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Reference Number: 000001371
Posted Date: 9/15/2020
Closing Date: 9/30/2020

Department: LTRI - Psychiatry
Position: Qualitative Research Coordinator - HIV Psychiatry

POSITION TITLE  Qualitative Research Coordinator
EMPLOYMENT TYPE  Temporary Full Time
HOURS OF WORK  37.5 hours per week
REPORTS TO  Principal Investigator

The Lunenfeld-Tanenbaum Research Institute of Mount Sinai Hospital, a University of Toronto affiliated research centre, is one of the world's leading centres in biomedical research.  With ground-breaking discoveries in research areas such as diabetes, genetic disorders, cancer and women’s and infants’ health, the Institute is committed to excellence in health research and the training of young investigators.  Strong partnerships with the clinical programs of Mount Sinai Hospital ensure that scientific knowledge is used to promote human health.  Your significant contributions will assist in maintaining our momentum in advancing our research.


The Department of Psychiatry at Mount Sinai hospital welcomes applications for a Research Coordinator with qualitative research experience to work on the innovative and growing HIV Psychiatry Education Program. The Research Coordinator would play an integral role in the investigation of an innovative medical and health professions education program that aims to bridge the gap between academic hospital clinics and community AIDs Service Organizations (ASOs) in the pursuit of improved mental health care for patients with HIV, mental illness and substance use disorders. In this role the successful candidate will work on the development, collection, coordination, processing and quality control of primarily qualitative data. This project is funded by the Ontario HIV Treatment Network (OHTN). The Research Coordinator reports to the Principal Investigator, and the Clinical Trials Manager.

Dr Deanna Chaukos and Dr. Robert Maunder are the Principal Investigators of a study titled, “Enhancing Models of Care for Patients with HIV and Mental Illness Through Community Collaboration” as part of the HIV Psychiatry Education Program in the department of Psychiatry at Mount Sinai Hospital. This project is supported by an Ontario HIV Treatment Network Emerging Issues Endgame Grant.

The goal of this research is to address both educational and service-delivery objectives for a complex patient population with triple diagnosis (HIV, mental illness and substance use disorders), as we seek to understand how best to meet the needs of this vulnerable and complex population.


The Research Coordinator is responsible for leading and organizing this educational and clinical research project.  The RC will coordinate the flow of work for this research project and will lead implementation of study protocols. The RC will be responsible for conducting qualitative interviews, as well coordination of qualitative analysis process. He or she is responsible for developing an implementation plan for the study that allows for timely data capture during crucial windows of the study, including recruitment and engagement of study participants, which includes clinicians, trainees, and patients. He or she is also responsible for coordinating and completion of timely data analysis, in collaboration with the study team. Expertise in qualitative research methodology is essential, as is the ability to work flexibly with a complex patient population. Health professional medical education research experience will be highly valuable to this role. 


Responsibilities Include but are not limited to:

  • Responsible for the overall coordination of a research study, including recruitment of participants into the study
  • Plans, implements and coordinates all aspects of data collection and documentation
  • Implementation of qualitative interviews, including development of guides and data analysis
  • Aid in the administration and collection of research questionnaires
  • Store and manage qualitative data, including transcription and arrangement of transcription in accordance with REB guidelines
  • Monitor and maintain deadlines and schedules
  • Disseminate research findings orally and in writing
  • Collaborate in publication authorship, literature reviews, submitting grant applications, REB submissions, manuscripts, seminar presentations, and reports
  • Manages and tracks budget for study/ project
  • Conduct regular meetings with Principal Investigator(s) and research study team to communicate up-to-date information on the progress of the study/ project
  • Establishes administrative-level contacts and maintain on-going relationships with relevant institutions/ hospitals, universities and funding agencies


  • Successful completion of a University degree in a relevant field. Masters degree preferred
  • A minimum of one year of recent and related experience in a research environment in a medical education and/or mental health setting. Research experience in HIV is considered an asset.
  • Prior experience working with qualitative analysis software, such as NVIVO/Atlas/Dedoose
  • Experience conducting qualitative research cross all stages of a project
  • Exceptional communication skills (verbal, written and presentation) and be comfortable engaging and exchanging information with a multi-disciplinary team
  • Demonstrated experience in patient recruitment, data management and study coordination
  • Demonstrated analytical and problem-solving abilities with strong attention to detail
  • Self-directed with an ability to make decisions and to exercise good judgement
  • Superior organizational and time management skills with a flexibility to adjust to priorities
  • Demonstrated interpersonal skills, professionalism and ability to work both independently and as part of a team
  • Ability to work accurately and effectively in a fast-paced environment
  • Demonstrated satisfactory work performance and attendance history

In accordance with Institute’s policy and legislated health and safety requirements, employment is conditional upon the verification of credentials, completion of a health review, and demonstrating proof of immunity and vaccination status of vaccine-preventable diseases. Successful candidates will be required to provide two (2) written reference letters from their former employer(s)/supervisor(s).

We are a fully committed to fairness and equity in employment and our recruitment and selection practices. We encourage applications from Indigenous peoples, people with disabilities, members of sexual minority groups, members of racialized groups, women and any others who may contribute to the further diversification of our Sinai Health community. Accommodation will be provided in all parts of the hiring process as required under our Access for People with Disabilities policy. Applicants need to make their requirements known in advance.

The Lunenfeld-Tanenbaum Research Institute is a scent sensitive environment and all members of the community are expected to refrain from wearing or using scented products while visiting or working at the Institute. We also support a barrier-free workplace supported by the Institute’s accessibility plan, accommodation and disability management policies and procedures. Should you require accommodation at any point during the recruitment process, including accessible job postings, please contact the Lunenfeld-Tanenbaum Human Resources Department.


Posting open until September 30, 2020. We thank all candidates for applying. Only those selected for an interview will be contacted.

Hours: 37.5 hours per week

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