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Sorry, the application deadline for this position was 5/31/2020

Reference Number: 000001320
Posted Date: 5/21/2020
Closing Date: 5/31/2020

Department: LTRI Neonatal Hemodynamics Research Program
Position: Research Assistant

POSITION TITLE  Research Assistant
DEPARTMENT  Neonatal Hemodynamics Research Program
EMPLOYMENT TYPE  Temporary Part Time
HOURS OF WORK  7.5 up to 24 hours per week
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. 


The Neonatal Hemodynamics Research Program, under the Department of Paediatrics, is dedicated to understanding the cardiac physiology of the newborn infant and refining the use of functional echocardiography in the diagnosis and management of neonatal cardiovascular problems, particularly for those born preterm. A leader in the field of neonatal echocardiography, the primary goals of the program are to enable enhanced diagnostic precision to improve clinical decision making and to identify best practices in newborn intensive care to achieve better cardiorespiratory outcomes for these fragile babies.

The Neonatal Hemodynamics Research Program is seeking a highly organized, detail-oriented, and dedicated Research Assistant to join our multidisciplinary team and engage in research projects related to neonatal cardiopulmonary physiology and health outcomes. The Research Assistant will report to the Director of the Neonatal Hemodynamics Research Program. The incumbent will work closely with the program’s Research Coordinator and assist with a variety of duties including participant recruitment, prospective and retrospective data entry and other research endeavours as assigned. This position may require assisting collaborating sites in the region.


  • Study participant recruitment involving screening of prospective participant charts and electronic medical records, provision of written informed consent from parents of current and former NICU babies, and participant tracking from consent to study completion
  • Medical chart review & data abstraction
  • Completing study related documentation and ensuring documentation meets all regulatory requirements
  • Ensuring strict compliance with the study protocol and applicable standard operating procedures
  • Operating electronic database software
  • Assisting in preparation of data and summary tables
  • Communicating with other study sites and participation in conference calls and meetings.
  • Other duties as directed by the supervising investigator or coordinator


  • Undergraduate or graduate degree in a health science related discipline
  • Previous experience with clinical research in an academic research environment and a minimum of 2 years of experience with patient recruitment
  • Research experience in an acute care environment would be an asset
  • Knowledge of medical terminology, anatomy, and physiology
  • Familiarity with research processes including data collection and data entry
  • Able to work independently in a dynamic environment with interdisciplinary research teams
  • Excellent coordination, time management, and organization skills and flexibility to adapt to changing workload
  • Ability to manage confidential and sensitive data and information; maintaining professionalism, diplomacy, and tact in high pressure situations
  • Self-motivated and detail oriented
  • Excellent interpersonal, verbal, and written communication skills
  • Exceptional attention to details and proven ability to learn new skills
  • Skilled in the use of computerized systems and databases

Hours are variable. Generally 9:00- 17:00 business days; however due to the nature of the position, must be flexible to work early morning, evening, and weekend hours as required.


Posting open until May 31, 2020. We thank all candidates for applying. Only those selected for an interview will be contacted.

Hours: 7.5 up to 24 hours per week

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