UTOPIAN Research Officer

Job description

UTOPIAN Research Officer

Date Posted: 06/03/2021
Req ID: 4257
Faculty/Division: Temerty Faculty of Medicine
Department: Department of Family & Community Medicine
Campus: St. George (Downtown Toronto)


About us:

Home to over 40 departments and institutes, the University of Toronto's Temerty Faculty of Medicine lies at the heart of the Toronto Academic Health Science Network and is a global leader in ground-breaking research and education, spanning clinical medicine, basic science and the rehabilitation sciences sectors.

Your opportunity:

UTOPIAN is a network that brings together Department of Family and Community Medicine (DFCM) researchers, primary care clinicians and practices from all its academic sites to answer important healthcare questions and translate findings into practice. As the University of Toronto Practice Based Research Network (UTOPIAN) Research Officer, you will play an integral role in supporting a variety of research projects and initiatives, while supporting strong stakeholder relationships. You will assist with the development of project specific submissions to Research Ethics Boards, collaborate withresearch teams to help them schedule project meetings, take and disseminate details notes, track project milestones and report on progress, develop SOP documents and maintain accurate and up to date records for projects and work proactively with project teams to resolve issues as they arise. Your strong communication, organizational and critical thinking skills, attention to detail, and project management experience will be key to your success in this role.

Your responsibilities will include:

  • Fostering positive relationships with stakeholders by informing, tracking and collecting information on project progress
  • Supporting research initiatives by (conducting systematic literature reviews, analyzing results, preparing draft statistical reports for research papers)
  • Proofing and posting adverts to recruit applicants as well as probing for information to determine if they meet study criteria
  • Drafting summaries of research project results and formatting data collected for presentations and reports
  • Implementing and executing qualitative and/or quantitative research methods

Essential Qualifications:

  • Bachelor's Degree in health administration, health policy, health sciences, health services research, epidemiology or related fields or equivalent combination of education and experience.
  • Minimum two years relevant research coordination experience
  • Demonstrated experience coordinating Research Ethics Board submissions, and understanding factors related to data collection and confidentiality
  • Experience coordinating research projects, including tracking project timelines and deliverables
  • Familiarity with Electronic Medical Record systems
  • Experience providing administrative support to working groups and committees, including coordinating meetings, drafting meeting materials and minute taking
  • Understanding of quantitative and qualitative research and analysis
  • Experience preparing surveys and questionnaires, compiling results and tabulating basic statistical data.
  • Excellent working knowledge of PC platforms (MS Word, PowerPoint, Excel, Adobe Acrobat, Access).
  • Basic knowledgeof statistical software (such as Stata, SPSS, R), survey design tools (Qualtrics, Ocean) and/or software for qualitative projects (NVivo)
  • Excellent organizational, time management, administrative, and problem-solving skills
  • Excellent communications skills (written and verbal), with ability to work independently but also effectively as part of a multi-professional project team
  • Ability to exercise initiative, tact, discretion, and to work under pressure to meet deadlines and manage multiple processes
  • Demonstrated project management skills
  • Exercises good judgment, attention to detail and a high degree of accuracy

Assets (Nonessential):

  • Project Management Certification (PMP) is an asset

To be successful in this role you will be:

  • Communicator
  • Goal oriented
  • Organized
  • Problem solver
  • Team player

Closing Date: 06/13/2021, 11:59PM ET
Employee Group: USW
Appointment Type: Budget - Continuing
Schedule: Full-Time
Pay Scale Group & Hiring Zone:
USW Pay Band 09 -- $58,824 with an annual step progression to a maximum of $75,227. 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

.buttontext00b26598368a4abe a{ border: 1px solid transparent; } .buttontext00b26598368a4abe a:focus{ border: 1px dashed #25355a !important; outline: none !important; }

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 http://uoft.me/UP.

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.

Job Segment: Epidemiology, Rehabilitation, Medical, Public Health, Healthcare, Research




Diversity Profile: University



View more

Learn more on Inside Higher Ed's College Page for University

Arrow pointing right
Job No:
Posted: 6/5/2021
Application Due: 6/15/2021
Work Type: Full Time