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Research Coordinator--Public Health: NCCMT, School of Nursing

Hamilton, Ontario
Deadline November 22

The Research Coordinator – Public Health will provide specialized knowledge and skills to initiate, design, develop, coordinate and manage a range of knowledge translation activities undertaken by the National Collaborating Centre for Methods and Tools. The individual must be able to work in a fluid environment, recognize which knowledge base and/or skills are required for different situations (and be able to apply such knowledge/skills), and manage multiple and sometimes competing priorities.

Key responsibilities include: developing learning strategies that will support public health decision makers, policy developers and practitioners move evidence into practice; developing project protocols and timelines; designing, testing and utilizing data collection tools (and tracking systems) for key informant interviews, surveys and archival reviews; entering, collating and analyzing data using SPSS, NVivo, Distiller and other relevant analytic software packages; participating in the development and delivery of skills training workshops for public health professionals and decision makers; interpreting data and outputs of analysis; assisting with the preparation of academic publications and other reports by writing up sections and contributing intellectually to the development of manuscripts; fulfilling a resource role for NCCMT staff in relation to the preparation of ethics review materials, and, identifying research funding opportunities. The successful candidate will have a Master’s degree in health sciences, public health or a related field with 3+ years experience in a public health environment with quantitative and qualitative research methods. Experience, skills and competencies required include: advanced critical appraisal skills; expertise in SPSS, NVivo, Distiller and MS Office software; an understanding of knowledge transfer and exchange methods; excellent interpersonal, written and oral communication and presentation skills; an understanding of the public health environment; experience working within research and government environments; and, a strong ability to work independently and also collaborate well with team members. Preference will be given to a qualified candidate who is fluently bilingual in French and English.

Contact:

Pamela Forsyth
Administrative Director
National Collaborating Centre for Methods and Tools
Tel: 905 525 9140, x 20450
forsythp@mcmaster.ca