Research Ready Mentor Spotlight: October 17, 2022

Each month, a Research Ready mentor from the Community of Practice hosts an online workshop to share best practices and highlight exceptional processes. Be sure to sign up for the October Workshop learn about career progression in research. And don’t forget to join the Research Ready Community of Practice for ongoing discussion after the event.

Career Progression in Research

Join CTO on October 17th for a panel discussion on career progression in research. Our panelists Emily Taylor (UHN), Greg Staios (Seneca College), and Margaret Molnar (Hoffman-La Roche Limited) will discuss different paths and careers in research, share their own experiences and tips, and address audience questions.


Emily Taylor, Clinical Research Manager, CCRU CRC1s, University Health Network

Emily Taylor has 8 years’ experience in hospital-based clinical research. She is passionate about team building, mentorship, and employee development. She has a keen interest in improving patient QOL & healthcare navigation, process improvement & positive change management, and project management. Emily is currently a Clinical Research Manager in the Cancer Clinical Research Unit at UHN.

Greg Staios, BSc (Hons), MSc Pharmacology, CCRP, Professor and Program Coordinator, Seneca College

Greg Staios is currently Professor and Program Coordinator at Seneca College for the Clinical Research, Pharmaceutical Regulatory Affairs & Quality Operations and Cannabis Regulation & Quality Assurance programs.  Prior to transitioning to a full-time role in education, he was Manager, Research Quality and Privacy at the Applied Health Research Centre, an Academic Research Organization located at St. Michael’s Hospital where he was responsible for overseeing both the internal and external quality programs.  He has held numerous additional roles in his career including Manager of the Research Ethics Office at the Centre for Addiction and Mental Health, and Research Quality Improvement Specialist where he was instrumental in the development and implementation of the risk-based monitoring and quality risk management program at this institution.  He has both a Hon.BSc and MSc in Pharmacology from the University of Toronto and is CCRP certified.  He also recently completed his term as a Director with SOCRA.

Margaret Molnar, Senior Clinical Operations Lead, Product Development Global (PDG), Hoffman-La Roche Limited

Margaret Molnar is clinical trials expert with broad drug development knowledge. She has over 15 years of experience working in the clinical research field. Margaret is currently a Senior Clinical Operations Lead at Hoffmann La Roche with a focus on study management at a Canadian and global level across multiple therapeutic areas. Through her career she has held a variety of study and people management positions across the CRO, hospital, and sponsor settings.

Online Workshop Details

Date: October 17, 2022

Time: 1pm to 2pm

Registration: click here

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