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Knowledge Broker, McMaster University and the University of Montreal Hospital Research Centre

Hamilton, Ontario
No deadline noted

Accountable to the Cardiovascular Health Awareness Program (CHAP) principal investigators, McMaster University and the University of Montreal Hospital Research Centre (CRCHUM), the Knowledge Broker is responsible for bridging the gap between research and decision-making to promote evidence-based practice and policy decisions. The CHAP Knowledge Broker initiates, develops and implements knowledge translation strategies to make research evidence available and accessible to key knowledge users for practice, planning and policy making. The Knowledge Broker identifies key stakeholders in the decision-making processes at national, provincial and local government levels, and develops and maintains relationships with them. S/he organizes meetings and workshops for diverse audiences, advocates for and represents CHAP at various events, platforms, and committees, and identifies and leverages new partnerships and funding opportunities. The Knowledge Broker will need to become familiar with results from CHAP studies and be up-to-date with CHAP current research projects. The Knowledge Broker will increase stakeholder knowledge about CHAP with a focus on stakeholders who have influence to fund or implement chronic disease prevention and management programs.


  • A Master’s degree in communication, public relations, politics, government, public administration, social policy, business studies or management, with 5 to 8 years of direct work experience
  • Significant experience reaching out to political and governmental stakeholders, and policy advocates
  • Experience with lobbying groups, intergovernmental relations
  • Knowledge and experience in stakeholder mobilization efforts
  • Knowledge of written and spoken French and English
  • Knowledge of the Canadian healthcare sector (i.e. understanding the context, knowledge of implication of doing cardiovascular prevention) is an asset

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