Clinical Research Scientist

Clinical Research Scientist

October 6, 2022 By


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  • Clinical point of contact for scientific issues/questions for internal and external stakeholders.

  • Lead contributor to the clinical sections of regulatory documents including study protocol, investigator’s brochure, Quality Overall Summary (QOS), safety update reports, and clinical overview/summaries.

  • Provides scientific input to the Study Manager for data management activities (e.g., EDC, CRFs).

  • Collaboratively plans CSRs with medical writing and biostatistics.

  • Works with Biostatisticians on the design of clinical studies and analysis of data, and with medical lead to ensure medical input/oversight of study design and medical review of data during clinical trials and analysis.

  • Supports publications/presentations as needed.

  • Reconciles and reviews all protocol deviation classifications.

  • Assesses and prepares protocol deviation list for CSR.

  • Collaborates with medical writing to develop trial results communication for investigators.

  • Provides clinical specifications to SM to support interactions with external vendors.


  • Qualified candidates will have an advanced degree in Life Sciences (eg, Ph.D. or Pharm.D.) or Medicine or will have a Master’s degree in Life Sciences with significant (7+ years) pharmaceutical and related research experience. 

  • 7+ years of experience with a pharmaceutical company, CRO or related experience

  • Must have knowledge and understanding of Health Canada, FDA and ICH regulatory requirements and procedures applicable to Clinical Research and Product Development

  • At least 4 years of experience in clinical trials with direct experience in designing and managing high-quality clinical studies.

  • Previous experience working in a matrix environment is highly desirable. Experience in clinical operations, biostatistics or data management is an asset.

  • Ability to drive efforts, overcome obstacles and achieves results within budget and timeline specifications.
  • Excellent organizational, analytical, leadership, problem-solving and interaction skills.
  • Ability to work in a highly diverse and fast-paced, team environment.
  • Excellent written/verbal communication and interpersonal skills as well as excellent computer skills required.

In addition to the skills and qualifications above, we value the following qualities in all of our team members:

  • Ability to work independently with little supervision or as a team.

  • Willingness to take on challenges and learn in an ever-changing regulatory landscape.

  • Proficiency in using MS Office applications.

  • Strong attention to detail.

  • Strong problem-solving skills.

  • Strong verbal and written skills.

  • Ability to manage and prioritize tasks in a fast pace, hard-deadline environment.

  • Willingness to travel to client sites as needed.

Job Type: Full-time.  

Location: Toronto, ON office.


To be considered for future opportunities, please email your cover letter, resume/CV, and any related supporting documentation to with “Clinical Research Scientist” in the subject line.

As part of the hiring process, in addition to interviewing, successful candidates may be required to complete a skills assessment and a reference/background check. If you are sent a skills assessment, please complete it for consideration for the advertised position.

We thank all applicants for their interest, however, only those selected for an interview will be contacted.