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Research Coordinator, Ontario Tobacco Research Unit, Social and Epidemiological Research

Toronto, Ontario
Deadline August 31, 2011

Initial Assignment:  Ontario Tobacco Research Unit, Social and Epidemiological Research

Position Description:

The Ontario Tobacco Research Unit is an Ontario-based research network co-sponsored by the Centre for Addiction and Mental Health, the University of Toronto, the University of Waterloo, and the Ontario Ministry of Health Promotion and Sport.  The Ontario Tobacco Research Unit (OTRU) is an Ontario-based research network that is recognized as a Canadian leader in tobacco control research, monitoring and evaluation, teaching and training and as a respected source of science based information on tobacco control. OTRU’s research involves very large and complicated population health data sets thus often highly sophisticated statistical techniques must be employed. Reporting to the Project Manager, the Research Coordinator will have responsibility for the performance of highly complex functions related to the monitoring and evaluation of the Smoke-free Ontario Strategy and related policies and programs. The incumbent will be involved in the planning, organization and implementation of OTRU’s monitoring and evaluation research activities.  In consultation with the director and/or other investigators, the Research Coordinator selects the appropriate data collection approach and analytical tools for answering specific research questions. In this role duties include but are not limited to: design, evaluation and monitoring of research studies; conduct interviews, observations, focus groups; clean and code qualitative and quantitative data; analyze and interpret results of analysis; Prepare reports for internal and peer-reviewed publications; research and analyze tobacco-related literature; draft sections of reports, manuscripts or presentations and present research reports to other scientists or at professional meetings. You will support a workplace that embraces diversity, encourages teamwork and complies with all applicable and regulatory requirements.  This position is currently located at 33 Russell Street.


The successful candidate will have a Master’s Degree in health, social, or natural sciences and a minimum of 2 years related experience including experience in social scientific academic research.  An equivalent combination of education and experience will be considered. Familiarity with tobacco research would be a definite asset. Expertise in policy research design and analysis in an applied health or social sciences field is also required. Project management and data and electronic document management skills are required Commitment to the ethical conduct of research including ability to manage records respecting the privacy and confidentiality of data is required. The successful candidate will have the ability to carry out, document, and reflect upon research analyses with sensitivity, discretion, and attentiveness. Demonstrated experience with qualitative, statistical and analytical software is required. Proficiency in PC software skills, including Microsoft Office (Word, Excel), MS Outlook is required. The candidate will have the ability to work effectively in a team and interdisciplinary setting. The ability to work independently, think creatively, and exercise good judgment is required. The candidate will have demonstrated interpersonal skills including skills with establishing positive and productive working relationships; ability to engage in constructive deliberation; ability to work with a variety of stakeholders and research collaborators with tact, integrity, and diplomacy. Attention to detail; highly organized; excellent problem-solving skills; flexibility and initiative to adapt depending on changing workload are also required.. The ability to work effectively with diverse clients and staff is required. Bilingualism (French/English) and/or proficiency in a second language would be an asset.

Please Note: This full-time, 12 month contract position is part of the OPSEU bargaining unit.

Salary Range: $28.94 to $39.05 per hour

Please forward your resume to:

Human Resources
Centre for Addiction and Mental Health
1001 Queen Street West
Toronto, Ontario M6J 1H4
Fax:  (416) 583-4316

Please remember to quote the File Number in the subject line when applying.

Closing Date: August 31, 2011 by 5:00 p.m.
File Number: 11389E

As an employment equity employer CAMH actively seeks Aboriginal peoples, visible minorities, women, people with disabilities, (including people who have experienced mental health and substance use challenges), and additional diverse identities for our workforce. We thank all applicants for their interest, however, only those selected for an interview will be contacted.  If contacted for an interview, please inform us should accommodation be required.