Research Assistant
Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre
Toronto, ON
Posted: 7/9/2019 8:58:34 AM

Research Assistant–Human Hearing Physiology, Sunnybrook Research Institute

(Temporary Full-time, one year with option to review)

The Sunnybrook Research Institute is seeking a Temporary Full-time research assistant in the Department of Otolaryngology to assist two research teams:

Andrew Dimitrijevic, investigating diagnostic techniques in the field of hearing science using electrophysiology (brainwaves) in people with cochlear implants.
Joseph Chen, investigating the quality of life changes associated with cochlear implants and other treatments for hearing impairment
The ideal candidate would have a background and / or interest in physiology, neuroscience, or psychology.

This position involves interacting with patients, performing electroencephalographic (EEG), behavioural and psychological testing.

Responsibilities:
Assisting with recruitment, screening, enrolling and following participants for research testing
Conducting semi-structured patient interviews exploring quality of life changes associated with hearing impairment
Execution of all aspects of EEG study visit (e.g. obtaining informed consent, data collection, EEG and behavioural/psychological testing, follow-up appointments, etc.)
EEG data analysis in BrainVision Analyzer
Creating, updating and renewing REB submissions
Maintaining the lab calendar and booking meeting rooms
Ordering lab equipment and supplies
Maintaining lab finances and submitting expense reports
Registering lab students and volunteers and supervising their daily tasks

Qualifications:
Undergraduate degree in biology, psychology, neuroscience, engineering or a related discipline.
Excellent interpersonal, communication, and organizational skills, with the ability to work independently and within a team environment.
Strong computer skills (proficiency in Excel)
Ability to prioritize and work efficiently with a broad range of research protocols
Keen interest and aptitude in research.
Enjoy interacting with patients.
Conscious of the clinical research environment requiring the highest professional integrity.

Additional assets (not requirements):
Prior Matlab and neurocognitive/behavioural testing results.
Experience working in medical imaging and/or in a psychology laboratory
Prior qualitative research experience (conducting / organizing focus groups, interviews).
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.

Qualified applicants are invited to submit a resume to: andrew.dimitrijevic@sunnybrook.ca

We thank you in advance for your interest. Only those candidates selected for an 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.