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Plastic Surgery Clinical Research Associate – Division of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery (07132022)

Toronto, ON, CA Posted: 7/13/2022 3:17:21 PM

Plastic Surgery Clinical Research Associate – Division of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery

The Sunnybrook Plastic Surgery Division, affiliated with the University of Toronto, Division of Plastic and Reconstructive
Surgery is looking for a Clinical Research Associate, reporting Dr. Jana Dengler hand and peripheral nerve surgeon.

Status: One year contract-End of Contract- renewal opportunity
Monday to Friday (7.5 hours per day- Option to work remotely)


  • 2-5 years of related work experience; or equivalent combination of bachelor’s degree, relevant graduate level
    course work (including methodological coursework) and experience
  • Research experience in a clinical/healthcare setting is preferred
  • Knowledge of REB submission and database maintenance is required
  • Demonstrated knowledge of research regulations and guidelines, including ICH/GCP guidelines, Tri-Council
    Policy Statement, PHIPA and PIPEDA Privacy legislation, Declaration of Helsinki, FDA CFR and Health
    Canada Regulations is required
  • Adherence to relevant hospital data requirements and privacy regulations is require
  • Proven organizational skills with attention to detail is required
  • Ability to prioritize multiple tasks/meeting project deadlines and work independently under limited supervision
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills including track record of publishing in medical peer-reviewed
  • Ability to exercise sound judgement, utilize tact and maintain confidentiality
  • Proven ability to work effectively as part of a multidisciplinary team is required
  • Consciousness of the clinical research environment requiring the highest professional integrity is required
  • Demonstrated competence working with vulnerable patient populations is preferred
  • Strong computer skills and competence with Microsoft programs including PowerPoint, Word, Excel is required
  • Proficiency in electronic databases, including PubMed, OVID, MEDLINE, EMR-Accuro keeping accurate
    records of patient information


  • 70% of work time will involve Research Activities (include but are not limited to):
  • REB application, including consent form development, renewal and amendment tracking
  • Study recruitment, obtaining informed consents, managing enrollment and documentation according to study
  • Monitoring and collecting clinical data
  • Performing qualitative and/or quantitative data analysis
  • Validate quality of data elements / data editing and statistical analyses
  • Preparation, including writing/editing study protocols, literature reviews, presentations, abstracts, manuscripts,
    grants etc
  • Develop and maintain research databases including up-to-date database of ORs
  • Assist in developing Digital Education
  • 30% of work time will involve Managerial Activities (include but are not limited to):
  • Facilitate student research–guiding through REB process
  • Data management and communication with statisticians
  • Study budget tracking and reporting
  • Finance reimbursements for investigators, students
  • Management of annual attestation of SRI investigators
  • Comply with relevant training requirements
  • Ensuring staff /students have proper research training (ICH GCP Guidelines) and documented according to
  • Ensuring research personnel adherence to Sunnybrook privacy requirements
  • Liaison with study sponsors for recruitment, training, documentation, regulatory roles
  • Management of delegation logs and other mandatory requirements across studies
  • Clinical trial registry and maintenance/update of registered studies
  • Establish and maintain good working relationships with internal and external stakeholders, in particular coinvestigators and collaborators
  • Attend/participate in investigator meetings as needed
  • Co-ordinate regular meetings with surgeons as required and keeping surgeons informed on status of all research studies and assignments
  • Research website maintenance

If you are interested in applying for this position, please ensure you have the required
Please send the following to: jana.dengler@sunnybrook.ca
1. Cover letter
2. Resume
3. Two sample manuscripts/publications or posters

Closing date July 31, 2022
Only those candidates who are selected for an interview will be contacted.

Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre 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 Health Sciences Centre 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.