Schedule 35 hours; Mon-Fri 8:30am - 4:30pm
Master's degree in a relevant field of study
Career Level Requires 5 years of relevant experience
Research Coordinator (III)
Research Coordinator III is needed for a project that will address an important evidence gap and aims to rigorously implement and evaluate the effectiveness of the Triple P and Circle of Security in promoting healthy family relationships and preventing child maltreatment.
Main objective of Impact Evaluation is to determine the effectiveness of Triple P on:
child maltreatment-related outcomes and;
parenting practices and functioning (e.g., reduction of harsh parenting practices, increase parental confidence and self-esteem) and;
child developmental outcomes (e.g., improve socioemotional and behavioural functioning).
The Research Coordinator is responsible for assessing, planning, implementing, and evaluating protocol procedures and managing the daily operations of a research study ensuring that all aspects of the study protocol are adhered to. Applies specialized knowledge to initiate, implement, coordinate, and manage moderate to large research projects.
Purpose and Key Functions:
Monitor and coordinate multiple research studies and knowledge translation activities in order to assess the need for and to implement strategies to ensure the conduct of quality research, the achievement of expected time lines and deliverables, and the efficient use of human and practical resources.
Troubleshoot problems at all stages of study development and implementation.
Participate with a team in the development and authoring of research protocols.
Lead the internal research study ethical review process.
Recruit study participants and enlist agencies to refer participants.
Review referrals and keep track of intakes from various referral sources.
Develop an implementation plan for research studies.
Design a promotional strategy and related materials.
Provide advice on and conduct analyses of complex data sets.
Interview study participants to gather qualitative and quantitative data.
Facilitate focus group sessions with study participants.
Facilitate research learning opportunities.
Gain the cooperation of research partners and team members by acting as the first point of contact on a variety of research projects and liaising with project collaborators, stakeholders, and staff.
Coordinate and manage the collection, delivery, entry, verification, analysis, and reporting of data.
Identify funding opportunities and coordinate the submission of research proposals.
Oversee the design of databases, data collection forms, error checking methods, and related programmes 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 a research project.
Prepare data management and operations documentation for the project.
Liaise between the study centre and remote study sites and personnel.
Ensure that the relevant research methodology is applied, and that all research material is handled in accordance with established protocols, policies, and procedures.
Develop and deliver information and training sessions.
Deliver presentations at meetings, seminars, and conferences as required.
Keep project participants informed of the project's progress through regular reports and newsletters.
Implement and maintain the research program budget.
Conduct literature searches.
Provide lead hand supervision and is responsible for the quality and quantity of work of others.
Ongoing responsibility for supervising up to 9 casual employees.
Master's degree in a relevant field of study.
Requires 5 years of relevant experience.
The candidate is required and expected to have the following:
Experience with Randomized Controlled Trials
Proven knowledge of government policy directions, standards and decision-making processes
Proven understanding of the complex issues in child and youth development, mental health and additions, and high-risk populations; from both academic and experiential background.
Demonstrated skills working with vulnerable and high-risk families (mental health and addictions, low-income, immigrant), Aboriginal, special education
Proven ability to synthesize complex research and information into practical information for diverse audiences.
Prepare comprehensive reports, summaries, briefings tailored to range of audiences including families, community stakeholders, and policy-makers.
Strong interpersonal skills with ability to relate, facilitate and negotiate across sectors
Demonstrated ability to build and maintain collaborative relationships with internal and external stakeholders and across sectors (community mental health agencies, high-risk populations)
Ability to design and tailor the study implementation protocol to ensure optimal recruitment of participants and effective outcomes
Experience in implementing and evaluating parenting programs
This project requires a candidate with a high level of skill and experience in collaborating with stakeholders across sectors and proven understanding and expertise with vulnerable, high risk children and families (Mental Health and Addictions, low income, immigrant) Aboriginal and special education.
How To Apply
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