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Job Title:
Research Associate

Posted Date:
2/12/2018
Closing Date:
2/27/2018
Functional Discipline:
Durham Regional Cancer Centre

Job Description

NON-UNION

LAKERIDGE HEALTH

RESEARCH ASSOCIATE
RESEARCH & CLINICAL TRIALS
DURHAM REGIONAL CANCER CENTRE
FULL TIME
8 hour day shifts (subject to change)
Lakeridge Health Oshawa
UN.EX.-1800000314

This position is open to all qualified Lakeridge Health staff commencing February 12, 2018 and closing at 11:59pm on February 27, 2018.

Duties & Responsibilities:
Under nominal supervision, the Research Associate performs a variety of research and clerical tasks and supports the clinical research team in the operations and conduct of clinical research according to defined practices and regulations. These duties include: assisting research staff in the execution and evaluation of multiple research projects; consenting participants according to protocol, guidelines, SOPs and regulatory requirements; Assisting the clinical research team in the preparation, handling, distribution, filing and archiving of clinical research documentation according to protocol, standard operating procedures and regulatory requirements; Acting as a key communicator between study personnel and sponsors, and liaise with investigators and study staff to ensure the consistency and quality of study procedures; Screen for and identify eligible study participants; Abstracting data from source documents, performing data entry into electronic case report forms (eCRFs) in an accurate and timely fashion, and ensuring query resolution; Interpretation of applicable regulations to ensure compliance; Preparing research ethics board applications and assisting with maintaining study compliance on all terms; Attending and participating in project-related meetings; Producing written, tabular and visual materials for research reports and presentations; Acting as a contact for the clinical research team for designated project communications, correspondence and associated documentation; Completing additional tasks as needed to support the departmental needs; The candidate will also be responsible for supporting the organization and co-ordination of all functions of the research projects, and other duties as assigned; Travel to regional sites may be required; May be required to coordinate bookkeeping activities: invoice creation and management, payment tracking, financial management and resolution of invoice discrepancy.

Qualifications:
* College Diploma or equivalent experience;
* An understanding of accounts receivable activities an asset;
* Certificate of the NCI Human Participants Protection Education for Research, Good Clinical Practice (GCP) training, and Tri-Council Policy Statement: Ethical Conduct for Research Involving Humans is required within 2 months of hire;
* Completion of a recognized clinical trials/research education program and/or recent related experience;
* Knowledge of medical terminology, anatomy, and physiology with an emphasis on Oncology;
* Demonstrated knowledge of Research Ethics Board requirement for research;
* Demonstrated knowledge of Meditech preferred;
* Demonstrated ability to organize and prioritize workload and function independent with minimum supervision;
* Proven ability to exercises skill and discretion when approached with issues of a sensitive nature;
* Proven excellent interpersonal and communication skills both written and verbal;
* Demonstrated commitment to our core values of Compassion, Innovation, Courage and Trust;
* Demonstrated understanding of and commitment to Lakeridge Health's comprehensive safety programs and practices including staff, patient and environmental safety and participation in regular in-service Education in this area; and
* Proven good attendance record with capabilities of maintaining this same standard.

SALARY: $25.656 - $30.005 per hour

CONDITIONS OF EMPLOYMENT:

This position is open to all qualified staff throughout Lakeridge Health.

The terms and conditions of employment are in accordance with Lakeridge Health's policies and procedures.

Accommodation will be provided in all parts of the recruitment and assessment process as required under Lakeridge Health's Employment Accommodation policy. Applicants need to make their needs known in advance.