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Sorry, the application deadline for this position was 9/24/2021

Reference Number: 000001537
Posted Date: 9/10/2021
Closing Date: 9/24/2021

Department: LTRI - Psychiatry
Position: General Research Assistant

POSITION TITLE  General 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.

We welcome application for a General Research Assistant to work the SUMMIT trial. The Research Assistant is an integral part of the busy, dynamic, and growing lab, led by Clinician Scientist and PI Dr. Daisy Singla at the Lunenfeld Tanenbaum Research Institute. In this role, the specific focus will be to work on research projects focused on promoting access to brief, evidence-based psychological treatments. This includes the large, multi-site trial referred to as the Scaling Up Maternal Mental healthcare by Increasing access to Treatment (SUMMIT) study, funded by PCORI. The aim of the trial is to examine scalable models to improve evidence-based psychological treatments for perinatal depression and anxiety. The Research Assistant will report to the Study Principal Investigator (Dr. Daisy Singla).

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

  • Aid in the recruitment and/or scheduling of research participants
  • Administration and collection of research questionnaires and consents; follow up with participants post-treatment and implement retention strategies
  • Troubleshoot and provide onsite technical assistance to any participant concerns with the online data collection system
  • Prepare and/or review grant materials, including budgets, contracts and project timelines
  • Prepare written correspondence, reports and presentations using Microsoft Word, PowerPoint, Excel and Outlook
  • Perform other general office-related duties as required (e.g., note-taking, photocopying, organizing, collecting timesheets, faxing letters, note-taking, and maintaining hospital filing system)
  • Other duties as assigned


  • Successful completion of a university degree, in a relevant field including public health, psychology, and/or health sciences.
  • Previous experience in recruiting study participants with a minimum of one year of recent and related experience a research environment.
  • Experience interacting with patients in clinical or mental health settings an asset.
  • Experience with platforms such as Google Drive, Zoom, and GoDaddy preferred. Technology competence is considered an asset.
  • Superior organizational and time management skills with a flexibility to adjust to priorities
  • Advanced technical skills and proficiency with MS Office (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook), including preparing study materials
  • Excellent communication skills
  • Ability to make decisions and to exercise good judgement
  • Demonstrated professionalism and ability to work with a variety of individuals in a co-operative manner both independently and as part of a team
  • Ability to work conscientiously and efficiently in a fast-paced environment

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 September 24, 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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