Research Assistant - Centre for Youth Bipolar Disorder  
Sunnybrook Research Institute
Toronto, ON, Canada
13d ago

Posted : 09 / 07 / 2018 11 : 37 : 21 AM

Research Assistant - Centre for Youth Bipolar Disorder

Status : Temporary Full-Time

Hours : 37.5 hours per week; generally Monday to Friday days, some flexibility will be required

The Sunnybrook Research Institute, affiliated with the University of Toronto, Department of Psychiatry, is seeking a Temporary, Full-

Time Research Assistant.

The successful candidate will have a Master’s degree in health sciences or a Bachelor’s degree in psychology, with at least 2 years of clinical experience and some experience in research in the area of psychology and / or psychiatry.

The candidate will have experience using standardized semi-structured interviews and questionnaires. The candidate will have experience working with adolescents and their families.

Experience with the design and maintenance of databases is desired, as is competence with the software programs SPSS, PowerPoint, MS Word, and MS Access.

Having the flexibility to work occasional evenings and / or weekend hours is required.


The successful candidate will be expected to :

  • Conduct reliable diagnostic interviews and administer validated questionnaires.
  • Assist with multiple projects / studies with guidance from the principal investigator and research coordinator.
  • Assist in interpretation of results and preparation of material for presentation, publications, and / or grants.
  • Design and maintain study databases, and quickly and reliably enter study data into these databases.
  • Take physical measurements including height, weight, abdominal circumference, and blood pressure.
  • Become proficient in phlebotomy (i.e. drawing blood; training will be provided).
  • Become proficient in laboratory procedures that involve preparing blood samples for analyses (e.g. using a centrifuge, pipetting blood serum).
  • Perform other duties as assigned.
  • The successful candidate will possess excellent managerial and organizational skills in order to meet the day-to-day requirements of this position, including :

  • Assist with the day-to-day operations of the Centre and ongoing studies.
  • Liaison with investigators and study staff to ensure the consistency and quality of all study procedures.
  • Prepare tracking reports for subject recruitment and study procedure (i.e., treatment and assessment) completion.
  • Monitor project requirements in order to ensure that data and procedure flow are in accordance with study protocols.
  • Maintain ongoing records for subject tracking and assessment records in an organized manner that is easily accessible by the appropriate research faculty and staff.
  • Preparing research ethics board applications and maintaining study compliance with all terms.
  • Create and maintain study databases in an organized manner that is easily accessible by the appropriate research faculty and staff.
  • Coordinate and manage the collection, delivery, entry, verification, management, analysis, and reporting of data.
  • Maintain records of subject contact, subject interviews, return of self-reports, and issuance of subject payments.
  • Interface effectively with research and clinical staff to maintain efficient communication about data collection, entry, quality control issues and clinical issues.
  • Attend and participate in all project-related meetings, including regular staff meetings and research team meetings.
  • Perform other duties as assigned.
  • Please submit to : maura.eswaradas

    We thank all applicants for their interest but only candidates short-listed for interview will be contacted.

    Sunnybrook Research Institute is committed to providing accessible employment practices that are in compliance with the Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act (AODA).

    If you require accommodation for disability during any stage of the recruitment process, please indicate this in your cover letter.

    Sunnybrook Research Institute is strongly committed to inclusion and diversity within its community and welcomes all applicants including but not limited to : visible minorities, all religions and ethnicities, persons with disabilities, LGBTQ persons, and all others who may contribute to the further diversification of ideas.

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