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Research Project Coordinator - Health Systems and Policy Change, AHPRC

(Post-Doctoral Fellows are Encouraged to Apply)

position will be part of a new Knowledge Translation and Mobilization
research team, based at the Atlantic Health Promotion Research Centre,
Dalhousie University.

About AHPRC:

The mission of the
AHPRC is to conduct and facilitate health promotion research that
informs policy and practice and contributes to the health and
well-being of Atlantic Canadians. Established in 1993, AHPRC conducts
and facilitates health promotion research projects and related
activities across the Atlantic region. Over the past 12 years the
Centre has generated over $17 million in research funding. The Centre
currently has 40 full and part time staff and ongoing research in the
following areas: healthy communities, healthy aging, healthy eating,
active living, knowledge translation, stroke, utilization of health
services, and healthy public policy. For more information about AHPRC,
please visit our website at


research project coordinator will be responsible for managing an
exciting new three year CIHR-funded research project on knowledge
transfer and exchange as it relates to improving the transmission of
research to health systems and policy-decision makers. The purpose of
this research project is to create and pilot a protocol (this includes
a tool and a process for using the tool) for enhancing the receptor
capacity for new research evidence in health systems and policy

The research project includes the following components:

· synthesis of literature on knowledge utilization and resource theory (a theory based in psychology) ;
· creation of a model for assessing how resources affect organizational uptake;
· convening an international panel of experts and conducting focus groups with project teams;
· analysis of focus group findings;
· creation of a research tool and training module for research teams;
development of a dissemination plan which includes translation of
research findings into relevant messages for decision-makers;
project management (financial management, supervision of student RA's,
monitoring timelines, preparation of papers and presentations,
organization of meetings and events, etc).


should have a masters degree with strong research skills or have (or be
in the process of completing) a doctoral degree in a health-related or
social sciences discipline. Applicants must have demonstrated skills in
qualitative analysis, excellent organizational abilities, strong
project management skills, outstanding interpersonal skills; excellent
written and oral abilities and computer skills. The ability to meet
deadlines and to work independently is also important.

This is
a very stimulating and challenging position with considerable
opportunities for creativity, grantsmanship, and collaborative research
with leading researchers in the field of knowledge utilization.


A competitive salary will be offered based on academic achievements and experience.

To apply:

a cover letter, resumé and three references to: Atlantic Health
Promotion Research Centre, Dalhousie University, Suite 209 City Centre
Atlantic, 1535 Dresden Row, Halifax, Nova Scotia B3J 3T1; fax to: (902)
494-3594; or email to: Applications will be assessed as
they are received.

Dalhousie University is an Employment
Equity/Affirmative Action employer. The University encourages
applications from qualified Aboriginal peoples, persons with a
disability, racially visible persons, and women. For more information,
visit the Employment Equity web site at:

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