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Sorry, the application deadline for this position was 1/20/2021

Reference Number: 000001401
Posted Date: 12/29/2020
Closing Date: 1/20/2021

Department: LTRI - Rheumatology
Position: Research Assistant I

POSITION TITLE  Research Assistant I
DEPARTMENT  LTRI - Rheumatology
EMPLOYMENT TYPE  Temporary Full Time
HOURS OF WORK  37.5 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 Research Assistant will work in the Toronto Scleroderma Program, the largest Scleroderma observational cohort in Canada. Under the general supervision of the Principal Investigator and her delegates, the incumbent will be working on data entry into a Filemaker database. In addition, the RA will be asked to complete quality control of completed subject data, file documents, conduct queries, generate reports and export data for analysis. The RA will be asked to provide assistance with the maintenance and modification of electronic and paper information filing/retrieval methods, and assist with program administrative tasks. Employee will help others in the team with ongoing work as needed.


  • Scheduling and confirming patient appointments
  • Typing and uploading documents
  • Under general supervision, performs accurate data entry, data cleaning, generate reports and export data
  • Perform data transcription from health records or other sources, as per approved study protocol and authorized access
  • Assist with administrative tasks including filing, chart maintenance, faxing
  • Compliance Ontario’s Personal Health Information Protection Act (PHIPA).
  • Ensuring compliance with the study Protocol and applicable standard operating procedures (SOP’s).
  • Completing study related documentation
  • Operating electronic database software


  • Community College diploma in a health-related discipline or equivalent; or 1 year previous experience with any kind of data entry (preferably in a clinical research setting)
  • Medical Administrative Assistant Certification preferred
  • Experience with Microsoft Excel and/or Microsoft Access required
  • Demonstrated attention to detail and accuracy
  • Strong work ethic, critical thinking
  • Must be able to sit for extended periods of time for data entry
  • Must be able to work on a computer for extended periods of time for data entry
  • Must be versatile, flexible and self-motivated
  • Requires excellent communication skills
  • Must demonstrate satisfactory work performance and attendance record 

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 20, 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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