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Posting # 49995 - [ Non-Union ]
Research Coordinator, Gait and Brain Laboratory, Parkwood Institute - 1 position
Gait and Brain Laboratory, Parkwood Institute
Parkwood Institute Main - London, ON
Temporary Full Time


The successful candidate will work under the direction of Dr. Manuel Montero-Odasso, Director of the Gait & Brain Laboratory, and a senior project manager, within a multi-disciplinary research team at Parkwood Institute in the role of “Research Coordinator”. The successful incumbent will lead a multisite Randomized Controlled Trial (RCT) related to mobility and cognition in older adults, the SYNERGIC 2 Trial. They will be responsible for leading the central site of the trial (London) and liaising with other sites, participants, physicians, and healthcare workers. In addition, the selected candidate will conduct day-to-day operations of the RCT, including coordinating coaches and Research Assistants working on the trial, liaising with Research Ethic Boards (REBs), updating SOPs and manuals of procedures, and leading reports for external audits. Tasks may also include participant recruiting, obtaining participant’s informed consent, overseeing and performing participant assessments and interventions. The successful candidate will also be responsible for ensuring that research procedures, such as data collection and storage, are in accordance with research ethics standards. More information about our laboratory and research can be seen at www.gaitandbrain.com

This position is for a full-time in-person position; 5 days (37.5 hours) per week, for a two-year contract with a high likelihood of renewal.


Essential Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s degree in health-related field
  • Formal training in ICH/GCP guidelines or Clinical Trials Course
  • Experience in clinical trials in industry or academic/research environments,
  • Previous experience as a Research Assistant or Coordinator in interventional clinical trials or observational studies, including knowledge of regulatory rules
  • Experience writing protocols, SOPs and CRFs for research studies
  • Knowledge of ethics standards for conducting research with humans
  • Proficient in Excel databases
  • Proficient in additional computer applications and software such as Microsoft Word, PowerPoint, and SPSS
  • Excellent organizational and analytical skills
  • Demonstrated attention to detail
  • Exceptional interpersonal and communication skills
  • Ability to work effectively both independently and as part of a team
  • Ability to supervise and coordinate research team members
  • Proven flexibility with a high level of initiative and self-direction
  • Demonstrated knowledge of and commitment to patient and staff safety
Preferred Qualifications
  • 3 years of experience coordinating RCTs
  • Experience with clinical trial external audits
  • Master’s degree in basic or health sciences
  • Certification in effective coaching
  • Certification in exercise physiology (CSEP)
  • Certification from the Society of Research Associates (SOCRA)
  • Familiarity with Lawson Health Research Institute policies and procedures
  • Previous experience conducting neuropsychological and mobility assessments
  • Previous experience conducting research with older adults
Teaching and Research
  • St. Joseph's Health Care London through its affiliation with Western University and Fanshawe College is a leading research and teaching hospital. As an employee of St. Joseph's you will be expected to engage in role related teaching and research activities in addition to any of your clinical duties
Immunization Requirements
  • Provide documentation you have received two doses of the Covid-19 vaccine and a written commitment to follow any
  • future Public Health recommendations and St. Joseph's Health Care London policies and processes related to Covid
  • management in the workplace.
  • Provide vaccination records or proof of immunity against measles, mumps, rubella and varicella (chicken pox)
  • Provide documentation of the Tuberculosis skin testing

Posting date: January 12, 2023
Submission deadline: January 25, 2023

Jennifer Pasichnyk, Human Resources

Your interest in this opportunity is appreciated.
Only those under consideration will be contacted.
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