Research Assistant, Perioperative Program
Humber River Hospital
Toronto, ON
Position Profile
Join our Professional Practice team as a Research Assistant and support the implementation of Humber River Hospital’s strategic research and priorities as we foster, grow, innovate and disseminate research and innovation that leads to the patient care improvements.

Humber River Hospital is committed to achieving designation as a community academic hospital with excellent staff and physician engagement.

We are currently seeking a Part Time Research Assistant who will support the process of research design, administration, coordination and monitoring of research studies within our Perioperative Department. They will analyze and evaluate data gathered during research while ensuring compliance with protocol and overall study objectives.

Are you passionate about conducting research in an academic, healthcare environment? If yes, we invite you to read the requirements below and then apply.

Reporting Relationship: Program Director, Perioperative

Hiring Salary Range: $32.688 - $40.860 per hour

Employee Group: Non-Union

Position Responsibilities:
Research Support
Participate and conduct literature reviews and develop research protocols under the guidance of PI.
Organize interviews - identify and compile lists of potential research subjects in accordance with study objectives and parameters, as appropriate to the individual position; assisting in the development of interview schedules; recruiting and contacting potential subjects to introduce and explain study objectives and protocol; preparing interview questions; arranging and conducting interviews in person or by telephone in accordance with predetermined interview protocol, data collection procedures and documentation standards;, summarizing interviews; maintaining accurate records of interviews, and safeguarding the confidentiality of subjects, as necessary.
Data management and analysis - collecting, recording and analyzing samples/data; traveling to field sites to collect samples/data as appropriate to the specific objectives of the study; review and edit data to ensure completeness and accuracy of information; follow up with subjects to resolve problems or clarify data collected; code and verify data in accordance with specified research protocol and coding procedures; and enter data into a computer database and/or spreadsheet application for subsequent analysis as appropriate to specified study; maintaining/updating departmental databases.
Prepare articles, reports, presentations using established content, all educational and training workshops, and evaluation strategies and materials for submission to granting agencies and foundations; manage and respond to project related emails; write and contribute to and prepare findings for publications; compose and edit correspondence and documents using various software; coordinates mass mailings using mail merges; and update work manuals for own area.
Set up, calibrate and maintain field research equipment, as specified by the requirements of the study.
Engage clinical and community partners in research.
Administrative Support
Provide clerical, secretarial and/or administrative support to the team.
Coordinate department meetings - booking the room; organizing meeting materials in advance, taking minutes and following up on action items; and preparing and distributing meeting agenda with participant input.
Maintain office supplies and equipment and filing systems and monitors efficiency.
Routine budgetary support - reconciling financial statements and notifying appropriate staff of variances for follow up; filing supporting documentation for audit purposes; administering/monitoring billing procedures and financial transactions such as invoicing, lab supplies, sub-contracted agreements, cheque requisitions and expense tracking/reporting; and monitor project budget.
Perform miscellaneous job-related duties as assigned.

Bachelors degree in Science and/or Health-related discipline.
Graduate degree preferred.
Prior research experience in a health care setting required.

3 years of recent experience including but not limited to:
Developing and implementing research studies
Identifying and recruiting for research subjects, preparing interview questions, conducting, documenting & summarizing research interviews
Data collection, analysis, management & safekeeping as per best practice
Preparing research materials and contributing tcontent including correspondence, reports, presentations, training/information handouts and publications
Community outreach/networking on research studies
Managing competing demands in a fast-paced, multi-site, multi-disciplinary health care environment
Utilizing computer systems and databases e.g. Meditech, MS Office (Outlook, Word, Excel, PowerPoint, etc.)

Research ethics, protocols, standards and compliance
Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act (AODA), Occupational Health & Safety Act (OH&A), Workplace Hazardous Materials Information System (WHMIS) preferred
Freedom of Information and Personal Privacy Act (FIPPA), Personal Health Information Protection Act (PHIPA), Personal Information Protection and Electronic Documents Act (PIPEDA) preferred

Demonstrated skills/abilities:
Exceptional analytical and information-seeking skills that contribute teffective decision-making and strategic planning
Exceptional facilitation and negotiation skills with ability to build relationship with participants, principal investigators, all levels of management and leadership staff, physician and all stakeholders involved in the research process
Self-directed and highly motivated with excellent interpersonal and communication skills
Written and verbal communications with ability to explain and provide training on research process
Ability to work independently and within a team environment
Effective and efficient time management and organization skills with ability to manage competing demands in a fast-paced, multi-site, multi-disciplinary health care environment
Demonstrated commitment to life-long learning and evidence-based practice
Excellent attendance and discipline free record

Why Humber? Why Now?

Humber River Hospital is on an exciting transformation journey of redefining patient care as we leverage the most advanced technologies to enhance all aspects of delivering high-quality, safe care. We continue to build a people-centered workplace with excellent staff and physician engagement by hiring passionate, diverse and inclusive healthcare professionals. People who care and live our values of Compassion, Professionalism and Respect. People who are committed to making a positive difference.

We are a Studer Group hospital, focused on building our evidence-based leadership practice and hardwiring a culture that WOWs.

Why? Because at Humber River Hospital, we know it’s our people and our ability to innovate that allows us to consistently deliver a great patient experience and the best quality outcomes.

After all, we are the hospital that believes exceptional care...healthier community.

To express your interest in this exciting opportunity, please complete the online application in confidence at

This description has been designed to indicate the general nature and level of work performed by the employee within this position. However, the actual responsibilities, duties, qualifications and experience may vary. Employee may perform other related duties as required to meet the ongoing needs of the organization. Information contained in this job posting/description is subject to change.

Humber River Hospital is committed to inclusion and diversity. We believe that diversity drives our culture of innovation. By bringing together a variety of different perspectives, it fuels our creative thinking, generates new ideas and creates solutions designed to address tomorrow's healthcare challenges today. We take pride in providing professional development and career advancement opportunities for our employees including minorities, women, veterans and individuals with physical and developmental disabilities. We also provide accommodation to applicants and all of our employees - from hire to retire.

Let us know what we can do to help you be successful during your recruitment experience at Humber River Hospital.