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Reference Number: 000001972
Posted Date: 6/3/2024
Closing Date: 6/24/2024

Department: LTRI
Position: Clinical Research Assistant II

POSITION TITLE  Clinical Research Assistant II
DEPARTMENT  LTRI (Silverberg Lab)
EMPLOYMENT TYPE  Non-Union
HOURS OF WORK  37.5 hours per week
EMPLOYEE GROUP  Non-Union
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. 

 

Department Description

The goals of Dr. Silverberg’s research program are to identify susceptibility genes and biomarkers for IBD and to explain the contribution of these markers to its etiology and clinical course. More recently, we are also investigating the host microbiome in association with complex disease.

For more information about our research, please visit our websites at:

 

Role and Responsibilities

A Temporary, full-time position (Mon.-Fri., hours must be flexible) is available in Dr. Silverberg’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 and project managers, the Clinical Research Assistant will implement clinical research studies, which typically include subject identification and recruitment, obtaining informed consent, clinical assessment for study eligibility, study education, sample collection and follow-up with participants.

In this position, the successful candidate will contribute through the effective recruitment of subjects to our various studies. A successful candidate is expected to acquire knowledge regarding IBD, IBD related surgeries, medications and terminology quickly as well as to work well with other members of the team and be an excellent communicator. The successful candidate must be flexible with work hours (some days will start very early and/or end very late). The Clinical Research Assistant may participate in meetings, and perform other related duties as assigned. This person will report to the Project Manager and the PI.

 

Qualifications and Education Requirements:

  • Bachelor’s degree in a health or science related discipline with a minimum of one year clinical research experience
  • Postgraduate clinical research diploma, preferred
  • Master’s degree (MSc) in a health or science related discipline, is an asset
  • High degree of computer literacy and extensive experience with Microsoft Office (Word, and Excel)
  • Existing phlebotomy certification, or willingness to learn
  • Ability to manage multiple studies at a time and modify job responsibilities when required
  • Knowledge of medical terminology
  • Ability to work independently, effectively and efficiently
  • Ability to work as a team member
  • Familiarity in working with confidential information; maintaining professionalism, diplomacy and tact under high pressure situations
  • Must be able to work flexible hours and work on your feet for hours at a time
  • Autonomous critical thinking ability
  • Excellent organizational and time management skills required
  • Strong analytical and problem solving skills
  • Self-motivated, detail-oriented
  • Excellent interpersonal, verbal, and written communication skills 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).

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 June 24, 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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