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Neuroinformatics Lead - CP Lab 

Category Research  
Req Number RES-18-00018  
Department Bloorview Research Institute 

Work type Temporary Full-Time 

Grade None Specified 

FTE 1.00 

Posting Close Date 05/27/2018 


We are seeking a Neuroinformatics Lead to work within the Cerebral Palsy Integrated Neuroscience Discovery Network 'CP-NET' funded by the Ontario Brain Institute and based out of the CP Discovery Lab at Holland Bloorview. Our network of investigators is a group of fast-paced multi-disciplinary team investigating the etiology and rehabilitation of children and youth with cerebral palsy. The Neuroinformatics Lead, reporting to the Program Manager, and the Scientific Director, will primarily focus on the support of CP-NET's web application data systems that capture clinical, neuroimaging and genomics data.


  • Support the development and testing of electronic case-report forms (eCRFs) and databases used to gather data from various clinical research studies in collaboration with subject-matter experts and clinical/neuroimaging/genomics databases.
  • Liaise with study principal investigators to determine the types of information required to be captured and ensure the development of any tools are in adherence to the study protocol and regulatory requirements.
  • Administer systems access to new users.
  • Aid in ongoing training of investigators, personnel and/or students as well as development/maintenance of training manuals.
  • Participate in audits and site visits as needed.
  • Perform/assist with data entry/cleaning/formatting, on-going maintenance, data quality, and analysis.
  • Keep an accurate record/log of research ethics/study documentations from investigators in relation to the network's research projects.
  • Assist in development of new research proposals, preparation of grant applications.
  • Assist in the preparation of reports, presentations, and manuscripts including data analysis.
  • Keeping abreast of regulations and policies governing clinical research and health care in Ontario/Canada.
  • Facilitate other ad-hoc projects as assigned.
  • Travel within Ontario will be required; an ability to work flexible hours e.g. weekends/overtime may be required for this position.


  • Bachelor of Computer Science or Bachelor of Science, advanced degrees strongly preferred.
  • Neuroscience and/or experience in paediatric clinical research are an asset.
  • Minimum 1 year of experience providing technical and/or program/software support in a research/healthcare/academic environment.
  • Experience with developing electronic case-report forms (eCRFs) and/or databases.
  • Experience working with REDCAP, OpenClinica, XNat and/or LabKey highly preferred.
  • Experience with project management, and knowledge/training in project management methodologies is an asset.
  • Knowledge of programming languages e.g. Python is an asset.
  • Knowledge of data science analytics is an asset.
  • Familiarity with clinical research and PHIPA regulations is a strong asset.
  • Excellent interpersonal and communication (written and oral) skills.
  • Ability to work independently to support various projects with tight competing deadlines as well as work collaboratively with stakeholders of varying backgrounds (e.g. clinicians, academics, business professionals).
  • Advanced knowledge of Microsoft Office programs (Word, PowerPoint, Excel and Access)

About the Bloorview Research Institute

The Bloorview Research Institute is dedicated to improving the lives of children with disabilities and their families through research. The Research Institute conducts research focused on enhancing care, developing assistive technologies, and evaluating all the barriers restricting inclusion of children with disabilities. The Institute's staff is comprised of a multidisciplinary group of scientists whose expertise includes medicine, surgery, nursing, occupational therapy, physical therapy, speech-language pathology, engineering, epidemiology, biostatistics, psychology and more.

About the Organization Join a world of possibility! Holland Bloorview Kids Rehabilitation Hospital creates a world of possibility by supporting children and youth living with disability, medical complexity, illness and injury. Holland Bloorview is a top 40 Canadian research hospital that is fully affiliated with the University of Toronto and serves over 7,500 families annually. Providing both inpatient and outpatient services, Holland Bloorview is renowned for its expertise in partnering with clients and families to provide exceptional care and is the only organization to ever achieve 100 per cent in two successive quality surveys by Accreditation Canada.

Holland Bloorview has won numerous awards including Greater Toronto's Top Employers, Canada's Top Employers for Young People and Canada's Most Admired Corporate Cultures. We offer an inspiring, innovative, and collaborative work environment with competitive compensation and benefit packages and programs that support ongoing learning and professional growth.

Holland Bloorview Kids Rehabilitation Hospital is a fully affiliated teaching hospital of the University of Toronto and is committed to fostering a climate of equity and diversity and welcomes and respects the diversity of our clients, families, staff, trainees, volunteers, trustees and partners. As part of our commitment to fair and equitable recruitment and selection practices, we encourage applications from racialized persons, women, Indigenous/Aboriginal People of North America, persons with disabilities, LGBTQ persons, and others who may contribute to the further diversification of ideas within our community.

Interested applicants are invited to submit their application by pressing the "Apply" button near the top of this page. Should you require accommodation during any stage in the recruitment process, please contact Human Resources at or 416-425-6220.  

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