Job title: Critical Care, Research Assistant

Company: University of Saskatchewan

Job description: Critical Care, Research Assistant

Primary Purpose: The research assistant will support critical care clinical (medical) research in the Department of Critical Care in Regina, Saskatchewan.

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Nature of Work: Under the supervision of research staff and Dr. Eric J. Sy, the research assistant will support critical care clinical (medical) research in the Department of Critical Care in Regina, Saskatchewan at Regina General Hospital and Pasqua Hospital. Dr. Eric Sy is the recipient of a 2020 Saskatchewan Health Research Foundation Impact grant studying the role of virtual care in following ICU patients after they have been discharged from hospital (http://ow.ly/bgSS50GvCQu and https://t.co/G9lkf3ZSNG?amp=1).

The research assistant will work on projects related to transitions of care from the ICU, specifically direct discharge home, as well as clinical trials within the Department of Critical Care. They will be expected to be involved in obtaining informed consent, enrolment, and randomization into trials, extracting clinical data of patients using the electronic database systems, conducting surveys and/or interviews. The research assistant(s) will be expected to work independently to perform these responsibilities, meet on a regular basis with the research team, and update the research team with their findings.

Typical Duties or Accountabilities:

  • Screening, consenting, enrolment, scheduling and follow-up of participants
  • Conducting patient satisfaction research
  • Data collection and entry into Research Electronic Data Capture (REDCap®) or equivalent data entry system
  • Establish and maintain effective, productive relationships with patients, Saskatchewan Health Authority staff, peers, and immediate supervisor
  • Regularly update the Principal Investigator and research team of progress
  • Preparation / assistance with grant applications and/or ethics applications when applicable.
  • Familiarity and compliance with core research ethics principles as guided by the Tri-Council Policy Statement on Research Ethics (TCPS-2) and Good Clinical Practice (GCP)
  • Familiarity and compliance with the Saskatchewan Health Information Protection Act (HIPA)
  • Complies with all safety and institutional policies of the University of Saskatchewan and Saskatchewan Health Authority


  • Undergraduate or entry to practice health sciences degree is required. (i.e., Bachelor of Sciences, Bachelor of Sciences in Nursing, Respiratory Therapy Advanced Diploma, etc. although equivalent experience may be considered). Advanced degrees (i.e., Master’s and/or PhD) would be considered an asset.


  • Previous experience either conducting biomedical research, clinical research, clinical or patient care, and/or patient chart reviews should be demonstrated
  • Familiarity with Sunrise Clinical Manager, REDCap® and/or other health data systems will be considered an asset
  • Knowledge of research ethics and regulations for granting agencies (eg. TCPS2, Good Clinical Practice) is a strong asset


  • Strong communication and interpersonal skills with demonstrable examples are considered essential for this position
  • Strong organizational skills with demonstrable examples are considered essential for success in this position.
  • Computer skills with knowledge of Word, Power Point, Excel, and email are considered essential for this position
  • Familiarity with medical terminology is considered essential for this position.

Inquiries regarding this position can be directed to Dr. Eric Sy at ers728@usask.ca.

Department: Medicine

Status: Term 12 months with the possibility of extension

Employment Group: Research Positions – Non-union

Full Time Equivalent (FTE): 0.75

Salary: The salary range, based on 1.0 FTE, is $20.00 – $27.00 per hour. The starting salary will be commensurate with education and experience.

Posted Date: 10/27/2023

Closing Date: 12/1/2023

Number of Openings: 1

Work Location: On Campus

The successful applicant will be required to provide the following current verification(s) where ‘Yes’ is indicated below. Further information is available at:

Criminal Record Check: Not Applicable

Driver’s License and Abstract Check: Not Applicable

Education/Credential Verification: Not Applicable

Vulnerable Sector Check: Not Applicable The University is committed to employment equity, diversity, and inclusion, and are proud to support career opportunities for Indigenous peoples to reflect the community we serve. We are dedicated to recruiting individuals who will enrich our work and learning environments. All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however, in accordance with Canadian immigration requirements, Canadian citizens and permanent residents will be given priority. We are committed to providing accommodations to those with a disability or medical necessity. If you require an accommodation to participate in the recruitment process, please notify us and we will work together on the accommodation request. We continue to grow our partnerships with Indigenous communities across the province, nationally, and internationally and value the unique perspective that Indigenous employees provide to strengthen these relationships. Verification of Indigenous Membership/Citizenship at the University of Saskatchewan is led and determined by the and Standing Committee in accordance with the processes developed to enact the policy. Successful candidates that assert Indigenous membership/citizenship will be asked to complete the verification process of Indigenous membership/citizenship with documentation. The University of Saskatchewan’s main campus is situated on Treaty 6 Territory and the Homeland of the Métis. We pay our respects to the First Nations and Métis ancestors of this place and reaffirm our relationship with one another. Together, we are uplifting Indigenization to a place of prominence at the University of Saskatchewan.

Location: Regina, SK

Job date: Sat, 28 Oct 2023 06:18:32 GMT