McMaster University CLINICAL RESEARCH ASSISTANT – School of Rehabilitation Science Full Time in Hamilton, ON

McMaster University

Branch Hamilton ON CA

CLINICAL RESEARCH ASSISTANT – School of Rehabilitation Science
Hamilton, ON

Clinical Research Assistant. Familiarity with clinical rehabiliation research. CYCLE Methods Centre Clinical Research Assistant….

JD # JD00593
Pay Grade: 6
Title: Clinical Research Assistant

Unit/Project Description:
CYCLE Methods Centre Clinical Research Assistant. CYCLE is an innovative early rehabilitation intervention for critically ill patients. It will be the largest international multicentre study of in-bed cycling in the world. We are looking for a Clinical Research Assistant to join our Methods Centre team.

Job Summary:
Responsible for organizing and administering one or more clinical research projects within required deadlines under the direction of a Principal Investigator or project leader

Purpose and Key Functions:
Oversee the collection, entry, verification, management, analysis, and reporting of data.
Use statistical software to analyze data and interpret results.
Design and maintain databases, data collection forms, error checking methods and related programs for efficient collection, analysis, and reporting.
Modify and reconfigure databases to ensure the optimal storage of data and minimize data entry complexities.
Troubleshoot moderately complex computer problems.
Write data management and operations documentation for the project.
Liaise between the centre and remote clinic sites and personnel.
Conduct structured patient interviews.
Ensure that the relevant research methodology is applied and all research material is handled in Accordance with established protocols, policies, and procedures.
Participate in the development of promotional strategies and related materials to encourage participation and support for research projects.
Develop presentations and present information and training sessions to project personnel and patients.
Keep project participants informed of project progress through regular reports and newsletters.
Gather and compile information and data required for the preparation of scientific papers, abstracts, and graphs.
Conduct literature searches.
Oversee the extraction and compilation of data required for reports and disseminate data to research groups and collaborating partners.
Implement and maintain the research project budget. Create financial projections and make adjustments to the research project budget throughout the fiscal year.
Exercise appropriate budget controls, monitor, and reconcile accounts.
Write a variety of letters and memos.
Participate in research project meetings and propose recommendations for procedure modifications and development in the areas of data management, quality control, and assurance.
Write, update, and archive data management and quality assurance conventions.
Respond to inquiries received from project personnel regarding relevant project issues and procedures.


  • Bachelor’s degree in a relevant field of study.
  • Requires 2 years of relevant experience.

Familiarity with clinical rehabiliation research
Experience with international multicentre clinical trials an asset
Experience with Clinical Trials Ontario, Hamilton Integrated Research Ethics Board an asset
Knowledge of Good Clinical Practice, TCPS2 and other ethics related certifications required
Experience with the intensive care/ critical care clinical environment an asset
Proficiency with MS Office required (Outlook, MS Word, Excel, PowerPoint)
Experience with MOSAIC preferred
Experience with iDataFax and SPSS software an asset
Knowledge of application/ identification of eligible expenses for different granting agencies Required
Additional training with research methods an asset
To coordinate with international collaborators, some teleconferences will be required outside traditional office hours

How To Apply

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Employment Equity Statement

McMaster University is located on the traditional territories of the Haudenosaunee and Mississauga Nations and, within the lands protected by the “Dish with One Spoon” wampum agreement.
In keeping with its Statement on Building an Inclusive Community with a Shared Purpose, McMaster University strives to embody the values of respect, collaboration and diversity, and has a strong commitment to employment equity. The diversity of our workforce is at the core of our innovation and creativity and strengthens our research and teaching excellence. The University seeks qualified candidates who share our commitment to equity, diversity and inclusion. While all qualified candidates are invited to apply, we particularly welcome applications from women, persons with disabilities, First Nations, Métis and Inuit peoples, members of visible minorities, and LGBTQ+ persons. Job applicants requiring accommodation to participate in the hiring process should contact the Human Resources Service Centre at 905-525-9140 ext. 222-HR (22247) or the Faculty of Health Sciences Human Resources office at ext. 22207 to communicate accommodation needs.

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Employment Type: Full Time
Location: Hamilton, ON, CA
Posted on: 2018-05-23
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