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Sorry, the application deadline for this position was 2/21/2024

Reference Number: 000001920
Posted Date: 1/31/2024
Closing Date: 2/21/2024

Department: LTRI (Obstetrics and Gynecology)
Position: Research Assistant III

POSITION TITLE  Research Assistant III
DEPARTMENT  LTRI (Obstetrics and Gynecology)
EMPLOYMENT TYPE  Temporary, Full-Time
HOURS OF WORK  37.5 hours per week
REPORTS TO  Principal Investigator


The Department of Obstetrics and Gynaecology of Mount Sinai Hospital is one of the largest academic centres for women’s health care in the country. In addition, 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. 



We are seeking a Research Assistant III to work on multiple projects in the Department of Obstetrics and Gynaecology. The successful candidate will work under the supervision of the Research Manager and the Principal Investigators of the assigned projects, but must be able to work independently and effectively to produce high quality research, documents, communication and overall coordination.  Two of the Principal Investigators they will be supporting are Dr Julie Thorne and Dr Heather Millar in their studies on abortion care. As such, applicants with experience and/or interest in abortion care and in qualitative methods or human-centered design will be preferred.  



  • Maintain study documents and other research files including study-related logs
  • Review patient medical charts to determine eligibility as per the inclusion/exclusion criteria for the study
  • Assist in the recruitment of eligible patients using the informed consent process and coordinate study follow-up visits as necessary
  • Collect and enter clinical and research data using paper and/or web-based forms
  • Collect and organize qualitative data through in-person or virtual interviews, group meetings etc
  • Participate in data analysis as appropriate for qualitative data collected
  • Perform necessary quality control procedures to ensure accuracy and completeness of entered data
  • Assist with preparing reports of study progress
  • Assist with preparation and submission of ethics applications and amendments as required
  • Ensure studies follow Good Clinical Practice (GCP), Tri-Council Policy Statement 2 (TCPS2), and research ethics board (REB) guidelines
  • Manage priorities and meet study deadlines
  • Involved in the preparation of manuscripts and grants if interested
  • Other tasks as assigned



Degree: BSc, BA                                             

Discipline(s): Sciences, social sciences, or a health-related discipline

Required skills:                               

  • Minimum of 3 years’ experience and demonstrated success in a research setting
  • TCPS2, GCP, and HC Div 5 training certification
  • High level interpersonal, verbal and written communication skills
  • Well-developed time management skills and excellent attention to detail
  • Self-motivated and able to work independently to complete the collective goals of the team
  • Good judgment and decision making
  • Competent or willing to be trained in venipuncture if necessary
  • Basic computer skills with Microsoft Word, Excel and Access, Simplesurvey, REDCap,  (data collection and entry)
  • Strong communication skills


Additional assets:

  • Familiarity with and/or interest in obstetrics and/or gynaecology, and abortion care
  • Previous work experience in a healthcare and/or clinical setting
  • Previous experience interacting with study participants/patients
  • Previous experience in qualitative research or human-centered design


If this role is 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 February 21, 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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