Job Number: 874262
Positions Available: 1
Years Experience Required: 5
Location: Toronto, Ontario
Posted Date: Mar 30, 2021
Manager, Research Ethics
The Centre for Addiction and Mental Health (CAMH) Research Services Office is seeking a Manager, Research Ethics to provide administrative support to the CAMH Research Ethics Board (REB), educate the research community on research ethics, maintain CAMH REB records related to ethics review, set and interpret policy with respect to research ethics, respond to researcher, staff, research participant and other queries related to research ethics.
Reporting to the Chair of the REB and Acting Director Research Strategy, Policy and Operations you will enhance CAMH’s capability and capacity for high quality research by managing the documentation and information flows related to ethical considerations for research activities across the CAMH research enterprise.
You will manage the operations supporting the REB’s ongoing review and approval of Research Projects. The Manager will maintain documentation with respect to the REB’s review and approval activities to ensure that CAMH human participant research is conducted, documented and reported in compliance with all applicable ethical and regulatory requirements and standards for human participant research, including pharmaceutical drug, natural health product & medical device studies.
You will liaise with the CAMH research community and implement process improvements that enrich the ethical conduct of human research. You will develop and implement guidance, policies and procedures, and provide support to the CAMH community on the completion and submission of research ethics application forms and documents. You will conduct needs assessments to identify educational requirements for research ethics, and design and deliver education and training to the CAMH community.
You will support a workplace that embraces diversity, encourages teamwork and complies with all applicable regulatory and legislative requirements. This position will be located at 33 Ursula Franklin Street, Toronto, however, you will temporarily work remotely due to the pandemic.
The successful candidate will possess a Bachelor’s Degree in Life Sciences. An advanced degree, post-graduate certificate in Clinical Research, and/or certification in Clinical Research (SOCRA/ACRP) is an asset. Experience working in a research environment in a hospital and academic environment is required. A minimum of five (5) years of related experience working with human participant research and ethical conduct of research in the healthcare and academic setting is required. Previous supervisory experience required. Demonstrated experience in developing and delivering educational training courses for researchers and research staff in clinical research and ethical conduct of human subject research is required. Extensive knowledge of the Tri-Council Policy Statement of Ethical Conduct for Research Involving Humans; and interpreting and implementing institutional policies and procedures, and regulatory agency policies. Demonstrated experience with research ethics review processes and committees, and knowledge of research methods involving human participants. Exceptional facilitation and problem-solving skills with internal and external stakeholders. Ability to work individually and collaboratively with a broad community of stakeholders. Excellent interpersonal, communication (verbal and written), reporting and strong time management and organizational skills are required. You possess excellent computer skills in electronic systems, and advanced computer skills in a Microsoft office environment. Candidates require the ability to work effectively with individuals from diverse backgrounds. Bilingualism (French/English) and/or proficiency in a second language would be an asset.
Please note: This full-time, permanent position is NOT part of any bargaining unit.
Salary range: Competitive salary and benefits package.
CAMH is a Tobacco-Free Organization.
CAMH is fully affiliated with the University of Toronto and is a teaching hospital and research institute. As a CAMH employee, you will be expected to actively support CAMH’s teaching and research activities, in addition to supporting the clinical work of the hospital.
At CAMH, we strive to be an equitable and inclusive employer. Our commitment to equity is grounded in an institution-wide commitment to achieving a working, teaching, and learning environment that is free of discrimination and harassment.
CAMH actively seeks candidates from First Nations, Métis and Inuit, racialized and LGBTQ2+ communities, women, and people with disabilities (including people who have experienced mental health and substance use challenges).
We encourage people from all backgrounds to apply to our positions.
We thank all applicants for their interest, however, only those selected to interview will be contacted. Please inform us if you require accommodations during the interview process.