Schedule 8:30am - 4:30pm; Mon-Fri
Education Level Master's degree in a revelant field of study
Career Level Requires 3-5 years of relevant experience
Hourly Rate $31.99 to $36
Department, Unit or Project Description:
The Offord Centre for Child Studies (OCCS) is embedded within the Department of Psychiatry and Behavioural Neurosciences and is a multi‐disciplinary training and research institute focused on studying ways to improve the mental health of children and youth. It is one of the world’s leading child and mental health research institutes and has a strong reputation for the implementation and evaluation of interventions. The Research Coordinator hired for this posting will work primarily from the OCCS and in collaboration with project investigators, staff and trainees at the McMaster Education, Research, Innovation and Theory (MERIT) Program, the University Health Network, McGill University, and the University of Calgary. Work for this position will primarily involve the coordination and implementation of a multi-site, multi-phase research project evaluating an educational intervention for health and social service providers to recognize and respond to family violence (child maltreatment, intimate partner violence, children’s exposure to intimate partner violence) in their clinical practice. The project will involve qualitative and quantitative data collection, cleaning, and coding/analysis.
Responsible for assessing, planning, implementing, and evaluating protocol procedures and managing the daily operations of research projects ensuring that all aspects of the project protocol are adhered to. Applies specialized knowledge to initiate, implement, coordinate, and manage moderate to large research projects.
Monitor and coordinate multiple research projects in order to assess the need for and to implement strategies to ensure the conduct of quality research, the achievement of expected time lines and deliverables, and the efficient use of human and practical resources.
Troubleshoot problems at all stages of project development and implementation and assist with modifying protocol or project procedures to address challenges.
Participate with a team in the development and authoring of research protocols. Recruit project participants and enlist agencies to refer participants.
Review referrals and keep track of intakes from various referral sources. Develop an implementation plan for research projects.
Design promotional strategies and related materials to encourage participation and support for research projects. Perform both quantitative and qualitative analyses.
Provide advice on and conduct analyses of complex data sets. Interview study participants to gather qualitative and quantitative data. Facilitate semi-structured interviews/focus group sessions with project participants.
Gain the cooperation of research partners and team members by acting as the first point of contact on a variety of research projects and liaising with project collaborators, stakeholders, and staff.
Exchange technical and administrative information with colleagues and project participants. Coordinate and manage the collection, delivery, entry, verification, analysis, and reporting of data. Identify funding opportunities and coordinate the submission of research proposals.
Oversee the design of databases, data collection forms, error checking methods, and related programs for collection, analysis, and reporting.
Apply specialized knowledge and scientific principles to review, critically appraise and interpret published literature. Write sections of scientific papers, funding proposals, and abstracts.
Develop estimates of time and resources for research projects. Use statistical software to analyze data and interpret results.
Write data management and operations documentation for projects. Liaise between the project centre and remote project sites and personnel.
Ensure that relevant research methodology is applied and all research material is handled in accordance with established protocols, policies, and procedures.
Develop presentations and present information and training sessions to project personnel and project participants. Present at meetings, seminars, and conferences.
Keep project participants informed of project progress through regular reports and newsletters.
Implement and maintain research project budgets.
Create financial projections, reconcile invoices and expenditures, and make adjustments to research project budgets throughout the fiscal year.
Exercise appropriate controls, monitor, and reconcile accounts. Conduct literature searches.
Education: Master’s degree in a relevant field of study
Experience: Requires 3-5 years of relevant experience
The Research Coordinator will be working on a program of research that will involve team members and research participants who are Anglophone, Francophone and/or bilingual. The ability to be able to speak, read, and write in French and English, is preferred (but not required).
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