Research Officer
University of Toronto
Toronto, ON
Reporting to the Principal Investigator, the Research Officer will provide research support for the Public Health Training for Equitable Systems Change project. The Public Health Training for Equitable Systems Change (PHESC), is a collaboration between the Dalla Lana School of Public Health (DLSPH), the Alliance for Healthier Communities, National Collaborating Centre for Methods and Tools, National Collaborating Centre for Determinants of Health, Ontario Public Health Association, Public Health Ontario, Wellesley Institute, and the National Collaborating Centre for Healthy Public Policy. The purpose of this two-year grant is to support the development, implementation and evaluation of a comprehensive training plan to improve knowledge, skills, and performance of Ontario’s public health workforce while integrating a health equity approach. PHESC is funded by the Ontario Ministry of Health and Long-Term Care through the Health and Well-Being Grant.

The Research Officer performs research activities by:
Fostering positive relationships with project partners; communicating project progress to public health stakeholders; reviewing and summarizing research literature; formatting collected data for presentations and reports; coordinating meeting schedules; keeping well-informed on current training resources and practices; preparing and editing documents; collecting data; preparing draft evaluation reports and summaries of collected data; analyzing results and preparing reports for research papers and other knowledge products.


Bachelor’s degree in health or social sciences or equivalent combination of education and experience is required. A Master’s Degree is Public Health considered an asset.

One year of related experience, including experience in qualitative data collection and analysis. Familiarity of public health in Ontario is an asset. Demonstrated experience compiling and analyzing research results, and experience producing tables, figures and reports. Experience drafting and editing documents, training materials and conducting literature reviews. Experience coordinating meetings and basic account reconciliation. Demonstrated experience fostering positive relationships with internal/external stakeholders and monitoring project timelines.

Advanced computer skills in MS Office; training and experience in using qualitative data management packages (NVivo); literature review management software and reference management (Endnote).

Strong written and verbal communication skills; excellent organizational and interpersonal skills; and experience in report writing. Ability to work independently and as a team member; and demonstrated ability in project coordination using considerable judgment, initiative, and creativity.

Travel: Limited

Notes: This is a 1-year term opportunity with the possibility for renewal.

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Employee Group: United Steelworkers (USW)

Appointment Type: Grant - Term

Schedule: Full-time

Pay Scale Group and Hiring Rate: USW Pay Band 08 - $52,996 with an annual step progression to a maximum of $67,774. Pay scale and job class assignment is subject to determination pursuant to the Job Evaluation/Pay Equity Maintenance Protocol.

Job Field: Research Administration

Job Posting: Dec 6, 2018

Job Closing: Dec 15, 2018, 10:59:00 PM