of literature for individual projects and manuscripts
  • Recruit participants as required by study procedures
  • Assist with data collection, such as reviewing charts, conducting interviews or extracting data from the electronic medical record
  • Support data analysis through data entry and validation, prepare quantitative and/or qualitative data files
  • Create and/or maintain clinical database(s) from multiple sources to support research, quality improvement and clinical initiatives
  • Schedule and organize meetings with members of the Research Team and collaborators, prepare meeting materials and take meeting notes
  • Assist in preparing and maintaining research ethics documents for studies
  • Assist in interpreting of results and preparing of material for presentation, publication or grants
  • Assist in development of data collection tools such as online surveys and creating templates with the electronic medical record
  • Assist in data management in the Electronic Medical Record
  • Communicate in a professional manner with all staff at the Centre
  • Manage priorities and meet project deadlines
  • Operate equipment in a safe working manner. Practice good safety and housekeeping habits and demonstrate familiarity with disaster, fire, search and other emergency procedures. Promptly report accidents or incidents and cooperate fully in any investigation.
  • Perform other duties as assigned.


Minimum Education and Experience

  • Bachelor’s degree in a health sciences or other relevant area
  • Master’s degree is an asset
  • 1 to 3 years of experience is an asset



  • Basic understanding of clinical research processes
  • Excellent data management skills
  • Excellent communication (oral and written) and interpersonal skills
  • Ability to set up priorities, to be flexible in workflow and to meet deadlines
  • Strong organizational skills and ability to support several concurrent projects
  • Capable of exercising sound judgement, discretion and initiative in dealing with confidential information, and taking initiative to complete responsibilities with instruction
  • Ability to work independently and as a team player
  • Capacity to adapt to new technologies quickly
  • Experience working on an electronic medical record system is an asset
  • Competent using Microsoft Word, Excel, PowerPoint, and Outlook. Familiarity with Access is an asset.
  • Familiarity with Endnote, MaxQDA, SAS or SPSS, QI Macro is an asset
  • Solid work ethic, and demonstrated work performance and attendance history


In accordance with Institute’s policy and legislated health and safety requirements, employment is conditional upon the verification of credentials, completion of a health review, and demonstrating proof of immunity and vaccination status of vaccine-preventable diseases. All employees and affiliates will follow safe work practices and comply with health and safety policies, procedures, and training. Successful candidates will be required to provide two (2) written reference letters from their former employer(s)/supervisor(s).

To ensure the safety and wellbeing of all our people and patients, Sinai Health has made it a priority to support everyone in getting vaccinated against COVID-19. Consistent with this, our Staff Immunization & Surveillance Policy was recently updated to include the requirement for full vaccination – currently defined as receiving two doses and serving a 14-day waiting period following the second dose – in order to be able to work at Sinai Health. To be compliant with our updated Policy, you must provide proof of dual COVID-19 vaccination, as indicated on the Prospective Immunization and Surveillance Policy Information Sheet, in order to be eligible for employment at Sinai Health. If you believe you are one of the very few people who may require an exemption from vaccination, supporting medical information must be submitted to our Occupational Health department, who will review and assess.

We are a fully committed to fairness and equity in employment and our recruitment and selection practices. We encourage applications from Indigenous peoples, people with disabilities, members of sexual minority groups, members of racialized groups, women and any others who may contribute to the further diversification of our Sinai Health community. Accommodation will be provided in all parts of the hiring process as required under our Access for People with Disabilities policy. Applicants need to make their requirements known in advance.

The Lunenfeld-Tanenbaum Research Institute is a scent sensitive environment, and all members of the community are expected to refrain from wearing or using scented products while visiting or working at the Institute. We also support a barrier-free workplace supported by the Institute’s accessibility plan, accommodation and disability management policies and procedures. Should you require accommodation at any point during the recruitment process, including accessible job postings, please contact the Lunenfeld-Tanenbaum Human Resources Department.


Posting open until {date}. We thank all candidates for applying. Only those selected for an interview will be contacted.

Hours: 37.5 hours per week

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