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Research Coordinator, Health Promotion Chronic Disease and Injury Prevention, Public Health Ontario

Toronto, Ontario
Deadline: September 24, 2012

Position Title: Research Coordinator

Department: Health Promotion Chronic Disease and Injury Prevention

Duration: Temporary – 6 months

Location: 480 University Avenue, Toronto

Compensation Group: AMAPCEO

 Salary: 16PGS - $57,445 - $70,169 per annum

Posting Date: September 10, 2012

Closing Date:  September 24, 2012

Organization Summary

Public Health Ontario (PHO) is a Crown corporation dedicated to protecting and promoting the health of all Ontarians and reducing inequities in health. As a hub organization, OAHPP links public health practitioners, front-line health workers and researchers to the best scientific intelligence and knowledge from around the world.

PHO provides expert scientific and technical support relating to infection prevention and control; surveillance and epidemiology; health promotion, chronic disease and injury prevention; environmental and occupational health; health emergency preparedness; and public health laboratory services to support health providers, the public health system and partner ministries in making informed decisions and taking informed action to improve the health and security of Ontarians. For more information about OAHPP, visit         

Position Summary

Reporting to the Senior Scientist, Health Promotion, Chronic Disease and Injury Prevention (HPCDIP), the Research Coordinator is responsible for assisting the Daily Physical Activity (DPA) Research Team in all aspects of knowledge generation and synthesis including: contributing to the development of an ethics application, providing research project coordination, coordinating data collection, contributing to data analysis and interpretation, and contributing to reports and presentations on the study of examining the role of Public Health Units in Promoting school-based DPA.

Key Responsibilities

  • Applies quantitative and qualitative research methodologies to the collection and analysis of data and the review and analysis of existing data, research studies and reports.
  • Coordinates research project under the direction of the Senior Scientist.
  • Contributes to the development of written material from the study including , reports, summaries and scientific articles.
  • Assists with the development of research and ethics applications.
  • Develops and maintains collaborative working relationships within the Agency and their health promotion, chronic disease and injury prevention networks and partners.
  • Represents PHO and promotes its mandate and strategic initiatives through presentations and other activities.
  • Other duties as assigned.

Knowledge and Skills

  • Graduate degree in public health, social sciences, epidemiology or related discipline.
  • 3-5 years experience supporting research at an academic department, research institute or organization related to health promotion and the primary prevention of chronic diseases and injuries.
  • Knowledge of quantitative and qualitative research methodology and related software applications (SPSS, SAS, NVivo).
  • Skill and expertise in conducting and analyzing quantitative and qualitative data.
  • Effective project management, research, analytical skills.
  • Superior written communication to develop commentary, reports, summaries and presentations.
  • Skill and the ability to work in a matrix management structure and within cross disciplinary teams.
  • Planning, organizing, project management skills and initiative in order to work efficiently under conditions of deadlines and changing priorities with meticulous attention to detail.
  • Skill and ability to approach and manage assignments in a fast-paced environment.
  • Effective interpersonal, teamwork and relationship building skills.
  • Office computer and data management skills with proficiency in MS Office (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Project 2003).

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