Schedule 8:30am - 4:30pm; Monday- Friday
Education Level Bachelor's degree in a relevant field of study
Career Level 5 years of relevant experience
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.
The Offord Centre for Child Studies is seeking a full-time research coordinator to assist with studies designed to build capacity for continuous quality improvement in school mental health, inclusive of monitoring progress at both the population and service levels in in Ontario schools. The research coordinator will (1) contribute to the design, implementation and analyses of school-based studies of child and youth mental health and school mental health resources and programming; (2) contribute to the development, implementation and evaluation of measurement based care practices in school mental health intervention settings; (3) engage in qualitative interviews and focus groups with key stakeholders and knowledge users in order to incorporate their perspectives in the development of measurement tools and implementation approaches; (4) contribute to the development of a data platform that will facilitate continuous quality improvement and progress monitoring in school and student mental health; (5) contribute to the preparation of manuscripts and presentations for peer-review; (6) co-ordinate meetings with stakeholder and knowledge users ; (7) prepare information and materials for knowledge dissemination to various audiences and knowledge users; and (8) contribute to the development of future proposals in this area of research.
The Research Coordinator (II) is responsible for applying specialized knowledge to initiate, implement, manage, and coordinate moderate to large research projects.
Purpose and Key Functions:
- Develop an implementation plan for research projects.
- Design promotional strategies and related materials to encourage participation and support for research projects.
- Perform quantitative analyses of research data.
- Interview study participants to gather qualitative and quantitative data.
- Facilitate focus group sessions with project participants.
- Coordinate and manage the collection, delivery, entry, verification, analysis, and reporting of data.
- Oversee the design and maintenance 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, grants, and abstracts.
- Coordinate the activities of research staff and resources to ensure that projects progress in accordance with predetermined timelines.
- 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 relevant research methodology is applied and all research
material is handled in accordance with established protocols, policies, and
- Develop presentations and present information and training sessions to
project personnel and project participants.
- Present at meetings, seminars, and conferences.
- Keep project participants informed of project progress through regular reports
- Implement and maintain research project budgets. Create financial
projections and make adjustments to research project budgets throughout the
- Exercise appropriate controls, monitor, and reconcile accounts.
- Conduct literature searches.
- Bachelor's degree in a relevant field of study.
- Requires 5 years of relevant experience.
The applicant will have a Bacherlor’s degree or higher in clinical psychology, measurement, epidemiology, education, health research methodology or a related field. Substantive knowledge in the areas of clinical psychology, school mental health, child development, and education are required. The applicant must have experience with large-scale research studies, preferably in the fields of child and youth mental health and/or education, as well as with advanced research methodologies, measurement, survey design and data visualization strategies. Experience designing and implementing surveys of child and youth mental health will be considered a key asset, both in general population and clinical settings. Preparing and submitting ethics applications and using online survey software such as Qualtrics and RedCAP will be necessary.
At least two years of relevant research experience with the design, inclusive of sampling, measurement and implementaiton of surveys of children, young people and their families and manuscript preparation within a research team will also be considered an asset. Strong written and oral communication skills are necessary. The ability to work collaboratively in a team setting, effectively manage multiple studies and timelines, have excellent problem solving skills, as well as interpersonal, communication and organizational skills are all considered assets.
How To Apply
To apply for this job, please submit your application online.
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