Chair, Research Ethics Board

Hospital Toronto Baycrest Center for Geriatric Care

Chair, Research Ethics Board

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Baycrest has an opportunity for a


Chair, Research Ethics Board


Baycrest Centre for Geriatric Care (Baycrest) Research Ethics Board (REB) is seeking to fill its Chair position. The REB is responsible for the ethical assessment and approval of all research involving human subjects at Baycrest, for research conducted off‐site by Baycrest researchers, and for ethics protocols from other organizations. The Chair also provides oversight for evaluation studies related to innovation and evaluation.  The REB reviews are conducted in accordance with hospital policies, national guidance documents and relevant laws. The REB Chair position requires a one (1) to two (2) day per week commitment, and attendance at onsite Baycrest meeting, as required.


For more information on Baycrest’s REB, go to


Role and responsibilities of the REB Chair

The REB Chair works with the REB members and Baycrest researchers to ensure that the rights and welfare of participants in research studies are adequately protected, and that the benefits of the research justify the potential risks to research participants. The REB Chair is responsible for ensuring that the REB review process conforms to all regulatory requirements including TCPS2 and ICH GCP, and works with REB members to review, propose modifications to, approve, reject, suspend or terminate any proposed or ongoing research involving human participants.  The REB Chair shall also serve as an advocate for the work of the REB.


The REB reports to the Board of Directors of Baycrest through the Research Advisory Committee. The Chair is responsible for maintaining the integrity and confidentiality of the ethics review process. The Chair will work closely with the Research Ethics Office (REO) on strategic and educational activities of the Research Ethics Board at Baycrest.


The President and CEO of Baycrest appoints the Chair for two (2)-year renewable terms.

 Qualifications include but are not limited to:

The ideal candidate is an experienced REB Chair or REB member and/or a researcher from an academic institution, research centre or relevant government agency. Having experience or knowledge of clinical research, clinical trials would be desirable. A background and/or strong knowledge of cognitive neuroscience in the geriatric populations and the special considerations that exist when conducting research involving older adults would be an asset.


The ideal candidate will demonstrate personal and academic integrity; interest in and commitment to the role; a willingness to learn and continuously update knowledge and skills, teamwork and professionalism; the ability to manage workloads in a timely manner; the ability to balance leadership and diplomacy skills, and the ability to positively represent Baycrest’s REB at local, regional and national levels. The REB Chair will be an expert on relevant guidelines, regulations, and policies and their application to research and research ethics (including TCPS-2 and privacy laws in Ontario).



Application process

Applications will be accepted up until October 23, 2020 and must include a curriculum vitae and cover letter summarizing the applicant’s interest, relevant experience and background.

Applications can be submitted electronically to:

Mr. Roshan Guna

Manager, Research Ethics & Participation









     Remarkable people of Baycrest Health Sciences are changing the future of brain health and aging.




     Thank you for your interest in joining Baycrest. Only those applicants selected for an interview will be contacted. All successful candidates will be required to complete a police reference check/vulnerable sector screen. As staff we all share in maintaining a safe care environment for clients, families, and visitors and a safe work environment for staff, students, researchers, physicians and volunteers. Baycrest is committed to providing accessible employment practices that are in compliance with the Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act (‘AODA’). If you require accommodation for disability during any stage of the recruitment process, please notify Human Resources at 416-785-2500, ext. 2961.





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Toronto, Ontario, Canada
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