Research Associate

OHRI - Ottawa, ON (13 months ago)

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A skilled Research Assistant to add as a valued member of the research team in Brain and Spinal Cord Injury Repair. Areas of research include, but are not limited to, spinal cord trauma, spinal cord rehabilitation, acute spinal cord injury, and spinal cord regeneration. Experience with human or animal stem cell culture models and animal models of brain or spinal cord injury are assets. Expertise in histological methods, immunocytochemistry, data analysis and manuscript, ethics and grant writing skills would be ideal.

The successful candidate will be based at the Ottawa Hospital Civic campus but will also travel to the Ottawa Hospital Rehabilitation center when required.

Responsibilities will comprise of, but not limited to, the following:
  • Facilitate the conduct of clinical research involving human subjects.
  • Patient recruitment, data collection, follow up and/or analytical assistance.
  • Attendance at required meetings.
  • Overseeing day to day operations of clinical and basic research studies with support from other members of the research team.
  • Write grants and manuscripts relevant to clinical and basic research.
  • Plans research activities and provides research design for new/proposed research initiatives; determines the most appropriate methodology for carrying out identified research goals.
  • Oversees the progress of research students and supervises other laboratory personnel.
  • Prepare animal and clinical ethics applications and renewals.
  • Performing animal models of spinal cord injury and stroke.
Basic Requirements (Education/Experience):
  • Bachelor’s, Master’s, or PhD in health sciences, social sciences, nursing or related field, OR a professional designation and several years’ research experience.
  • Previous experience planning, organizing and conducting research projects within a group
  • Previous experience as a research assistant, research coordinator or similar roles.
  • Demonstrated analytical skills and proficiency in quantitative research methods.
  • Experience with qualitative research methods is appreciated.
  • Superior coordination, organizational, and communication skills.
  • Ability to work independently and as a team member.
  • Ability to manage multiple projects & deliverables at one time.
  • Ability to set workload priorities in order to meet timelines.
  • Excellent working knowledge of computer software: MS Word, Excel, Outlook, PowerPoint, SPSS.
  • Attention to detail to ensure accuracy of data and protocol requirements.
Preferred Qualifications:
  • SOCRA or other certification an asset
  • Experience working with patients from the spinal cord injury population
  • Experience with research ethics board submissions: Animal and Human
  • Evidence of training certification in Tri-Council Policy Statement -2 (TCPS-2) and the International Conference on Harmonisation – Good Clinical Practice Guidelines (ICH-GCP)
  • Evidence of training in Food and Drug Regulations, Division 5, and/or Device Regulations, as applicable
  • Bilingualism French/English is an asset
  • Previous authorship on research funding applications or grant writing experience
Contract Details:
This is a 1-year full-time position
Min: $ 34.737/hr. - Max $43.137/hr.

Comments to Applicant:
Only complete applications will be considered. Please email (1) a cover letter detailing how you meet the above requirements, (2) a complete CV describing previous experience (3) writing sample, to:

Contact Info:
Name: Dr. Angela Auriat
Title: Research Associate
Program: Neurosciences
Ottawa Hospital Research Institute

We thank all applicants for their interest. However, only those invited for an interview will be contacted. The Ottawa Hospital Research Institute is an equal opportunity employer. Upon request, accommodations due to a disability are available throughout the selection process.