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Research Proposal Writer, LDCP Fall Prevention Team

Ontario
Deadline July 15, 2015

Purpose:

The LDCP Fall Prevention Team - consisting of 11 public health units and an academic partner(s) – has been working over the past year to examine the practices that public health professional’s use when working with service providers to develop evidence-informed fall prevention initiatives for community-dwelling older adults. The research has identified a range of practices in leadership and knowledge translation when working with community organizations.

While this research will help public health units understand how they have been engaging community organizations and providers in implementing fall prevention initiatives, there is still much to be done and many research questions to explore! The team is about to begin developing a follow-up proposal to build on their research findings.

The LDCP Fall Prevention Team is currently seeking an enthusiastic, motivated, highly skilled individual as a Research Proposal Writer, to assist the team in shaping the next phase of this important work.

Responsibilities:

The Research Proposal Writer will be responsible for leading the development of a project proposal to access $75,000 in funding per year for up to two years, for the team to implement a project as part of Public Health Ontario’s Locally Driven Collaborative Projects program. Specific responsibilities will include:

  • Working with the team to finalize the research question and methodology for the proposed research
  • Conducting a literature review for the purposes of the proposal
  • Working collaboratively with the team to co-write the proposal for submission
  • Making necessary changes and revisions to the proposal following review and feedback
  • Meeting the stated timelines

Qualifications:

  • A Bachelor’s Degree, and 3-5 years of relevant experience in grant writing/research proposal development; Master’s degree preferred
  • Excellent writing skills, strong ability to summarize information concisely; demonstrated ability to write clear, structured, articulate and effective proposals
  • Strong organizational skills
  • Experience conducting literature searches and demonstrated ability to critically appraise and synthesize research
  • Experience with knowledge exchange with community-based health or social services
  • Knowledge of multi-sectoral population-based fall prevention strategies is an asset
  • Strong skills in interpersonal communication and to work part of a collaborative team, which includes collaborative decision making
  • Strong editing skills
  • Attention to detail
  • Ability to meet deadlines
  • Ability to work with limited supervision and high motivation

To Apply:

Interested individuals are requested to submit their cover letter and resume, demonstrating the applicant's knowledge, skills and experience to successfully fulfill this contract, to Joanne Montgomery at jmontgomery@oxfordcounty.ca by July 15, 2015 at 5:00pm.