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Research Coordinator, Inner City Health Research Unit, St. Michael's Hospital

Research Coordinator for a demonstration project to promote cervical and breast cancer screening among homeless women.

Project Background: Homeless women face many barriers to obtaining health care. We are seeking research staff for an innovative demonstration project whose goal is to improve breast cancer and cervical cancer screening in this population. The Inner City Health Research Unit at St. Michael's Hospital is conducting this project in partnership with a number of community agencies in central and southeast Toronto. The project provides primary nursing care (general health care, cancer screening, and health education) at drop-in centers serving homeless and marginally housed women. Evaluation of the project will involve a series of personal interviews with women at drop-in centers and review of medical records.

Job Description: The study coordinator will be responsible for day- to-day management of the project. Duties will include coordination of activities with community agencies, administrative management, evaluation of the project through in-person interviews with homeless women, data collection through the request and review of medical records at multiple sites, supervision of a research assistant, data analysis, and report preparation. Previous experience in research project coordination is required, with proficiency in SPSS an asset. The ability to work collaboratively with numerous nurses, physicians, and community agencies and to conduct interviews with disadvantaged women in an atmosphere of trust and respect is required.

Work Terms: Full-time

Salary: Commensurate with training and experience

Start Date: April 1st, 2002

If you are interested in the position please send your CV and Cover Letter by March 15th, 2002 to

Tatiana Dowbor

Research Coordinator

Inner City Health Research Unit

St. Michael's Hospital

Tel: (416) 864-6060 x 2597

Fax: (416) 864-5485

[email protected]