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Research Coordinator: Pharmacists as Immunizers Project, Ontario Pharmacy Research Collaboration

Waterloo, Ontario
No deadline noted

The Ontario Pharmacy Research Collaboration is recruiting for a full-time research coordinator for its Pharmacists as immunizers project.
The Research Coordinator will be a key member of a research team investigating the impact of recent legislation that permits Ontario’s pharmacists to immunize patients by answering the following:

  • Impact of pharmacists as immunizers on overall provincial influenza rates Characteristics of patients who receive flu shots from community pharmacists
  • Attitudes, beliefs and values of pharmacists, physicians, nurses, public health officials and patients with respect to pharmacist immunization
  • Policy recommendations regarding students as immunizers and legislative authority for additional vaccination and pharmacist intervention strategies

The Pharmacists as immunizers project is one of several research projects within the Ontario Pharmacy Research Collaboration (OPEN), a multidisciplinary program examining the quality, outcomes and value of medication management services that pharmacists and other healthcare professionals provide.


Candidates must be passionate about public health, vaccinations and the evolving role of pharmacists.

Master’s degree (required) or a PhD (preferred) in a relevant field of study such as pharmacy practice, public health, health services research, biostatistics, etc. At least 5 years of experience conducting healthcare research, fewer if applicant has a PhD in a relevant field. Training/experience with qualitative and quantitative research methods. Proficiency designing, validating and administering survey instruments, organizing and conducting focus group sessions, analyzing healthcare use data. Proficiency with research and data analysis software. Proficiency with MS Office Suite. Excellent scientific writing and presentations skills.

This full-time position is contingent on funding and is based at the University of Waterloo School of Pharmacy.

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How to apply

Applications supported by a cover letter and CV should be sent by e-mail attachment to Sara Marshall, Program Manager, Ontario Pharmacy Research Collaboration, [email protected].

Applications will be accepted until a suitably qualified candidate is found.