Research Assistant I - Division of Emergency Medicine, Lawson Health Research Institute

by London Health Sciences Centre

Reference #: 102301
Position Type: Temporary, Full-time
Remote work options: No
Location: London, Ontario
Date Posted: Jul 03, 2024
London Health Sciences Centre

Job Description

Posting Period


Open:           July 4, 2024

Deadline:      July 19, 2024


Job Summary


The Research Assistant will be responsible for assisting the Principal Investigator of the Paramedics and Palliative Care research program, Dr Alix Carter, with tasks related to this program of research as well as assist with other ongoing projects within the Division of Emergency Medicine. This position provides non-technical assistance, organization and administrative support to research projects at a basic level. Tasks may include study participant recruitment, interviewing, administering surveys, collecting and recording data in an electronic database and limited processing of data.

Reporting to the study Principal Investigator, successful candidates will have a background in health care, and an interest in quality improvement, emergency medicine, and clinical research. The Research Assistant will be trained in study-related electronic data collection and chart abstraction & review. Research Assistants will be expected to keep meticulous records of phone calls and study activities in the study database.

Rate of Pay:                       To be commensurate with experience

Hours of Work:                  37.5 hours per week, preferred one weekend day a week

Duration                             One year


  • Bachelor of Science Degree
  • One year of recent clinical research experience
  • Excellent interpersonal skills
  • Proficient verbal and written communication skills in English
  • Strong computer skills, particularly in databases, spreadsheets and word processing
  • Meticulous and capable of independent decision making with study data
  • Progressively responsible experience in a support role
  • Demonstrated knowledge of medical and scientific terminology
  • Ability to work independently and as part of a team
  • Excellent attention to detail and proven ability to learn new skills
  • Excellent organizational skills to manage multiple tasks in a timely manner and flexibility to adapt to changing workload
  • Ability to keep written records
  • Ability to understand written and verbal directions
  • As applicable, knowledge of anatomy, physiology, pharmacology, GCP (HPB, FDA) regulation and guidelines, laboratory and diagnostic testing, health record analysis.
  • Knowledge of electronic data collection (EDC) portals (i.e. REDCap) an asset
  • Professionalism and self-motivation
  • Demonstrated commitment to principles of anti-oppression, equity, diversity, and inclusiveness
  • Familiarity and comfort working with vulnerable/marginalized populations
  • Demonstrated commitment to the principles of patient and family centered care
  • Demonstrated knowledge of and commitment to patient and staff safety
  • Demonstrated practice and commitment to LHSC’s Mission, Vision and Values
  • Demonstrated ability to attend work on a regular basis

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. 

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