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Research Assistant, Planning and Evaluation Services, North Bay Parry Sound District Health Unit

North Bay/Parry Sound, Ontario
Deadline February 17, 2017

Job Posting #2017/004

Position: Research Assistant - OPSEU – Planning and Evaluation Services
Hours of Work: Permanent – Full-Time – 35 Hours Per Week (1.00 FTE)
Effective: As Soon As Possible
Location: Main Office – North Bay or Branch Office (Parry Sound) with Travel to North Bay
Additional Info: Vacant Position

Position Summary:

Reporting to the Manager of Planning, Evaluation and Communication Services, the Research Assistant supports programs and services in meeting the Ontario Public Health Foundational Standards, specifically components relating to population health assessment, evaluation, and surveillance. Work includes survey development, data management, extraction, and analysis, as well as summarizing and disseminating data collected for assessment and evaluation purposes. The Research Assistant also supports the maintenance of the Planning and Evaluation request support process and other organizational wide initiatives being led Planning and Evaluation Services. This position supports staff within Planning and Evaluation Services and also works directly with staff across the organization.


Education, Experience, Knowledge, Skills & Abilities:

  • Baccalaureate degree in science or health related area, or an equivalent combination of education and related work experience
  • Minimum of two year’s experience in quantitative research
  • Experience with statistical software packages (e.g. STATA) and data management software (e.g. EpiInfo)
  • Demonstrated skill in quantitative statistical methods and understanding of basic applied research methodology required
  • Flexibility to respond to varied and shared tasks associated with team functioning
  • Self-motivated and able to complete assigned duties with minimal supervision
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills with experience in report writing
  • Intermediate to advanced-level skills with Microsoft Office applications, including a proficiency with Excel. Please Note: A formal proficiency test may be done to evaluate proficiency level in Microsoft Excel
  • Strong interpersonal, organizational and problem-solving skills
  • Demonstrated organizational skills and attention to detail
  • Ability to work flex hours as required

As a condition of employment, the successful candidate will be required to provide a Criminal Reference Check including the Vulnerable Sector Check: recent, within four (4) months at their expense and will be required to comply with the Health Unit’s immunization policies. Applicants requiring accessibility accommodation for the interview are asked to make such requests when contacted for an interview.

Hourly Rate: Minimum $26.46 to Maximum $29.78

Closing Date: Friday, February 17, 2017 at 4:00 p.m.

Application Process:

If you wish to be considered for this position, please forward your resume, cover letter and proof of education required for this position to the attention of:

Wendy Moore, Human Resources Assistant Attention: Job Posting #2017/004
North Bay Parry Sound District Health Unit, 681 Commercial Street, North Bay, ON P1B 4E7 or Email:

Once posting is closed, please refer to website for status of job posting.

The Health Unit is an Equal Opportunity Employer.