Job Posting #899126
Position: Research Associate I
Department: KITE Research Institute
Reports to: Principal Investigator
Salary Range: $66,534 to $83,168 per annum (commensurate with experience and UHN Compensation Policy)
Hours: 37.5 hours per week
Status: Temporary Full-time (1 year with possibility of extension)
University Health Network (UHN) is looking for an experienced professional to fill the key role of Research Associate I in our Research Department.
Transforming lives and communities through excellence in care, discovery and learning.
The University Health Network, where “above all else the needs of patients come first”, encompasses Toronto Rehabilitation Institute, Toronto General Hospital, Toronto Western Hospital, Princess Margaret Cancer Centre and the Michener Institute of Education at UHN. The breadth of research, the complexity of the cases treated, and the magnitude of its educational enterprise has made UHN a national and international resource for patient care, research and education. With a long tradition of groundbreaking firsts and a purpose of “Transforming lives and communities through excellence in care, discovery and learning”, the University Health Network (UHN), Canada’s largest research teaching hospital, brings together over 16,000 employees, more than 1,600 physicians, 8,000+ students, and many volunteers. UHN is a caring, creative place where amazing people are amazing the world.
University Health Network (UHN) is a research hospital affiliated with the University of Toronto and a member of the Toronto Academic Health Science Network. The scope of research and complexity of cases at UHN have made it a national and international source for discovery, education and patient care. Research across UHN's seven research institutes spans the full spectrum of diseases and disciplines, including cancer, cardiovascular sciences, transplantation, neural and sensory sciences, musculoskeletal health, rehabilitation sciences, and community and population health. Find out about our purpose, values and principles here.
The Research Associate I will be working with an international team on a study of measurement for social connection in long-term care (LTC) homes, the SONNET study - see: https://www.sonnetstudy.com/. In this role, you will have the opportunity to contribute to the study at different stages, namely: Stage 1 - systematically reviewing previous measurement instruments assessing social connection in care home residents, describing their content and then rating their quality to produce a detailed inventory of measures and their risk of bias. Stage 2 - conducting focus groups and individual qualitative interviews with people living with dementia, LTC residents, families, clinicians, care staff, and researchers to understand important aspects of social connection and its measurement, including considerations for LTC residents with dementia and at different stages of dementia. Stage 3 - developing a new measure (or measures), and testing its psychometric properties including feasibility, in LTC home residents in Canada.
The candidate will contribute to conducting high-quality research for an internationally-funded study, including systematic review, recruitment, data collection and analysis of qualitative interviews and focus groups with experts by experience and professionals, and quantitative data collection; contribute to producing high quality scientific papers and widely disseminating findings from the SONNET study in forms accessible to a wide range of stakeholders; and contribute to the efficient administration and organization of the SONNET study, including working with participating care homes and coordinating study PPI and steering group consultation.
Master's Degree in sciences (e.g., epidemiology, public health, rehabilitation sciences, etc.) with 2 years related experience and/or Bachelors' degree with 5 years experience
Good overall knowledge of research methods including quantitative and qualitative methods and systematic reviews of scientific literature
Commitment to continuous professional development
Self-motivated and able to work independently
Detail-oriented and able to generate accurate, high quality reporting of academic literature
Strong data management skills and able to summarize and report data for research purposes
Experience with Covidence and Endnote preferred
Vaccines (COVID-19 and others) are a requirement of the job unless you have an exemption on a medical ground pursuant to the Ontario Human Rights Code
If you are interested in making your contribution at UHN, please apply on-line. You will be asked to copy and paste as well as attach your resume and covering letter. You will also be required to complete some initial screening questions.
Posting Date: May 19, 2022 Closing Date: June 2, 2022
For current UHN employees, only those who have successfully completed their probationary period, have a good employee record along with satisfactory attendance in accordance with UHN's attendance management program, and possess all the required experience and qualifications should apply.
UHN thanks all applicants, however, only those selected for an interview will be contacted.
UHN is a respectful, caring, and inclusive workplace. We are committed to championing accessibility, diversity and equal opportunity and welcomes all applicants including but not limited to: all religions and ethnicities, LGBTQ2s+, BIPOC, persons with disabilities and all others who may contribute to the further diversification of ideas. Requests for accommodation can be made at any stage of the recruitment process providing the applicant has met the Bona-fide requirements for the open position. Applicants need to make their requirements known when contacted.