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The Ottawa Hospital Research Institute is the research arm of The Ottawa Hospital – one of Canada’s largest learning and research hospitals. We are proudly affiliated with the University of Ottawa and supported by The Ottawa Hospital Foundation. With more than 2200 scientists, clinician investigators, trainees and staff, and total revenues of more than $120 million, we are one of the foremost Canadian hospital-based research institutes. Our research spans more than a hundred different diseases, conditions, and specialties with an overall focus on translating discoveries and knowledge into better health.

Job Description
The Hatching Ideas Lab is seeking a Clinical Research Assistant II to join our mental health research team. The successful candidate will be highly motivated, energetic, and will be involved in both behavioral and pharmaceutical trials in the treatment of a variety of mental health conditions. Day-to-day activities will involve recruitment of participants for ongoing clinical trials, data collection and data entry, as well as other study-related tasks. The position will be primarily in-person, with studies across all three campuses (General Campus, Civic Campus, and Riverside Professional Building), with some opportunity for hybrid work. Work may also require some flexibility to work evening shifts (e.g. 12-8pm) as some trials may require evening data collection.

Major responsibilities include:
•Recruit, consent, and coordinate visits for research participants, as appropriate to specific study procedures.
•Establish and coordinate logistical arrangements for research participants and recruitment activities, as appropriate to the study.
•Data collection, data entry (including use of REDCap and transcription of audio recordings) and management, quality control of data for source documents.
•Support the research coordinator(s) with study activities, as required.
•Liaise with research collaborators, research team members, and Research Ethics Board staff.
•Assist with writing and maintaining REB applications and completion of other regulatory documentation (e.g. Health Canada applications);
•Completion and maintenance of other study documentation, as required (e.g. source documents and study binders);
•Independently respond to research project specific correspondence, and telephone and email inquiries as required.
•Organize and facilitate meetings, conferences, and other events associated with research activities, as required.
•Perform miscellaneous job-related duties as assigned.

Basic Requirements (Education/Experience):

•Undergraduate degree, in a related discipline, such as Mental Health, Health Sciences, Psychology, Epidemiology
•Evidence of research ethics training (GCP, TCPS-2) is considered an asset.

Employment Experience:
•1+ years’ experience in clinical/medical research environment.
•Demonstrated experienced recruiting and consenting participants for research studies preferred.
•Working with vulnerable populations considered an asset.
•Knowledge of Mental Health research, digital health, and/or standardized assessments in mental health and clinical trials are a strong asset.
•Professional experience and comfort dealing with issues that relate sensitive topics, such as symptoms related to mental illness, including suicidal thoughts and behaviors, substance use and/or trauma.
•Experience with Qualitative research (interviewing, coding etc.) an asset

Personal Qualities:
•Excellent interpersonal and communication skills (written and oral).
•Excellent organizational and time-management skills required to coordinate multiple activities to meet tight or changing deadlines.
•Excellent problem-solving and decision-making skills required to deal with unexpected situations or issues.
•Flexible and cooperative spirit with a strong commitment to team efforts.
•Outcome-driven with the ability to work independently or minimal supervision, including working from home.

Other Skills/Qualifications:  
•Excellent computer skills (MS Word, SharePoint, Excel, PowerPoint, and Outlook)
•Experience with Electronic Data Capture Systems (e.g. REDCap) an asset.
•Experience with Electronic Medical Record systems (Epic preferred) an asset.
•Proficiency with reference manager software (EndNote) an asset.
•Knowledge of qualitative analysis software (NVivo) is considered an asset.

Contract Details:
This is a 1-year full-time contract with the possibility of renewal.
Salary: min: $ 26.447 – max: $ 31.155

Comments to Applicant:
Please send your CV and cover letter to Nicole Edgar using the email below. Only those selected for an interview will be contacted.

Contact Info:
Name: Nicole Edgar
Title: Clinical Research Program Manager
Program: Neurosciences Program
Ottawa Hospital Research Institute
Address: 1919 Riverside Drive, Suite 406


The Ottawa Hospital Research Institute is committed to building and sustaining a welcoming and supportive culture that promotes equity, diversity and inclusion for trainees, researchers, and staff. We are devoted to identifying and removing barriers that limit equitable access to opportunities within our organization. The Ottawa Hospital Research Institute strongly supports initiatives that encourage the participation of all groups, in particular the four groups defined in the Employment Equity Act (women, Indigenous peoples, persons with disabilities and members of visible minorities).

We thank all applicants for their interest. However, only those invited for an interview will be contacted. The Ottawa Hospital Research Institute is an equal-opportunity employer. Upon request, accommodations due to a disability are available throughout the selection process.

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