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Sorry, the application deadline for this position was 1/31/2021

Reference Number: 000001397
Posted Date: 12/16/2020
Closing Date: 1/31/2021

Department: LTRI - Paediatrics
Position: Research Coordinator I

POSITION TITLE  Research Coordinator I
DEPARTMENT  LTRI - Paediatrics
EMPLOYMENT TYPE  Temporary Full Time
HOURS OF WORK  37.5 hours per week
EMPLOYEE GROUP  Non Union
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.

ORGANIZATION OR DEPARTMENT DESCRIPTION:

The Department of Paediatrics of Mount Sinai Hospital is one of the largest academic centres for neonatal care in the country. In addition, 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 many areas of research in neonatology, 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.

JOB SUMMARY

We are seeking a Research Coordinator to collaborate with the members of the Neonatology members to oversee the coordination, management, and operational aspects of the clinical research program.  He/she works with the leadership to develop a shared vision for clinical research, and monitors and evaluates key indicators to ensure that the program’s goals and objectives are met. The Coordinator will facilitate research within the program, including conducting feasibility reviews and triaging competing protocols, and monitoring the progress of studies throughout the entire life cycle of the study. The Coordinator will ensure that research studies are carried out by trained and educated staff according to local, federal and international guidelines governing ethical research in humans, and are adequately resourced in terms of space, infrastructure, budget and personnel.  He/she will work with the leadership to identify gaps in infrastructure, services or policies.  The Coordinator will also work with the program’s Executive and/or Principal Investigators to manage the financial aspects of clinical research projects, including budget preparation and ongoing budget management and oversight.  The coordinator is also responsible for overseeing contract negotiations and data and material transfer agreements.

The successful candidate will work under the supervision of the Research Manager and the Principal Investigator of the assigned projects, but must be able to work independently and effectively to produce high quality research, documents, communication and overall coordination.

JOB RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Staff coordination, supervision, training and education: Encouraging collaboration between all clinical researchers, research staff, trainees, and volunteers within their program area, in close collaboration with study principal investigators.
  • Educating research team members to ensure all clinical research is conducted according to the guiding ethical principles, privacy legislation, and all other applicable internal Sinai Health Systems policies and external regulations and guidelines
  • In collaboration with the Principal Investigators, overseeing the management life cycle for funded and/or prospective clinical research studies or infrastructure projects, from budget development, grant applications, study initiation/planning through to execution and closure. This specifically includes providing assistance to researchers in the preparation and submission of ethics applications and amendments as required, contract and data transfer requirements as required , and organization of study monitoring.
  • Establishing project plans to ensure study time-lines and deliverables are met.
  • Communicating with Department Head/Executive/Senior Management Team as necessary to ensure research is carried out in accordance with departmental and hospital strategic priorities and to identify issues, negotiate resources/deliverables and/or update on general project progress.
  • Supporting researchers to develop data collection tools using paper, web-based forms, REDCaP, Simple Survey, excel, and/or access and to develop study databases using REDCaP, Simple Survey, excel, and/or access
  • Coordinate study logistics with other sites
  • Ensure studies follow Good Clinical Practice (GCP), Tri-Council Policy Statement 2 (TCPS2), and research ethics board (REB) guidelines
  • Other tasks as assigned

EDUCATION & EXPERIENCE REQUIREMENTS:

Degree: Master's degree in Epidemiology, Health Sciences or a related field or equivalent combination of education and experience in clinical research.

A clinical professional degree and/or certification in clinical research (e.g. Society of Clinical Research Associates or Association of Clinical Research Professionals) is preferred

Discipline(s): Sciences, social sciences, or a health-related discipline

Required skills:                               

  • Minimum of 1 year experience and demonstrated success in a research setting
  • High level interpersonal, verbal and written communication skills
  • Well-developed time management skills and excellent attention to detail
  • Self-motivated and able to work independently to complete the collective goals of the team
  • Good judgment and decision making
  • Basic computer skills with Microsoft Word, Excel and Access (data collection and entry)
  • Strong communication skills

Additional assets:

  • Familiarity with and/or interest in Paediatrics/Neonatology
  • Previous work experience in a healthcare and/or clinical setting
  • Previous experience interacting with study participants/patients

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. Successful candidates will be required to provide two (2) written reference letters from their former employer(s)/supervisor(s).

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 January 31, 2021. 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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