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Sorry, the application deadline for this position was 1/12/2024

Reference Number: 000001884
Posted Date: 10/27/2023
Closing Date: 1/12/2024

Department: LTRI (SUMMIT)
Position: Research Assistant III (Data)

POSITION TITLE  Research Assistant III (Data)
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 center, is one of the world's leading centers in biomedical research.  With ground-breaking discoveries in research areas such as diabetes, genetic disorders, cancer, and women's and infant 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.


Position Overview:

We welcome applications for a Research Assistant III (Data) to work on the SUMMIT trial. The Research Assistant is an integral part of the busy, dynamic, and growing lab, led by Clinician Scientist and PI Dr. Daisy Singla at the Lunenfeld Tanenbaum Research Institute. In this role, the specific focus will be to work on research projects focused on promoting access to brief, evidence-based psychological treatments. This includes the large, multi-site trial referred to as the Scaling Up Maternal Mental healthcare by Increasing access to Treatment (SUMMIT) study, funded by PCORI. The aim of the trial is to examine scalable models to improve evidence-based psychological treatments for perinatal depression and anxiety. The successful applicant will support the large SUMMIT Team in two ways: 1) working closely with the data team on data-related tasks; and 2) working with the Health Economist and study teams to facilitate the cost evaluation.

The Research Assistant will report to the Study Principal Investigator (Dr. Daisy Singla), and be overseen by the Study Leadership Team.

Responsibilities of the Research Assistant III (Data) include but are not limited to:

  • Assist in the economic evaluation of SUMMIT
  • Assist the study Health Economist and study team with tracking of economic data in relation to the trial
  • Data analysis (parametric and non-parametric) using SAS to build reports and graphs
  • Support team with daily data-related tasks (e.g. sending research questionnaires and communicating with providers and research team, ad hoc analysis requests)
  • Maintain REDCapTM database and set-up new instruments and surveys
  • Assist with the creation and maintenance of research statistical databases
  • Ensure quality control of clinical trial data including data quality and integrity checks in statistical database
  • Aid in data management of related study activities; work closely with other team members
  • Monitor and maintain deadlines and schedules
  • Prepare written correspondences, reports and presentations using Microsoft Word, PowerPoint, Excel and Outlook
  • Perform other general office-related duties as required (e.g., organizing and maintaining electronic shared drive and participant folders)



  • Successful completion of a University degree in a relevant field, preferably in Epidemiology or Health Sciences
  • Experience with REDCapTM database is required
  • Experience in analysis and interpretation of research datasets is required
  • Experience in SAS through clinical trials or other research studies an asset
  • Experience in data management tasks for clinical trials an asset
  • Experience with economic evaluation analyses is required
  • Superior organizational and time management skills with a flexibility to adjust to priorities
  • Ability to work in a collaborative team environment
  • Ability to work accurately and effectively in a fast-paced environment
  • A minimum of two years of recent and related experience in, or familiarity with, a research environment in a health setting
  • Self-directed with an ability to make decisions and to exercise good judgement
  • Demonstrated satisfactory work performance and attendance history
  • Strong organizational skills


Safety Requirement

  • Maintain personal certifications as required by Safety Office
  • Maintain the lab’s Safety requirements as required by Safety Office
  • Maintain current lab-specific Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs) - including work with hazardous chemicals and biological agents, hazardous waste disposal, etc.
  • Maintain the lab’s chemical Inventory
  • Responsible for training the lab members on lab-specific procedures, weekly eye wash checks


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 January 12, 2024. 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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