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Sorry, the application deadline for this position was 10/13/2022

Reference Number: 000001730
Posted Date: 9/22/2022
Closing Date: 10/13/2022

Department: LTRI
Position: Research Assistant I

POSITION TITLE  Research Assistant I
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. 



The Advanced Molecular Diagnostics Laboratory (AMD) at Toronto’s Mount Sinai Hospital (MSH), Sinai Health System, is a clinically certified laboratory that conducts molecular diagnostic testing for the Greater Toronto Area and the province of Ontario and serves as an international reference centre for molecular diagnostics.



The Research Assistant is responsible for conducting telephone or clinical recruitment interviews to collect study participant data. Prepares detailed notes of all interactions with participants and transfers data to appropriate system. Assists in the modification and maintenance of electronic paper data management systems. Coordinates necessary data flow both internally as well as externally with collaborators from other sites. May obtain medical data on research subjects. May participate in qualitative analysis of data. May assist in interpretation of results and preparation of material for presentation, publication or grants. May conduct literature searches.



  • Consenting participants for research study
  • Data entry
  • Develop project/ study protocols and other materials (e.g. questionnaires, data forms, etc.) and ensures study manual(s) are kept up-to-date
  • Responsible for the overall management of patients, including screening / recruiting study participants, coordinating patient schedules and activities as per protocol
  • Plans, implements and coordinates all aspects of data collection, documentation and audits
  • Conduct data analysis and dissemination of findings
  • Genetic variant interpretation and reporting
  • Collaborate in publication authorship, literature reviews, submitting grant applications, REB submissions, manuscripts, seminar presentations, and reports
  • Manages and tracks budget for study/ project
  • Conduct regular meetings with Principal Investigator(s) and research study team to communicate up-to-date information on the progress of the study/ project
  • Establishes administrative-level contacts and maintain on-going relationships with relevant institutions/ hospitals, universities and funding agencies



  • Bachelor Degree or Masters Degree
  • 1-2+ years of experience in research and/ or clinical role
  • Experience with community patient/client care and registry data collection



  • Demonstrated experience in patient recruitment, and data management/entry
  • Strong ability to exercise sound judgment, exercise considerable independence and  initiative
  • Excellent leadership skills. Strong ability to work in a multi-disciplinary team in a cooperative manner
  • Exceptional communication skills (verbal, written and presentation) and be comfortable engaging and exchanging information with a multi-disciplinary team
  • Demonstrated analytical and problem solving abilities with strong attention to detail
  • Excellent time management skills
  • Demonstrated knowledge of standard software (e.g. Microsoft Word, Excel, Access, etc.)
  • Must demonstrate satisfactory work performance and attendance record



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 October 13, 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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