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Research Project Coordinator - McMaster University School of Nursing

A research project coordinator is required for a period of one year with the potential for renewal for a second year. Reporting to the principal investigator, the incumbent will manage a national research project which will focus on the identification and critical appraisal of systematic reviews related to public health and health promotion, as well as develop, implement, and evaluate strategies for disseminating the findings of systematic reviews to practitioners, policy-makers and consumers across Canada.

Responsibilities include: development of a search strategy to identify all available systematic reviews related to public health and health promotion which will include collaboration with key informants both nationally and internationally; work with the principal investigator to develop and test all the evaluation tools to be used in the study; critically appraise systematic reviews, develop a database of the retrieved reviews using Reference Manager; work with the investigators to develop a sampling frame and randomly select participants for the study; communicate with participants to obtain consent and schedule qualitative interviews; work with a marketing and graphic design company to produce research products and implement the dissemination strategy; conduct an evaluation of the dissemination strategy and analyze the results; work with the investigators to write the final reports and presentation materials, and disseminate the findings of the study through interactive workshops, flyers, new bulletins and executive summaries.

Knowledge Requirements: The incumbent will require sound knowledge of research methods, research design and statistical analysis, and be able to identify the strengths and weaknesses of various study designs, as well as data collection forms and process(es) to keep track of review articles as they are retrieved and critically appraised. A Master's degree in Health Services Research or a related field and/or proven related experience in public health or health promotion and research projects is essential. Excellent communication skills, both oral and written, excellent interpersonal skills, and a proven ability to work independently with minimal supervision is required. The incumbent must demonstrate an excellent ability to plan ahead and take initiative to problem solve, be able to meet deadlines, be detail oriented, be able to work within a team setting, be flexible to multiple demands and have excellent computer knowledge: Excel, WORD, SPSS, Power Point, email and Internet.

Remuneration will be determined according to experience and qualifications. If interested please forward your curriculum vitae to:

Maureen Dobbins, RN, PhD

Assistant Professor

McMaster University, School of Nursing, 3H46D

1200 Main Street

Hamilton, ON L8N 3Z5

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