Careers

JSS Medical Research is a fast growing company and we are constantly expanding our activities.

How To Apply

We are always looking for talented and dynamic people with unique and creative ideas who can actively contribute to the growth of our business. Please forward your email to Human Resources at employment_list@jssresearch.com. If you wish to submit your resume and cover letter for general consideration, please do so: we will keep your resume on file for six months.

Our Jobs

Project Manager

Reports To:  Director of Clinical Operations Definition: Under the direction of the Director of Clinical Operations and the input of the Senior Project Manager as required, leads the project team and is responsible for coordinating project timelines and objectives related to the clinical study. Assures the management of clinical trial from initiation to closing performing project management tasks, providing support, resolving problems and organizing the team and associated tasks to meet study timelines.   Essential Functions:  The following duties represent the principle job duties however they are not all inclusive:
  • Ensures adherence to QA processes
  • Participates in the quality control processes
  • Monitors and directs the project team, suppliers, and client compliance with contract terms and commitments
  • Prepares and communicates the project work plan to the project team, including project scope, schedule and budget
  • Provides work assignments to project team members, and monitors/manages project production for compliance with schedules, budget and quality objectives
  • Monitors suppliers’ progress and performance, and reviews suppliers’ invoices
  • Maintains and monitors project financial information and manages project costs within budget constraints
  • Schedules and coordinates project meetings with the project team, regulatory agencies, the client, and others involved with the projects
  • Participates in the revision of the study protocol
  • Creates / reviews  Finalize study related documents
  • Issues progress reports on the clinical trial activities
  • Participates in the site recruitment and training of Sites
  • Prepares / submits Ethic Committee packages
  • Prepares / submits documents to Regulatory Agencies
  • Plans / prepares / presents at Investigators’ meeting
  • Requests preparation of study software and provides relevant details to IT
  • Requests the development of the Randomization Schedule from data analysis
  • Requests the completion of data analysis  as per study and client requirements
  • Coordinates central and local laboratory processes
  • Prepares reports for Physician / Patient Payments
  • Prepares recruitment update reports to the Sponsor
  • Oversees the data clarifications process
  • Maintains contact with sponsor and site representatives
  • Conducts safety review and report Serious Adverse Events (SAEs)
  • Assists in the preparation of data analysis
  • Assists in preparation of interim and final reports
  • Assists in the writing/reviewing of manuscripts
  • Prepares/reviews abstracts, posters, presentations, CD-ROMs, etc
  • Participates in the development and review process of SOPs
  Skills and Qualifications:  Knowledge of:
    •  The CRO & Life Sciences industries
    • Project management principles
    • Quality assurance principles
    • MS Office
    • Electronic systems currently used at JSS Medical Research
    • Good Clinical Practices
    • Good Documentation Practices
    • 21 CFR Part 11 for Handling of Electronic Records
Ability to: 
  • Maintain and exhibit discretion at all times when handling confidential information
  • Lead a multi-disciplinary project team
  • Make independent decisions and use good judgment
  • Plan, organize, and prioritize tasks efficiently
  • Communicate effectively orally and in writing
  • Assume multiple and concurrent tasks and responsibilities
  • Establish and maintain cooperative and effective working relations with fellow colleagues
  • Communicate effectively with clients and site representatives
  • Demonstrate integrity, respect, professionalism, commitment, accountability
  Experience and Education:
  • M.Sc. in Life Sciences or equivalent B.Sc. with relevant work experience in clinical research
  • 2 years’ experience as a Project Manager
  • Experience managing international studies is an asset

Clinical Research Associate

(Posted on December 2 2014 )

Definition:

Under the direction of the Director of Clinical Operations, is responsible for monitoring clinical studies at investigational sites. Monitors those sites in order to ensure that studies are carried out according to protocol and in accordance with JSS SOPs, applicable regulations and the principles of Good Clinical Practice.
  • Assess study site to ensure, facility, patient population and staff are sufficient to support the protocol.
  • Meet with PI and staff to review study requirements (protocol, CRFs, Sponsor policy and procedures, investigator responsibilities, staffing and patient recruitment)
  • Conduct study initiation visit
  • Collect and forward all required study documentation to JSS Head office
  • Document visit.
  • Conduct routine monitoring visits to include:
  • Review protocol compliance.
  • Review CRF/source documents.
  • Resolve questions by Investigator/Staff
  • Check/inventory clinical supplies
  • Review communication with the IRB/ethics committee
  • Review study product accountability
  • Validate Informed Consent
  • Follow-up on previous issues
  • Conduct close out visits
  • Review retention policy and publication procedure
  • Assist the Sponsor/JSS in problem solving and provide consultation on monitoring and study related activities.
  • Keep the project manager informed
Ability to:
  • Travel up to 80% of the time during peak study periods (fly and drive)
  • Maintain and exhibit discretion at all times when handling confidential information
  • Make independent decisions and use good judgment
  • Review and evaluate clinical data
  • Plan, organize, and prioritize tasks efficiently
  • Communicate effectively in english orally and in writing
  • Assume multiple and concurrent tasks and responsibilities
  • Establish and maintain cooperative and effective working relations with sites
  • Demonstrate behaviors that are shared at JSS Medical Research: integrity, respect, professionalism, commitment, accountability
Experience and Education:
  • Must have a minimum of a B.Sc. degree.
  • Minimum of two years previous field monitoring experience.
  • Familiar with risk based monitoring
Candidates must have a valid driver's licence and valid passport.
The individual should be able to travel throughout Ontario and possibly outside the province on occasion.
Ideal candidate would be located in Southwestern Ontario.
Please no agencies or contractors need apply. This is a full time postion.

Desired Skills and Experience

Skills and Qualifications

Knowledge of:
  • MS Office
  • Requirements for Good Clinical Practices
  • Requirements for Good Documentation Practices
  • Health Canada Regulations pertaining to clinical research
  • 21 CFR Part 11 for Handling of Electronic Records
  • Knowledge of US regulations is an asset.