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

Reference Number: 000001481
Posted Date: 6/2/2021
Closing Date: 6/16/2021

Department: LTRI Rehabilitation and Community Reintegration Lab
Position: Research Coordinator I

POSITION TITLE  Research Coordinator I
DEPARTMENT  LTRI – Rehabilitation and Community Reintegration Lab
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. In 2015, Lunenfeld Tanenbaum Research Institute amalgamated with Mount Sinai Hospital, and together with the Bridgepoint Active Healthcare and our system partner Circle of Care, formed Sinai Health.

Bridgepoint, which is part of Sinai Health, is an internationally recognized, 464-bed rehabilitation and complex care hospital affiliated with the University of Toronto. Bridgepoint is the single largest organization in Canada to focus exclusively on research, care and teaching for people with complex health conditions. We provide remarkable care in the hospital and community through partnership, expert care, practical research and education. Clinical areas of focus include inpatient and outpatient rehabilitation, palliative care, dialysis and specialized complex care. Bridgepoint holds Exemplary Status from Accreditation Canada, and its stroke program has twice achieved Stroke Distinction status.

About the Rehabilitation and Community Reintegration Lab:

Our lab studies innovative, intersectoral collaboration between health and community-based organizations to support the transition from hospital to home. We test innovative rehabilitation and community reintegration approaches for stroke patients, and others with complex care needs, by leveraging integrated care, through greater engagement of Third Sector Organizations (TSOs) and volunteers as health human resources.

Stroke is a quintessentially ‘complex’, high need, high-cost patient population and even within highly developed programs of care, stroke survivors still face health and social challenges after transitioning to the community. Hospital readmissions are common, and many of these readmissions are considered preventable. Stroke is an ideal model for studying complicated transitions and for improving the quality of transitional care programs broadly, due to the commonality and complexity of these transitions. Therefore, through our research, we seek to develop and share knowledge about interventions that could improve continuity of care across settings, and reduce adverse events and avoidable readmissions.

About the Position:

As an essential member of the research team, the Research Coordinator supports the Investigator by providing overall coordination of research projects. The Coordinator will work under the general direction of the Principal Investigator to submit funding applications, initiate and implement research studies, which typically include ethics applications, recruitment, some data analysis (quantitative and qualitative), follow-up with participants, writing and editing reports and manuscripts, and working with funding agencies, as required.  Specifically the Research Coordinator will spend their time:

  • Conducting literature searches and reviews
  • Supporting the development of grant applications, ethics protocols and submissions
  • Leading participant recruitment and obtaining informed consent
  • Scheduling and preparing for data collection activities (qualitative and quantitative)
  • Scheduling and conducting interviews and/or focus groups
  • Assisting in data analysis (qualitative and quantitative data)
  • Assisting in the development of presentations, manuscripts, etc.
  • Project coordination and management activities
  • Other duties as required

Minimum Requirements: 

  • Master’s Degree in Health Services or health related Social Sciences required
  • Working knowledge of research methods (qualitative and quantitative)
  • Experience working in a research environment or on a variety of research projects
  • Experience with research specific software (NVivo, SPSS, EndNote) considered an asset
  • Self-starter with excellent interpersonal and organizational skills
  • Experience working within a team
  • Excellent communication (verbal, written) skills
  • Demonstrated project coordination skills
  • Proficiency in computer applications including Word, Excel, and PowerPoint
  • Ability to work flexible hours – some evening/weekend work may be required

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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