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Reference Number: 000001973
Posted Date: 6/5/2024
Closing Date: 6/24/2024

Department: Lunenfeld Tanenbaum Research Institute, Sinai Health
Position: Clinical Research Data Specialist (REDCap Coordinator and Data Manager)

POSITION TITLE  Clinical Research Data Specialist (REDCap Coordinator and Data Manager) 
DEPARTMENT  LTRI
EMPLOYMENT TYPE  Regular Full-Time 
HOURS OF WORK  37.5 hour per week
EMPLOYEE GROUP  Non-Union
REPORTS TO  Deputy Director, Clinical Research

Organization:

The Lunenfeld-Tanenbaum Research Institute at Sinai Health, 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 and Hennick Bridgepoint Hospital ensure that scientific knowledge is used to promote human health.  Your significant contributions will assist in improving our clinical research.

Job Summary: 

The Clinical Research Data Specialist (REDCap Coordinator and Data Manager) will be responsible for managing core services related to REDCap to support clinical research projects across Sinai Health. Responsibilities include developing, implementing, and maintaining the Cloud-based REDCap database in conjunction with the Information Technology department. The ideal candidate will have a strong database management and programming background and a solid clinical research and data collection understanding. The position reports to the Deputy Director of Clinical Research, Sinai Health.

Key Responsibilities:

• Develop standard processes for the implementation and maintenance of REDCap services.

• Develop, implement, and maintain REDCap databases to support research and clinical data management needs.

• Meet with clinical researchers to coordinate study protocols and data requirements.

• Oversee incoming REDCap Cloud projects, review for REB compliance, and monitor projects for changes and compliance.

• Onboard and train research staff to follow best data entry, management, and extraction practices.

• Coordinate development of (and/or develop and program) a data governance framework, data collection instruments, surveys, and reporting from REDCap.

• Monitor database performance, troubleshoot issues, and implement improvements to enhance efficiency, reliability, and user experience.

• Develop processes that are compliant with principles of research integrity, security, and privacy, including REB requirements, PHIPA , and other applicable standards and institutional policies.

• Stay updated with the latest REDCap features, updates, and best practices, and implement these into the hospital’s workflows.

Skills/ Qualifications:

• Bachelor’s degree in Computer Science, Information Technology, Health Informatics, or a related field (alternatively, individuals with a background in other health research fields with extensive hands-on experience with REDCap will be considered)

• Minimum of 3 years of experience with REDCap database management and programming.

• Strong understanding of database design and management principles.

• Experience with data security and compliance in a healthcare setting.

• Excellent problem-solving skills and attention to detail.

• Effective communication and interpersonal skills to work with a diverse team of healthcare professionals.

• Knowledge of clinical research methodologies and regulatory requirements is a plus.

• Experience in designing and managing longitudinal and cross-sectional studies.

• Familiarity with automated export procedures and integration of REDCap with other data analysis tools like SPSS, SAS, Stata, or R.

• Experience with mobile data collection using REDCap Mobile App.

• Knowledge of some of the following: PHP and HTML scripting, MySQL or equivalent, various Web servers, API, Web and Cyber security,  email and file server protocols, CSV, JSON, or XML

• Experience with Encryption and other data security models.


Application Instruction

The Lunenfeld-Tanenbaum Research Institute is committed to equity, diversity, and inclusion, and welcomes applications from all qualified individuals, including those from underrepresented communities. 

We offer a competitive salary ( $86,000 to $108,300) and benefits package, as well as opportunities for professional development and growth. If you are passionate about clinical or discovery research and infectious disease and are looking for a challenging and rewarding opportunity, please apply today. To apply, please submit your cover letter, CV, and contact information for three references to Interfolio http://apply.interfolio.com/147596.

HOSPITAL DIVERSITY STATEMENT

Sinai Health System recognizes that scholars have varying career paths and that career interruptions due to personal circumstances can be part of an excellent academic record. Candidates are encouraged to explain any personal circumstances in order to allow for a fair assessment of their application. Search committee members have been instructed to give careful consideration to, and be sensitive to the impact of, career interruptions in their assessments.

Sinai Health System is strongly committed to diversity within its community and especially welcomes applications from racialized persons / persons of colour, women, Indigenous / Aboriginal People of North America, persons with disabilities, and members of sexual minority groups, and others who may contribute to the further diversification of ideas.

COLLECTION OF EQUITY DATA

As part of your application, you will be asked to complete a brief Diversity Survey directly on the Interfolio site. This form is voluntary and any information directly related to you is confidential and cannot be accessed by the search committee. Results will be aggregated for institutional planning purposes as part of Sinai Health System’s Equity, Diversity and Inclusion initiative.

OTHER INFORMATION RELEVANT TO THE POSITION

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.

Sinai Health System 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 via email at kdudas@lunenfeld.ca. All qualified applicants are strongly encouraged to apply; however, in accordance with Canadian immigration requirements, Canadians and permanent residents will be given priority.

 

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 (Interfolio)
Contact Email: https://apply.interfolio.com/147596
... applications accepted via external service.
Contact Phone: Online
Contact Fax: Online

 

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