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Knowledge Specialist, Biomedical Science of Prevention, CATIE

Toronto, Ontario
Deadline October 1, 2015

Service: Knowledge Exchange
Reports to: Associate Director, Research/Evaluation and Prevention Science
Position(s) Supervised: none
Status: Full time
Location: Toronto, Ontario
Posting Date: September 10, 2015


CATIE is Canada’s source for up-to-date, unbiased information about HIV and hepatitis C. We connect people living with HIV or hepatitis C, at-risk communities, healthcare providers and community organizations with the knowledge, resources and expertise to reduce transmission and improve quality of life.

Primary Role

The Knowledge Specialist, Biomedical Science of Prevention will act as the primary resource within CATIE for current biomedical science information and provide expertise/consultation to external stakeholders. Specifically, this role will support the development of knowledge resources and tools; for coordinating the content for the CATIE website; and for providing support for the development/delivery of educational resources including workshops and webinars.

Key Responsibilities

  • Writes, adapts and/or edits plain language content on the biomedical science of prevention to meet the needs of CATIE’s diverse audiences;
  • Regularly reviews and synthesizes scientific and grey literature; coordinates updating of relevant content on CATIE’s website; supports other departments to incorporate biomedical information into their programs (resource materials, workshop curricula, inquiry service response);
  • Support the development of other CATIE resource materials through research and writing as needed;
  • Develop, deliver, and provide expert review for workshops and webinars;
  • Work collaboratively with staff and other organizations to support the agency in fulfilling its mission;
  • Participate in staff meetings, projects and planning processes as needed;
  • Contribute to internal communications and a healthy work environment;
  • Other duties as assigned.

Knowledge and Skills Required:

  • Post-secondary education and experience in health sciences, public health, adult education, or a related discipline;
  • Extensive knowledge of issues related to HIV and HCV prevention;
  • An understanding of and experience with HIV and HCV programming within front-line agencies an asset;
  • Excellent project management skills and experience;
  • Superior written communication and presentation skills in English. Knowledge of plain language and health literacy principles an asset;
  • Fluency in written and spoken French highly desirable;
  • Understanding of “knowledge exchange” principles;
  • Knowledge of CATIE’s mandate, program direction and service philosophy to support development and implementation of program management;
  • Demonstrated ability to work independently, to set priorities and work schedules to meet deadlines, and the ability to be tactful, discreet and sensitive to confidential matters.

CATIE is committed to employment equity and encourages applications from: people living with HIV and/or hepatitis C; visible minorities and people with culturally diverse backgrounds; people of all gender identities and sexual orientations; and people with disabilities.

Interested applicants should visit our web site at ]. E-mail responses preferred. No phone calls, please.

We thank you for your interest, however, only those applicants to be interviewed will be contacted.

Deadline for applications: October 1, 2015

Submit applications to:

NOTE: To reduce the number of  “spam” responses to this posting, respondents must include the following text in the Subject line of your e-mail: CATIE Job Science