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Research Assistant  

Category Research  
Req Number RES-20-00005  
Department Bloorview Research Institute 

Work type Temporary Full-Time 

Grade Grade 4 ($26.01/hr to $31.09/hr) 

FTE 1.00 

Posting Close Date 03/06/2020 


Position Title: Research Assistant

Status: Temporary Full-Time (37.5 hours per week)

Start Date: March 9, 2020

End Date: March 9, 2021

Lab: Autism Research Centre (ARC)

Supervisor: Evdokia Anagnostou

Program: Bloorview Research Institute

Salary: Grade 4 ($26.01 - $31.09)


Working within the Autism Research Centre and alongside an interdisciplinary research team, you will be part of large multi-site project investigating overlapping phenotypes in Autism Spectrum Disorders (ASD), Attention-Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD), Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder (OCD) and other Neurodevelopmental Disorders. Your main role will include following a research protocol and completing assessments with children of all ages that have been diagnosed with ASD and other Neurodevelopmental Disorders.


Key Responsibilities

  • Responsible for providing clinical and research support to the Principal Investigator (PI), you will perform activities delegated by the PI and/or research manager
  • Responsible for recruitment, scheduling of appointments, facilitating informed consent/assent, and supporting all families’ understanding of the procedures and implications of the research study
  • Administer standardized assessments to children of all ages who have been diagnosed with a neurodevelopmental disorder (e.g. IQ tests, autism assessments), under the supervision of a psychologist; Administer semi-structured interviews with parents (e.g. Autism Diagnostic Interview, Parent Interview for Child Symptoms).
  • Score and enter data for standardized assessments, interviews, and questionnaires
  • Ensure research is conducted in compliance with the Bloorview Research Ethics Board (REB) and Tri-Council Policy Statement (TCPS-2)
  • Maintain study documentation, score assessments, enter data, and complete regulatory paperwork



  • A Bachelor’s degree in psychology or a health-related field
  • Demonstrated ability to work well with children with ASD and/or developmental disabilities; the capacity to work comfortably and successfully with these children and their parents will be imperative for success in this position
  • Experience and demonstrated skill in administering psychological assessments and following standardized administration/scoring procedures during child assessments, parental interviews, and questionnaires is an asset
  • At least one year of clinical research experience is preferred, that has garnered you an understanding of research policies and procedures
  • Broad clinical skills and knowledge of neurodevelopmental disorders will be considered assets
  • Strong written and oral communication skills
  • Ability to function independently, and yet collaboratively, within a research team
  • Exceptional organizational skills
  • Demonstrated computer software skills (including Microsoft Word, Outlook, PowerPoint, Access)
  • Ability to work flexible hours
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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