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Reference Number: 000001757
Posted Date: 11/21/2022
Closing Date: 12/12/2022

Department: LTRI
Position: Research Coordinator I

POSITION TITLE  Research Coordinator I
DEPARTMENT  LTRI
EMPLOYMENT TYPE  Temporary, Full-Time
HOURS OF WORK  37.5 hours
EMPLOYEE GROUP  Non-Union
REPORTS TO  Principal Investigator

 

The Lunenfeld-Tanenbaum Research Institute of Mount Sinai Hospital, a University of Toronto affiliated research centre, is one of the world's leading centres in biomedical research.  With ground-breaking discoveries in research areas such as diabetes, genetic disorders, cancer and women’s and infants’ health, the Institute is committed to excellence in health research and the training of young investigators.  Strong partnerships with the clinical programs of Mount Sinai Hospital ensure that scientific knowledge is used to promote human health.  Your significant contributions will assist in maintaining our momentum in advancing our research.

 

Description:

As a member of the Toronto Invasive Bacterial Diseases Network, the Research Coordinator I collaborates with the team to recruit patients, collect data from patient and physician interviews and medical charts, coordinate with infection control departments and clinical laboratories in assigned hospitals to obtain necessary data and specimens. The research coordinator also organizes study patient visits and maintains study databases as necessary, assists in the preparation of study reports to REBs and sponsors, and assists in the development of data collection forms and recruitment strategies.    

 

Responsibilities

  • Screens and recruits research subjects for studies
  • Completes data collection by participant interview, follow-up with physicians, and hospital medical chart reviews
  • Uses professional judgment to identify problems with protocols, data collection or other aspects of study performance, and assist in identifying solutions/resolving issues
  • Coordinates the collection of necessary information and samples (eg. Screening logs, patient specimens) from assigned hospitals
  • Coordinates study visits for participants as needed
  • Conducts home visits for participants if needed
  • Collects study specimens from participants (e.g. nasal swabs, environmental specimens, serum) as needed.
  • Assists in the design and content of case report forms and questionnaires
  • Assists in devising strategies for effective recruitment at assigned hospitals or for assigned projects.
  • Maintains excellent relationships with study participants: responds to, answers and/or refers subject questions, concerns, and problems to Investigators as appropriate 
  • Builds and fosters effective working relationships with study sites, related study personnel and other stakeholders
  • Works with study team to monitor workloads and workflow and suggests changes to ensure efficient operations.
  • Assists other research coordinators as necessary to meet deadlines
  • Pays strict attention to detail, maintains a high level of organization and a strong commitment to meeting study timelines.
  • Assists in the development of patient education materials
  • Assists in ensuring that adequate supplies are available for conduct of studies
  • Obtains and maintains current certification in good clinical practice and research ethics for human subjects research
  • Completes and maintains all necessary research, ethics, privacy and other training as required by assigned hospitals.
  • Exercises professional judgment in regulatory conduct of research activities, and ensures adherence to local, national and international regulations on conduct of research studies (PIPA, PIPEDA, ICH/GCP).
  • Other duties as assigned by Investigator or clinical research manager.

 

Qualifications:

  • Medical or other healthcare professional degree, or equivalent experience in hospitals or clinical research  
  • Two years of experience in clinical research
  • Experience in infectious disease-related practice or research preferred
  • Training and experience in phlebotomy preferred
  • Superior interpersonal skills
  • Excellent problem-solving  and organizational skills
  • Proficient with MS Word, Excel, Access, email, internet
  • Ability to work well as part of a multidisciplinary team

 

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 December 12, 2022. We thank all candidates for applying. Only those selected for an interview will be contacted. 

Hours: 37.5 hours per week

Contact Name: Online
Contact Email: Online
Contact Phone: Online

 

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