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Sorry, the application deadline for this position was 2/7/2023

Reference Number: 000001772
Posted Date: 1/24/2023
Closing Date: 2/7/2023

Department: LTRI - Infectious Diseases Epidemiology Research Unit
Position: Research Coordinator I

POSITION TITLE  Research Coordinator I
DEPARTMENT  LTRI - Infectious Diseases Epidemiology Research Unit
EMPLOYMENT TYPE  Temporary, Full-Time
HOURS OF WORK  37.5 hours per week
REPORTS TO  Principal Investigator


The Lunenfeld-Tanenbaum Research Institute of Sinai Health System, 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 Sinai Health System ensure that scientific knowledge is used to promote human health.  Your significant contributions will assist in maintaining our momentum in advancing our research.



The Infection Diseases Epidemiology Research Unit (IDERU) is a division of the Department of Microbiology and Infection Control. Our research is focused on new and emerging diseases, antimicrobial resistance, influenza and other vaccine preventable diseases.



As a member of the Infectious Diseases and Epidemiology Research Unit (IDERU), the successful applicant will coordinate the activities of a series of linked studies of COVID-19 in Canada.



  • Recruits, instructs, and coordinates participants across study sites
  • Communicates with participants to ensure study data are valid and collected on time and that participants are retained
  • Coordinates the flow of study documents, data, samples, and results
  • Implements and maintains quality control processes
  • Monitors the progress of research activities; develops and maintains records of research activities and prepares periodic and ad hoc reports, as required for researchers and/or regulatory bodies
  • Provides timely feedback and communicates potential problems regarding goals and target dates to meet project timelines
  • Works with data analyst and study team to ensure accuracy and completeness of data
  • Liaises with collaborating laboratories, investigators and other study and laboratory staff
  • Ensures that REB approvals are maintained
  • Adheres to protocol requirements, privacy standards, regulatory, hospital, and ethics board policies and requirements
  • Performs other related duties as required to meet study goals and timelines
  • Ability to work flexible hours, if required



  • Bachelor’s degree or equivalent training and experience
  • Project coordination experience required
  • Exceptional interpersonal and communication skills (both oral and written)
  • Excellent attention to detail required
  • Demonstrated excellence in participant recruitment and retention required (customer service skills are paramount)
  • Demonstrated initiative and the ability to work independently
  • Above-average problem-solving, organizational and time management skills
  • Collaborative team player
  • Highly proficient with computer software (MS Word, Excel, Outlook, etc.)
  • Must have or complete TCPS2 and GCP training
  • Demonstrated satisfactory work performance and attendance record
  • Ability to speak French is an asset, but not required



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 February 7, 2023. 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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