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Sorry, the application deadline for this position was 9/1/2019

Reference Number: 000001231
Posted Date: 8/13/2019
Closing Date: 9/1/2019

Department: Lunenfeld Tanenbaum Research Institute - Gastroenterology/IBD
Position: Research Coordinator

POSITION TITLE  Research Coordinator
DEPARTMENT  Lunenfeld Tanenbaum Research Institute - Gastroenterology/IBD
HOURS OF WORK  Negotiable
REPORTS TO  Clinican 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. 

The Inflammatory Bowel Disease (IBD) Centre at Mount Sinai Hospital is among the largest clinical research IBD programs in the country.  The RAPID IBD Clinic Program is a multi-disciplinary research initiative aimed at improving access to care at our centre and to reduce emergency room visits and hospital admissions.  This clinical program is done in conjunction with a research program that evaluates the benefits of the program on IBD patient care and outcomes.


We are looking for an energetic and detail oriented individual for the position of the RAPID IBD research coordinator.

The key components of this role:

  • Support of research activities related to RAPID IBD initiatives.

  • Support of the clinical activities of the RAPID IBD program

  • Support of the psychosocial needs of subject enrolled in the RAPID IBD program

This successful candidate person will have excellent organizational skills and will be able to work well within the context of an interdisciplinary clinical and research team.  He/she will have solid communication skills, be very detail oriented, and be able to work independently when the need arises. The successful candidate will work under the direction of Dr. Vivian Huang.



Responsibilities include, but are not limited to:

  • Psychosocial support with referral to appropriate social work or mental health resources if needed

  • Correspondence with research ethic boards

  • Completion of grant funding reports

  • Assistance in writing of grants for telemedicine program

  • Data entry of telemedicine data

  • Assists in maintaining the clinical and research registries of IBD participants receiving services under the RAPID IBD program

  • Assist in research data collection and collection of clinical and quality indicator data to assess the effectiveness of the program.

  • Coordinate scheduling of RAPID IBD consultations

  • Assists the patient and referring health care provider with required paperwork/investigations prior to the consultation

  • Review clinical charts prior to visits

  • Reminds the patient and health care provider in a timely matter of their consultations, follow up visits.

  • Acts as a liaison between referring physician, patients, clinic physicians, clinic staff, admissions and other departments or services as for the RAPID IBD program

  • Provide coverage and assistance in other research and administrative activities in the investigator’s research program

  • A point of contact for patient between clinic visits while in the RAPID IBD program



  • Undergraduate degree in health-related discipline or social work (social work degree preferred)

  • Prior research experience desirable

  • Familiarity with psychosocial needs of patients with chronic disease

  • Experience in a clinical healthcare environment and/or a clinical research setting  

  • Excellent computer skills and an ability to learn and comprehend the technical requirements for the telemedicine systems.

  • Proficient in utilizing Microsoft Office programs such as Excel, Word, PowerPoint, and Access is required.

  • General knowledge of clinic scheduling systems.

  • Effective verbal and written communication skills, interpersonal and customer service skills.

  • Excellent organization and time management skills.

  • Demonstrate ability to communicate effectively with physicians, clinical team members, administrative and research staff.

  • Ability to maintain confidentiality, exercises discretion, uses independent and mature judgment, work independently without supervision and commits to excellence.


Posting will be open until September 1, 2019.  Please submit your cover letter and resume online.  We thank all candidates for applying. Only those selected for an interview will be contacted.

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.

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 {September 1, 2019}. We thank all candidates for applying. Only those selected for an interview will be contacted.

Contact Name: Online


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