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Sorry, the application deadline for this position was 11/25/2021

Reference Number: 000001552
Posted Date: 10/13/2021
Closing Date: 11/25/2021

Department: LTRI - Microbiology (TIBDN Surveillance)
Position: Clinical Research Manager

POSITION TITLE  Clinical Research Manager
DEPARTMENT  LTRI - Microbiology (TIBDN Surveillance)
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.


As a member of the Toronto Invasive Bacterial Diseases Network, the Clinical Research Manager will coordinate TIBDN surveillance and related projects as well as contribute to other infectious disease studies that the PI is engaged in.


  • Prepares REB application(s), amendments and renewals.
  • Communicates with the Research Ethics Board at the participating hospitals as required
  • Assists PI with grant applications, study proposals, protocols and budgets
  • Develops informed consent documents based on institutional and sponsor requirements
  • Coordinates and leads project/lab meetings, and investigator meetings.
  • Designs case report forms, questionnaires, advertisements and other study related documents
  • Maintains REB files and SOP files for research team use
  • Develops study source documents to meet both study sites and study protocol requirements.
  • Ensures that study targets and milestones are met
  • Prepares project reports for management, sponsors or other authorities
  • Develops and maintains relationships with subjects, staff, hospital contacts (e.g. laboratory and REB staff), all TIBDN investigators, and other external stakeholders (e.g. public health departments and laboratories, study sponsors, research ethics boards)
  • Exercises professional judgment in regulatory conduct of research activities, and ensures adherence to local, national and international regulations on conduct of research studies (PIPA, PIPEDA, ICH/GCP).
  • Plans, manages and handles communications related to research projects in collaboration with the Principal Investigator.
  • Assists investigators in providing financial oversight of projects
  • Assists the PI/investigators with effective human resource allocation through recruitment, selection, training and performance management
  • Builds and fosters effective working relationships with study sites, related study personnel and other stakeholders
  • Coordinates and monitors study progress.
  • Sets goals in order to meet project deadlines in collaboration with the research team
  • Ensures that work plans and timelines are followed by the research team
  • Assists in screening and recruiting of research subjects for studies as required and devises strategies for effective recruitment.
  • Develops patient education materials on study background, purpose, procedures and potential benefits and risks for website.
  • Responds to, answers and/or refers subject questions, concerns, and problems to the Investigators as appropriate
  • Acts as a resource to clinical coordinators and other study staff in monitoring subject progress: Identifying, problem-solving, monitoring and assessing subjects for adverse events and adherence to protocol under direction of the Investigator.
  • Supervises and mentors study staff assigned to projects
  • Ensures adequate supplies are available for conduct of studies
  • Assists PI in the supervision of other study team members including data management staff and summer students as required
  • Acts as a backup coordinator for other studies with other PIs when necessary
  • Other duties as assigned by PI

Hours:  Full-time, temporary. Generally, 08:30 to 16:30 business days; however, due to the nature of the position, must be flexible to work evenings and weekends a peak study activity times


  • PhD or healthcare professional degree
  • At least 5 years of experience in clinical research
  • 2 years in research management or equivalent
  • Experience in infectious/communicable disease research preferred
  • Current certification in good clinical practice and research ethics for human subjects research
  • Superior interpersonal skills
  • Excellent problem-solvingand organizational skills
  • Proficient with MS Word, Excel, Access, email, internet
  • Ability to work well as part of a multidisciplinary team

NOTE: Management reserves the right to revise this job description as needed

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 27, 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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