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Eastern Health Canada

Research Assistant

Job Details

Hiring Organization
Eastern Health Canada
Post Name Research Assistant
Qualification Any Graduate
Industry Private
Employment Type Full-Time
Work Hours 8 Hours
Salary CAD 20 To CAD 25 Per Hour
Location  Canada A1A 1A1

Job Description

Reporting to the Manager, of Clinical Research, the Research Assistant I (RA I) will assist with confidentially obtaining patient information and entering it into the appropriate study database. The RA I 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.), and maintain an inventory of supplies and materials required for various studies (i.e. lab kits) while ensuring materials are not expired.

As 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, labeling laboratory kits, and stocking clinic rooms. Additionally, centrifuging patients’ blood, pipetting the serum, and packaging the blood 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 the Transportation of Dangerous Goods is an asset.
  • Current and continuing certification in Good Clinical Practice (GCP) with Health Canada is an asset.


  • A 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 Medidata 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 teamwork skills and the ability to work collaboratively.
  • Demonstrated effective research and analytical thinking skills.
  • Ability to ensure confidentiality and work in an ethical manner.

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