Research Assistant - Children's Health
ECHO Research Centre @ Laurentian University
Greater Sudbury, ON

This is a full-time position work as part of a collaborative inter-disciplinary research team, supporting Indigenous child health research. The term of this position ends March 31 2020, with potential for renewal. There are two key roles within this position:

Job Description & Responsibilities as IYMP Research Assistant

  • Assist with outreach support for the Aboriginal Children's Health and Well-being (ACHWM) Program
  • Key role will be to monitor and support the implementation of the Indigenous Youth Mentorship Program (IYMP) in several northern Ontario communities
  • Travel to some communities may be required
  • Attend national IYMP meetings monthly, via teleconference
  • Attend the IYMP annual national gathering

Job Description & Responsibilities as ACHWM Research Assistant

  • Support the ACHWM team at Laurentian University
  • Track key to-do items required to support each community
  • Assist with the development of RedCap data bases and reporting from those data bases
  • Customize and complete Research Agreements with partner communities


  • Undergraduate degree in Health Promotion (BPHE), Health Sciences (BHSc), Social Work (BSW), Indigenous Studies (BA), Psychology (BA) or related field
  • Strong verbal and written communication skills
  • Proficiency with various software packages (Microsoft Office, Adobe, RedCap, etc.)
  • Excellent organizational, communication and computer skills
  • Knowledge of Indigenous children's health
  • Able to work independently
  • Bilingualism is considered an asset (English and Ojibwe) but is not required

Note: This position is contingent on new grant funding, expected April 1, 2019

Hours of work: 35 hours per week

Salary: $40,000 to $45,000

Department: Evaluating Children's Health Outcomes (ECHO) Research Centre, LU

This position will involve working with several staff members, with a primary responsibility to Dr. Nancy L. Young.

Job Type: Full-time

Salary: $40,000.00 to $45,000.00 /year


  • lived Indigenous: 1 year (Preferred)
  • health research: 1 year (Required)


  • Bachelor's Degree (Required)


  • Greater Sudbury, ON (Required)


  • full G drivers (Required)


  • English (Required)