Women’s College Hospital is the first and only independent, academic, ambulatory care hospital in Ontario with a primary focus on the health of women. If you’re ready to be part of the future of healthcare, then you will want to join an institution in which the possibilities for creative innovation, breakthroughs in new thinking and groundbreaking work in academic ambulatory medicine are limitless. Women’s College Hospital is committed to patient safety as a key professional value and an essential component of daily practice.
Two (2) exciting temporary full-time (approximately one year contracts) opportunities as a Research Assistant II exists in the Women’s College Research Institute, reporting to Dr. Simone Vigod.
The Research Assistant II (RA II) will function as an RA II in the mental health research program and will assist with several peer-review funded projects (e.g., CIHR). The individual will work closely with and assist Dr. Vigod and study team members in research and program administrative tasks, on multiple research studies (including clinical research) that mainly focus on the design and evaluation of health system solutions to optimize healthcare and its delivery for women with mental illness and their families.
Summary of Duties, but not limited to :
Assists in the coordination of activities of the research study protocols and the establishment and maintenance of operating policies and procedures, such as:
Supporting Dr. Vigod and other study/project team members in research related administrative tasks
Collecting participant data
Conducting participant recruitment
Gathering informed consent from participants
Performing data entry, chart reviews and quality control as needed
Maintaining regulatory documents
Acting as a primary contact person for research participants
Assisting in the preparation of submissions to the Research Ethics Board
Administering MINI and SCID mental health questionnaires as per study protocol
Reporting mental health safety concerns to PI as per protocol, if applicable
May participate in review of data collection strategies
Provides assistance with the modification and maintenance of electronic and paper information, filing/ retrieval methods, systems and/or formats
Assists in developing and/or maintaining project databases and schedules as required
Works with relevant partners involved in the project from various organizations
Schedules and attends research meetings, including preparing agendas and meetings minutes
Conducts and synthesizes literature reviews
Assists with submission of manuscripts to scientific journals, including creating tables, figures, proof reading, preparation of cover letter, coordinating documents to sign, electronic submission
May assist with grant writing and submissions; prepare forms, budgets, appendices and other documents as required
May assist with perform computer statistical analysis
Assists with day to day administrative tasks which may include scanning, photocopying, acquiring signatures, CV maintenance
As a role model and champion you will work to identify and integrate safe, best practices into daily activities to foster the delivery of safe and exemplary care.
The responsibilities described above are representative and are not to be construed as all-inclusive.
Undergraduate degree in a related field required, Master’s degree preferred
3 years relevant work experience, working in a research environment and/or an academic hospital
Experience working with patients representing vulnerable populations
Experience with basic statistical methods and analysis preferred
Strong skills in MS Office (Word, PowerPoint, and Excel) required; MS Outlook also preferred.
Strong independent working and multitasking skills
Ability to work well in a deadline-oriented and team-based environment
Excellent communication (written and verbal) skills
Excellent organizational and administrative skills with attention to detail
Interest in contributing to integrated knowledge translation process to improve health system quality
Demonstrated record of good performance and acceptable attendance will be considered as part of the selection criteria
Professional behaviour and communication that meets the standards of the professional regulatory college or association, as applicable, and the standards of Women’s College Hospital
This position plays a critical role in acting as an advocate for safety and will demonstrate principles, practices and processes that will optimize a safe environment for all
Women’s College Hospital is a fully affiliated teaching hospital of the University of Toronto and is committed to fairness and equity in employment and our recruitment and selection practices. We encourage applications from Indigenous peoples, people with disabilities, members of sexual minority groups, members of racialized groups, women and any others who may contribute to the further diversification of our Hospital community. Accommodation will be provided in all parts of the hiring process as required under our Access for People with Disabilities policy. Applicants need to make their requirements known in advance.