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Sorry, the application deadline for this position was 7/7/2020

Reference Number: 000001333
Posted Date: 6/23/2020
Closing Date: 7/7/2020

Department: LTRI
Position: Research Coordinator

POSITION TITLE  Research Coordinator
EMPLOYMENT TYPE  Temporary Full Time
HOURS OF WORK  37.5 hours per week
REPORTS TO  Principal Investigator

The Lunenfeld-Tanenbaum Research Institute of Sinai Health System, 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 Sinai Health System ensure that scientific knowledge is used to promote human health.  Your significant contributions will assist in maintaining our momentum in advancing our research.


This trial is designed to determine the effectiveness of chemoprophylaxis with favipiravir in stopping outbreaks of Covid19 in long term care facilities. As research coordinator, you will be responsible for managing the clinical operations of the study. This is a collaborative study with the Applied Health Research Centre at Unity Health who will

The study co-ordinator is responsible for training, coordinating and providing management of the clinical project activities to ensure participant enrollment, consent, research compliance, and timely collection of research data to achieve project milestones.


  • Co-ordinates hiring and/or re-deployment of research staff as needed to enable a rapid response for enrollment of eligible LTCHs. Supervises activities of assigned staff and manages daily clinical operations of study to ensure appropriate and timely execution of study procedures according to protocol and regulatory standards
  • Conducts training of the research staff in the consenting process, procurement of diagnostic samples, collection of clinical data including outcome data, and monitoring at participating sites to ensure accuracy of source documents and compliance with research protocol. Facilitates communication between on-site and off-site personnel, participating LTCHs  and collaborating groups to ensure efficient operations.
  • Initiates, manages and/or provide support for all project specific administrative tasks related to assigned project. Such tasks include contract executions, budget  development and oversight, regulatory approvals, oversight of laboratory testing and reporting, analysis, quality control and project report development.
  • Collaborates with IT and microbiology to co-ordinate capture of study testing information from laboratory information systems. Relies on prior experience and clinical judgment in reporting testing result to participants and stakeholders.
  • Works closely with other research staff and hospital departments, as well colleagues at other facilities, public health units, other research groups, and study sponsors to meet project goals. The position requires strong communication skills and an ability to work independently and make decisions.
  • Performs other duties as directed by Principal Investigators.  


  • Graduate degree in health sciences or related field, or equivalent experience 
  • Minimum of 5 years clinical experience.
  • Experience in geriatrics and/or long term care an asset.
  • Minimum 3-5 years experience in clinical research or project management  
  • Strong communication skills, both oral and written to be able to directly and effectively interact with research team members, health care providers as well as LTCH administrators, physicians, staff, residents and families.
  • Knowledge of the regulations and policies governing clinical research (i.e. ICH/GCP/TCPS). Obtains and maintains education and training on ICH-GCP, research involving human subjects.
  • Access to a vehicle; ability to travel throughout the Greater Toronto Area (GTA) to visit LTCH sites if required.
  • Flexible working hours that include evenings and/or weekends may be required.  
  • Knowledge of and training in infection control practices, and comfortable performing risk assessments and donning and doffing PPE

Note: Some work will be required in facilities with COVID19 outbreaks (staff safety is a priority; time in these environments will be limited to only what is absolutely necessary; training and equipment will be provided and safety of sites monitored).

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 July 7, 2020. 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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