Research Assistant II - Suicide Studies

Research Assistant II - Suicide Studies

Competition #:919378

Job Title:Research Assistant II - Suicide Studies

Site:St. Michael's Hospital

Job Category:Research

Work Type:Full-Time Temporary

Positions Available:1

Union Affiliation:Non Union

Date Posted:5/11/2023

Closing date:6/7/2023

Salary Range:28.47 - 35.95

Length Of Temporary Assignment
This Field is Mandatory for Positions with a Temporary Work Type Selected*
12 Months

FTE Assignment (FT=1.0, Casual =0.000001):1.0

Shift/ Hours Of Work
*Shift details must be provided for all unionized positions
Temporary Full-Time

The Arthur Sommer Rotenberg (ASR) Chair in Suicide Studies at St. Michael’s Hospital, Unity Health Toronto was established through the University of Toronto in 1997, the first chair of its kind in Canada. The ASR Suicide and Depression Studies Program leads intervention research, while also spearheading education, advocacy, and community outreach initiatives.

The ASR Suicide and Depression Studies Program is currently looking for a Research Assistant II.  This position provides non-technical assistance, organization and administrative support to research projects at a basic level.  Tasks may include collecting and recording data, limited processing of data, basic laboratory procedures, and interviewing/screening of study participants. 


Duties & Responsibilities:

  • Creating emotionally safe research environment for patients
  • Running research protocols for psychotherapy based studies
  • General office duties e.g. filing, faxing, mailings, courier services, photocopying, etc.
  • Ordering supplies and maintaining inventory
  • Literature searches
  • Interacting with numerous departments such as research ethics, printing and medical records
  • Interacting with sponsoring/granting firms/agencies regarding requests for clarifications of data and assisting monitors during site visits
  • Collection, transcription and entry of study related data
  • Limited processing of data
  • Telephone subjects to confirm appointments or follow-up on study requirements
  • Obtain informed consent from participants
  • Conduct health chart reviews



  • Bachelor’s Degree in relevant field or demonstrable equivalent combination of specialized education and experience
  • At least 1 year of experience preferred
  • Previous experience conducting clinical research related to psychiatry preferred
  • Excellent communication (verbal/written) and interpersonal skills working with colleagues and patients are necessary
  • Ability to work independently and as part of a team
  • Excellent attention to detail and proven ability to learn new skills
  • Excellent organizational skills to manage multiple tasks in a timely manner and flexibility to adapt to changing workload
  • Previous experience conducting structured diagnostic interviews for DSM-5 disorders preferred
  • Strong computer skills, particularly database, spreadsheet and word processing
  • Able to keep written records
  • Able to understand written and verbal directions


As a condition of employment, all external hires will be required to submit proof of COVID-19 vaccination or documentation unless a valid accommodation under the Ontario Human Rights Code exists.  Please note, if you are extended an offer of employment, you will be required to provide proof of vaccination in Ontario QR Code format. All internal candidates must be in compliance with Unity Health Toronto’s COVID-19 Vaccination Policy.