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Autism Treatment Network Manager 

Category Research  
Req Number RES-19-00025  
Department Bloorview Research Institute 

Work type Temporary Full-Time 

Grade None Specified 

FTE 1.00 

Posting Close Date 09/20/2019 


Title: Autism Treatment Network Manager

Type: Active

Program: Autism Research Centre

Reports to: Clinician Scientist

Work Status: Temporary Full-time, 37.5 hours per week (1.0 FTE)

Start Date: August 6, 2019

End Date: August 5, 2020

We are seeking a project manager with experience working with children with autism and their families, as well as experience leading research and/or quality improvement initiatives. As the Autism Treatment Network Manager within the Autism Research Centre, the successful candidate will work alongside an interdisciplinary research team on a multi-site project focused on improving medical care for children and adolescents with autism.

Key Responsibilities

  • Responsible for providing research support to the Principal Investigator (PI), you will perform activities delegated by the PI
  • Prepare required reports (annual and interim), presentations, and contribute to manuscripts
  • Develop and present ASD training modules within the hospital and the larger community
  • Develop and implement strategies to disseminate information to the community and to families
  • Coordinate with other local and national ATN sites, coordinators, PIs and funders
  • Recruit for study, collect data and facilitate informed consent/assent.
  • Work with clinic staff to develop and test quality improvement initiatives
  • Perform participant interviews, assessments as required by study protocol
  • Ensure research is conducted in compliance with the Bloorview Research Ethics Board (REB) and Tri-Council Policy Statement (TCPS-2)
  • Complete research ethics submissions, amendments and renewals
  • Maintain study documentation and complete regulatory paperwork
  • Participate in remote monthly Coordinator video-conference calls, as well as working groups
  • Travel approximately two times per year to participate in larger ATN events


    • Exceptional organizational, time management and leadership skills
    • Minimum Master's degree in sciences, social sciences or a health related discipline
    • Post-graduate education in fields specific to behavioural science/autism, child development, early childhood education, etc. or equivalent experience
    • 3-5 years of research experience is required, which has garnered you an understanding of research policies and procedures. More prolonged experience in a leadership role is an asset.
    • Demonstrated ability to work well with children with ASD and/or developmental disabilities and their families
    • Experience and comfort presenting to various audiences
    • Ability to function independently, and yet collaboratively, within a research team
    • Experience following REB-approved protocols and ensuring the timely completion and submission of relevant ethics documentation (amendment requests, annual renewals)
    • Experience working with REBs including initial submissions and post approval submissions
    • Strong written and oral communication skills
    • Demonstrated computer software skills (including Microsoft Word, Excel, Outlook, PowerPoint, Access)
    • Experience coordinating multi-site studies and quality improvement is an asset

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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