University Health Network Clinical Research Coordinator I in Toronto, Ontario

Clinical Research Coordinator I - Toronto, Ontario

Job Posting # 794195

Position: Clinical Research Coordinator I

Site: Toronto General Hospital

Department: Infection Prevention and Control

Reports to: Principal Investigator

Salary Range: Commensurate with experience and consistent with the UHN compensation policy

Hours: 15 hours per week

Status: Permanent Part-Time

A Clinical Research Coordinator I is being sought to coordinate a novel, University of Toronto-wide, multidisciplinary Fecal Microbiota Transplantation (FMT) research program based at the University Health Network.

Fecal microbiota transplantation (FMT) involves delivering feces (stool) from a healthy, screened individual to one with disturbed intestinal flora, in hopes of curing an associated disease. It is increasingly being used to treat recurrent Clostridium difficile infection, a common hospital-associated infection, and is being researched for other health conditions such as diabetes, obesity, anxiety, depression, allergic and autoimmune disorders. There is a need to clarify how to optimally perform FMT in each of these diseases. Furthermore, the long-term safety and consequences of FMT on health need to be explored. Finally, logistical challenges in offering FMT need to be overcome. The University of Toronto Microbiota Therapeutics Outcomes Program (MTOP) has been created to streamline provision of FMT and faciliate FMT research applications, while offering long-term follow-up on multidisciplinary health outcomes after FMT. It brings together research teams active or interested in FMT and intestinal microbiome research to leverage expertise and coordinate efforts.

The Clinical Research Coordinator I will work closely with the principal investigators, co-investigators and other research personnel and will be responsible for several aspects of coordinating the research program, including: triaging and coordinating logistics for FMT delivery; completing and assisting with Research Ethics Board submissions and Health Canada Clinical Trials Applications (CTA) for FMT studies; protocol development for sub-studies; obtaining informed consent, screening, recruiting and following trial participants and FMT donors; collecting and managing trial data; collecting blood and stool samples from study participants for various FMT studies; and, ensuring adherence to WHO Good Clinical Practice standards.

Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree, or recognized equivalent, in a health or science-related discipline

  • Three years appropriate clinical and/or professional experience required

  • Up to 1 year clinical research experience preferred; previous clinical trials research preferred

  • Self-directed, independent worker

  • Strong communicator (verbal and written) with good interpersonal skills and ability to work collaboratively with other research and clinical staff

  • Certification in clinical research by the Association of Clinical Research Professionals (ACRP) or Society of Clinical Research Associates (SOCRA) an asset

  • Training in International Conference on Harmonization/WHO Good Clinical Practice standards

  • Venipuncture training and experience an asset

  • Previous Health Canada CTA experience an asset

  • Excellent clinical and critical thinking abilities

  • Strong project management and multi-tasking skills

  • Excellent organizational and problem-solving skills

  • Experience managing simple databases (Excel, Access or SPSS)

  • Experience creating and managing study budgets

If you are interested in making your contribution at UHN, please apply on-line.You will be asked to copy and paste as well as attach your resume and covering letter. You will also be required to complete some initial screening questions.

Posted Date : November 24, 2016 Closing Date : December 8, 2016

For current UHN employees, only those who have successfully completed their probationary period, have a good employee record along with satisfactory attendance in accordance with UHN's attendance management program, and possess all the required experience and qualifications should apply.

UHN thanks all applicants, however, only those selected for an interview will be contacted.

UHN is a respectful, caring, and inclusive workplace. We are committed to championing accessibility, diversity and equal opportunity. Requests for accommodation can be made at any stage of the recruitment process providing the applicant has met the Bona-fide requirements for the open position. Applicants need to make their requirements known when contacted.