Schedule Monday - Friday; 8:30am - 4:30pm
Education Level Master's Degree
Career Level Experienced (Non-Manager)
Research Coordinator (IV)
(JD #: JD00441)
A Research Coordinator with a Master’s degree is required in the Aging, Community and Health Research Unit, to assist Dr. Maureen Markle-Reid, in her role as Canada Research Chair in Person-Centered Interventions for Older Adults with Multimorbidity and their Caregivers. The Research Coordinator will be responsible for managing the daily operation of multiple research projects, including pragmatic, randomized controlled trials of clinical interventions for older adults and their caregivers. The Research Coordinator will assist with developing training materials, and training and supporting health care providers in the delivery of clinical interventions. The position requires specialized knowledge on how to initiate, design, develop, coordinate, and manage interdisciplinary research projects across multiple hospital and community sites. The Research Coordinator will facilitate and support recruitment and data collection, assist with both quantitative and qualitative analyses of research data, report writing, and writing sections of scientific papers and abstracts. The Research Coordinator will assist with developing and implementing a knowledge translation plan. The Research Coordinator will work collaboratively with an interdisciplinary team of researchers, students, providers, and patient, caregiver, and public partners and assist with recruiting, training, and supporting patient and caregiver research partners involved in the studies.
Job Summary: Responsible for managing the daily operations of multiple research projects ensuring that all aspects of project protocol are adhered to. Applies specialized knowledge to initiate, design, develop, coordinate, and manage major research projects across multiple sites. Develops collaborations and partnerships with research user groups.
Purpose and Key Functions:
Plan and coordinate all aspects of multiple research projects across multiple sites.
Develop inter-disciplinary, inter-institutional, and inter-sectoral research collaborations.
Develop budgets for research projects.
Troubleshoot problems at all stages of project development and implementation and assist with modifying protocols 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 the research project.
Perform both quantitative and qualitative analyses of research data.
Interview project participants.
Facilitate focus group sessions with project participants.
Coordinate and manage the collection, delivery, entry, verification, analysis, and reporting of data.
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 the 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.
Keep project participants informed of project progress through regular reports and newsletters.
Implement and maintain research project budgets. Create financial projections and make adjustments to research project budgets throughout the fiscal year.
Exercise appropriate controls, monitor, and reconcile accounts.
Conduct literature searches.
Supervise and direct the activities of up to 4 continuing employees.
Ongoing responsibility for hiring and supervising 10 or more casual employees at any one time.
Provide orientation and show procedures to others.
Master's degree in a relevant field of study.
Requires 6 years of relevant experience, including 1 year for full supervision.
Research experience with older adults and caregivers
The successful candidate must possess:
excellent written and oral communication skills
ability to interpret and communicate scientific literature
strong critical thinking skills
the ability to work independently and with a team
experience with both quantitative and qualitative analysis
The successful candidate must have experience in:
management and analysis of quantitative and qualitative data
experience with Microsoft Office Suite (i.e. Word, Excel)
Should the successful applicant be a Unifor Unit 1 bargaining unit member, who meets the eligibility conditions of Article 19.02 of the Unifor Unit 1 Collective Agreement, then the Limited Term Assignment will be defined as a Career Growth Opportunity in accordance with Article 19 of the Unifor Local 5555 Unit 1 Collective Agreement.
How To Apply
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