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Research Coordinator, The Healthy Active Living and Obesity Research Group, Children's Hospital of Eastern Ontario

Ottawa, Ontario
Deadline August 14, 2010

Position: Research Coordinator (FT)
Reports To: Dr. Kristi Adamo

Salary: commensurate with training and experience / en fonction de la formation et de l'expérience

Position Summary: The Healthy Active Living and Obesity Research Group (HALO) at the CHEO Research Institute is seeking a term full-time Research Coordinator to work within a dynamic multi-disciplinary team devoted to evidence-based health care research in pediatric obesity. This position is part of the Sherbrooke-Ottawa-Montréal Emerging Team in Critical Periods of Body Weight Regulation (SOMET): A Women‘s Health Perspective. The Research Coordinator will function as a coordinator for the day-to-day operations of a physical activity and nutrition randomized control trial in obese pregnant women as well as manage other ongoing HALO studies.

Job Description:

  • Responsible for the management, coordination of a lifestyle intervention trial (may require occasional evening & weekend work) as well as other on-going studies
  • Manage study site and research lab activities which includes but is not limited to subject recruitment, obtaining informed consent, liaising with randomization co-ordination site, scheduling of assessments, completion and collection of recall questionnaires
  • Perform anthropometric measurements, body composition evaluations, dietary recall and physical activity recall assessments (among others)
  • Responsible for the ongoing data collection and management of the trials including maintenance of a study databases.
  • Prepare financial reports and disburse payments.
  • Maintain communications with the principal investigators, trial committee and manage research assistants/students working on the project.
  • Organize investigator meetings and prepare relevant presentations and materials.
  • Work with the Information Technology group to deliver data management services.
  • Assist in preparing grant proposals, manuscripts and submitting required documents to Research Ethics Board (REB) and regulatory authorities.
  • Responsible for performing basic statistics and producing various study-related materials including communication and study progress reports.
  • Supervise and provide training to other personnel (research assistants/students) on study procedures and assessments
  • Assist investigators in the development and maintenance of a Quality Assurance program.
  • Participate/present educational sessions both internally to staff and externally to other interested groups
  • Participate in HALO Research Group meetings and SOMET meetings when necessary


  • Undergraduate degree or Masters Degree in a health related field Essential (Human Biology, Physiology, Human Kinetics, Kinesiology, Nursing, Nutrition)
  • Familiarity with clinical trial research design, process and conduct. Essential
  • Familiarity with database management Essential
  • Ability to take guided initiative and to work in an organized fashion. Essential
  • Excellent communication, interpersonal and organizational skills Essential
  • Demonstrated collegiality, professionalism and team skills Essential
  • Excellent computer skills (word processing, email, spreadsheets, Essential Presentations)
  • Capable of effectively handling multiple priorities simultaneously Essential
  • Ability to respond to study related issues during office hours Essential
  • Strong work-ethic and motivation Essential
  • Demonstrated initiative, flexibility and ability to work independently Essential
  • Group Fitness Teaching Certification Preferred
  • Bilingual (French and English) Preferred
  • Experience in nutrition and exercise physiology Preferred

Posting Date: 09/07/25 to 14/08/10

This is a 2-year position (possibility of extension) with a 3-month probationary period.

This position is available August 2010.

Interested candidates should submit a cover letter of interest and curriculum vitae to:

Dr. Kristi Adamo
Research Scientist
Healthy Active Living and Obesity Research Group
CHEO Research Institute
401 Smyth Road
Ottawa, Ontario  K1H 8L1