Posting Number: IMHR19-005E
Title: Research Coordinator - IMHR (TPT 0.5 FTE)
Position Status: Temporary Part-time
Contract End Date: 04/30/2020
Job Schedule: Days
Site: Institute of Mental Health Research (IMHR)
About The Royal
As one of Canada’s foremost mental health care and academic health sciences centres, The Royal has a clear purpose: to get more people living with mental illness into recovery faster.This is at the core of everything we do and is driven by the passion, focus and dedication of our employees.Through specialized mental health care, advocacy, education, and the ground-breaking discoveries being made at our Institute of Mental Health Research, we are helping to transform lives and inspire hope.
Summary of Responsibilities:
Research Coordinators facilitate the conduct of clinical research involving human participants under the general direction of Researchers and Research Associates. Research Coordinators will typically coordinate and manage the day-to-day operations of a number of smaller research projects or at least one large, multi-centre research project. The Research Coordinator may have supervisory responsibilities for other research staff.
Research Coordination (49%):
Acts as a highly experienced resource for clinical research team members.
Identifies problems using assessment skills, reports any abnormalities to Investigator and suggests potential solutions.
Provides clinical support of research participants in accordance with International Conference on Harmonization / Good Clinical Practice (ICH-GCP) guidelines, regulated health professional practices and the research protocol.
Identifies, analyzes and interprets research participant and/or clinical research information and uses professional risk assessment judgment and decision making skills to respond appropriately and proactively to issues/problems that may arise.
Ensures the smooth and efficient day-to-day operation of research and data collection activities.
Prepares and implements research protocol specific clinical research operating policies and procedures
Participates in protocol development and may provide functional supervision of assigned personnel.
Liaises with research collaborators, research team members, Research Ethics Board staff, Institute grants, contracts and finance staff, study sponsors and/or regulatory bodies.
Reviews and assesses study related literature.
Completes regulatory documentation as required, including research ethics and Health Canada applications, etc.
Addresses requirements for reporting, and maintaining compliance of on-going research projects, with Principal Investigator.
Plans and coordinates the initiation of research study protocol(s), in addition to the establishment and maintenance of operating policies and procedures.
Operates within established research protocol and under specific instructions as to method, process, and technique to perform or assist with routine tests, experiments and/or procedures relevant to the study.
Plans, drafts, implements and coordinates all aspects of data collection/interview instruments and source documentation (including consent forms) as per relevant research policies and guidelines.
In collaboration with the Investigator and other members of the research team, establishes and coordinates logistical arrangements for research participants and recruitment activities, as appropriate to study protocols.
Recruits, instructs and coordinates research participant activities, as appropriate to specific study objectives.
Able to conduct clinical assessments/interviews (e.g. MINI, cognitive testing), as required by research protocols and within scope of practice.
For assigned projects, acts as the primary administrative point of contact for internal research staff and as the principal operational liaison for other research organizations, funding agencies, monitoring/auditing parties and regulating bodies.
Able to perform or provide technical assistance in the collection, processing and coordination of data, samples and/or specimens for research projects, including packaging and shipping of specimens as required.
May coordinate logistical arrangements for outreach activities (e.g. administration of surveys in high schools and supporting research activities in the community).
Assists with monitoring the progress of research activities (including the preparation of reports) as required by investigators, administrators, funding agencies, regulatory bodies and/or internal quality assurance representatives.
Independently responds to research project specific correspondence, including telephone and email inquiries, as required.
Coordinates the procurement and disposition of researcher facilities and/or equipment.
Organizes and facilitate meetings associated with research activities, as required.
Nursing Responsibilities, as required by research protocols (49%):
Performs venipuncture and vital signs collection and assessment, as required by research protocols.
Performs insertion of IVs, as required by research protocols.
Able to perform ECGs, as required by research protocols.
Administers oxygen therapy, as required by research protocols.
Prepares, dispenses and administers medications (e.g. oral, sublingual, IV, etc.), as required by research protocols.
Monitors, records and reports symptoms and changes in research participants' conditions.
Grant cost centres and other financial activities (2%):
Assists researcher(s) and staff members in developing budgets and budget justifications consistent with grantor/contractor eligibility requirements and IMHR policies; liaises with IMHR Administration as necessary.
Performs miscellaneous job-related duties as assigned.
Nursing degree or diploma and a valid Ontario RN or RPN license required.
One (1) to two (2) years minimum of relevant experience in a mental health environment required.
Bilingual (French and English) is an asset.
Knowledge, Skills & Abilities:
Skilled in organizing resources and establishing priorities.
Ability to communicate and interact competently and professionally at all levels within a broad, complex clinical research environment.
Ability to design and implement systems necessary to collect, maintain and analyze data.
Skilled in collecting research data.
Knowledge of research principles, methodology, and procedures.
Previous experience in clinical research including participant recruitment.
Strong working knowledge of ICH-GCP and relevant regulations, legislation and guidelines applicable to the clinical research field.
Knowledge of adverse medical event investigation, analysis and reporting procedures and standards.
Knowledge of medical and research terminology.
Ability to develop and implement clinical research plans and standard operating procedures.
Ability to conduct internet and literature database searches.
Ability to establish data collection and management guidelines.
Ability to work under pressure and on several projects concurrently.
Self-directed and able to work independently with minimal supervision and within a multidisciplinary team.
Ability to supervise and train staff, including organizing, prioritizing and scheduling work assignments.
Meticulous, detail-oriented and highly organized.
Skill in budget preparation and fiscal management.
Excellent interpersonal skills.
All applicants must provide a recent resume that clearly indicate that they meet the required qualifications.
Please apply by clicking on the Apply button below.
The Royal sincerely thanks all applicants for their interest in a career with us; however, only those applicants selected for an interview will be contacted.
All new hires will be required to obtain a clear and valid Criminal Record or Vulnerable Sector Records Check as a pre-condition of employment.
The Royal is an equal opportunity employer. Upon request, accommodations due to a disability are available throughout the recruitment process.