U of T’s Quality Assurance Analyst

Quality Assurance Analyst – Human Research

Date Posted: 07/14/2022

Req ID: 23916
Faculty/Division: VP – Research
Department: Research Oversight & Compliance Office
Campus: St. George (Downtown Toronto)

Position Number: 37366



About us:

The Vice-President, Research & Innovation (VPRI) portfolio supports the University of Toronto as a top public research university in the world. Our mission is to create the most supportive environment possibleso that our researchers, innovators and learners can do what they do best – advance understanding and apply new knowledge. Our work supports, fosters and promotes the research and innovation culture and activities of our faculty, staff and students, along with our partner hospitals, funding sponsors, and partners in the public and private sector. VPRI provides a full range of services including guidance to faculty, staff and students on funding opportunities, research agreement negotiation, oversight andaccountability services including research accounting, environmental health and safety, innovation and entrepreneurship, partnerships, policies and procedures, and institutional awards and honours.

Your opportunity:

Under direct supervision of the Research Ethics Analyst and general supervision of the Director, Human Research Ethics, the Quality Assurance Analyst (QAA) is responsible for the efficient and effective administration of Continuing Ethics Review (CER) procedures and policies in support of the activities of the Human Research Ethics Unit.

Your responsibilities will include:

  • Assessing and determining if Continuing Ethics Review submissions meet approval criteria
  • Determining when to hold funding linked to lapsed protocols and releasing once approvals are received
  • Conducting site visits to ensure adherence to Research Ethics Board approved protocols
  • Writing reports on site visit findings
  • Disseminating information regarding policies and guidelines to research staff
  • Writing and summarizing research comments on individual submissions
  • Creating and updating records

Essential Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s Degree or acceptable combination of equivalent experience
  • Minimum (4) four years of relevant experience in research ethics and/or research administration
  • Experience using online review systems
  • Experience using Administrative Management Systems (AMS) or equivalent
  • Knowledge of and ability to apply policies and procedural guidelines
  • Demonstrated ability to interact with and provide support to diverse stakeholders including faculty researchers, students and research staff
  • Strong collaborative approach and interpersonal skills; ability to work as part of a team
  • Demonstrated critical thinking skills
  • Outstanding written and verbal communication skills; ability to compile reports and large amounts of information; and to take committee/meeting minutes
  • Superior attention to detail, and accuracy in reviewing documents, and in entering data; demonstrated data review skills
  • Excellent computer skills including MS Office Suite (O365), Adobe Acrobat and iAuditor
  • Proven ability to write clearly and concisely
  • Excellent organizational skills and demonstrated ability to meet strict deadlines

Assets (Nonessential):

  • Previous experience or knowledge of Research Ethics Boards and/or human research preferred
  • Working knowledge of regulatory requirements, standards, issues related to the research environment and/or ethics, human ethics preferred .

To be successful in this role you will be:

  • Adaptable
  • Diligent
  • Diplomatic
  • Efficient
  • Organized
  • Team player

Closing Date: 07/28/2022,11:59PM ET
Employee Group: USW 
Appointment Type: Budget – Continuing 
Schedule: Full-Time
Pay Scale Group & Hiring Zone: USW Pay Band 10 — $63,720 with an annual step progression to a maximum of $81,485. Pay scale and job class assignment is subject to determination pursuant to the Job Evaluation/Pay Equity Maintenance Protocol.
Job Category: Research Administration & Teaching

All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however, Canadians and permanent residents will be given priority.

Diversity Statement

The University of Toronto is strongly committed to diversity within its community and especially welcomes applications from racialized persons / persons of colour, women, Indigenous / Aboriginal People of North America, persons with disabilities, LGBTQ2S+ persons, and others who may contribute to the further diversification of ideas.

As part of your application, you will be asked to complete a brief Diversity Survey. This survey is voluntary. Any information directly related to you is confidential and cannot be accessed by search committees or human resources staff. Results will be aggregated for institutional planning purposes. For more information, please see http://uoft.me/UP.

Accessibility Statement

The University strives to be an equitable and inclusive community, and proactively seeks to increase diversity among its community members. Our values regarding equity and diversity are linked with our unwavering commitment to excellence in the pursuit of our academic mission.

The University is committed to the principles of the Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act (AODA). As such, we strive to make our recruitment, assessment and selection processes as accessible as possible and provide accommodations as required for applicants with disabilities.

If you require any accommodations at any point during the application and hiring process, please contact uoft.careers@utoronto.ca.