Job Posting# 907954
Position: RESEARCH CLERK
Site: PRINCESS MARGARET CANCER CENTRE
Department: SUPPORTIVE CARE
Reports to: PRINCIPAL INVESTIGATORS
Hours: 35 HRS/WEEK
Status: Temporary Full-Time (1 year, with the possibility of a contract renewal)
University Health Network (UHN) is looking for an experienced professional to fill the key role of Clinical Research Analyst in our Radiation Medicine Department.
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 1,600 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 seven 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.
This clinical research position is within the Department of Supportive Care – Division of Psychosocial Oncology (PSO) at the Princess Margaret Cancer Centre, a large academic cancer hospital that is part of the University Health Network (UHN). The ideal candidate will have interest and experience in health psychology or psychosocial oncology.
Under the supervision of two PSO Principal Investigators, the Research Clerk is responsible for helping with the coordination of clinical trials and other research studies, from protocol review and ethics approval, through to study closure. Main responsibilities include assisting the research team with: medical chart reviews; data entry, database design and maintenance; literature searches, writing initial drafts of manuscripts and preparing presentations; study-related administrative tasks (e.g. writing standard operating procedures, regular updates of study progress and attendance at research team meetings); participation in group planning of new research initiatives including grant and ethics applications; and completion of other administrative and study-related tasks as assigned or requested.
The successful candidate will assist the Principal Investigators with diverse projects such as the Medical Assistance in Dying curriculum development project, research with a focus on the early endometrial/adolescent and young adult cancer populations, inclusion, diversity, equity, & access in cancer care, and other PSO research.
This position offers an exciting opportunity for an extremely organized, detail-oriented, highly self-motivated, committed, and hard-working individual with strong interpersonal and communication skills who enjoys the challenge of working within a multidisciplinary research team. The ideal candidate would be comfortable working in a virtual capacity and in-person.
The ideal candidate takes initiative, has attention to detail, and works well in a team, as well as possesses strong interpersonal, communication, multi-tasking, and problem-solving skills.
- Completion of XII or equivalent, Bachelor’s degree (preferred) or recognized equivalent in health or science related discipline
- Minimum of six (6) months research-related experience (i.e. data collection and management; statistical analysis; qualitative analysis)
- Previous experience using data management software (SPSS preferred) and MS Office Suite
- Strong interpersonal, analytical and organizational skills with the ability to prioritize and work under pressure while maintaining attention to detail
- Excellent verbal and written communication skills
- Highly motivated, with an ability to work well independently and as part of a team
- Ability to perform duties in a professional and courteous manner
- Demonstrated knowledge of relevant research guidelines and processes would be an asset
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 Codes.
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.
Posting Date: October 10, 2022 Closing Date: November 1, 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.
UHN 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 and welcomes all applicants including but not limited to: all religions and ethnicities, LGBTQ2s+, BIPOC, persons with disabilities and all others who may contribute to the further diversification of ideas. 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.