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Sorry, the application deadline for this position was 5/27/2022

Reference Number: 000001658
Posted Date: 5/3/2022
Closing Date: 5/27/2022

Department: LTRI -Neonatal Hemodynamics Research Program
Position: Research Assistant II

POSITION TITLE  Research Assistant II
DEPARTMENT  Neonatal Hemodynamics Research Program, LTRI
EMPLOYMENT TYPE  Temporary full-Time
HOURS OF WORK 37.5 hrs 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.


The Neonatal Hemodynamics Research Program, under the Department of Paediatrics, is dedicated to improving clinical care and reducing the burden of cardiovascular disease in preterm neonates. A leader in the field of neonatal echocardiography, the primary goals of the program are to enable enhanced diagnostic precision to improve clinical decision making and to identify best practices in newborn intensive care to achieve better cardiorespiratory outcomes for these fragile infants.

We are seeking a highly organized, detail-oriented, and dedicated temporary full time (12 month contract) Research Assistant to join the Neonatal Hemodynamics Research Program. The successful candidate will work under the supervision of the Program Coordinator but must be able to work independently and effectively.

The successful candidate will join a multidisciplinary team engaged in research projects related to neonatal cardiopulmonary physiology and health outcomes and may assist collaborating sites in the region.

The successful candidate will:

  • Perform initial screening of patients via charts and electronic medical records to determine eligibility for participation in clinical trials and prospective observational studies
  • Recruit and obtain consent from parents in the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit for their newborns’ participation
  • Collect and enter data from electronic medical records and paper charts into electronic study databases and assist with the preparation of data and summary tables
  • Maintain study logs and research ethics board submissions (ensuring documentation meets all regulatory requirements)
  • Ensure strict compliance with the study protocols and applicable standard operating procedures
  • Communicate with other study sites and participate in conference calls and meetings.
  • Demonstrate enthusiasm and initiative for all projects within the research team’s portfolio. The incumbent may be assigned other duties as directed by the supervising investigator or research program coordinator


Degree: Post-Secondary degree/diploma, Bachelor’s degree (preferred)

Discipline(s): Health sciences, medical sciences, life sciences or physiology

Required skills and experience:

  • Previous experience with clinical research in an academic research environment and a minimum of 1 year of experience with patient recruitment
  • Familiarity with research processes including data collection and data entry
  • Ability to work independently in a dynamic environment with interdisciplinary research teams
  • Excellent coordination, time management, and organization skills and flexibility to adapt to changing workload
  • Ability to manage confidential and sensitive data and information; maintaining professionalism, diplomacy, and tact in high pressure situations
  • Excellent interpersonal, verbal, and written communication skills
  • Exceptional attention to details and proven ability to learn new skills
  • Skilled in the use of computerized systems and databases

Additional assets:

  • Familiarity with and/or interest in neonatology
  • Research experience in the neonatal intensive care unit
  • Experience with echocardiography or hemodynamics related data


Qualified candidates are invited to submit a cover letter and resume in one PDF file.

We thank all candidates for their interest but only candidates selected for an interview will be contacted.


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).

To ensure the safety and wellbeing of all our people and patients, Sinai Health has made it a priority to support everyone in getting vaccinated against COVID-19. Consistent with this, our Staff Immunization & Surveillance Policy was recently updated to include the requirement for full vaccination – currently defined as receiving two doses and serving a 14-day waiting period following the second dose – in order to be able to work at Sinai Health. To be compliant with our updated Policy, you must provide proof of dual COVID-19 vaccination, as indicated on the Prospective Immunization and Surveillance Policy Information Sheet, in order to be eligible for employment at Sinai Health. If you believe you are one of the very few people who may require an exemption from vaccination, supporting medical information must be submitted to our Occupational Health department, who will review and assess.

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 May 27, 2022. 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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