Hours of Work:
Monday to Friday; days
Time of Day:Shift Length:Open Date::
Temporary Assignment - approximately 52 weeks
The research coordinator will be part of a group (often working closely with Dr. Nair’s laboratory) participating in a number of studies, both observational and randomized trials, industry and peer-reviewed, involving both asthma and COPD subject populations. The coordinator will also be responsible, with one other coordinator, to ensure the accuracy of compliance with study protocols.
Perform all of the following test procedures:
Basic Spirometry - Flow volume curves
Methacholine challenge tests
Measurement of exhaled nitric oxide
Administration of medication where appropriate and authorized
May also be required to perform the following more specialized procedures:
Allergen provocation challenges
Blood specimen procurement (venipuncture)
Assist with research bronchoscopy
Perform calibrations and quality control procedures for all test procedures performed including appropriate documentation.
Troubleshoot equipment problems and perform basic preventative maintenance procedures where applicable.
Use of proper infection control techniques when working with patients or specimens.
Nature and Scope of the Work:
Reports directly to the Principal Investigator of the research lab (M.D.)
Investigator meetings, protocol development, REB submission, recruitment, clinical documentation and procedures.
Primarily responsible for 2-3 clinical studies, also covering other staff’s clinical studies (when necessary).
Covering other coordinator during vacation that requires carrying after-hours pager.
Some flexibility required, ie. out of regular working hours (approx.10-15 days/year).
At least 25 hours per week. The number of days and hours per day can be discussed prior to hiring.
Bachelor’s degree in science with good technical skills
Graduation from an accredited Respiratory Therapy/Pulmonary Function technology program and BCLS certification would be assets.
Ability to undergo training for Good Clinical Practices (GCP).
Ability to perform with minimum direct supervision.
Flexible and positive professional attitude required.
Dependable and reliable with a good attendance record required.
Superb general organization skills with attention to detail are essential.
Excellent communication and interpersonal skills will facilitate interactions with the rest of the team and the clinical staff.
Working on more than one study at a time and sometimes reporting to more than one PI will make an ability to prioritize, negotiate, set and meet goals essential.
Excellent general computer literacy, including knowledge of MS Word and Excel, is essential.