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Clinical Research Coordinator III - Toronto, Ontario

JOB TITLE: Clinical Research Coordinator III

Job Posting #:  924166

Site: Princess Margaret Cancer Centre

Department: Department of Medical Oncology

Reports to: Nurse Manager, Clinical Trials DMOH/Principal Investigator

Hours: 37.5 hrs. Per Week

Salary: $77,201 - $$96,506 annually: To commensurate with experience and consistent with UHN compensation policy

Status: Permanent Full-Time 

Posted Date: January 3, 2024 (reposted)

Closing Date: Until filled 

The University Health Network, where “above all else the needs of patients come first”, encompasses Toronto General Hospital, Toronto Western Hospital, Princess Margaret Cancer Centre, Toronto Rehabilitation Institute and the Michener Institute of Education. The breadth of research, the complexity of the cases treated, and the magnitude of its educational enterprise has made UHN a national and international resource for patient care, research and education. With a long tradition of ground breaking firsts and a purpose of “Transforming lives and communities through excellence in care, discovery and learning”, the University Health Network (UHN), Canada’s largest research teaching hospital, brings together over 16,000 employees, more than 1,200 physicians, 8,000+ students, and many volunteers. UHN is a caring, creative place where amazing people are amazing the world. 

Position Summary 

The Clinical Research Coordinator III collaborates with Investigators and health care team to assume responsibility for the overall patient management and coordination of several clinical studies for the Department of Medical Oncology at Princess Margaret Hospital. As a registered nurse working in Clinical Trials, the clinical research coordinator III will work primarily with the Head & Neck and Phase 1 teams. Studies include pharma-sponsored, cooperative group sponsored (such as NCIC) as well as Investigator initiated trials.


Responsibilities include; 

  • Recruitment of study participants (e.g. identify and screen potential subjects, obtain informed consent);
  • Coordination of patient visits schedules as per study protocol;
  • Execution of all aspects of study visit (e.g. assessment adverse events, monitoring safety, medication, questionnaires, sample collection, including processing and shipment of samples according to clinical protocol);
  • Provides clinical care for patients participating in clinical trials and the implementation and coordination of all aspects of data collection and source documentation, as per UHN policy and ICH/GCP guidelines.

If you are interested in a specialized oncology nursing role that is challenging, stimulating, involves some travel opportunities and provides autonomy within a strong collaborative team, this could be the role that you are looking for.


  • Registered Nurse with a minimum of 3 (three) years experience.
  • Current registration with the College of Nurses of Ontario
  • BScN preferred
  • Recognized certification in clinical research (ACRP or SOCRA) obtained or plan to work towards.
  • Minimum one (1) year clinical experience in oncology- with strong knowledge base in H&N cancers and Phase 1 clinical trials.
  • Previous clinical research experience preferred
  • Demonstrated knowledge and ability to utilize the nursing process in planning, implementing and evaluating patient care
  • Evidence of good physical assessment, psychosocial assessment and patient/family teaching skill
  • Autonomous clinical critical thinking ability
  • Training in ICH/GCP guidelines an asset.
  • Knowledge of IATA shipping regulations and basic laboratory procedures an asset
  • Excellent organizational and time management skills required
  • Strong analytical and problem solving skills
  • Excellent interpersonal, verbal and written communication skills required
  • Ability to set priorities and work independently with accuracy in a dynamic environment
  • Proficiency with MS Office software - Word and Excel desired.

Why join UHN?

In addition to working alongside some of the most talented and inspiring healthcare professionals in the world, UHN offers a wide range of benefits, programs and perks. It is the comprehensiveness of these offerings that makes it a differentiating factor, allowing you to find value where it matters most to you, now and throughout your career at UHN.

  • Competitive offer packages
  • Government organization and a member of the Healthcare of Ontario Pension Plan (HOOPP
  • Close access to Transit and UHN shuttle service
  • A flexible work environment
  • Opportunities for development and promotions within a large organization
  • Additional perks (multiple corporate discounts including: travel, restaurants, parking, phone plans, auto insurance discounts, on-site gyms, etc.)

Current UHN employees must have successfully completed their probationary period, have a good employee record along with satisfactory attendance in accordance with UHN's attendance management program, to be eligible for consideration.

Vaccines (COVID and others) are a requirement of the job unless you have an exemption on a medical ground pursuant to the Ontario Human Rights Code.

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. Applicants need to make their requirements known in advance.  Any information received related to an accommodation will be addressed confidentially.

University Health Network thanks all applicants, however, only those selected for an interview will be contacted.

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