JOB POSTING #: 832900
Position: Research Associate I
Site: Princess Margaret Cancer Centre
Department: Clinical Research Program, Radiation Medicine Program (RMP)
Reports to: Manager, Clinical Research Program
Hours: 35 hours per week
Status: Permanent Full-time
University Health Network (UHN) is looking for an experienced professional to fill the key role of Research Associate I in our Radiation Medicine Program Department.
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The Research Associate I is an integral part of the Radiation Medicine Program Clinical Research Team & Brain Metastasis Program. The role requires an individual who is detail-oriented and able to plan, implement & coordinate all aspects of study data collection and entry using a variety of different sources (ie. study charts, medical charts, other hospitals, etc.) and data management systems as well as act as a database custodian for all incoming requests for data usage. The individual will also be an active participant in initial study protocol design, setting of Brain Metastasis Program strategic research goals, and development of program specific research processes & procedures. They will also contribute to study recruitment via pre-screening of potential patients at the weekly Brain Metastasis conferences. The Research Associate I must possess strong interpersonal & communication skills as they will function as a liaison between the Principal Investigator, Research & Program Collaborators, Granting agencies/Donors & the multi-disciplinary Brain Mets Team members on all aspects relating to data management, fund management and assigned program initiatives, including scheduling and planning for various events, such as program retreats and symposiums. They will also be an active contributor to quality assurance practices as an assigned monitor for Investigator-initiated studies. The Research Associate will be expected to exercise judgment and decision-making in compliance with clinical research regulations and guidelines, and established policies and procedures to complete well-defined tasks.
• Master’s degree with a minimum of 2 years related experience or Bachelor degree with 5 years experience
• Prior work experience in oncology clinical trials preferred
• Demonstrated project management experience is an asset
• Demonstrated experience using data management software applications required
• Experience monitoring studies is an asset
• Proficiency in Microsoft Office Environment (Outlook, Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Access) required
• Knowledge of medical terminology required
• General knowledge of research principles, concepts and techniques relating to data collection and data management
• Experience with event/conference planning & coordination is an asset
• Experience with study budget/grant management, and reporting
• Demonstrates excellent interpersonal, verbal and written communication skills primarily for the purposes of exchanging and/or clarifying information and resolving problems within scope of authority
• Ability to attend to detail and produce accurate, high quality work
• Ability to multi-task in a fast-paced, high-volume environment
• Ability to demonstrate excellent organizational, time management, critical thinking and problem solving skills
• Ability to work individually as well as part of a team.
• Ability to work with minimal direction
• Ability to identify own instructional needs and seek appropriate advice/resources.
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: October 25, 2018 CLOSING DATE: November 8, 2018
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.
University Health Network 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.