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Sorry, the application deadline for this position was 11/28/2023

Reference Number: 000001893
Posted Date: 11/14/2023
Closing Date: 11/28/2023

Department: Science of Care Institute
Position: Research Coordinator I

POSITION TITLE  Research Coordinator I 
DEPARTMENT  Science of Care Institute
EMPLOYMENT TYPE  Temporary, Full-Time
HOURS OF WORK  37.5 hours per week
REPORTS TO  Principal Investigator

The Science of Care Institute is located on the beautiful Hennick Bridgepoint Hospital campus of Sinai Health and is advancing new discoveries and innovation in how care is co-designed, implemented, and measured. Science of Care Institute is our academic hub for all clinicians (health disciplines, nursing, medicine) or any staff, researcher, learner, or volunteer who wants to be involved in advancing research and innovation associated with care and resilient care environments at Sinai Health and beyond.


Position Overview

The SKY-PTSD study is a Canada-wide, multi-year clinical trial (RCT) investigating the effectiveness and implementation of a breathing-based meditation intervention called Sudarshan Kriya Yoga (SKY) for Canadian Veterans who experience symptoms of Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD). We are seeking a Research Coordinator I (Bilingual preferred) for a 1-year contract (renewable), who will work under the supervision of the Principal Investigator and Research Manager alongside other team members within the Science of Care Institute. The successful applicant will work independently and effectively to produce high quality research, documents, communication and overall coordination of project deliverables.


Job Responsibilities include but are not limited to:

  • Maintain, and update REB submissions.
  • Assist Research Manager and Principal Investigator in preparing reports of study progress, the logistical management of a clinical trial, project inventory monitoring and strategic planning.
  • Assemble and coordinate project advisory board and participate in regular team meetings.
  • Act as a liaison between study sites, participants and research team, and provide support to on-site clinical administrators for the trial.
  • Screen and recruit participants; obtain consent and necessary paperwork, schedule appointments and coordinate overall participation in the trial.
  • Administer measurement tools and monitor participants’ follow-up visits.
  • Coordinate recruitment and data collection (quantitative and qualitative) for research study sites under supervision of the Research Manager and Principal Investigator.
  • Maintain proper clinical trial documentation following GCP guidelines and REB requirements.
  • Develop, maintain, and update project records and databases accurately, while safeguarding the confidentiality and protection of sensitive data with integrity.
  • Prepare and manage study promotional materials, social media posts and other communication between patients, partners, and organizations.
  • Manage and reply to project-related correspondence in a timely manner. This may include correspondence with staff, participants, and partners.
  • Prepare and help write manuscripts for publication.
  • Present research results at local, national and international scientific meetings, and provides functional supervision of assigned personnel.
  • Perform other related duties as assigned.


Minimum Requirements:

  • 4-year Bachelor’s degree in a health related field.
  • Master’s degree in a health related and/or research field preferred.
  • Fluency in French and English is strongly preferred.
  • Demonstrated success in clinical trials and/or other clinical research for at least 2 years.
  • Experience working with people living with mental illness, with a history of psychological trauma, or other vulnerable populations.
  • Training in Good Clinical Practice (GCP) and Responsible Conduct of Research (RCR).
  • Must be a resident of Ontario.


Qualifications and Skills

  • High personal motivation, self-management, and detail-orientation; ability to take responsibility in meeting deadlines.
  • Strong interviewing skills for conducting study assessments with vulnerable population.
  • Experience writing and preparing manuscripts for publication.
  • Ability to work independently and without direct supervision, problem solve technical and methodological issues that arise during the course of the research.
  • Proficiency with virtual communications (e.g. via Zoom and other video-calling software and make phone calls) and ability to work remotely and in-person (hybrid) for the duration of the contract.
  • Some background and knowledge in qualitative methodologies in particular with interest in developing qualitative data collection and analysis skills
  • Knowledge and experience in the use of computer software applications, including Microsoft Office Suite applications and data management software such as Redcap, NVivo and Novisurvey.
  • High level interpersonal, verbal and written communication skills.
  • Demonstrated teamwork, problem-solving, critical thinking and leadership skills, and respect toward all colleagues and study participants.
  • Ability to work flexible hours – some evening/weekend work may be required.


 Safety Requirement

  • Maintain personal certifications as required by Safety Office
  • Maintain the lab’s Safety requirements as required by Safety Office
  • Maintain current lab-specific Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs) - including work with hazardous chemicals and biological agents, hazardous waste disposal, etc.
  • Maintain the lab’s chemical Inventory
  • Responsible for training the lab members on lab-specific procedures, weekly eye wash checks


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 November 28, 2023. 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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