Research Analyst I

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$48,945–$61,191 a year
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Research Analyst I-Commercialization

Job ID#918561

Site: MaRs Heritage Building /Hybrid remote

Reports to: Finance & Operations Manager, Commercialization

Hours per week: 37.5 hours per week

Salary: $48,945 – $61,191 per annum commensurate with experience and consistent with UHN Compensation Policy

Status: Temporary Full-time (18 months-maternity leave replacement)

Posted Date: April 27, 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 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 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.

Position Summary

Do you dream of seeing research discoveries become life-saving reality?

Do you have what it takes to drive winning partnerships with industry to help create a healthier world?

Do you aspire to be at the very heart of Toronto’s thriving life sciences ecosystem?

Join Canada’s leader in medical research commercialization and work with some of the best and brightest in the field.

Why join the Commercialization at UHN team?
Canada’s largest academic research hospital complex, University Health Network (UHN) has been ranked #1 in Canada’s Top 40 Research Hospitals* since 2011, and our four hospitals are among the top ranking globally. Over a number of years, UHN ranked as Canada’s leading research commercialization institution. Licensing income generated is fully re-invested into UHN’s hospitals and research institutes to fuel and sustain innovation and discovery – for a brighter future.

Commercialization is one of UHN’s top 5 Strategic Priorities. You will have an opportunity to deliver on that strategic goal by becoming involved with some of the most cutting-edge research and medical innovations in the world – right from their inception.

Ground-breaking technologies discovered and developed at UHN have formed the basis for many global products and services including pharmaceuticals, biologics, devices, and diagnostics.

Dream Big with Commercialization at UHN
The business professionals working within Commercialization at UHN shepherd our world-class science and discovery toward maximum patient impact – with medical products, devices and therapies that change lives globally. You’ll play a critical role in taking ground-breaking discoveries one big step closer to actively changing patient lives.

Together with the world-class UHN research community, your work will deliver on our recently-launched Commercialization Lives Here strategy, elevating Canada as a world destination for life science commercialization.

You will be working with some of North America’s leading life science organizations – adding to our impressive lineup of start-ups including BlueRock Therapeutics, Trillium Therapeutics, Adela Bio Inc., Treadwell Therapeutics, AvroBio, and more. These companies, first incubated within UHN, are among many others that have collectively injected more than $5 billion into the economy.

UHN is looking for an experienced professional to fill the key role of Research Analyst I and strengthen our internal operations and customer service in the areas of agreement processing and finance within the Commercialization at UHN team.


As a Research Analyst I – Commercialization, you will have a significant role in Commercialization at UHN operations. Your responsibilities will include a variety of financial and agreement-related data entry and analysis of projects relating to various contracts, agreements, and financial data including tracking and processing agreement and patent-related payments, along with other duties consistent with the job classification.

Additional responsibilities may include researching personnel and institutions or companies new to the office; tracking the progress of invoices and payments to ensure accurate quality standards are met; communicating with internal and external stakeholders to obtain information; uploading files into the database; obtaining required UHN or external signatures; and scheduling meetings required with internal and external parties.

You will have the opportunity to work with other UHN departments (such as Research Finance, Grants & Contracts, Research Facilities, REB) and external clients (various companies, hospitals, universities, etc.) to complete projects, including agreement storage management, retroactive data entry, and various audits to ensure accuracy of invoicing, receivables, and agreements, as well as other process improvement initiatives as they arise.

You will be coached on accomplishing your responsibilities by the Senior Financial Business Analyst, IP Analyst, and Commercial Agreements Specialist, who will work with you to ensure success, and you will report to the Finance and Operations Manager of Commercialization at UHN.


  • At Minimum, a Bachelor’s Degree in a related field such as science, healthcare, research, finance, or business administration (required)
  • A minimum of 1 year related experience in healthcare, research, law, finance, or administration; experience in a professional environment highly preferred
  • High attention to detail and able to manage multiple priorities reliably
  • Advanced skills in statistical analysis and data management software applications (required)
  • Excellent computer skills in a Microsoft Office environment
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills
  • Flexibility and willingness to learn; comfortable with learning new systems quickly and efficiently
  • Ability to work well in a team

Preference will be given to people who are enrolled in a healthcare/business science/information technology related program and those that have previous experience in a healthcare environment.

Vaccines (COVID-19 and others) are a requirement of the job unless you have an exemption on a medical ground pursuant to the Ontario Human Rights Code.

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.

  • Wellness services & offerings
  • Close access to the TCC and UHN shuttle service
  • 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.

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.

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