Make a difference in brain research and innovation in Ontario
The Ontario Brain Institute (OBI) is a provincially‐funded, not‐for‐profit initiative seeking to maximize the impact of neuroscience and establish Ontario as a world leader in brain discovery, commercialization and care. Convergent partnerships are created between researchers, clinicians, industry, patients, and their advocates to foster discovery and deliver innovative products and services that improve the lives of those living with brain disorders.
The OBI is passionate about the outcomes of its work, the people and organizations it partners with, and the opportunity to play a role in shaping the future. Its members are united in the common goal to improve brain health. The culture is fast-paced, challenging and rewarding.
If you are interested in joining the OBI team, please check out the employment opportunities at: http://www.braininstitute.ca/opportunities
Program Coordinator - 1 Position
OBI is seeking a Program Coordinator to support the Business Development and Partnerships team to drive the support of neurotech companies and their qualified neurotechnologies to have impact on the brain health of Ontarians. Under direction of the Director of Business Development & Partnerships, the program coordinator will operationalize OBI’s neurotech real-world data validation program throughout the OBI network, and especially, in partnership with community organizations.
Role and Responsibilities
- Work with the Business Development & Partnerships team to promote the neurotech cluster and drive the adoption of qualified neurotechnologies to improve the brain health of Ontarians.
- Co-create real-world data validation projects in partnership with neurotech companies and community organizations, including identifying neurotech, identifying and overcoming implementation barriers, determining key questions and outcomes, designing the study, and selecting clinically relevant assessments.
- Coordinate the relationship between partners and act as an honest broker to ensure successful completion of the validation projects.
- Work with the partners to initiate the validation projects, including hiring and training of study coordinators, drafting and submitting ethics applications, setting up electronic data capture tools, and preparing recruitment materials.
- Provide on-going support and assist partners with creative problem solving to ensure the successful completion of the real-world validation projects.
- Coordinate the development and negotiation of agreements, milestones, and budgets with the project partners.
- Develop and track key performance indicators for the program and work across OBI to ensure reporting of key performance indicators.
- Work with the Director of Business Development & Partnerships to ensure the real-world validation program continues to fill a gap in the neurotech ecosystem and aligns with regulatory guidance documents on real-world evidence.
- Coordinate across OBI to ensure appropriate planning and operationalization of real-world validation projects to ensure that OBI works together in an integrated and efficient manner.
Experience & Qualifications
- Post-graduate degree (e.g., postgraduate diploma, MSc, MEng, PhD) in the health sciences sector complemented by 3+ years’ relevant work experience OR 5+ years’ relevant work experience.
- Results-oriented individual with developed stakeholder management and creative problem-solving skills.
- Adaptability, flexibility, diplomacy and tact in dealing with varied audiences, most notably community partners and companies.
- Experience conducting research, including the ethics and consent, patient reported outcome measures, electronic data capture (e.g. RedCap).
- Experience working with industry and/or community groups.
- Experience with collecting, using, reviewing real-world data, an asset.
- Experience and/or training in GxP (e.g., Good Clinical Practice, Good Clinical Data Management Practice), an asset.
- Experience with health technology assessments, an asset.
- Bilingualism (French/English), an asset.
We are a diverse, highly energized, passionate, professional and committed team. We offer an exciting workplace with many opportunities for learning. Qualified candidates are invited to submit a cover letter and resume, by September 29, 2023.
We thank all applicants for their interest; however, only those selected for an interview will be contacted.
Ontario Brain Institute is committed to providing accommodations for applicants at any stage of the recruitment and hiring process in accordance with Ontario Brain Institute policy, the Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act (AODA) and the Ontario Human Rights Code. Should you require accommodation, please notify us and we will work with you to provide appropriate accommodations.
The Ontario Brain Institute is an independent, not-for-profit corporation funded in part by the Government of Ontario.