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Reference Number: 000001551
Posted Date: 10/7/2021
Closing Date: 10/21/2021

Department: Lunenfeld Tanenbaum Research Institute
Position: Research Coordinator I

POSITION TITLE  Research Coordinator I
DEPARTMENT  Lunenfeld Tanenbaum Research Institute
EMPLOYMENT TYPE  Temporary Full Time
HOURS OF WORK  37.5 hours per week
EMPLOYEE GROUP  Non Union
REPORTS TO  Research Manager

DESCRIPTION OF ORGANIZATION

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

Department of Anesthesia & Pain Management & Wasser Pain Management Centre, provide patient care, education, and research in the area of chronic, disabling pain disorders. We conduct research in design and development of innovative management of acute and chronic pain.

POSITION OVERVIEW

The Research Coordinator I will work under the supervision of the Principal Investigator and Research Manager collaborates with PI/MD and multidisciplinary health care team in recruitment of study participants (e.g., identifies and screens potential subjects; obtains informed consent; administers questionnaires or other data collection tools); plans, implements, reviews and coordinates all aspects of data collection and source documentation, as per hospital policy and ICH/GCP guidelines; reports any study related abnormalities as per defined parameters (e.g., approved protocol or documented investigator instructions ) to MD or health care team member; coordinates patient visits and schedule as per study protocol; executes all aspects of study visit (e.g., documentation of adverse events & treatment administration management, questionnaires and sample collection - venipuncture and processing and shipment of samples) according to approved protocol; reviews and assesses study-related literature; liaises with sponsor for monitoring/audits; facilitates hosting of regulatory inspections; and other duties as required.

In addition to clinical research project activities, responsibilities include but are not limited to protocol development, research ethics board submissions, and other administrative project management tasks. The Research Coordinator I may also have the opportunity to collaborate with the PI on other research studies, grant applications, statistical analyses, and manuscript preparation.

JOB RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Conducting literature searches and reviews
  • Supporting the development of grant applications ethics protocols and submissions 
  • Lead recruit and consent eligible participants who are referred to the study
  • Confirm participant eligibility with Principal Investigator and Research Manager
  • Conduct interviews, focus groups, including in-person and telephone calls
  • Maintenance of research files to access and retrieve data as specified
  • Data entry and quality control
  • Assist Principal Investigator and Research Manager in completion of Research Ethics Board (REB) applications and grant submissions for funding (as required)
  • Assist Principal Investigator and Research Manager in preparation of materials for progress reports, presentations and publications
  • Prepare and mail out follow-up questionnaires to study subjects and collaborating centers (where required)
  • Basic administrative duties including filing and photocopying
  • Preparing scientific manuscripts and reports
  • Perform necessary quality control procedures to ensure accuracy and completeness of the research data
  • Contribute to the efficient day-to-day operations of the research unit
  • Project coordination and management activities

Qualifications:

• Bachelor’s degree, or recognized equivalent, in a health or science-related discipline
• Minimum three (3) years of clinical and/or professional experience
• At least two-three (2-3) years of clinical research experience
• Certification as a Clinical Research Professional (e.g. SOCRA, ACRP), preferred
• Experience with patient contact and informed consent
• Experience with REB applications, maintenance of regulatory files, and data entry
• Previous administration of quality of life questionnaires, preferred
• Demonstrate relevant clinical research funding/budgeting knowledge, asset
• Previous project management experience, asset
• Experience with grant writing, management, and reporting, asset
• Experience with protocol and study document development, asset
• Experience with statistical analyses and manuscript preparation, asset
• Knowledge of ICH/GCP guidelines
• Excellent organizational and time management skills required
• Excellent interpersonal, verbal, and written communication skills
• Ability to set priorities and work independently with accuracy in a multitasking environment
• Able to operate effectively in an interdisciplinary team
• Strong Proficiency with MS Office software, Word, Excel, Outlook

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. All employees and affiliates will follow safe work practices and comply with health and safety policies, procedures, and training. Successful candidates will be required to provide two (2) written reference letters from their former employer(s)/supervisor(s).

A recent Provincial Directive mandates all employees of public hospitals in Ontario to be either fully vaccinated for COVID-19 or be regularly tested. All new employees joining Sinai Health must be fully vaccinated for COVID-19 or have received at least one dose of a COVID-19 vaccine and be on track toward full vaccination within six (6) weeks; participating in mandatory twice weekly Rapid Antigen Testing Program until fully vaccinated. There are very limited circumstances in which approval will be given for a medical exemption from receiving the COVID-19 vaccine.

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 October 21, 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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