The Centre for Global Health Research (CGHR - http://www.cghr.org) is an independent non-profit and non-partisan organization at Unity Health Toronto and associated with the University of Toronto. Founded in 2002 on the principle that effective health initiatives must be supported by reliable, evidence-based research, CGHR was created to conduct large-scale epidemiological studies in developing countries. CGHR’s mission is to lead high-quality public health research that advances global health for all, with particular attention to the world’s poorest populations. Its flagship project, the Million Death Study (MDS) documents causes of death across the country. Recent emphasis has been on expanding COVID-19 research, focused on global mortality studies and national seroprevalence studies, including the Action to Beat Coronavirus (Ab-C) study. Other research areas include maternal and child health, tobacco control, health policy and economics, and gender inequalities.
We are looking for a highly motivated Research Coordinator I candidate to provide support for the COVID-related research. This position performs research activities involving project design and collecting, summarizing, and analyzing data. Tasks may include assisting in study administration, adhering to research protocol, and working with the study coordinator to carry out various aspects of conducting a study. The successful candidate will provide expertise and support for a team of multidisciplinary scientists and analysts. This is a full-time contract position for 1 year, renewable on satisfactory performance.
The successful candidate will provide analytic, writing and organizational support for a range of global health research projects involving COVID-19/mortality data from Canada, India, and Africa. Data-related tasks will involve limited data cleaning and analyses of existing data sets. Ability to work with multiple teams, juggling priorities, and providing graphics, and social media-relevant dissemination skills. Additional responsibilities will include generating descriptive reports. The successful candidate will also provide expertise for data-related requests and technical support to external collaborators. Demonstrated ability to be a self-motivated learner with a high attention to detail and creative problem solving skills is essential to this position. The successful candidate will gain valuable experience and skills in global health research while contributing to a wide range of projects in global health.
Assisting in setting project goals
General office duties, e.g. filing, faxing, mailings, courier services, photocopying, etc.
Ordering supplies and maintaining inventory
Collection, transcription and entry of study-related data
Limited processing of data
Conducting literature searches
Interacting with various departments such as pharmacy, laboratories, medical records, etc.
Presenting research-related information, including written study reports when necessary
Representing St. Michael’s Hospital at protocol development and study initiation meetings
Design of all source documents, patient education materials, etc.
Coordinating ongoing laboratory, pharmacy, etc. activities pertaining to study
Assisting Investigators in the interpretation and implementation of study protocols
Assisting Investigators in the initiation of new research
Interacting with sponsoring agencies regarding requests for clarifications of data and/or assisting monitors during site visits
Collecting data via phone calls, interviews
Screening data for study inclusion according to protocol
Bachelor’s degree in public health, biostatistics, epidemiology, or related discipline. Mater's degree preferred.
Strong experience in analytic methods, literature reviews (including meta-analyses)
Experience in graphics design, video editing, and related multimedia skills
Experience in managing websites and various social media platforms, including creating and overseeing online content
Some knowledge of statistical programs
Experience working with health survey data and vital statistics
Excellent attention to detail
Demonstrated ability to learn new skills and adapt quickly to changing requirements and workload
Superior organizational skills to manage multiple projects in a timely manner
Excellent interpersonal and teamwork skills
Strong communication skills and ability to effectively present findings to a variety of audiences
Professionalism and self-motivation
Familiarity with health information regulations, data governance, and data security is an asset
Prior experience in global health research is an asset
CGHR thanks all applicants; however, only those selected for an interview will be contacted. CGHR has a diverse workforce and is an equal opportunity employer.