Clinical Research Study Assistant

JOB POSTING # 908355

Site: Toronto Western Hospital
Department: Movement Disorders Clinic
Reports to: Principal Investigator
Hours: 37.5 per week
Pay Scale: $24.85 – $31.07 per hour
Status: Temporary FULL TIME (1 year)

University Health Network (UHN) is looking for an individual to fill the key role of Clinical Research Study Assistant in our Movement Disorders Clinic.

Transforming lives and communities through excellence in care, discovery and learning.

The University Health Network, where “above all else the needs of patients come first”, encompasses Toronto Rehabilitation Institute, Toronto General Hospital, Toronto Western Hospital, Princess Margaret Cancer Centre and the Michener Institute of Education at UHN. 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 groundbreaking 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.

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. Find out about our purpose, values and principles here.

The Clinical Research Study Assistant (CRSA) is responsible for conducting activities related to clinical trials including identifying and screening potential subjects, obtaining informed consent, conducting pre-testing and administer questionnaires or other data collection tools, planning, implementing and coordinating all aspects of data collection and source documentation, execute study-related administrative tasks, i.e. collection of regulatory documents, ethics submissions; conduct telephone and/or clinical recruitment interviews to collect data using established criteria; coordinate patient visits; data entry into database and management of local database; liaise with sponsor for monitoring/audits.

Working under the direction of the Principal Investigator (PI), the CRSA will also be assisting with coordinating efforts with duties including: communicating with international collaborators, organizing meetings, creating data collection templates with Excel, updating data collection templates, performing literature searches and abstracting data from literature. Additionally, the CRSA will also manage the work agenda of the PI (e.g. being the first contact for professionals requesting meetings), will update his CV, take care of written correspondence and a fellowship program.


  • Community College diploma in a health related discipline or equivalent
  • Minimum of three (3) months of related work experience, clinical research experience preferred
  • Familiar with PubMed and literature searches
  • Knowledge of research regulations and guidelines, including ICH/GCP, Tri-Council Policy & etc.
  • Willing to complete phlebotomy course or venipuncture certified preferred
  • Previous experience working in a patient facing role is strongly preferred
  • Proficiency with Microsoft Office Software (Outlook, Word, Excel, PowerPoint)
  • Excellent interpersonal, listening skills and attention to detail
  • Strong communication, organizational, time management, and problem solving skills
  • Ability to remain calm and composed when dealing with difficult people or situations
  • Ability to work efficiently in a high-pressured environment with simultaneous demands
  • Adheres to confidentiality policy for sensitive patient data and information
  • Demonstrated ability to work in a team environment and collaborate with others in assisting with the delivery of services

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.

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 20, 2022 CLOSING DATE: November 20, 2022

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.

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