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Clinical Research Coordinator - The Sunnybrook Stroke Research Unit - Temporary full-time 2023-5977

Toronto, ON
  • Number of positions available : 1

  • To be discussed
  • Contract job

  • Starting date : 1 position to fill as soon as possible


The Sunnybrook Stroke Research Unit is seeking an experienced, energetic, highly motivated individual to work as a Clinical Research Coordinator.  The individual will work as part of the research team, assisting with all aspects of ongoing and upcoming research studies within the Stroke Research Unit.


The incumbent will be responsible for coordinating multiple investigator-initiated as well as industry-sponsored research studies, including clinical trials regulated by Health Canada.  Key responsibilities may include but are not limited to the list below. This is an on-site, in-person position, requiring some flexibility to attend to off-hours duties if needed (evenings, nights or weekends).   In-person recruitment, consenting, enrolment, and follow-up visits for study participants is a requirement of this role.  If you are quality focused, highly skilled at problem solving, a self-starter and enjoy



Key Responsibilities and Activities:

  • Assists in study administration and study management: ability to adhere to research protocols and to carry out various aspects of conducting of a research study or a clinical trial.
  • Collaborates with the Investigator and other members of the study team.
  • Plans, implements and coordinates all aspects of data collection and maintenance of study documentation as per hospital policy and ICH/GCP guidelines.
  • Identifies problems using assessment skills and reports any concerns in a timely fashion.
  • Executes study related administrative tasks, including: scheduling participant visits, conducts recruitment interviews, obtains informed consent, collects and enters data and coordinating patient visits/schedule as per study protocol.
  • Reviews and assesses study related literature, liaises with sponsor, prepares and participates in study audits or monitoring activities
  • Maintains and reports on all administrative, regulatory and study documents subject to applicable guidelines
  • Initiates, manages, and coordinates submissions to Research Ethics Board and contracts for Legal Review
  • Maintains up to date training and certifications including GCP, TCPS2, and any other study-related required training
  • Financial duties relating to research study –related-activities:
  • manages orders, invoice payments and reimbursement claims / petty cash requests / purchase requisitions, cost transfers
  • liaises with SRI Research Finance and Sunnybrook Foundation as necessary for activities such as new account setup, annual reporting, budget management, donations, etc
  • Orders and Maintain study-related equipment and supplies.
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills with patients and colleagues, and the ability to multitask and solve problems in an independent manner. 


Qualifications/Special Skills include: 

  • Bachelor’s Degree in health services related discipline.  A BSc in nursing is an asset.
  • Minimum 2 years  experience in a clinical research setting, recruiting participants into multiple studies and conducting study-required assessments. Strong experience as a coordinator for phase 2 and phase 3 clinical drug trials is an asset.
  • Strong Interpersonal skills and ability to maintain professional communication and healthy relationships with staff, research participants and their caregivers
  • Research skills including chart review, phlebotomy, and neurological assessments are an asset
  • Time management skills: ability to prioritize workload and flexibility to adjust to changing work plans, schedules and deadlines
  • Outstanding oral and written communication skills and attention to detail
  • Computer Proficiency including skills with MS office applications, familiarity with study data entry and management platforms
  • Strong work ethic with an ability to solve problems independently


Please submit a cover letter with your CV in a single document  by clicking apply.


We thank you in advance for your interest. Only those candidates selected for an interview will be contacted.  No direct emails or phone calls please.

Sunnybrook Research Institute is committed to providing accessible employment practices that are in compliance with the Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act (AODA). If you require accommodation for disability during any stage of the recruitment process, please indicate this in your cover letter.

Sunnybrook Research Institute is strongly committed to inclusion and diversity within its community and welcomes all applicants including but not limited to: visible minorities, all religions and ethnicities, persons with disabilities, 2SLGBTQ+ persons, and all others who may contribute to the further diversification of ideas.

Please be advised that to be eligible for employment at Sunnybrook, all new hires must have received the full series of a COVID-19 vaccine or combination of COVID-19 vaccines approved by Health Canada (e.g., two doses of a two-dose vaccine series, or one dose of a single-dose vaccine series); AND have received the final dose of the COVID-19 vaccine at least 14 days ago. Medical exemptions or any other kind of requested exemption based upon the Hospital’s obligations pursuant to the Ontario Human Rights Code will be considered on a case-by-case basis


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