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Reference Number: 000001977
Posted Date: 6/7/2024
Closing Date: 6/28/2024

Department: LTRI (Weisman Lab)
Position: Research Assistant I (3 positions)

POSITION TITLE  Research Assistant I
EMPLOYMENT TYPE  Temporary, Part-Time
HOURS OF WORK  7.5 - 10 hours per week
REPORTS TO  Principal Investigator

The Lunenfeld-Tanenbaum Research Institute at Sinai Health in Toronto seeks three highly motivated Research Assistant I's to support the Principal Investigator and the research team on a qualitative research study in the field of diabetes. More details about the study are available at www.equat1d.ca.

The Research Assistant I will be primarily responsible for conducting participant interviews and transcribing qualitative data with accuracy and while adhering to confidentiality. Additionally, they will assist in participant recruitment and data collection, while collaborating effectively with the research team. Fluency in other language(s) is advantageous for engaging with participants from diverse backgrounds.

As a member of the Lunenfeld-Tanenbaum Research Institute at Sinai Health, you will be part of a dynamic and collaborative research community at the forefront of biomedical research. The Institute is recognized as one of the leading research institutions in Canada, and it is home to world-class researchers dedicated to improving human health.

The Institute is located in the heart of Toronto, a diverse and multicultural city, with a high quality of life and excellent amenities. As Canada's largest city, it is a vibrant hub of innovation and research with many world-class institutions and hospitals, making it an ideal location for those who are passionate about scientific discovery.



  • Conduct semi-structured participant interviews, ensuring adherence to interview protocol and ethical guidelines
  • Transcribe interviews accurately and efficiently, ensuring data integrity and confidentiality
  • Support data collection efforts including data entry and organization under guidance of the research team
  • Assist in the recruitment and coordination of participants for research study, and managing informed consent processes
  • Communicate effectively with participants and stakeholders, maintaining professionalism and rapport
  • Assist with other research tasks as needed



  • Bachelor’s degree or higher in health or social science related field
  • Prior experience with qualitative data collection methods, including participant interviews and transcription is preferred
  • Ability to work flexible hours including evenings and weekends
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills
  • Strong organizational skills and attention to detail
  • Ability to interact successfully with team members from a wide variety of functional areas and diverse expertise levels
  • Ability to work independently and collaboratively in a team environment
  • Strong analytical and problem-solving skills
  • Fluency in other language(s) is an asset (indicate in your cover letter)
  • Experience with otter.ai and Nvivo are assets


How to Apply:

Please include a CV and cover letter in your application. Highlight all relevant experiences and language skills if applicable.


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 28, 2024. We thank all candidates for applying. Only those selected for an interview will be contacted.

Hours: 7.5 - 10 hours per week

Contact Name: Online
Contact Email: Online
Contact Phone: Online


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