Schedule Monday to Friday, 7 hours per day, 35 hours per week
Education Level Post Graduate Level Degree in Relevant Field
Career Level Grade 12
Health Research Methodologist
The Centre for Evidence Based Orthopaedics (CEO) requires a Health Research Methodologist to support the research initiatives of a large surgical research team. Under the direction of the Research Director, the successful candidate will be responsible for developing, implementing, and managing a multi-disciplinary research program related to intimate partner violence (IPV) in the acute care setting. Responsibilities will include leading the development of interventions designed to identify and assist patients experiencing IPV, designing and implementing a program of research to evaluate IPV-related interventions in the surgical patient population, and leveraging research findings to optimize health professionals’ ability to identify and assist individuals experiencing IPV. The Health Research Methodologist will also be responsible for engaging key stakeholders, developing grant proposals, managing program timelines, and supervising a team consisting of research assistants, research coordinators, and learners.
Job Summary: The Health Research Methodologist is responsible for the design, planning, and execution of research projects and preparation of grants for funding and will: develop and supervise the management of clinical and research data management systems; analyze and interpret data; develop research protocols and standard operating procedures; write reports and manuscripts for peer-review; prepare and present research for scientific meetings; and perform critical systematic review of the literature.
Purpose and Key Functions:
Develop new methodologies to analyze and interpret data.
Design, plan and execute research projects.
Coordinate data analysis for multiple research projects.
Develop and supervise the management of clinical and research data management systems.
Author manuscripts for peer reviewed journal articles and book chapters in scientific texts.
Develop research study protocols and standard operating procedures.
Participate in various committees to act as a consultant on study methodology and participate in provincial level meetings that involve planning resource allocation, setting research objectives and planning and conducting new research studies.
Prepare grant proposals which includes sections such as background, ethical considerations, clinical implications, study logistics, timelines, sample size calculations and study budgets
Review and submit budgets for clinical studies.
Plan, conduct and prepare systematic reviews to perform literature searches and critical appraisal of individual studies to identify valid and applicable evidence.
Design and present conference abstracts and oral presentations for national and international meetings and conferences.
Conduct complex statistical analyses, and consolidate and present information in tables and figures.
Conduct a meta-analyses for projects involving systematic reviews.
Liaise a variety of external stakeholders.
Provide lead hand supervision and is responsible for the quality and quantity of work of others.
Doctoral degree in Epidemiology, Health Research Methodology or a related field.
Requires 6 years of relevant experience.
The successful candidate will have a post-graduate level degree in social work or a closely related discipline and previous experience working with individuals experiencing intimate partner violence. The ideal candidate will also have demonstrated experience in managing multi-disciplinary research related to IPV. Extensive knowledge of all aspects of health research methodology is also required. The successful candidate will also possess excellent communication, management, and writing skills as well as the ability to thrive in a dynamic and fast-paced work environment. This position will require a flexible schedule to accommodate study meetings and calls outside of normal work hours.
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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