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Research Assistant, Regional Infection Control Network – North Simcoe Muskoka

Orillia, Ontario

Deadline July 24, 2009

Title: Research Assistant

Location: Orillia, Ontario

Application Deadline: July 24, 2009

Status: Temporary full-time (6 months)

Research Study: Making a Case for Antibiotic Stewardship – Using regional data to demonstrate the potential for cost-savings and a reduction in antibiotic resistant infections.

Overview: The successful candidate for this position will participate in the data collection and analysis phase of an innovative, quantitative research study that reviews retrospectively in-patient antibiotic use across five acute care facilities.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Assist in the management, entry and analysis of data (primary data collection source: patient chart review)
  • Collaborate with research team on data analysis strategies
  • Prepare draft manuscript for publication and/or presentation


  • Bachelor's Degree (Health or Social Science) with relevant research experience
  • Advanced computer skills Microsoft Office (PC) required and FileMaker Pro (MAC) an asset
  • Technically competent with desktop hardware, telephone and videoconferencing.
  • Demonstrated ability to work independently and meet deadlines
  • Ability to collaborate and contribute as part of a multidisciplinary team
  • Ability to share and work with others collegially within a learning environment
  • Excellent organization, time management and priority setting skills
  • Demonstrated quantitative/qualitative data collection and analysis skills
  • Previous experience demonstrating ability to abstract information from medical charts and computerized medical records systems
  • Excellent library and bibliographic skills
  • Excellent manuscript preparation skills
  • Ability to pay meticulous attention to detail
  • Must have a “G” level Ontario driver’s license and vehicle. Transportation will be required within our region and will be compensated as per North Simcoe Muskoka Infection Control Network policy.

Please submit a cover letter and resume/CV by Canada Post or E-Mail before July 24th, 2009 to:

Colleen Nisbet, Network Coordinator

North Simcoe Muskoka Infection Control Network

80 Victoria Street, Unit 7

Orillia, Ontario L3V 7E4