Job Posting #: 919198
Position: Clinical Research Coordinator I
Site: Toronto General Hospital Research Institute
Reports to: Clinical Research Manager, CTTU, PMCC
Hours: 37.5 per week
Salary: $66,573 to $83,207 per annum (Commensurate with experience and consistent with the UHN Compensation Policy)
Status: Permanent Full-time
Posted Date: May 09, 2023
Closing Date: Until filled
The University Health Network, where “above all else the needs of patients come first”, encompasses Toronto General Hospital, Toronto Western Hospital, Princess Margaret Cancer Centre, Toronto Rehabilitation Institute and the Michener Institute of Education. The breadth of research, the complexity of the cases treated, and the magnitude of its educational enterprise has made UHN a national and international resource for patient care, research and education. With a long tradition of ground breaking firsts and a purpose of “Transforming lives and communities through excellence in care, discovery and learning”, the University Health Network (UHN), Canada’s largest research teaching hospital, brings together over 16,000 employees, more than 1,200 physicians, 8,000+ students, and many volunteers. UHN is a caring, creative place where amazing people are amazing the world.
The Clinical Research Coordinator I (CRC I) position is a key role in the growing Clinical Trials and Translation Unit (CTTU) within the Peter Munk Cardiac Centre (PMCC). CTTU provides clinical trials operational support to the world-leading cardiologists, cardiovascular surgeons, and other investigators at the PMCC. TeamCTTU is growing and is looking to welcome a forward thinking and enthusiastic professional to join our team and be a part of many innovative initiatives and clinical trials at local, national and international stage. Interested applicant must be willing to work on-site full time.
The CRC I reports to the Clinical Research Manager of the CTTU and collaborates with Investigators and the cardiac health care teams at the PMCC and UHN. Working under the direction of the Cardio-oncology program director, CRC I will assume responsibility for the designated patient management and coordination of several clinical research studies and other projects related to the cardio-oncology program.
- Recruitment of study participants (e.g. identifying, screening potential participants and obtaining informed consent);
- Executing/coordinating all aspects of patient study visits as per study protocol (e.g. source documentation including adverse events and medications, administration of questionnaires, sample processing and shipping, etc.);
- Implementing and coordinating all aspects of data management including data collection, data entry into CRFs, and source documentation, as per UHN policy and ICH/GCP guidelines;
- Execution of study-related administrative tasks;
- Reviewing and assessing study-related documents;
- Contributing to study financial oversight and budgeting;
- Participate in internal and external monitoring (and audits) and quality assurance activities;
- Prepare study status reports for investigators and CTTU management;
- Submissions to the Research Ethics Board and other regulatory agencies as required;
- Liaising with sponsors, external stakeholders and members of the clinical care team.
- At minimum Bachelor’s degree, or recognized equivalent, in a health or science-related discipline;
- Minimum 2 year clinical research experience and experience with patient contact;
- Cardiology experience in a clinical/research setting is preferred and will be an asset;
- Background in Kinesiology (exercise) is preferred and will be a strong asset;
- Recognized certification in clinical research (through ACRP or SoCRA e.g. CCRP) or working towards it;
- Knowledge of investigator-driven research processes, budgeting, contract review and mandatory reporting;
- TDG (Transportation of Dangerous Goods) certification preferred;
- Knowledge of IATA (International Air Transport Association) shipping regulations and basic laboratory procedures an asset;
- Excellent written and verbal communication skills;
- Excellent interpersonal and customer service skills;
- Strong organizational and time management skills;
- Ability to work well independently as well as part of a team; self-motivated;
- Strong analytical and problem solving skills;
- Proficiency with MS Office software (Outlook, Word, Excel, PowerPoint);
- 3 years clinical and/or professional experience;
- Knowledge of research regulations and guidelines, such as ICH/GCP guidelines, Tri-Council Policy, Declaration of Helsinki and FDA CFR and Health Canada TPD;
- Knowledge of investigational product development process (e.g. drugs/biologics, devices, natural health products, etc.).
Why join UHN?
In addition to working alongside some of the most talented and inspiring healthcare professionals in the world, UHN offers a wide range of benefits, programs and perks. It is the comprehensiveness of these offerings that makes it a differentiating factor, allowing you to find value where it matters most to you, now and throughout your career at UHN.
- Competitive offer packages
- Government organization and a member of the Healthcare of Ontario Pension Plan (HOOPP https://hoopp.com/)
- Close access to Transit and UHN shuttle service
- A flexible work environment
- Opportunities for development and promotions within a large organization
- Additional perks (multiple corporate discounts including: travel, restaurants, parking, phone plans, auto insurance discounts, on-site gyms, etc.)
Current UHN employees must have successfully completed their probationary period, have a good employee record along with satisfactory attendance in accordance with UHN’s attendance management program, to be eligible for consideration.
Vaccines (COVID and others) are a requirement of the job unless you have an exemption on a medical ground pursuant to the Ontario Human Rights Code.
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. Applicants need to make their requirements known in advance. Any information received related to an accommodation will be addressed confidentially.
University Health Network thanks all applicants, however, only those selected for an interview will be contacted.