Office of Personalized Genomics and Innovative Medicine, Mount Sinai Hospital

Clinical Administration Assistant

Posted: August 1, 2013

Job Title: Clinical Administration Assistant

Company Name: Office of Personalized Genomics and Innovative Medicine, Mount Sinai Hospital

Position Type: Full-time

Location: ON - Metro Toronto

Application Deadline: 2013-08-23

Category: Administrative

Position Overview:

The Office of Personalized Genomics and Innovative Medicine (OPGIM) was established at Toronto’s Mount Sinai Hospital to enable and promote the implementation of a personalized healthcare approach to the diagnosis and treatment of hereditary diseases such as cancer, cardiac disease and rheumatoid arthritis. Through ongoing partnerships with leading research and molecular diagnostic centres, the OPGIM enables the implementation of exciting genetic/genomic discoveries into routine medical practice, and ultimately improve the speed and precision of disease diagnostics and the quality of patient care.

Working under the direction of the Principal Investigator, and senior staff, the Clinical Administration Assistant will be responsible for managing and co-ordinating multiple genetic research projects. An ideal candidate for this position is bright, self-motivated, and interested in health-related research, communicates well and can multitask and thrive in a fast-paced environment. The Clinical Administration Assistant may be required to occasionally travel to different hospitals/clinics within the GTA.


  • Interact with researchers, patients, study participants, and physicians to collect data for clinical studies, through interactions which may be in-person, by phone, and by email.
  • Formulate and submit documents such as ethics applications and reports, study protocols, consent forms, patient questionnaires, laboratory biosafety certificates, etc.; and ensure that these certifications and ethics requirements are up to date.
  • Input, analyze and manage data, work with Microsoft Excel, and various databases.
  • Manage study-related administrative tasks.
  • Assist senior administrative, clinical and laboratory staff with various tasks as required.


  • Bachelor’s degree in health-related field
  • Minimum of one (1) year of paid employment experience
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills
  • Strong organizational skills and ability to prioritize, multi-task and learn quickly
  • Able to function well in a team-oriented environment and work well under minimal supervision
  • Highly motivated and able to work well in a fast-paced environment with tight deadlines
  • Familiarity with Microsoft Office tools, particularly Microsoft Excel
  • Excellent interpersonal skills

Salary: To be determined based on education and experience

How to Apply:

Please submit a cover letter and CV to Ms. Dawn Richards at dawn@innovativemedicine.ca

The Office of Personalized Genomics and Innovative Medicine would like to thank all applicants; however, only those selected for an interview will be contacted.

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