Clinical Research Associate (Ref No:TR-RD-2019-012)

Job Title: Clinical Research Associate (Ref No:TR-RD-2019-012)

Job description: Tactile Robotics is a Canadian technology development and consulting company that brings together a talented team of engineers, roboticists, statisticians, scientists, and health science experts across the globe. We endeavor to employ technologies in the areas of haptics, robotics and instrumentation to develop tactile-based instruments for engineering, medicine, dentistry, and rehabilitation therapy.

We are currently seeking a full-time Dental Research Associate to test, calibrate, and validate our novel state-of-the-art haptic device for dental procedures. The ideal candidate would be a dentist who can closely work with our engineering team. The candidate should be able to work in a team and discuss various aspects of the developed technique to our IT and mechanical engineering team for troubleshooting and development.

The lab and office are located in the Smart Park, University of Manitoba, where the candidate should perform the research.

The salary will commensurate based on qualifications.


  • Be able to work as a team member.
  • Graduated from a WHO recognized dental school with D.D.S or D.M.D degree.
  • Have a valid license for practicing dentistry in the country where she/he graduated from
  • Have a minimum of 2 years of experience practicing dentistry
  • If English is not the first language should hold an IELTS certificate with a minimum total score of 6 or equivalent exams to show the skills in writing reports and manuscripts and verbal presentations
  • Should be familiar with using haptic-enabled robotic devices in performing dental procedures or on frasaco dental models
  • Be familiar with searching for medical and dental databases
  • Be willing to learn new skills as required
  • Having knowledge of telecommunication would be an asset

Duties: The candidate will have the following credentials and skills:

  • Independently conceiving, designing and developing novel research projects and writing successful grant applications that appropriately address study design, statistical considerations, and budgetary elements
  • Testing and validating dental platforms developed in the company
  • Collaborating with our partners at different universities
  • Translating the end-user feedback to engineering language for our R&D department
  • Ensuring compliance of developed products with all procedures, requirements, standards, regulations for submitting the application to regulatory bodies, Health Canada, FDA and clients;
  • Taking the platform to dental schools for demonstration
  • Contributing to the development of research programs and the future growth of the R&D team
  • Preparing and presenting technical reports on our engineering projects related to dentistry
  • Providing the R&D team with required preventive and/or corrective actions to improve the performance of developed platforms
  • Conducting research in the field of robotics and haptics in dentistry


  • Minimum 2 years of practice as a dentist or associate dentist

Successful applicants will have completed a Doctor of Dental Medicine (DMD) or Doctor of Dental Surgery (DDS). Prior experience with sensorized and/or robotized dental tools is an asset. All applicants must have superb oral and written communication skills, including demonstrated excellence in academic writing. For internationally graduate dentists, an overall score of 6.0 (IELTS) or a proof of English proficiency is required.

Anticipated start date:  October 1, 2019. A three-year term with the possibility of extension.

Salary: The salary will be commensurate with the qualifications and experience of the successful candidate.

How to apply? Please send your application to hr@TactileRobotics.ca

Job Category: Research
Job Type: Full Time
Job Location: Winnipeg
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