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Sorry, the application deadline for this position was 6/16/2021

Reference Number: 000001479
Posted Date: 6/2/2021
Closing Date: 6/16/2021

Department: LTRI - Psychiatry
Position: Data Research Assistant

POSITION TITLE  Data Research Assistant
EMPLOYMENT TYPE  Temporary Full Time
HOURS OF WORK  37.5 hours per week
REPORTS TO  Data Coordinator & Clinical Trials Manager

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 Data Research Assistant to work in Dr. Daisy Singla’s busy and dynamic lab, which is part of the Perinatal Mental Health Program. The Data Research Assistant would play an integral role in the investigation of evidenced-based treatments for postpartum depression and other comorbidities. In this role, the successful candidate will be involved in basic statistical analysis and data management activities of quantitative clinical trial data for the large, multi-site trial referred to as the Scaling Up Maternal Mental healthcare by Increasing access to Treatment (SUMMIT) study, funded by the Patient-Centered Outcomes Research Institute (PCORI).

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

  • Perform basic statistical data analysis (e.g., descriptives, t-tests, regression and predictive models) by independently writing code using statistical software packages (SAS and/or R).
  • Provide analytical expertise to support research teams' data, information, knowledge and support goals
  • Assist in the preparation of related data for peer-reviewed manuscripts and conference presentations
  • Creation and maintenance of research statistical databases
  • Ensure quality control of clinical trial data including data quality and integrity checks in statistical database
  • Aid in data management of related study activities; work closely with other team members
  • Monitor and maintain deadlines and schedules
  • Prepare written correspondences, reports and presentations using Microsoft Word, PowerPoint, Excel and Outlook
  • Perform other general office-related duties as required (e.g., organizing and maintaining electronic shared drive and participant folders)


  • Successful completion of a University degree in a relevant field, preferably a Masters in Epidemiology or Statistics
  • Applied experience (beyond coursework) in SAS and/or R through clinical trials or other research studies
  • Familiarity with REDCapTM database is required
  • Strong experience in analysis and interpretation of research datasets
  • Experience in data management tasks for clinical trials
  • Superior organizational and time management skills with a flexibility to adjust to priorities
  • Ability to work in a collaborative team environment
  • Ability to work accurately and effectively in a fast-paced environment
  • A minimum of two years of recent and related experience in, or familiarity with, a research environment in a health setting
  • Self-directed with an ability to make decisions and to exercise good judgement
  • Demonstrated satisfactory work performance and attendance history
  • Strong organizational skills

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 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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