Diabetes Eye Screening Program Researcher


South Riverdale Community Health Centre

South Riverdale Community Health Centre is a non-profit, multi-service organization that provides primary healthcare, social and community outreach services with an emphasis on health promotion and disease prevention primarily to people of East Toronto. Our mission is to improve the lives of people that face barriers to physical, mental, spiritual and social well-being. We do so by meaningfully engaging our clients and communities, ensuring equitable access to primary health care and delivering quality care through a range of evidence informed programs, services and approaches. As a leader in community health, our locally and internationally recognized community services include cutting-edge primary health services, health promotion, harm reduction, environmental health, community food centre and population-based community programs for marginalized peoples. We value health equity and inclusion and respect in our work and in the delivery of our services.The Diabetes Eye Screening Program Researcher will coordinate and conduct research activities related to Diabetic Retinopathy, education, support and treatment. This position is expected to work onsite during the COVID-19 pandemic as required.




•Coordinate, administer and implement research projects
•Work in collaboration with Diabetes Eye Screening Program teams, consulting specialists, patient advisory board and community to create, implement and monitor research activities that are related to Diabetes Eye Screening Program education, support, treatment and prevention for communities living with, infected or affected by Diabetic Retinopathy
•Participate as support to research that is related to diabetes education & prevention
•Present research findings
•Exercise moderate judgement and decision making, using defined policies, practices and procedures to resolve a variety of moderately complex problems
•Seek advice and/or approval for resolution of more complex problems
•Collaborate with PI/MD and multidisciplinary health care team in recruitment of study participants (e.g., identifies and screens potential subjects; obtains informed consent; conducts pre-testing and administers questionnaires or other data collection tools)
•Plan, implement and coordinate all aspects of data collection and source documentation, as per policies and ICH/GCP guidelines
•Identify problems using assessment skills and report any abnormalities to MD or health care team member
•Execute study-related administrative tasks, such as collection of regulatory documents, ethics submissions, etc.
•Coordinate patient visits; schedule as per study protocol
•Review and assess study-related literature
•Support Provincial Diabetic Retinopathy skills building/education activities
•Seek out and coordinate applications for research funding
•Consult with SRCHC Ethics Committee (Leadership Team) as needed for research initiatives
•May provide assistance on research initiatives that further the work of the centre as required
•May contribute toward development of guidelines, procedures, and standards
•Works under general direction of investigator and/or more senior coordinator
•Work is reviewed periodically to ensure conformity to research objectives


•Bachelor’s degree, or recognized equivalent, in a health or science-related discipline and/or equivalent in experience and certification
•3 years clinical and/or professional experience
•Up to 1 year clinical research experience, preferred
•Proficiency in the use of computer technology and various software applications
•Ability to apply developing knowledge of research principles, theories and concepts
•Ability to apply knowledge of research regulations and guidelines, such as ICH/GCP guidelines, Tri-Council Policy, Declaration of Helsinki and FDA CFR and Health Canada TPD, as required
•Qualitative and quantitative research methods
•Community Based Participatory Research methods
•Strong coordination and project management skills
•Understanding of Harm Reduction
•Demonstrated excellent competence in oral and written communication
•Strong interpersonal skills
•Demonstrated respect for diversity, equity and accessibility with the ability to work collaboratively and positively with others
•Ability to interact with both internal and external contacts primarily for the purposes of exchanging and/or clarifying information, and resolving problems within scope of authority
•Ability to work well with people from different disciplines
•Ability to lead self and peers by conduct and example
•Proven experience in community based research
•Experience working with people from diverse cultural and economic backgrounds from an equity perspective
•Direct experience working with volunteers, community members and a steering committee with a range of stakeholders
•Experience working with people who use drugs
•Police clearance documentation will be required for employment

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Part Time (28 Hours/Week)12 Months Contract (Possibility of Renewal)


$73,846 - $86,878; Includes Health Benefits and HOOPP


Please mail in your cover letter and resume in confidence to:

The Hiring Committee
DESP Researcher
South Riverdale Community Health Centre
955 Queen Street East
Toronto, ON M4M 3P3

Or by email to: humanresources@srchc.com

Please enter “DESP Researcher” in the subject line of your email.

No faxes, phone calls, or requests to meet please.

This is a bargaining unit position with CUPE Local 5399.

SRCHC welcomes applications from people with disabilities. Accommodations are available on request for candidates taking part in all aspects of the selection process.

SRCHC is an equal opportunity employer. We would like to thank all those that apply but only those selected for an interview will be contacted.

SRCHC encourages a scent-free environment. Employees, students, volunteers, and visitors are asked to refrain from wearing fragrances and other scented personal care products (i.e. perfumes, deodorants, lotions, hairspray, etc.) while at the Centre.



Mary Li

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Human Resources


955 Queen Street East





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