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Sorry, the application deadline for this position was 1/20/2021

Reference Number: 000001405
Posted Date: 1/6/2021
Closing Date: 1/20/2021

Department: LTRI - Bridgepoint Site
Position: Research Coordinator

POSITION TITLE  Research Coordinator
DEPARTMENT  LTRI - Bridgepoint Site
EMPLOYMENT TYPE  Temporary Full Time
HOURS OF WORK  37.5 hours per week
EMPLOYEE GROUP  Non Union
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.

DESCRIPTION OF ORGANIZATION

The Bridgepoint Collaboratory for Research and Innovation is the health services research arm of the Lunenfeld-Tanenbaum Research Institute at Sinai Health System (fully-affiliated with the University of Toronto). With ground-breaking discoveries and innovative research in areas such as diabetes, genetic disorders, complexity, and health system design, the LTRI is committed to excellence in health research and the training of young investigators. Partnerships with clinical programs across Sinai Health System ensure that new scientific knowledge is used to promote enhanced health and well-being.

The Collaboratory is leading a new field of study strategically designed to respond to one of the most pressing areas of need for healthcare research in Ontario, Canada and the world: examining ways to improve the care and the entire life experience of patients living with complex chronic health conditions. As a new recruit, your significant contributions will assist in maintaining momentum toward advancing our research mission.

DESCRIPTION OF POSITION

Health systems globally are undergoing rapid transformation in response to the COVID-19 pandemic. Among these shifts has been the dramatic shift towards adopting a digital-first approach to delivering primary care services – a shift that may very likely be here to stay. The Digital Trust-Building project seeks to understand the how trust-based relationships are built through different technologies used in primary care. Can strong relationships needed for quality care delivery be built in an entirely virtual environment? We’re hoping to find out. 

The Research Coordinator will work closely with the Principal Investigator of this project providing overall coordination of study activities. Activities will likely include: literature reviews, ethics applications, recruitment, support with qualitative data collection and analysis, follow-up with participants, supporting writing and editing reports and manuscripts, and working with funding agencies as required. The coordinator will also support knowledge translation and network activities including coordinating an end of project workshop which will include: scheduling, booking spaces and food (if in-person is available), preparing materials, and engaging with local and international stakeholders.

While the position will primarily support the Digital Trust-Building project, there will be opportunities to engage in other active projects supervised by the Principal Investigator related to digital health, implementation, and integrated care delivery. The position will work primarily remotely, and then, once in-person work is safe and allowed, be based out of the Bridgepoint site in Toronto, ON. Fully remote work for the entire duration of the project can be discussed.

ROLE AND RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Conducting literature searches and reviews
  • Ethics application(s) to relevant boards
  • Participant recruitment (patients, caregivers and primary care providers) for interviews and deliberative dialogues
  • Act as the primary research contact for study participants for day-to-day management of the project
  • Support data collection through: Conducting semi-structured interviews, taking research memos, supporting deliberative dialogues
  • Support data analysis through: Qualitative descriptive coding with the Principle Investigator and engaging in ongoing analytic discussion.
  • Distribution and oversight of participant honoraria
  • Scheduling and coordinating meetings as needed
  • Coordinating the end of study workshop including: scheduling, acting as the primary contact for stakeholder participants, managing the activities of the day whether virtual or in-person (if in-person this will require booking and managing the space and refreshments for the participants; if virtual this will involve ensuring participants can connect to the virtual environment).
  • Prepare and help write reports and manuscripts for publication
  • Work with Principal Investigator (and potentially other team members) to complete additional tasks as needed

QUALIFICATION AND EDUCATION REQUIREMENTS

  • Master’s Degree in Health Services or related degree required
  • Experience with qualitative research methods
  • Experience with research specific software (NVivo, EndNote) considered an asset
  • Self-starter with excellent interpersonal and organizational skills
  • Experience working within a team in a research environment
  • Excellent communication (verbal, written) skills
  • Demonstrated project coordination skills
  • Proficiency in computer applications including Word, Excel, and PowerPoint, Adobe Illustrator
  • Ability to work flexible hours – some evening/weekend work may be required

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 January 20, 2021. 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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