Indigenous Research Officer

Job description

Indigenous Research Officer

Date Posted: 01/05/2021
Req ID: 2332
Faculty/Division: Dalla Lana School of Public Health
Department: Dalla Lana School of Public Health
Campus: St. George (Downtown Toronto)

Description:

About us:

The Dalla Lana School of Public Health is a Faculty of the University of Toronto that originated as one of the Schools of Hygiene begun by the Rockefeller Foundation in 1927. The School went through a dramaticrenaissance after the 2003 SARS crisis and it is now the largest public health school in Canada, with more than 850 faculty, 1,000 students, and research and training partnerships with institutions throughout Toronto and the world. With $40.4 million in research funding per year, the School supports discovery in global health, tobacco impacts on health, occupational disease and disability, air pollution, inner city and Indigenous health, among many other areas.The Dalla Lana School of Public Health is a Faculty of the University of Toronto that originated as one of the Schools of Hygiene begun by the Rockefeller Foundation in 1927. The School went through a dramatic renaissance after the 2003 SARS crisis and it is now the largest public health school in Canada, with more than 850 faculty, 1,000 students, and research and training partnerships with institutions throughout Toronto and the world. With $40.4 million in research funding per year, the School supports discovery in global health, tobacco impactson health, occupational disease and disability, air pollution, inner city and Indigenous health, among many other areas.

Your opportunity:

The research project is supporting Mino-Bimaadizi - a national network for ending Indigenous illness and promoting Indigenous mental health and healing. This network aims to end mental health problems by using Indigenous knowledge in health care interventions, service, and policy. The goal is to work towards improving the health outcomes of Indigenous populations by creating a national database of information about Indigenous mental health and wellness in decolonizing mental health systems curriculum, program, and policy.

As Indigenous Research Officer, you willbe part of a regional team of researchers that focuses on Indigenous mental health while managing key partnerships and collaborations. You will advise on the research project design, implement research methods and analyze data to meet study objectives while operating within an Indigenous knowledge framework. Your excellent project management, analytical, and data management experience will allow for and enhance the development of this project.

Your responsibilities will include:

  • Creating and posting adverts to recruit community partners and study participants
  • Performing mixed methods data analyses including collecting qualitative (narrative interviews) and quantitative data (online surveys)
  • Coordinating study activities including (monitoring study timelines, maintaining a recruitment tracking database with detailed notes, reporting weekly progress)
  • Preparing Research Ethics Board protocol submissions and Data Access Agreements
  • Assisting in the preparation of Indigenous knowledge translation activities (preparing reports, formatting manuscripts, conference presentation materials and stakeholder documents)
  • Scheduling and participating in team meetings, including writing minutes
  • Monitoring accounts for the project

Essential Qualifications:

  • Master’s degree in public health, community development, mental health, indigenous studies or related disciplines, or an acceptable equivalent combination of education and experience
  • Minimum two (2) years of relevant research work experience, including experience working with Indigenous community partners and applying Indigenous research methodologies, data collection, data management and analysis
  • Demonstrated experience managing capacity-building, research and knowledge translation projects that require collaboration with diverse project partners
  • Demonstrated project management and research knowledge, experience and methodologies in relation to Indigenous community projects
  • Demonstrated experience working and collaborating with Indigenous leaders, communities, and/or organizations
  • Experience in database management, quality control, qualitative and/or quantitative analysis with an emphasis on Indigenous ethics
  • Experience and proficiency with organizing data, meetings, and minute-taking
  • Experience with submitting Research Ethics Boards and grant applications
  • Experience with data analysis and management software (nVivo, Qualtrics, etc.) and Microsoft Office Suite
  • Strong communication (written and verbal), and interpersonal skills
  • Excellent organizational skills, time management and problem-solving skills with the ability to meet conflicting priorities and balance multiple projects
  • Demonstrates initiative and possesses a strong commitment to research work with a strong commitment to accuracy and attention to detail
  • Strong planning, project management skills with excellent prioritization and time management skills
  • Demonstrated ability to work independently, show initiative and good judgment, and be an effective team member
  • Must have a solid understanding of Indigenous affairs, health, and cultural traditional knowledges
  • Experience working in a culturally-safe Indigenous academic environment
  • Client-services oriented with demonstrated listening and critical thinking skills with the ability to learn new skills
  • Ability to maintain a broad perspective; ability to foster and maintain effective relationships with all levels


Assets (Nonessential):

  • OCAP certification


To be successful in this role you will be:

  • Communicator
  • Goal oriented
  • Intuitive
  • Organized
  • Problem solver

This is a four (4) year term with end date of September 30, 2024

Closing Date: 01/15/2021, 11:59PM EDT
Employee Group: USW
Appointment Type: Grant - Term
Schedule: Full-Time
Pay Scale Group & Hiring Zone:
USW Pay Band 11 -- $65,669 with an annual step progression to a maximum of $83,978. Pay scale and job class assignment is subject to determination pursuant to the Job Evaluation/Pay Equity Maintenance Protocol.
Job Category: Research Administration & Teaching
Recruiter: Aarthiga Sivakumar

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All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however, Canadians and permanent residents will be given priority.

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The University is committed to the principles of the Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act (AODA). As such, we strive to make our recruitment, assessment and selection processes as accessible as possible and provide accommodations as required for applicants with disabilities.

If you require any accommodations at any point during the application and hiring process, please contact [email protected].
All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however, Canadians and permanent residents will be given priority.


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Posted: 1/7/2021
Application Due: 1/18/2021
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