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Research Assistant, Racialised Groups and Health Status Project, Multicultural Community Health Centre

Racialised Groups and Health Status (RGHS) is a research program development project led by Access Alliance Multicultural Community Health Centre and funded by the Canadian Institutes of Health Research (CIHR) "Reducing Health Disparities and Promoting Equity for Vulnerable Populations" initiative. RGHS is a partnership project with Ryerson University, Toronto Community Housing Corporation and York University. The project brings together academics, community organizations and other partners to collaboratively develop a long-term program of research that addresses the social determinants of health among racialised communities in Toronto. The Research Assistant is responsible for assisting the Project Coordinator with all aspects of the project including literature reviews, analysis of quantitative data and proposal writing.
Specific duties include

* Conduct literature reviews on issues related to the socialdeterminants of health and racialised groups

* Analyze census and survey data

* Assist with the development of research methodologies

* Assist with research proposal writing

* Assist with planning of conference and/or workshop

* Assist with press releases and other communication activities

* Ensure good communication with Project Coordinator and all stakeholders including the Advisory Committee and Working Groups

* Facilitate and take minutes at meetings

* Engage in other organization-related tasks

Qualifications and experience required for the position

* Graduate degree in epidemiology, health sciences or related social sciences discipline

* Experience in qualitative and quantitative research methodologies, particularly quantitative data analysis

* Demonstrated experience in community-based research and capacity building strategies

* Excellent understanding of the social determinants of health and issues related to racialised communities

* Experience in working with diverse populations

* Excellent computer skills including word processing and statistical programs

* Excellent written and verbal communication skills

* Excellent interpersonal, time management, problem solving and organizational skills

Salary: Range is $37,471-$47,106 per year pro-rated, plus benefits

Job Classification: Health Promoter (United Food and Commercial Workers Local 175)

Details: 21 hours per week, 6-month contract from date of hire

Please forward your resume and a cover letter by January 2, 2003 to

Racialised Groups and Health Status Project

Attention: Sam Dunn

Access Alliance Multicultural Community Health Centre

340 College Street, Suite 500

Toronto, Ontario M5T 3A9

Fax: (416) 324-9074