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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 Ottawa Hospital Research Institute’s Clinical Epidemiology Program (CEP) is currently accepting applications for the position of Clinical Research Assistant II within the BLUEPRINT Research Group ( As a Clinical Research Assistant, you will play a vital role in conducting systematic reviews and meta-analyses, contributing to the advancement of translational research. This position offers an exciting opportunity to work alongside scientists, staff and trainees in our dynamic team focused on ‘translational’ research (i.e. moving exciting findings from the laboratory to clinical evaluation).

You will collaborate closely with our research group’s trainees and staff to design, execute, and publish various types of knowledge syntheses, including systematic reviews, scoping reviews, rapid reviews, and more. You will also help provide support for systematic reviews through the Ottawa Methods Centre. This position offers meaningful opportunities to enhance your skill set by engaging in other forms of analysis, such as individual patient meta-analyses and network meta-analyses. Additionally, depending on your expertise, you may also be involved in other analytical studies, grant applications, and ethics submissions.

The successful candidate will be responsible for:
•Developing systematic review protocols
•Screening studies and extracting relevant data for systematic reviews
•Performing relevant meta-analyses, as well as risk of bias assessments
•Assisting other group members with all stages of systematic reviews
•Providing consultations on systematic reviews
•Assisting with manuscript writing
•Assisting with grant preparation and submissions

Basic Requirements (Education/Experience):
•Minimum of 2 years of experience in a health research environment and a secondary diploma
•Evidence of training certification in Tri-Council Policy Statement -2 (TCPS-2) and the International Conference on Harmonisation – Good Clinical Practice Guidelines (ICH-GCP)
•Evidence of training in Food and Drug Regulations, Division 5, and/or Device Regulations, as applicable
•Experience conducting systematic reviews.
•Knowledge of basic statistics
•Strong time management skills and ability to effectively prioritize multiple projects.
•Flexible approach to meet demanding deadlines as required.
•Meticulous attention to detail to ensure data accuracy and adherence to protocol requirements.
•Computer literacy, including proficiency in Microsoft Word, Excel, and PowerPoint
•Excellent interpersonal skills to effectively collaborate with team members.
•Demonstrated ability to work both independently and as part of an interdisciplinary team.

Preferred Qualifications:
•Master’s degree in a health science-related field or equivalent
•Proficiency in meta-analyses and various meta-analytic software
•Previous research experience, publications
•Experience in a hospital research environment (translational, clinical or a combination)

Contract Details:
This is a full time, two-year contract with the possibility of renewal.
Please note that this is an in-person (on site) position.
Salary: Min: $26.447/hr. – Max: $31.155/hr

How to apply:
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Comments to Applicant:

Please provide your CV and a cover letter to demonstrate how you meet the requirements of the position listed.

Contact Info:
Name: Dr. Manoj Lalu
Title: Scientist
Program: Clinical Epidemiology
Ottawa Hospital Research Institute
Address: 501 Smyth Road, Ottawa

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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