Associate Research Chair Revised Repost
Conestoga College
Doon, ON
Administrative Temporary Full-time Contract Position (April 2019 to April 2020) Revised Repost

The Associate Researcher Chair will support the Research Chair in overseeing work of students, volunteers, and employees (Support Staff, Research Associates and Assistants) to meet the objectives and strategic planning of the Centre for Advancing Seniors Care, including coordination, management, and execution of data collection and analysis and knowledge dissemination for multiple research projects.

Mentors and oversees the work of students, volunteers, and other employees (Support Staff, research associates, and assistants) on data collection and analysis, and knowledge dissemination for several research projects
Provides knowledge and expertise in gerontological care to assist in the development of grant proposals, survey and interview templates, and manuscript and report writing
Completes research ethics applications as appropriate, assists with participant recruitment for research projects, confirms eligibility of potential patients, obtains informed consent, schedules study assessments, and track metrics
Continue relationships with key stakeholders such as government agencies, community agencies, and other participating centres
Works with professional organizations/partners as needed such as Schlegel Villages, Research Institute for Aging, University of Waterloo, Ministry of Health and Long-Term Care, as well as funding organizations such as the Canadian Institute of Health Research and the Canadian Frailty Network
Leads the planning, implementation, and evaluation for several multifaceted projects in collaboration with the Research Chair, faculty, administration within Schools, and management and staff in partner organizations such as Schlegel Villages, the Schlegel-UW Research Institute for Aging, etc.
Prepares knowledge translation products (i.e., peer reviewed manuscripts and presentations, lay summary documents, reports, online products, etc.)
Leads the planning and reporting of documents that outline goals, activities, and performance metrics related to the research projects
Oversees administrative components related to projects’ external funding, granting application processes, and research ethics board submissions; mandatory reporting measures and templates.

Master’s Degree in Gerontology or health related field
Nursing Degree (BScN) preferred or in-progress
5 years of health or research experience
Certified training in Ethical Conduct in Research
Advanced level of knowledge and expertise in data analysis using quantitative, qualitative, and mixed methods
Ability to utilize NVIVO 10.0, Excel, SPSS
Teaching experience at a post-secondary level is considered an asset
Experience supervising students, volunteers, and other employees
Experience publishing manuscripts in peer-reviewed journals, writing and submitting research grant proposals
Experience and knowledge to conduct research with cognitively impaired persons
Excellent organizational skills to manage workload and deadlines
Problem solving ability and evaluation skills
Knowledge of policies and practice in academic and health care settings (e.g., colleges and universities, long-term care, and retirement)
Knowledge of and experience working with professional organizations such as the University of Waterloo, McMaster University, Schlegel Villages, Research Institute for Aging, Ministry of Health and Long-Term Care, Canadian Institute of Health Research, Alzheimer’s Society

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