Job Research Assistant I in Toronto

Research Assistant I

Job description

Reference Number: 000001758
Posted Date: 11/23/2022
Closing Date: 12/14/2022

LTRI - Joint Department of Medical Imaging (Breast Division)
Position: Research Assistant I

Research Assistant I

LTRI - Joint Department of Medical Imaging (Breast Division)

Regular, Part-Time

7.5 up to 24 hours per week (1248 annually)


Principal Investigator

The Lunenfeld-Tanenbaum Research Institute of Mount Sinai Hospital, a University of Toronto affiliated research centre, is one of the world's leading centres in biomedical research. With ground-breaking discoveries in research areas such as diabetes, genetic disorders, cancer and women’s and infants’ health, the Institute is committed to excellence in health research and the training of young investigators. Strong partnerships with the clinical programs of Mount Sinai Hospital ensure that scientific knowledge is used to promote human health. Your significant contributions will assist in maintaining our momentum in advancing our research.


Digital mammography (DM) has been in the market for over 20 years, but in the past 10 years, many places in the world have acquired Digital Breast Tomosynthesis (DBT). DBT is a technology in which the movement of the tube allows the acquisition of several images of the breast and, previous published studies have shown that, by decreasing the superposition of the tissue, it increases the cancer detection rate and, at the same time, decreases the callback rate. However, there are persistent gaps in the literature that need to be clarified. The TMIST trial is a North America multicentric randomized clinical trial conducted by the ACRIN Research Group in the USA and by the CCTG in Canada that aims to compare the diagnostic performance between Digital Breast Tomosynthesis (DBT) and Digital Mammography (DM) in the breast cancer screening setting. Mount Sinai Hospital is one of the Canadian centres, where this trial will be conducted.


  • Pre-Trial Subject Screening - Subject eligibility screening based on inclusion/exclusion criteria in the protocol
  • Conduct informed consent according to approved OCREB
  • Patient enrolment process - processing the enrolment of a participant into the trial (registration and randomization)
  • Clinical Data Management/Administration - management administration of clinical trial data, including corrections and queries
  • Communication with OCREB/CCTG - prepare and submit all correspondence and documents subject to approval/notification.
  • Coordinate study follow-up visits as necessary


Degree: Bachelor Degree.

Required skills:

  • High level interpersonal, verbal and written communication skills
  • Well-developed time management skills and excellent attention to detail
  • Self-motivated and able to work independently to complete the collective goals of the team
  • Good judgment and decision making
  • Basic computer skills with Microsoft Word, Excel
  • Strong communication skills

Additional Asset:

  • Interest in project management in the healthcare system.

In accordance with Institute’s policy and legislated health and safety requirements, employment is conditional upon the verification of credentials, completion of a health review, and demonstrating proof of immunity and vaccination status of vaccine-preventable diseases. All employees and affiliates will follow safe work practices and comply with health and safety policies, procedures, and training. Successful candidates will be required to provide two (2) written reference letters from their former employer(s)/supervisor(s).

To ensure the safety and wellbeing of all our people and patients, Sinai Health has made it a priority to support everyone in getting vaccinated against COVID-19. Consistent with this, our Staff Immunization & Surveillance Policy was recently updated to include the requirement for full vaccination – currently defined as receiving two doses and serving a 14-day waiting period following the second dose – in order to be able to work at Sinai Health. To be compliant with our updated Policy, you must provide proof of dual COVID-19 vaccination, as indicated on the Prospective Immunization and Surveillance Policy Information Sheet, in order to be eligible for employment at Sinai Health. If you believe you are one of the very few people who may require an exemption from vaccination, supporting medical information must be submitted to our Occupational Health department, who will review and assess.

We are a fully committed to fairness and equity in employment and our recruitment and selection practices. We encourage applications from Indigenous peoples, people with disabilities, members of sexual minority groups, members of racialized groups, women and any others who may contribute to the further diversification of our Sinai Health community. Accommodation will be provided in all parts of the hiring process as required under our Access for People with Disabilities policy. Applicants need to make their requirements known in advance.

The Lunenfeld-Tanenbaum Research Institute is a scent sensitive environment, and all members of the community are expected to refrain from wearing or using scented products while visiting or working at the Institute. We also support a barrier-free workplace supported by the Institute’s accessibility plan, accommodation and disability management policies and procedures. Should you require accommodation at any point during the recruitment process, including accessible job postings, please contact the Lunenfeld-Tanenbaum Human Resources Department.

Posting open until December 14, 2022. We thank all candidates for applying. Only those selected for an interview will be contacted.

Hours: 7.5 up to 24 hours per week (1248 annually)

Contact Name: Online
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