Open: November 26, 2020
Deadline: January 4, 2021
London Health Sciences Centre is seeking an experienced and motivated laboratory research individual for the role of Research Coordinator with the Department of Oncology at Victoria Hospital. This individual will be responsible for the development, management and coordination of the Department of Oncology Biospecimen Processing Lab and Repository (BPR) as well as processing and curating clinical samples. As a new initiative of the Department of Oncology, the overall goal of the BPR is to provide high-quality processing, management, and storage for clinical research biospecimens to ensure availability for immediate and future studies, including processing biospecimens such as blood, saliva, urine and tumour tissue
Rate of Pay: To commensurate with experience
Hours of Work: 37.5 hours per week
Duration of Contract: January 4, 2021 - January 3, 2022
Successful completion of a recognized Masters or Doctorate degree in a relevant and/or related field, preferably a lab-based scientific or clinical discipline
Minimum of three (3) years recent and relevant laboratory experience, preferably with clinical sample processing experience
Effective leadership and communication skills to foster a respectful, inclusive and collaborative environment
Plan, implement, and coordinate all aspects of data collection and management related to biospecimen processing
Comprehensive knowledge of specimen processing (e.g. blood, saliva, urine, tissue) for clinical research
Ability to organize workload and manage daily competing priorities in a health care environment
Knowledge of budget development and monitoring
Ability to collaborate with the primary investigators (PI), co-investigators, physicians and multidisciplinary health care team members
Act as central point of communication for study sample management; manage specimen collection, processing and shipping
Ensure all specimen processing documentation and files are audit-ready
?Demonstrated practice and commitment to the principles of patient and family centered care
Demonstrated practice and commitment to patient and staff safety at LHSC
Demonstrated practice and commitment to LHSC’s Mission, Vision and Values
Demonstrated ability to attend work on a regular basis
Provide vaccination records or proof of immunity against measles, mumps, rubella and varicella (chicken pox), Hepatitis B, Tetanus/ Diphtheria/Polio; Meningitis.
Provide documentation of the Tuberculosis skin testing (two step)
We are committed to providing a safe, healthy and inclusive work environment that inspires respect. LHSC is committed to employment equity and diversity in the workplace and welcomes applications from women, visible minorities, Indigenous people, persons with disabilities, and LGBTQ2+ persons. We are committed to providing persons with disabilities equal opportunities and standards of goods and services, and are also fully compliant with the Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act (2005), as applicable..
As part of the assessment process applicants may be required to complete a written examination or test. Please be advised that a reference check may be conducted as part of the selection process.
Your interest in this opportunity is appreciated. Only those applicants selected for an interview will be contacted. Successful candidates, as a condition of job offer, would be required to provide a satisfactory police information check (original document) completed in the last 3 months.