Clinical Research Analyst

University Health Network

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Clinical Research Analyst


University Health Network

Job description

Company Description

  • The University Health Network, where “above all else the needs of patients come first”, encompasses Toronto General Hospital, Toronto Western Hospital, Princess Margaret Cancer Centre, Toronto Rehabilitation Institute and the Michener Institute of Education. The breadth of research, the complexity of the cases treated, and the magnitude of its educational enterprise has made UHN a national and international resource for patient care, research and education. With a long tradition of ground breaking firsts and a purpose of “Transforming lives and communities through excellence in care, discovery and learning”, the University Health Network (UHN), Canada’s largest research teaching hospital, brings together over 16,000 employees, more than 1,200 physicians, 8,000+ students, and many volunteers. UHN is a caring, creative place where amazing people are amazing the world.

Job DescriptionUnion: Non-Union
Site: Princess Margaret Cancer Centre
Department: Supportive Care
Reports to: Principal Investigator
Work Model: On-Site
Grade: D0:05
Hours: 28 hours per week
Salary: $31.86 – $39.83 per hour: To commensurate with experience and consistent with UHN compensation policy
Shifts: Monday – Friday
Status: Temporary Part-time (1 year with the possibility of a contract renewal)
Closing Date: May 10, 2024Position Summary
This research position is within the Department of Supportive Care – Division of Psychosocial Oncology (PSO) at the Princess Margaret Cancer Centre, a large academic cancer hospital that is part of the University Health Network (UHN). The ideal candidate will have a strong interest and experience in clinical research in health psychology or psychosocial oncology, with experience in both qualitative and quantitative methodologies. A background in clinical or counselling psychology, or social work is preferred.This position offers an exciting opportunity for a highly committed, self-motivated, and hardworking individual, with strong organizational skills, attention to detail, and strong initiative-taking ability. The ideal candidate must also be comfortable working in both a virtual capacity or in-person, be able to work well within a team and independently, and possess strong interpersonal, communication, multi-tasking, and problem-solving skills.DutiesUnder the supervision of the Principal Investigator, the Clinical Research Analyst will be responsible for (1) project tasks associated with a mixed-methods study on the unique psychosocial and related fertility needs of patients with early endometrial cancer or atypical hyperplasia, their caregivers, and healthcare team; (2) development of a psychosocial intervention to address distress related to fertility; (3) Assistance on other study projects such as but not limited to a fear of cancer recurrence study for young adults with cancer. Main responsibilities include:

  • Assisting the research team with managing the day-to-day operations of research initiatives, supervising volunteers or junior research assistants, developing project plans;
  • Monitoring and tracking project progress, participating in the planning of study protocols and design, quantitative data entry and analysis, qualitative data management and analysis, literature searches, helping prepare grants, writing initial drafts of manuscripts and preparing presentations/posters;
  • Study-related administrative tasks (e.g., writing standard operating procedures, regular updates of study progress and attendance at research meetings);
  • Completion of other administrative and study-related tasks as assigned or requested.
  • Depending strongly on background, experience and qualifications, the Clinical Research Analyst may have the opportunity to co-facilitate a clinical group intervention with the Principal Investigator as part of the research study.


  • Bachelor’s degree, or recognized equivalent, in a health or science related discipline (masters preferred)
  • 1 to 2 years clinical and/or professional experience in clinical research/ research project management (i.e. data collection and management; statistical analysis; qualitative analysis), including experience with patient interaction
  • Proficiency in research methodologies, data analysis, and statistical (SPSS preferred; RStudio) and qualitative software (NVivo), as well as proficiency in the Microsoft Office Suite.
  • Familiarity with qualitative research methods and conducting interviews.
  • Excellent organizational and analytical skills, with the ability to effectively prioritize tasks and work well under pressure while maintaining attention to detail to meet project timelines.
  • Strong verbal and written communication skills.
  • High motivation and desire to take initiative, with the ability to work effectively both independently and as part of a team.
  • Ability to perform duties in a professional and courteous manner.
  • Demonstrated knowledge of relevant research guidelines and processes would be considered an asset.
  • Compliance with UHN Vaccination Policy.

Additional InformationWhy join UHN?
In addition to working alongside some of the most talented and inspiring healthcare professionals in the world, UHN offers a wide range of benefits, programs and perks. It is the comprehensiveness of these offerings that makes it a differentiating factor, allowing you to find value where it matters most to you, now and throughout your career at UHN.

  • Competitive offer packages
  • Government organization and a member of the Healthcare of Ontario Pension Plan (HOOPP

) * Close access to Transit and UHN shuttle service

  • A flexible work environment
  • Opportunities for development and promotions within a large organization
  • Additional perks (multiple corporate discounts including: travel, restaurants, parking, phone plans, auto insurance discounts, on-site gyms, etc.)

Current UHN employees must have successfully completed their probationary period, have a good employee record along with satisfactory attendance in accordance with UHN’s attendance management program, to be eligible for consideration.All applications must be submitted before the posting close date.UHN uses email to communicate with selected candidates. Please ensure you check your email regularly.Please be advised that a Criminal Record Check may be required of the successful candidate. Should it be determined that any information provided by a candidate be misleading, inaccurate or incorrect, UHN reserves the right to discontinue with the consideration of their application.All UHN Employees are required to be fully vaccinated with a COVID-19 vaccine series, approved by Health Canada or the World Health Organization, as a condition of hire. Proof of COVID-19 vaccination will be required. Should you be the successful candidate, you will be required to comply with UHN’s mandatory Vaccination Policy that is in effect.UHN is an equal opportunity employer committed to an inclusive recruitment process and workplace. Requests for accommodation can be made at any stage of the recruitment process. Applicants need to make their requirements known.We thank all applicants for their interest, however, only those selected for further consideration will be contacted.

Expected salary

$31.86 – 39.83 per hour


Toronto, ON

Job date

Fri, 26 Apr 2024 07:57:40 GMT

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