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Sorry, the application deadline for this position was 2/16/2021

Reference Number: 000001420
Posted Date: 2/2/2021
Closing Date: 2/16/2021

Department: LTRI - Psychiatry
Position: Research Assistant

POSITION TITLE  Research Assistant
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 Department of Psychiatry at Mount Sinai hospital welcomes applications for a Research Assistant to work on the busy, dynamic, and growing Perinatal Mental Health Program. The Research Assistant would play an integral role in the investigation of evidenced-based treatments for post-partum depression and other comorbidities. In this role the successful candidate will work on large grant budgets, research ethics board applications through Clinical Trials Ontario, and general study organization. This project is funded by the Patient-Centered Outcomes Research Institute (PCORI).  The Research Assistant reports to the Principal Investigator and the Clinical Trials Manager.

Responsibilities of the Research Assistant include but are not limited to:

  • Assist in monitoring large study budgets
  • Prepare and revise Research Ethics Board applications
  • Interact and organize communication with various departments including psychiatry, obstetrics and finance
  • Facilitate study organization and communication
  • Monitor and maintain deadlines and schedules
  • Prepare written correspondence, reports and presentations using Microsoft Word, PowerPoint, Excel and Outlook.


  • Successful completion of a University degree in a relevant field. Masters degree in a relevant field in social or health science preferred (e.g., epidemiology, psychology).
  • High degree of proficiency in Excel
  • Prior experience working with large research grant budgets preferred
  • Prior experience preparing Research Ethics Board applications preferred. A minimum of one year of recent and related experience in a research environment, preferably in a hospital setting
  • Strong interpersonal skills and the ability to work closely with a team with demonstrated verbal and written skills
  • Superior organizational and time management skills
  • Self-directed with an ability to make decisions and to exercise good judgement
  • Demonstrated professionalism and ability to work both independently and as part of a team
  • Ability to work accurately and effectively in a fast-paced environment
  • Demonstrated satisfactory work performance and attendance history

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 February 16, 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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