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Research Coordinator, HIV Social, Behavioural and Epidemiological Studies Unit, School of Public Health, University of Toronto

Research Coordinator (RO2/08N) - Term
Job Number: 0900085
Employee Group: United Steelworkers (USW)
Faculty / Division: Faculty of Medicine


Under the general direction of the Principal Investigator, and in consultation with a team of co-investigators and a national community advisory group, the Research Coordinator is responsible for the coordination of a national toll free telephone survey of current issues and epidemiology among men who have sex with men (MSM). The Research Coordinator participates in refinement of the study procedures and is responsible for the day-to-day conduct of the project including: organizing meetings of investigators; literature reviews and consultations; testing and refinement of research instruments; refinement of plan for study promotion, recruitment, data collection; data analysis; preparation of working documents, reports and papers.

In these areas, the Research Coordinator will provide support and maintain communication links with the Principal Investigator, Co-investigators and community advisory group. Major areas of responsibility include coordination of: record keeping; community consultation; establishment of data collection and entry procedures; data collection synthesis and analysis of data; supervision of staff during data collection phase; adaptation of previous study protocols; assistance in preparing budget estimates and funder reports.

The Research Coordinator in working with the investigators assumes major responsibility for ensuring the achievement of the study objectives.



  • Bachelors degree with experience in health-related field; or equivalent combination of education and experience.


  • Minimum two (2) years relevant experience in coordination of studies in HIV research. Experience with workflow direction of staff. Knowledge of social science and epidemiological research methods. Experience coordinating surveys. Experience interviewing and supervising data collection. Experience setting up databases and data management in secure settings. Experience in analysis of epidemiological, and/or socio-behavioural data. Experience in planning and overseeing research budgets. Familiarity with University of Toronto administrative procedures an asset. Experience working with gay community is an asset. Extensive experience with personal computers, MS Office and statistical software packages.


  • Excellent interpersonal and organizational skills; ability to exhibit and maintain non-judgmental attitude toward minority groups; tact and sensitivity in matters relating to confidential material and the public; excellent communication skills in both English and French.

Job Field :Administrative
Campus: St. George (downtown Toronto)
Department: Public Health, Dalla Lana School of
Schedule: Full-time
Appointment Type :Budget - Term
Pay Scale Group and Hiring Rate: 08N -- $45,776 with an annual step progression to a maximum of $58,490
Travel: None

Closing Date: 10/Mar/09

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