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Research Assistant - Office of Human Research Protections (OHRP) 

Category Research  
Req Number RES-23-00003  
Open Date 1/9/2023  
Number of Openings 1  
Department Bloorview Research Institute 

Work type Temporary Full-Time 

Grade Grade 4 ($26.80/hr to $32.03/hr) 

FTE 1.0 

Posting Close Date 02/10/2023 


Position Title: Research Assistant, Office of Human Research Protections (OHRP)

Status: Temporary, Full-time (1.0 FTE)

Start Date: As soon as possible

End Date: One-year contract with possibility of renewal

Supervisor: Manager, Office Human Research Protections

Program: Bloorview Research Institute


Reporting to the Manager, Office of Human Research Protections (OHRP), the Research Assistant supports the operations of the OHRP by supporting the Research Quality Education and Compliance Office (RQEC)  and the Research Ethics Office (REO). The Research Assistant for OHRP is responsible for facilitating the onboarding process for all new research staff, managing the training record repository for all research staff, and facilitating the research ethics submission process review via an online system.

Additionally, the Research Assistant, OHRP, will be responsible for assisting the RQEC and REO in developing educational sessions/resource material, maintaining and updating the REB website, and maintaining and updating the Bloorview Research Institute's (BRI) electronic system containing all educational resources. The Research Assistant, OHRP, must be able to communicate effectively, verbally and in writing, with investigators, research/clinical staff, trainees and administrative staff throughout Holland Bloorview.



Communication and Education

  • Communicate and liaise effectively with the investigators, research/clinical staff, trainees and administrative staff throughout the hospital
  • Assist research personnel in meeting onboarding training requirements
  • Assist research teams in meeting REB submission documentation requirements as relevant to each submission
  • Maintain the REB website
  • Assist in the communication of updated standard operating procedures, guidance documents, tools/templates and forms relating to REO and RQEC
  • Other duties as assigned

Administrative Functions

  • Save, organize, and follow-up with training record submissions from all BRI staff
  • Update RQEC and REB website content per request
  • Create/review access account to BRI resource website per request
  • Assist in maintenance and updating of RQEC and REB SOP, tools and templates
  • Assist in preparation of external audits and regulatory inspections
  • Screen and ensure completeness of all REB submissions including initial forms, amendments, unanticipated problems, renewals and closures 
  • Assist with preparation of REB meeting packages
  • Assist in maintenance of electronic and paper files to ensure timely and accurate record keeping
  • Assist with archiving of files (as required)
  • Other duties as assigned

Specialized Skills

  • Demonstrated knowledge in Tri-Council Policy Statement (TCPS2): Ethical Conduct for Research Involving Humans and International Conference on Harmonization – Good Clinical Practice (ICH-GCP), Health Canada and FDA Regulations
  • Possess a working knowledge of health research methodology



  • Bachelor's degree in life sciences, or health-related field
  • Experience in a clinical research environment as a research assistant
  • Adept at working in a fast-paced, rapidly changing academic research environment
  • Excellent communication, judgment, interpersonal skills, analytic skills, problem-solving skills and consultative skills
  • Demonstrated ability to work collaboratively within a team as well as independently
  • Computer proficiency, especially MS Office applications
  • Must be resourceful
  • Background in childhood disability is an asset
  • Ability to set priorities and manage a busy work schedule
About the Organization Holland Bloorview Kids Rehabilitation Hospital creates a world of possibility by supporting children and youth with disabilities, 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 three 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 is committed to fostering a climate of equity, diversity, inclusion, and accessibility. This commitment is central to, and mutually supportive of, our research excellence mandate. We welcome and respect the diversity of all members of our community and we support an inclusive culture for our clients, families, research scientists, staff, participants, trainees, volunteers, trustees, and partners. We welcome applications from Black individuals and other racialized persons, Indigenous Peoples, women, persons with disabilities, LGBTQ2SA+ persons, and others who may contribute to further diversification of ideas within our community. Holland Bloorview is committed to fair assessment of a candidate's abilities, and consideration for diversity of thought, method, and experience, including non-traditional career paths.

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