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Sorry, the application deadline for this position was 1/19/2024

Reference Number: 000001905
Posted Date: 12/6/2023
Closing Date: 1/19/2024

Department: LTRI
Position: Clinical Research Coordinator I

POSITION TITLE  Clinical Research Coordinator 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 candidate will jointly work with Dr. Croitoru and Dr. Lee. Both labs are interested in understanding the mechanisms that regulate the mucosal inflammation as it relates to the pathogenesis of inflammatory bowel diseases. The research effort is performed thanks to 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:






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

As a member of the research team, the Clinical 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 Clinical Research Assistant will implement clinical research studies, which typically include recruitment, clinical assessment for study eligibility, study education, and follow-up with participants.



Responsibilities include executing of all aspects of study visits, providing study-related support for participants, following study SOPs and coordinating of all aspects of data collection, sourcing documentation, and responding to queries. The Clinical Research Assistant may participate in meetings, and perform other related duties as assigned. Additional responsibilities include:

  • Subject identification, recruitment, obtaining informed consent, completing study related procedures/documentation, sample collection and follow-up
  • Conducting telephone or clinical recruitment interviews to collect study participant data
  • Data entry
  • Operating electronic database software
  • Collecting biological specimens (blood draws, etc.)
  • Handling biological specimens (centrifugation, etc.)
  • Ensuring compliance with the study protocols and applicable standard operating procedures
  • Assist in preparation of clinical study regulatory documents, including submissions to Research Ethics Board
  • Logistical problem solving
  • Interfacing with study and service providers, coordinating with research sites
  • Auditing research centres, if required
  • Submitting invoices and expense reports
  • Administrative duties (filing, photocopying, etc.)



  • Bachelor’s degree in a health or science related discipline with a minimum of 1-2 years clinical research experience
  • Phlebotomy certification required, experience an asset
  • Demonstrated experience in recruitment, conducting prospective participant interviews, extracting source data and study coordination
  • Knowledge of medical terminology
  • Ability to set priorities and work independently in a dynamic environment
  • Ability to manage multiple studies at a time and modify job responsibilities as required
  • Familiarity in working with confidential information; maintaining professionalism, diplomacy and tact under high pressure situations (Good Clinical Practices (GCP) certification)
  • Must be able to work flexible hours, which may require standing for long periods of time
  • Autonomous critical thinking ability
  • Excellent organizational and time management skills required
  • Self-motivated, detail-oriented
  • Excellent interpersonal, verbal, and written communication skills required
  • High degree of computer literacy and extensive experience with Microsoft Office (Word, and Excel)
  • Experience with Common CV and Web CV, preferred
  • Familiarity with receiving invoices and submitting expense reports, preferred
  • Fluency in English (required) and French (preferred)


For positions in a laboratory environment, Lunenfeld-Tanenbaum Research Institute’s Safety Requirements include:

  • 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).

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 January 19, 2024. 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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