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Research Coordinator, Ontario Tobacco Research Unit

Initial Assignment:  Ontario Tobacco Research Unit

Position Description:

The mission of OTRU is to undertake a program of research, development, and dissemination of knowledge about effective tobacco control programs and policies.  This position is responsible for the documentation of practice and is involved in the performance of highly complex functions related to identification, documentation, vetting and dissemination of Better Practices with local public health programs and others within the Smoke-Free Ontario (SFO) Strategy.  Reporting to the Manager, Knowledge Exchange & Planning, the coordinator will be involved in the conduct of qualitative studies.  This work and its related analyses will underpin the province's tobacco control public health better practices project and inform research addressing the systematic documentation of practice-based evidence including identifying, vetting and disseminating practices for comprehensive tobacco control in Ontario.  This position is currently located at 33 Russell Street.


The successful candidate will have a Master's Degree in the health or social sciences with a minimum of 2 years related experience, or an equivalent combination of education and experience.  Preference will be given to candidates who have experience with program evaluation and analysis, applied socio-behavioural health research, evaluation study design (including use of logic models, evaluability assessment, mixed method studies, data gathering strategies) and field research in health and social settings (interviewing and other survey methods).  Strong conceptual, theoretical and analytic skills are required.  Knowledge of tobacco control programs and policy, and tobacco control research would be a definite asset.  The successful candidate should have the ability to explain complex issues in plain language both verbally and in writing, the ability to work independently and in concert with others in a fast-paced research environment, and must have the flexibility to work on multiple projects, and demonstrate ability in project planning and design.  Qualitative research skills; data analysis and interpretation skills are required.  Demonstrated organizational skills and the ability to work independently are essential, along with the ability to collaborate effectively with team members and meet deadlines.  Must possess excellent interpersonal and communication skills (both oral and written), be skilled in web-based collaboration, and have demonstrated proficiency with a variety of software packages including project management, word-processing and presentation software.  Candidates will possess the ability for self-directed learning/working, as well as collaboration and teamwork.  Candidates require the ability to work effectively in a wide range of settings with individuals from diverse backgrounds.  Bilingualism (French/English) or proficiency in a second language would be an asset.

Please Note: This full-time, 12 month temporary position is part of the OPSEU bargaining unit.
Salary Range: $26.55 - $35.82 per hour.

Please forward your resume to:

Human Resources
Centre for Addiction and Mental Health
1001 Queen Street West
Toronto, ON  M6J 1H4
Fax:  (416) 583-4316

Please remember to include the File Number when applying.

Posting Date:  May 16, 2008
Closing Date:   June 3, 2008 by 5pm       
File Number:     08260

We encourage applications from people currently underrepresented in the workforce, including people who have experienced mental health and substance use problems.