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Sorry, the application deadline for this position was 6/30/2023

Reference Number: 000001767
Posted Date: 1/13/2023
Closing Date: 6/30/2023

Department: Temmy Latner Centre for Palliative Care
Position: Research Coordinator I

POSITION TITLE  Research Coordinator I
DEPARTMENT  Temmy Latner Centre for Palliative Care
EMPLOYMENT TYPE  Temporary, Full-Time (1-year contract)
HOURS OF WORK  37.5 hours per week
REPORTS TO  Principal Investigator


The Lunenfeld-Tanenbaum Research Institute (LTRI) 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.   


Position summary:

The Research Coordinator will support the Temmy Latner Centre for Palliative Care’s research team and other staff involved in research projects in the development and management of research studies. The individual will coordinate the daily operations of multiple research studies that focus on the efficiency and effectiveness of palliative care and the experiences of patients, families and providers in a palliative care context. We are not conducting randomized controlled trials at this time.


Minimum education and experience:

  • A Master’s degree in a health-related field or 3 years relevant research coordination experience; Advanced degrees in social sciences will be considered
  • Experience coordinating field-based research
  • Experience in health services research


Duties and Responsibilities

  • Coordinate the submission and revision of applications to the Research Ethics Board for initial approval and subsequent amendments and renewals
  • Prepare and manage study documentation including recruitment letters, consent forms, data collection tools
  • Under the direction of senior research staff, plan and coordinate research activities, and devise operational procedures and protocols to be followed by the study team
  • Track study progress and spending, ensuring key milestones are met in accordance with proposed timelines and budgets
  • Anticipate and troubleshoot problems during implementation and assist with modifying protocols and procedures to address challenges
  • Coordinate the recruitment and informed consent of study participants
  • Collect data from study participants through structured interviews, surveys and questions and abstract data from patient medical records
  • Support data cleanup and analysis by verifying interview transcripts, creating and managing qualitative analysis files, linking datasets, and preparing basic descriptive statistics, tables and figures for knowledge dissemination
  • Assist with preparation and collation of grant and manuscript submission packages, adhering to specified guidelines and requirements
  • Support the creation of clear and engaging presentations and communication materials
  • Critically appraise and summarize relevant bodies of literature
  • Coordinate meetings, prepare and circulate meeting agenda, materials and notes




  • A solid understanding of both qualitative and quantitative research methods
  • Demonstrated proficiency recruiting, consenting and collecting data from study participants; Experience conducting semi-structured interviews is an asset
  • Experience working with seriously ill patients is an asset  
  • Experience submitting to a Research Ethics Board for approval and commitment to upholding the ethical principles that guide research involving human participants
  • Excellent data and time management skills
  • Ability to synthesize extensive amount of information into clear and concise summaries
  • Excellent written, verbal and visual communication skills
  • Excellent organizational skills
  • Capacity to take initiative, think critically, problem solve and make decisions as appropriate
  • Ability to work independently with limited oversight and direction
  • Ability to work on multiple projects simultaneously, set priorities, be flexible in workflow and meet deadlines
  • Commitment to work cooperatively as part of an interdisciplinary team of clinical, research and administrative staff
  • Exercises good judgement and discretion when dealing with confidential information
  • Proficiency with computer programs such as Microsoft Excel, PowerPoint and Word
  • Knowledge of REDCap, analytical programs (MAXQDA, NVIVO, R, SAS, SPSS or Stata) and citation management software (EndNote) are an asset
  • Capacity to adapt to new technologies quickly and pro-actively
  • 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 May 29, 2023. 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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