Job Posting # 870936
Clinical Research Coordinator I
Site: Toronto General Hospital
Department: Laboratory Medicine Program
Reports to: Principal Investigator
Salary range: $65,255 – $94,619 per annum (commensurate with experience and consistent with UHN Compensation Policy)
Hours: 37.5 per week
Status: Permanent Full-Time
University Health Network (UHN)
is looking for an experienced professional to fill the key role of
Clinical Research Coordinator I
Laboratory Medicine Program .
Transforming lives and communities through excellence in care, discovery and learning.
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Toronto Rehabilitation Institute, Toronto General Hospital, Toronto Western Hospital, Princess Margaret Cancer Centre and the Michener Institute of Education at UHN.
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Transforming lives and communities through excellence in care, discovery and learning,
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University Health Network (UHN) is a research hospital affiliated with the University of Toronto and a member of the Toronto Academic Health Science Network. The scope of research and complexity of cases at UHN have made it a national and international source for discovery, education and patient care. Research across UHN’s five research institutes spans the full spectrum of diseases and disciplines, including cancer, cardiovascular sciences, transplantation, neural and sensory sciences, musculoskeletal health, rehabilitation sciences, and community and population health.
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The Laboratory Medicine Program (LMP) requires a Clinical Research Coordinator I to work within its central clinical research operations office. The incumbent will be an integral part of the LMP Research Office working within a multidisciplinary team to support the various research studies conducted requiring laboratory tests at University Health Network as well as external partners.
The incumbent requires previous experience in the coordination and administration of clinical research studies, preferably with experience in laboratory medicine and research operations. Primary responsibilities will include, but are not limited to:
Collaborating with Principal Investigators, clinicians and multidisciplinary team members to support the triage and review of clinical research studies across LMP.
Liaise with study teams, sponsors, clinical operations and external colleagues to determine the feasibility of proposed clinical research studies.
Determine the accessibility and costing for the uses of laboratory tests and services within LMP for research studies.
Support the core research operations team with tasks related to data management, business intelligence and finances.
Ensure proposed and ongoing clinical research studies comply with ICH/GCP, tri-council guidelines, PHIPA, Health Canada/FDA regulations, UHN policies, and any other applicable policies or regulations.
Act as an ambassador and subject matter expert for clinical research operations and processes at LMP.
Participate in providing educational seminars/training sessions to LMP and other personnel.
Participate in ongoing innovation and enhancement efforts.
Apply knowledge of investigator/sponsor-driven research processes, budgeting, and contract reviews.
Exercise moderate independent judgement and decision-making, using broadly defined policies, practices and procedures to resolve a variety of complex problems.
Develop and maintain tools to facilitate and enhance research task performance.
Work with general direction from leadership.
Contribute toward development of guidelines, procedures and standards.
Develop and present material for publication using strong written, verbal and graphical communications skills.
Participate in protocol development/review and site feasibility assessments as required.
Participate in ad-hoc projects as required.
At minimum, a Bachelor’s degree or recognized equivalent, in a health or science-related discipline.
3 years clinical and/or professional research experience. Experience working within a clinical laboratory and research operations environment is preferred.
Demonstrated knowledge of applicable clinical research regulations, policies and guidelines.
Demonstrated attention to detail.
Exceptional organization and time-management skills.
Ability to multi-task in a fast-paced, time-sensitive environment, and meet tight deadlines.
Ability to navigate through problems and seek advice and/or approval for resolution of complex problems.
Strong knowledge of one or more laboratory medicine specialties is preferred.
Customer service oriented, with the ability to effectively work with a diverse group that may appreciate different opinions.
Excellent listening and conflict resolution skills.
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: February 4, 2021
Closing Date: March 4, 2021
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