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Reference Number: 000001685
Posted Date: 6/13/2022
Closing Date: 7/4/2022

Department: LTRI
Position: Research Assistant I

POSITION TITLE  Research Assistant I
DEPARTMENT  LTRI
EMPLOYMENT TYPE  Temporary Full-Time (6 month contract)
HOURS OF WORK  37.5 hours per week
EMPLOYEE GROUP  Non-union
REPORTS TO  Clinical 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. 

 

DEPARTMENT/ LAB DESCRIPTION

The Croitoru lab is interested in understanding the mechanisms that regulate the mucosal inflammation as it relates to the pathogenesis of inflammatory bowel diseases. The lab is comprised of a multi-disciplinary team with both basic research and clinical translational research arms. The lab brings together enthusiastic scientists with diverse backgrounds, skills, and interests, providing a wide range of perspectives to each research project.

For more information about our research, please visit our websites at:

http://croitorulab.com

http://www.zanecohencentre.com/physicians/kenneth-croitoru

http://www.gemproject.ca 

 

POSITION OVERVIEW:

A temporary, full-time position (Mon.-Fri., hours must be flexible) is available in Dr. Croitoru’s clinical translational group at the Lunenfeld-Tanenbaum Research Institute of Mount Sinai Hospital.

As a member of the research team, the Research Assistant collaborates with Investigators and the health care team in the coordination of clinical research. Studies may include pharma-sponsored, cooperative group sponsored, and investigator-initiated studies. Under the direction of principal investigators, the Research Assistant will assist with following-up with participants and general administrative tasks related to the research.

 

JOB RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Compliance Ontario’s Personal Health Information Protection Act (PHIPA).
  • Conducting telephone interviews to collect study participant data
  • Ensuring compliance with the study Protocol and applicable standard operating procedures (SOP’s).
  • Data entry
  • Obtaining Informed Consent
  • Completing study related documentation
  • Operating electronic database software
  • Handling Biological specimens
  • Assisting the GEM Project Manager
  • Logistical Problem Solving 
  • Interfacing with study and service providers
  • Auditing Research Centres, if required.
  • Document scanning and management
  • Ability to set priorities and work independently in a dynamic environment
  • Excellent organizational and time management skills required
  • Self-motivated, detail-oriented
  • Excellent interpersonal, verbal, and written communication skills required

 

EDUCATION & EXPERIENCE REQUIREMENTS:

  • University Degree preferably B.Sc., college diploma
  • Basic familiarity with conducting research studies
  • Basic understanding of Inflammatory Bowel Disease and related medical terminology.
  • Requires excellent communication and Microsoft Office use
  • Fluency in English (required), and French (preferred)

 

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 July 4, 2022. We thank all candidates for applying. Only those selected for an interview will be contacted.

Hours: 37.5 hours per week.

Contact Name: Online
Contact Email: Online

 

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