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Clinical Research Study Assistant - Toronto, Ontario

Job Posting #845773

Position: Clinical Research Study Assistant
Site: Toronto Western Hospital/Krembil Research Institute
Department: Arthritis Program - Orthopaedics
Reports to: Clinical Research Manager
Hours: 35 hours per week
Status: Temporary Full-time (1 year)

University Health Network (UHN) is looking for an experienced professional to fill the key role of Clinical Research Study Assistant in our Arthritis (Orthopaedics) Program.

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Orthopaedics in collaboration with Rheumatology, Hand Surgery, Osteoporosis, Hand Therapy and Rehabilitation Services make up the Arthritis Program at UHN. Orthopaedics is a dynamic and busy surgical service staffed with twelve surgeons and a large team of Research personnel.

Working under the direction of the Principal Investigator, Clinical Research Manager and Clinical Research Coordinator, the Clinical Research Study Assistant (CRSA) will assist research related to Orthopaedics. Responsibilities will include but not be limited to: planning, implementing and coordinating all aspects of data collection; participating partially or fully in initial project design, setting of research goals, selection and development of procedures; may be responsible for study recruitment; assisting in interpretation of results and preparation of material for presentation, publication and/or grants; may assess literature in the field of study; may perform study-related administrative tasks.

The CRSA will also be cross-trained to assist with the collection, preservation, cataloguing and retrieval of biological specimens from orthopaedic surgeries and clinics. These specimens will be used for various research programs which are being conducted by the researchers within the division. The role requires an individual who is able to apply their technical knowledge and skills to perform well-defined, routine tasks in a fast-paced, high throughput environment.

•Community College Diploma in health or science-related field; Bachelor's Degree preferred
•Minimum three (3) months related experience; clinical research experience preferred
•Demonstrated knowledge of laboratory procedures related to collecting, handling and storing specimens
•Knowledgeable with ICH-GCP guidelines
•Certification of competency in venipuncture is preferred
•Excellent written and verbal communication skills, excellent organization, prioritization skills ability to learn quickly and work independently
•Computer literacy (Outlook, Word, Excel, Power Point)
•Excellent interpersonal skills
•Ability to work under pressure and attention to detail
•Ability to perform duties in a professional and courteous manner and produce high quality work while meeting deadlines in accordance to UHN standards
•Ability to perform multiple concurrent tasks
•Knowledge of applicable legislative, UHN and/or departmental policies
•Ability to work flexible hours
•Knowledge of medical terminology preferred

If you are interested in making your contribution at UHN, please apply on-line. You will be asked to copy and paste as well as attach your resume and covering letter. You will also be required to complete some initial screening questions.

Posted Date: July 11, 2019                                Closing Date: July 25, 2019

For current UHN employees, only those who have successfully completed their probationary period, have a good employee record along with satisfactory attendance in accordance with UHN's attendance management program, and possess all the required experience and qualifications should apply.

UHN thanks all applicants, however, only those selected for an interview will be contacted.

UHN is a respectful, caring, and inclusive workplace. We are committed to championing accessibility, diversity and equal opportunity. Requests for accommodation can be made at any stage of the recruitment process providing the applicant has met the Bona-fide requirements for the open position. Applicants need to make their requirements known when contacted.

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