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Temporary Research Coordinator I - Department of Oncology - Lawson Health Research Institute

by London Health Sciences Centre

Reference #: 102098
Position Type: Temporary, Full-time
Remote work options: No
Location: London, Ontario
Date Posted: Jun 13, 2024
London Health Sciences Centre

Job Description

Posting Period


Open:           June 14, 2024

Deadline:      June 27, 2024


Job Summary


Lawson Health Research Institute (Lawson) is the research institute of London Health Sciences Centre and St. Joseph’s Health Care London. As one of Canada’s top ten research institutes, we are committed to furthering scientific knowledge to advance health care around the world.

 The Research Coordinator collaborates with other research coordinators and investigators to manage and facilitate several gynecologic cancer studies for the Cancer Research Laboratory Program and Department of Oncology at the London Regional Cancer Program at Victoria Hospital. Research projects mostly consist of investigator-initiated studies, as well as some industry-sponsored and cooperative group-sponsored studies. This position will provide an excellent opportunity for a dynamic individual with demonstrated organizational and communication skills. Responsibilities include, but are not limited to: development and maintenance of REB-approved study protocols; coordination of efforts among PIs and staff for research studies; recruitment of study participants (e.g. identify and screen potential subjects, obtain informed consent); coordination of patient visits schedules as per study protocol; execution of all aspects of study visit (e.g. assessment of adverse events, medication, questionnaires, sample collection, shipment of samples); facilitation of tumour biobanking activities with scientists of the Translational Ovarian Cancer Research Unit and Ontario Tumour Bank staff; and coordinate quarterly update meetings with study PIs and supervisors. The Research Coordinator would implement and coordinate aspects of data collection and source documentation as per LHSC policy and ICH/GCP guidelines.

Rate of Pay:           Commensurate with experience

Hours of Work:     Full-time, 37.5 hours per week

Duration:                12 months, renewable on annual basis


  • Successful completion of a recognized Master’s degree in a relevant and/or related field
  • Minimum of (1) year recent and relevant clinical research experience, preferably with experience confidentially handling patient data
  • Able to handle multiple projects simultaneously, be able to work under pressure, and have the flexibility to adjust to changing schedules and deadlines
  • Effective communication skills to foster a respectful, inclusive and collaborative environment
  • Demonstrated knowledge of and commitment to the principles of patient- and family-centred care
  • Demonstrated knowledge of and commitment to patient and staff safety at LHSC
  • Demonstrated ability to attend work on a regular basis
  • Able to implement and coordinate aspects a small clinical study including facilitation of study activation, coordination with team members, data and sample collection, and assistance with data analysis
  • Excellent writing and presentation skills for grant and REB protocol preparation and for updates on study results and progress
  • Able to organize workload and manage daily competing priorities in a health care environment
  • Act as central point of communication for study management, manage data and specimen collection
  • Working knowledge, or ideally prior experience, in Human Research Ethics, Tri-council policy, Good Clinical Practices, Health Canada and FDA regulations an asset

If interested in this role, please apply with a resume that outlines all current and previous experience relevant to the position. 

We are committed to providing a safe, healthy and inclusive work environment that inspires respect. LHSC is committed to employment equity and diversity in the workplace and welcomes applications from equity-denied groups including Indigenous people, racialized people, women, persons with disabilities, and 2SLGBTQIA+ persons. LHSC is also committed to ensuring an accessible and inclusive recruitment process. Upon individual request, we will endeavor to remove any barrier to the hiring process to reasonably accommodate candidates, including those with disabilities, while maintaining a fair, consistent and equitable recruitment approach. Should any applicant require accommodation through the application, interview or selection processes, please contact Recruitment Services at 519-685-8500, extension #34321 or

As part of the selection process applicants may be required to complete an examination or test. Please be advised that a reference check may be conducted as part of the selection process. 

Your interest in this opportunity is appreciated. Only those applicants selected for an interview will be contacted. Successful candidates, as a condition of job offer, would be required to provide a satisfactory police information check (original document) completed in the last 6 months. 

Please be advised, if you are seeking employment on a temporary work or study permit we recommend reviewing work permit restrictions as it applies to healthcare organizations in Canada. As per the Government of Canada, LHSC is considered a hospital/healthcare organization, even if an employee is functioning in a non-patient facing role. Individuals on a work or study permit seeking employment in this sector may be required to complete additional steps in the process, including but not limited to a medical exam, which may also apply to employees looking to renew their work permits. It is the employee’s accountability to ensure they are adhering to their specific work permit restrictions, and we encourage all candidates and LHSC employees to be proactive and review restrictions as soon as possible as it could be a lengthy process. 

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  • Provide vaccination records or proof of immunity against measles, mumps, rubella and varicella (chicken pox), Hepatitis B, Tetanus/ Diphtheria/Polio; Meningitis;  
  • Provide documentation of the Tuberculosis skin testing (two step);  
  • Provide proof of Health Canada-approved COVID-19 vaccination reflective of Ontario Health’s current definition of being fully vaccinated  
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