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Sorry, the application deadline for this position was 9/6/2022

Reference Number: 000001691
Posted Date: 6/24/2022
Closing Date: 9/6/2022

Department: LTRI - Psychiatry
Position: Research Assistant I

POSITION TITLE  Research Assistant I
DEPARTMENT  LTRI - Psychiatry
EMPLOYMENT TYPE  Temporary Full Time
HOURS OF WORK  37.5 hours per week
EMPLOYEE GROUP  Non-union
REPORTS TO  Clinical Scientist

 

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.

 

Role Description:

We welcome applications for a Recruitment Research Assistant to join the Scaling Up Maternal Mental healthcare by Increasing access to Treatment (SUMMIT) Trial, led by Dr. Daisy Singla (Clinician Scientist at LTRI). The Recruitment Research Assistant plays an integral role in the investigation of evidenced-based treatments for postpartum depression and other comorbidities in this large, multi-site trial. In this role, the successful candidate will be responsible for all study recruitment.

 

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

  • Aid in the recruitment and scheduling of research subjects
  • Conduct safety assessments when required
  • Administration and collection of research questionnaires
  • Troubleshoot and provide onsite technical assistance to any participant concerns with the online data collection system
  • Data collection/entry
  • Monitor and maintain research logs, deadlines, and schedules
  • Assist in the preparation of research reports and peer-review process
  • Prepare written correspondence, notes, reports and presentations using Microsoft Word, PowerPoint, Excel and Outlook.
  • Maintain regular communication with research team, providers, clinicians, and referral pathways as needed
  • Perform other general office related duties as required (e.g., faxing, photocopying, organizing and maintaining filing system)

 

Requirements:

  • Successful completion of a University degree in a relevant field, e.g., psychology
  • A minimum of one year of recent and relevant experience in or familiarity with a research environment in a health care setting
  • Recent experience interacting with patients in clinical or mental health settings
  • Strong interpersonal skills and high-levels of responsiveness
  • Self-directed and solution oriented with an ability to make decisions and to exercise good judgement
  • Ability to work accurately and effectively in a fast paced environment
  • Experience with Qualitative Research is an asset
  • Experience with REDCap an asset
  • Proficiency with MS Office (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook)
  • Excellent verbal and written skills
  • Superior organizational and time management skills with a flexibility to adjust to priorities
  • Demonstrated professionalism and ability to work with a variety of individuals in a co-operative manner both independently and as part of a team

 

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 September 6, 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
Contact Phone: Online

 

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