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Sorry, the application deadline for this position was 6/10/2021

Reference Number: 000001472
Posted Date: 5/26/2021
Closing Date: 6/10/2021

Department: Lunenfeld Tanenbaum Research Institute
Position: Clinical Research Assistant III

POSITION TITLE  Clinical Research Assistant III
DEPARTMENT  Lunenfeld Tanenbaum Research Institute
EMPLOYMENT TYPE  Temporary Full Time
HOURS OF WORK  37.5 hours per week
EMPLOYEE GROUP  Non Union
REPORTS TO  Principal Investigator

ORGANIZATION DESCRIPTION:

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.

DEPARTMENT/ LAB DESCRIPTION

The Croitoru lab is interested in understanding the mechanisms that regulate the mucosal inflammation as it relates to the pathogenesis of inflammatory bowel diseases. The lab is comprised of a multi-disciplinary team with both basic research and clinical translational research arms. The lab brings together enthusiastic scientists with diverse backgrounds, skills, and interests, providing a wide range of perspectives to each research project.

For more information about our research, please visit our websites at:

http://croitorulab.com

http://www.zanecohencentre.com/physicians/kenneth-croitoru

http://www.gemproject.ca

POSITION OVERVIEW:

A temporary, full-time position (Mon.-Fri., hours must be flexible) is available in Dr. Croitoru’s clinical translational group at the Lunenfeld-Tanenbaum Research Institute of Mount Sinai Hospital.

As a member of the research team, the Clinical Research Assistant collaborates with Investigators and the health care team in the coordination of clinical research. Studies may include pharma-sponsored, cooperative group sponsored, and investigator-initiated studies. Under the direction of principal investigators, the Clinical Research Assistant will implement clinical research studies, which typically include recruitment, clinical assessment for study eligibility, study education, and follow-up with participants.

DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:

Responsibilities include executing of all aspects of study visits, providing study-related support for participants, following study SOPs and coordinating of all aspects of data collection, sourcing documentation, and responding to queries. The Clinical Research Assistant may participate in meetings, and perform other related duties as assigned. Additional responsibilities include:

  • Recruitment of study participants, including identification, obtaining informed consent, completing study related procedures/documentation, sample collection and follow-up
  • Conducting telephone or clinical recruitment interviews to collect study participant data
  • Data entry
  • Operating electronic database software
  • Collecting biological specimens (blood draws, etc.)
  • Handling biological specimens (centrifugation, etc.)
  • Ensuring compliance with the study protocols and applicable standard operating procedures
  • Assist in preparation of clinical study regulatory documents, including submissions to Research Ethics Board
  • May participate in review of data collection strategies
  • Logistical problem solving
  • Interfacing with study and service providers, coordinating with research sites
  • Monitoring and auditing research centres, if required
  • Submitting invoices and expense reports
  • Administrative duties (filing, photocopying, etc.)

SKILLS/QUALIFICATIONS: 

  • Bachelor’s degree in a health or science related discipline with a minimum of 1-2 years clinical research experience
  • Phlebotomy certification required
  • Demonstrated experience in recruitment, conducting prospective participant interviews, extracting source data and study coordination
  • Knowledge of medical terminology
  • Ability to set priorities and work independently in a dynamic environment
  • Ability to manage multiple studies at a time and modify job responsibilities as required
  • Familiarity in working with confidential information; maintaining professionalism, diplomacy and tact under high pressure situations (Good Clinical Practices (GCP) certification)
  • Must be able to work flexible hours, which may require standing for long periods of time
  • Autonomous critical thinking ability
  • Excellent organizational and time management skills required
  • Self-motivated, detail-oriented
  • Excellent interpersonal, verbal, and written communication skills required
  • High degree of computer literacy and extensive experience with Microsoft Office (Word, and Excel)
  • Experience with Common CV and Web CV, preferred
  • Familiarity with receiving invoices and submitting expense reports, preferred
  • Fluency in English (required) and French (preferred)

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 June 10, 2021. We thank all candidates for applying. Only those selected for an interview will be contacted.

Hours: 37.5 hours per week

Contact Name: Online
Contact Email: Online
Contact Phone: Online
Contact Fax: Online

 

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