Clinical Research Assistant I

Job type: Part-Time
Accepting BioReady™: Yes
Category: Clinical Research
Location: Ottawa, ON
Posted: February 7, 2024
Closes: March 8, 2024

The Ottawa Hospital Research Institute is the research arm of The Ottawa Hospital – one of Canada’s largest learning and research hospitals. We are proudly affiliated with the University of Ottawa and supported by The Ottawa Hospital Foundation. With more than 2200 scientists, clinician investigators, trainees and staff, and total revenues of more than $120 million, we are one of the foremost Canadian hospital-based research institutes. Our research spans more than a hundred different diseases, conditions, and specialties with an overall focus on translating discoveries and knowledge into better health.

Job Description
Candidates will be responsible for supporting the work being conducted by the Neurocognitive Testing Service (NCTS) and will assist with multiple clinical research projects involving human subjects under the general direction of the Lead Clinical Investigator(s) and the Clinical Research Program Manager for the NCTS.

The responsibilities include:
• Cognitive testing, data collection, data entry, database management and assistance with statistical analyses, where appropriate
• Scheduling and consenting patients for research studies
• Providing clerical and administrative support for the NCTS as needed
• Providing general assistance in the day-to-day management of the NCTS and its ongoing research projects.
• Organizing and contributing to ongoing research projects and meetings with the internal team, trainees, and research collaborators

This job description is not exhaustive.  Additional duties may be added as projects progress.

Basic Requirements (Education/Experience):
•Secondary diploma
•Strong computer skills: MS Word, Outlook, Excel
•Database management skills
•Attention to detail to ensure accuracy of data and protocol requirements.
•Excellent organizational and interpersonal skills
•Excellent written and oral communication in English
•Ability to work both independently and as a team member.
•Ability to build and maintain professional relationships with research participants.
•Able to navigate competing priorities and deadlines.
•Adheres to confidentiality policies for sensitive patient data information.
•Scheduling must be flexible to accommodate research participants, such that the position may include occasional/infrequent evenings, and/or short weekend shifts.
•Candidates may be expected to travel between uOBMRI partner organizations (TOH General and Civic campuses, CHEO, The Royal Ottawa Mental Health Centre, Bruyère, Montfort) using public transportation or their own vehicle.

Preferred Qualifications:
•Bachelor’s degree in a science/health science/psychology related field or equivalent  
•Ability to communicate in French would be an asset.
•Previous experience in a clinical research setting would be an asset.
•Previous experience administering cognitive/neuropsychological testing.
•Previous experience working with neurological, and/or vulnerable, patient populations.
•Previous experience with SPSS or related statistical software
•Knowledge of TOH processes, including Epic, as well as OHRI operating procedures

Contract Details:
This is a 1-year part-time casual contract with the possibility of renewal.
Salary: Min: $19.350/hr. – Max: $24.631/hr.

Comments to Applicant:
Interested individuals should submit a cover letter outlining relevant experience and qualifications and a complete CV in a single pdf (name the pdf document “LAST NAME, First name”) to the e-mail below.  

Please include the following in the e-mail subject line: “NCTS Research Assistant Position”.

Contact Info:
Name: Jason Berard
Title: Clinical Research Program Manager – Neurocognitive Testing Service
Program: Neuroscience
Ottawa Hospital Research Institute
Address: 501 Smyth Road Ottawa Ontario K1H 8L6 Canada
Email: [email protected]

The Ottawa Hospital Research Institute is committed to building and sustaining a welcoming and supportive culture that promotes equity, diversity and inclusion for trainees, researchers, and staff. We are devoted to identifying and removing barriers that limit equitable access to opportunities within our organization. The Ottawa Hospital Research Institute strongly supports initiatives that encourage the participation of all groups, in particular the four groups defined in the Employment Equity Act (women, Indigenous peoples, persons with disabilities and members of visible minorities).

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.


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