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Job Title:
Researach Assistant I

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Job Description

Location: Health Science Centre

Research Assistant I
Department of Research and Innovation
Temporary, Full Time (until April 1, 2021 with possibility of extension)
Hours75 bi-weekly (8 hour day shifts)
SalaryCG-24, ($21.12 - $23.27)
Competition Number2020004268
Posted Date15 September 2020
Closing Date22 September 2020

About Us
Eastern Health is the largest, integrated health authority in Newfoundland and Labrador employing approximately 13,000 dedicated employees and serving a population of more than 300,000 people. The authority offers the full continuum of health and community services including public health, long-term care, community services, hospital care and unique provincial programs and services. At Eastern Health we pride ourselves on providing the highest quality care and service possible to the people in our communities, in our region, and in the province. To do that, we employ qualified, competent and caring individuals who are dedicated to their professions and to our vision of Healthy People, Healthy Communities.

Job Summary
Reporting to the Manager, Clinical Research, the Research Assistant I (RA I) will assist with confidentially obtaining patient information and entering it into the appropriate study database. S/he will maintain study files by ensuring all documents are up to date and all correspondence is filed as required by Health Canada guidelines for clinical studies. The RA I will also assist with study questionnaires (mail or telephone, etc.), maintain an inventory of supplies and materials required for various studies (i.e. lab kits), while ensuring materials are not expired. The Research Assistant I will support and assist senior staff in preparing for study visits and regular study duties. This could include preparing study source documents for patient visits, labelling laboratory kits and stocking clinic rooms. Additionally, centrifuging patients' blood, pipetting the serum and packaging the bloods for shipment to the lab via FedEx as per transportation of dangerous goods guidelines, are all regular duties. The RA I may also be required to support senior staff with environmental scans for various research topics as needed.

Job Qualifications

Undergraduate coursework in a health related or social sciences field is required.
Current and continuing certification in Transportation of Dangerous Goods is an asset.
Current and continuing certification in Good Clinical Practice (GCP) with Health Canada is an asset.

Minimum of one year of experience within the last three years working in a research setting including data entry and laboratory processing is required.
Experience in report writing and conducting environmental scans are assets.

Competencies (Knowledge, Skills & Abilities)
Knowledge of research and evaluation approaches in various settings.
Proficiency in Microsoft Office including Outlook, Word, Excel, and Powerpoint.
Proficiency in iMedidata Rave and Inform.
Demonstrated excellent written and verbal communication skills.
Demonstrated individual leadership skills and autonomous critical thinking ability.
Demonstrated time management skills as well as the ability to prioritize and work in a dynamic and collaborative environment.
Demonstrated strong interpersonal skills and the ability to develop and maintain effective working relationships.
Demonstrated strong team work skills and the ability to work collaboratively.
Demonstrated effective research and analytical thinking skills.
Ability to ensure confidentiality and work in an ethical manner.

A satisfactory record of work performance and attendance is required.

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To become a part of our team, please submit your resume/cover letter or application form online, clearly demonstrating how you meet the required qualifications. Include your current mailing address, day-time contact number, e-mail address, competition and employee number if applicable.

Contact Information for Recruitment Related Inquiries:

Telephone: (709) 777-7777 (5-2) or 1-800-563-3693

Email: Applications/resumes are not accepted at this email address.

EXTERNAL APPLICANTS: We thank all applicants for their interest, however, only those selected for an interview will be contacted. The successful candidate will be required to provide a satisfactory Certificate of Conduct from the RCMP or local Police (Vulnerable Sector Check may be required), educational documents, registration/licensure if applicable and Social Insurance Number.