Research Project Coordinator

Job description

Research Project Coordinator

Date Posted: 04/05/2021
Req ID: 3368
Faculty/Division: Dalla Lana School of Public Health
Department: Dalla Lana School of Public Health
Campus: St. George (Downtown Toronto)


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.

Your opportunity:

Reporting to the Principal Investigator, the Research Project Coordinator will be part of a dynamic team and help to coordinate activities and operations of multiple qualitative and quantitative community-based HIV and STI research studies. This includes the coordination of a large Canadian Institutes of Health Research (CIHR) study on HIV and STI testing in collaboration with researchers and community partners in Toronto, Ontario, and across British Columbia. Other research studies primarily focus on using qualitative research methods to understand and improve the sexual and mental health of diverse gay, bisexual, and other men who have sex with men as well as the impacts of COVID-19 on this population. The Research Project Coordinator will play a key role in shaping the new Centre for Sexual and Gender Minority Health Research at the Dalla Lana School of Public Health.

As Research Project Coordinator, you will play an integral role in supporting the research goals and overall study activities. Your strong research and project coordination skills will enable you to conduct systematic literature reviews, contribute to the development of additional grant applications, and help to coordinate qualitative and quantitative research activities of the team across multiple projects. Your background and experience supporting research projects will contribute to advancing the overall goals and initiatives of the Centre, including the timely dissemination of research findings.

Your responsibilities will include:

  • Posting adverts to recruit applicants and probing for information from potential participants to determine if they meet study criteria
  • Implementing and executive qualitative and/or quantitative research methods
  • Collecting and analyzing data, preparing draft reports and summaries of research project results
  • Formatting data collected for presentations and reports
  • Preparing Research Ethics Board (REB)submissions and editing content for grant applications
  • Verifying transactions, collaborating on cost estimates and making minor purchases

Essential Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree in a related field (i.e. public health, health promotion, health sciences or sociology) or an acceptable equivalent combination of education and experience
  • Minimum two (2) years’ of relevant work experience in a research environment
  • Experiencecoordinating research projects and implementing qualitative and quantitative research methodologies
  • Demonstrated experience drafting summaries of research results, producing tables, figures and reports and conducting literature reviews
  • Experience with qualitative and quantitative data collection, interpretation and analysis
  • Experience completing Research Ethics Board (REB) applications and editing content for grant applications
  • Demonstrated experience fostering positive relationships with internal and external stakeholders, including community partners, as well as recruiting participants for study initiatives
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office suite
  • Strong research and analytical skills
  • Excellent interpersonal, organizational and communications skills (oral and written) with an ability to multi-task and prioritize competing demands
  • Ability to foster positive relationships with multiple groups
  • Ability to work independently and as part of a team
  • Strong commitment to accuracy and attention to detail
  • Demonstrated problem-solving skills and proven ability to meet deadlines

Assets (Nonessential):

  • Proficiency with qualitative software and coding (e.g. NVivo)
  • Proficiency with statistical software (e.g. SPSS, SAS, R)

To be successful in this role you will be:

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

This is a one year term position

Closing Date: 04/14/2021, 11:59PM ET
Employee Group: USW
Appointment Type: Grant - Term
Schedule: Full-Time
Pay Scale Group & Hiring Zone:
USW Pay Band 09 -- $58,242 with an annual step progression to a maximum of $74,482. 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.

Diversity Statement
The University of Toronto is strongly committed to diversity within its community and especially welcomes applications from racialized persons / persons of colour, women, Indigenous / Aboriginal People of North America, persons with disabilities, LGBTQ2S+ persons, and others who may contribute to the further diversification of ideas.

As part of your application, you will be asked to complete a brief Diversity Survey. This survey is voluntary. Any information directly related to you is confidential and cannot be accessed by search committees or human resources staff. Results will be aggregated for institutional planning purposes. For more information, please see

Accessibility Statement
The University strives to be an equitable and inclusive community, and proactively seeks to increase diversity among its community members. Our values regarding equity and diversity are linked with our unwavering commitment to excellence in the pursuit of our academic mission.

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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Job No:
Posted: 4/6/2021
Application Due: 4/10/2021
Work Type: Full Time