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Research Assistant - DAN Women and Babies program - Temporary Full-time (09232021-3)

Toronto, ON, CA Posted: 9/23/2021 4:07:44 PM

Research Assistant, Sunnybrook Research Institute

Temporary Full-time (37.5 hours per week until March 31, 2022 with option to renew at Temporary Part-time)

We currently have an opportunity for a temporary Full-time Research Assistant (RA) with the DAN Women and Babies program at Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre.

The primary role of the Research Assistant is to support the DAN Women and Babies program in an administrative and research capacity. This role would provide an excellent opportunity for a recent graduate or current student to gain experience in a dynamic hospital setting with an interest in maternal and neonatal research.

The position is split into two Research Assistant (RA) roles:

  1. DAN Women and Babies program RA under the supervision of Susan O’Rinn (67% of the time)
  2. Spinal Cord injury and Urogenital Health in Pregnancy (SCI-UP) registry RA under the supervision of Anne Berndl (33% of the time)
  1. DAN Women and Babies program RA

Reporting to the Senior Research Project Manager, Susan O’Rinn, the incumbent will support research and administrative aspects of multiple projects in the area of maternal and neonatal research.

Responsibilities may include:

Administrative

  • Provide general program administrative support including preparing meeting agendas, taking minutes, meeting and event catering, etc.
  • Facilitate access (i.e. to electronic health record systems) for staff/students
  • Provide summer student program support for (orientation, training, award applications, etc.)
  • Maintain internal and external websites and various internal reports/lists
  • Liaise with various departmental and hospital staff

Research

  • Conduct literature reviews
  • Medical chart review & data abstraction
  • Assist with preparation and management of study documents and other research files including questionnaires, consent forms, and participant materials
  • Assist with participant recruitment and informed consent activities
  • Assist with the collection, management, and analysis of qualitative and quantitative data
  • Assist with preparation and submission of written materials such as: research ethics board applications, grant submissions, legal agreements, manuscripts, research reports, poster and presentation submissions
  • Coordinate data flow both internally as well as externally i.e. with collaborators from other sites
  • Liaise with external personnel i.e. collaborators, sponsors, etc.
  • Apply general research principles, concepts and techniques to all research tasks

General

  • Other duties as assigned
  1. SCI-UP Registry RA

Reporting to the Principal Investigator, Dr. Anne Berndl, the incumbent will support research and administrative aspects of the SCI-UP registry and other research projects as required.

This role involves: managing an online database, inputting surveys into survey software, data cleaning, preliminary analysis and presentation, contacting participants for follow up, study promotion, creation of charts/graphs/visuals, summarizing results, and writing reports. It involves working with, communicating with, and providing information to other members of the research team, including the Co-Principal Investigator as well as research students, research coordinators and assistants, and statisticians. Other tasks include preparation of documents for REB, literature searches, distribution of surveys or other documents and medical science writing. You will be asked to maintain research binders for studies.

You will also be involved in other research activities such as grant preparation, study preparation, participant recruitment as well as support and maintenance of ongoing research by Anne Berndl on an as needed basis.

Qualifications:

  • Undergraduate or graduate degree in a relevant field (e.g. health research methodology)
  • 1-3 years of experience working in a research setting
  • Experience working in a healthcare setting is an asset
  • Familiarity with Research Ethics Board submissions
  • Familiarity with research processes including data collection and data entry
  • Exceptional organizational skills and attention to detail
  • Excellent interpersonal and communication (oral and written) skills
  • Excellent computer skills, including proficiency with Microsoft Office (Excel, Word, PowerPoint)
  • Ability to work both independently and within a team environment with staff at all levels within the organization
  • Tact, discretion and ability to manage confidential and sensitive data and information

Interested candidates should send their CV and cover letter to Susan O’Rinn at susan.orinn@sunnybrook.ca by Oct 5, 2021. Please quote “W&B RA position” in the subject line

We thank you in advance for your interest. Only those candidates selected for an interview will be contacted.

More information about the Sunnybrook Research Institute can be found at: www.sunnybrook.ca/research

Sunnybrook Research Institute is committed to providing accessible employment practices that are in compliance with the Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act (AODA). If you require accommodation for disability during any stage of the recruitment process, please indicate this in your cover letter.

Sunnybrook Research Institute is strongly committed to inclusion and diversity within its community and welcomes all applicants including but not limited to: visible minorities, all religions and ethnicities, persons with disabilities, LGBTQ persons, and all others who may contribute to the further diversification of ideas.


Sunnybrook Research Institute is committed to providing accessible employment practices that are in compliance with the Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act (AODA). If you require accommodation for disability during any stage of the recruitment process, please indicate this in your cover letter.

Sunnybrook Research Institute is strongly committed to inclusion and diversity within its community and welcomes all applicants including but not limited to: visible minorities, all religions and ethnicities, persons with disabilities, LGBTQ persons, and all others who may contribute to the further diversification of ideas.


Please be advised that in order to be eligible for employment at Sunnybrook, all new hires must have received the full series of a COVID-19 vaccine or combination of COVID-19 vaccines approved by Health Canada (e.g., two doses of a two-dose vaccine series, or one dose of a single-dose vaccine series); AND have received the final dose of the COVID-19 vaccine at least 14 days ago. Medical exemptions or any other kind of requested exemption based upon the Hospital’s obligations pursuant to the Ontario Human Rights Code will be considered on a case-by-case basis.