Competition Number: J0122-0139
Position Title: Research Assistant
Employee Group: Research, Grant & Contract
Job Category: Research
Department or Area: Family Medicine
Location: Kingston, Ontario, Canada
Hours per Week: 17.5
Job Type: Term
Length of term: 13 months
Shift: 3.5 Day
Number Of Positions: 1
Date Posted: January 20, 2022
Closing Date: February 3, 2022
Salary of $49,090 will be pro-rated to an actual salary of $24,545 based on
working 17.5 hours per week.
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Reporting to the Principal Investigator, the Research Assistant will assist
with the management and ongoing operation of studies under the guidance of the
Principal Investigator and co-investigators in the Department of Family
Medicine. The incumbent will perform a wide array of duties within the
Department including: recruiting research participants, managing data, support
in the preparation of grant proposals and ethics applications. The incumbent
will also be responsible for screening, enrollment, obtaining consents,
collection of relevant data, completion of case report forms and liaison with
industry partners and interaction with other health care professionals.
• Communicate and closely work with the Principal Investigator for the conduct
and close out of studies.
• Schedule, recruit and follow up with patients for the duration of the
research studies assigned to the applicant. This includes confirming that the
requirements for enrollment are met, that eligibility criteria are all present
and none of the exclusion criteria are present. Obtain consent from the
patient or surrogate.
• In studies that require study participant blood samples, the applicant will
perform venipuncture to obtain the required samples and handle them for
processing or distribution to the core laboratory as required.
• Conduct patient follow-up as required including but not limited to:
telephone and clinic interviews/assessments, case report form completion and
• Coordinate the requirements for the conduct of each trial assigned to the
applicant including but not limited to: ensuring that protocols are followed,
organization of meetings with stakeholders and participants, and coordination
of multi-site research participation/study conduct.
• The incumbent will interact with the Health Sciences Research Ethics Board
(HSREB) including HSREB submissions, reporting of adverse events, protocol
amendments and other study related events.
• Prepare draft protocols as required by the Principal Investigator along with
creating procedural manuals.
• Establish and manage databases, enter data into electronic spreadsheets and
modify layout, as needed.
• Undertake other duties or special projects as required in support of the
• Bachelor's Degree in a health-related field or equivalent combination of
education and experience in a research setting (Para-medical or nursing
• Experience in a research environment considered an asset.
• Experience in venipuncture or willingness to be trained to perform
phlebotomy, is required.
• Computer skills including MS Word, MS Excel and familiarity with encrypted
on-line data capture systems.
• An equivalent combination of education and experience may be considered.
• Promotes diversity and inclusion in the workplace.
• Excellent communication and interpersonal skills, and the ability to
interact effectively with patients, healthcare professionals, researchers and
• Demonstrated organizational skills and meticulous work style. Ability to
focus even under pressure and with frequent interruptions.
• Excellent time management and multi-tasking surrounding recruiting patients
into a research study in a busy primary care setting.
• Ability to execute many different tasks concurrently.
• Proven ability to function effectively as part of a team, but with the
capacity to work without continuous close supervision.
• High level of reliability.
• Appropriate handling of samples and specimens.
• Technical proficiency in the use of lab equipment and skill in use of
• Strong problem-solving and analytical skills. Judgement in choosing best
protocol or adapting procedures to meet changing needs.
• Sensitive handling of confidential information.
• Determine patient eligibility for research studies.
• Respond to general enquiries, providing reasonable answers or a means to
find an answer if necessary. Redirects problems to Principal Investigator.
• Determine timelines to ensure critical deadlines for submission are met.
• Decide what to do when encountering an unexpected problem while performing
an experiment, and when problem is serious enough to contact supervisor.
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