Research Ethics Coordinator – Ontario Cancer Research Ethics Board (OCREB)

Site: MaRS Centre, Toronto
Status: Full-time, Permanent

The Ontario Institute for Cancer Research (OICR) is seeking a Research Ethics Coordinator (REC) for its Ontario Cancer Research Ethics Board (OCREB).

The REC is integral to the operations of OCREB and serves as the primary liaison between OCREB and the research teams. The REC is responsible for facilitating the research ethics review process via an online system. The REC also is responsible for facilitating compliance with the standards, regulations and guidelines governing human research participant protection. The REC must be able to communicate effectively with OCREB members, researchers, research coordinators and other staff at institutions throughout Ontario, as well as with other external stakeholders in the broader research community such as study sponsors and regulatory bodies such as Health Canada. The REC supports the OCREB Chair, Vice-Chairs and members and reports to the Executive Director.

• Minimum Bachelor’s degree; health sciences-related field preferred;
• Minimum 3 years practical and related experience;
• Sound knowledge of clinical trial conduct, front-line experience with study participants preferred;
• Experience in oncology clinical trials preferred;
• Research ethics experience highly desirable;
• Sound knowledge of the regulations and guidelines governing clinical research and research ethics – i.e., the protection of human research participants;
• Highly computer literate (e.g., Word, Excel, Outlook);
• Well-developed oral and written communication skills;
• Strong analytical, critical thinking, organizational and time management skills;
• Ability to synthesize findings and to judge and substantiate the significance of the findings;
• Ability to make thoughtful, informed, and thorough decisions;
• Ability to analyze problems, identify key information and issues, and effectively resolve;
• Ability to handle details with a high degree of accuracy and to organize and prioritize a high volume of work to meet both internal and external deadlines;
• Excellent interpersonal skills and a demonstrated ability to exercise high level of tact and diplomacy in dealing with a wide variety of diverse stakeholders;
• Ability to work both independently and within a collaborative team environment.

Closing date: May 28, 2021 (or until filled)

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