We are hiring!
The Enhancing Research Impact in Child Health (EnRICH) lab in Child Health and Evaluative Sciences at the Hospital for Sick Children in Toronto is seeking a Clinical Research Project Coordinator (CRPC).
The Clinical Research Project Coordinator will work closely with the research team to lead a new knowledge mobilization trial aimed at the design and evaluation of trustworthy COVID-19 recommendations for uptake by youth, specifically youth 12-18 years of age, in collaboration with various decision-makers, partners, and stakeholders as part of a larger multi-site project. This position utilizes skills in qualitative methodology, conduct and facilitation of focus groups with youth, project administration, and child health clinical trial design. Responsibilities will include the development of materials to guide the qualitative work necessary to develop COVID-19 relevant plain language recommendation (PLR) templates for youth, designing the primary outcome of the trial among youth, and supporting the ongoing maintenance and expansion of a unique recommendations map with the wider research team (covid19.recmap.org). The CRPC will also work closely with the team to plan and execute relevant research projects focused on appraising and improving the quality of child health clinical research design, conduct, and reporting across a variety of paediatric health disciplines.
Here’s What You’ll Get To Do:
- Responsible for starting up, coordinating, and monitoring the knowledge mobilization trial
- Assist the project team in obtaining REB approval, as well as in filing for renewal, amendments, and revisions and maintaining regulatory approvals as per institutional requirements
- Design and manage databases and data collection forms; perform data entry and analysis.
- Develop analysis plans, prepare and disseminate results.
- Interview study participants to gather qualitative and quantitative data
- Recruitment of study participants to participate in focus groups; development and application of youth-friendly recruitment strategies
- Plan, conduct, and facilitate focus group sessions with youth
- Assist in the development of novel youth engagement strategies for methodological research
- Gain the cooperation of research partners and team members by acting as the first point of contact on the research project and liaising with project collaborators, stakeholders, and staff.
- Coordinate and organize meetings with research teams and research stakeholders.
- Conduct medical literature searches, maintain literature databases, screen review results and select studies for inclusion
- Assist with the design, development, and dissemination of knowledge translation and/or promotional materials.
- Apply specialized knowledge and scientific principles to review, critically appraise and interpret published literature.
- Write sections of scientific papers, funding proposals, and/or abstracts.
- Assist with the administrative tasks related to the preparation and submission of grants and/or scientific manuscripts to academic journals
Here’s What You’ll Need:
- Master’s degree in Epidemiology, Health Science or a related field required
- Minimum of two years related clinical research experience required
- Experience with Research Ethics Board (REB) applications, amendments, and renewals, and maintaining regulatory approvals as per institutional requirements required
- Experience in developing and maintaining research databases is required
- Experience working with the pediatric population, ideally in a research setting, is a strong asset
- Strong understanding of qualitative research methodology; experience in the conduct of qualitative research studies is a strong asset
- Experience co-authoring academic publication(s) and/or conference abstract(s) is a strong asset
- Experience running and/or facilitating focus groups and expert consultation sessions
- Strong written communication, oral communication, and interpersonal skills
- Superb organizational and time-management skills; demonstrated ability to meet deadlines and coordinate with large groups
- Ability to function independently yet collaboratively within a team
- Strong computer skills (Microsoft Office, EndNote, MEDLINE Searches)
- Training and/or experience in patient/youth engagement in research is an asset
- Experience with systematic literature reviews
Temporary, full time (1 year contract)