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Clinical Research Coordinator I

University Health Network

This is a Contract position in Toronto, ON posted June 18, 2020.

JOB POSTING # 859307

Position: Clinical Research Coordinator I 
Site: Princess Margaret Research Institute 
Department: Research
Reports to: Principal Investigator
Scale/Grade: $33.14 – $41.42 per hour
Hours: 35 hrs/week
Status: Temporary Full-time (1 year)

University Health Network (UHN) is looking for an experienced professional to fill the key role of Clinical Research Coordinator I in our Genetics Department.

Transforming lives and communities through excellence in care, discovery and learning.

The University Health Network, where “above all else the needs of patients come first”, encompasses Toronto Rehabilitation Institute, Toronto General Hospital, Toronto Western Hospital, Princess Margaret Cancer Centre and the Michener Institute of Education at UHN. The breadth of research, the complexity of the cases treated, and the magnitude of its educational enterprise has made UHN a national and international resource for patient care, research and education. With a long tradition of groundbreaking firsts and a purpose of “Transforming lives and communities through excellence in care, discovery and learning”, the University Health Network (UHN), Canada’s largest research teaching hospital, brings together over 16,000 employees, more than 1,200 physicians, 8,000+ students, and many volunteers. UHN is a caring, creative place where amazing people are amazing the world.

University Health Network (UHN) is a research hospital affiliated with the University of Toronto and a member of the Toronto Academic Health Science Network. The scope of research and complexity of cases at UHN have made it a national and international source for discovery, education and patient care. Research across UHN’s five research institutes spans the full spectrum of diseases and disciplines, including cancer, cardiovascular sciences, transplantation, neural and sensory sciences, musculoskeletal health, rehabilitation sciences, and community and population health. Find out about our purpose, values and principles here.


A Clinical Research Coordinator I position is available at the Princess Margaret Cancer Centre / University Health Network in Toronto, Canada. This project is within the Hereditary Cancer research group and encompasses a variety of familial cancer research studies. Working under a Project Manager and reporting to the Principal Investigator, the Clinical Research Coordinator I collaborates with the Investigators and health care team to assume responsibility for the overall coordination and management of familial cancer research studies.


  • Involvement in familial cancer research studies (e.g. BRCA, Lynch Syndrome, Neurofibromatosis, Li Fraumeni Syndrome and Von Hippel Lindau syndrome)
  • Recruitment of study participants (e.g. identify and screen potential subjects, coordinate patient visits, obtain informed consent, execution of study visit)
  • Planning, implementing and coordinating all aspects of data collection, source documentation and data entry per UHN policy and ICH/GCP guidelines
  • Database maintenance of clinical information for a variety of inherited conditions
  • Collaborating with team members on tasks related to participant recruitment and data maintenance
  • Coordinating with the Project Manger to execute administrative tasks, such as collection of regulatory documents, ethics submissions and general paperwork


  • Bachelor’s degree in a health-related field, or equivalent
  • Knowledge and interest in hereditary cancer and genetics is required
  • Minimum 3 years clinical and/or professional experience
  • Up to 1 year of clinical research experience, preferred
  • Experience with database maintenance and electronic patient record systems an asset
  • Knowledge of IHC/GCP guidelines, IATA shipping regulations and basic laboratory procedures an asset
  • Certification as a Clinical Research Professional an asset
  • Strong organizational and time management skills, with high attention to detail
  • Excellent interpersonal, verbal and written communication skills
  • Ability to learn quickly, problem solve, set priorities and work independently
  • Strong proficiency with MS Office software, Word, Excel and Outlook

If you are interested in making your contribution at UHN, please apply on-line. You will be asked to copy and paste as well as attach your resume and covering letter. You will also be required to complete some initial screening questions.

POSTED DATE: June 18, 2020   CLOSING DATE: Until filled

For current UHN employees, only those who have successfully completed their probationary period, have a good employee record along with satisfactory attendance in accordance with UHN’s attendance management program, and possess all the required experience and qualifications should apply.

University Health Network thanks all applicants, however, only those selected for an interview will be contacted.

UHN is a respectful, caring, and inclusive workplace. We are committed to championing accessibility, diversity and equal opportunity. Requests for accommodation can be made at any stage of the recruitment process providing the applicant has met the Bona-fide requirements for the open position. Applicants need to make their requirements known when contacted.