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Project Coordinator, School of Nursing, Faculty of Health Sciences, McMaster University

REF #: 2005/5030 - Repost

Application Deadline: June 24, 2005

Location: 2 King Street West, Dundas, Ontario

Reports to: Helen Thomas, Associate Professor, School of Nursing and Clinical Consultant, Public Health Research Education and Development (PHRED) Program, Hamilton Public Health and Community Services

Status: 12 month contract

Scheduled hours: 28 hours per week (Normally Monday to Thursday, 8:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m.)

Salary Grade: 10, Minimum $26.18/hour-Maximum $34.47/hour

A Project Coordinator is required to oversee all stages of several systematic reviews of research evidence related to public health practice, as well as several other public health projects.

Responsibilities include

* identifying provincial priorities

* assisting in defining relevant questions, literature searches, refining of relevance, quality assessment and data extraction tools

* editing final reports and summary statements

* organizing a peer review process for final reports

* training of review group members

* supervising project staff

* coordinating updates of completed reviews

* preparation of abstracts and presentations/posters for provincial, national and international conferences

The successful candidate will possess a graduate degree in Health Research Methodology or equivalent and will have completed a systematic review/meta-analysis. Familiarity with the Cochrane Collaboration is an asset. Required computer skills include experience in handling large data sets, Reference Manager, statistics programs (SPSS, SAS or S+), and Microsoft Office (Word, PowerPoint, Access and Excel). Strong interpersonal, communication and organizational skills are also required. The incumbent must be able to work outside regular hours based on project demands.

McMaster University is research intensive and perennially rated as the most innovative university in Canada. In 2004, it was named "Canadian Research University of the Year" by Research InfoSource Inc. One of three professional schools within the Faculty of Health Sciences, the School of Nursing offers undergraduate, graduate and continuing education and, as a member of a larger faculty, provides opportunities for inter-professional education and research. A world leader in problem-based student-centred learning, the School serves as a model for other schools nationally and internationally and hosts many international visitors. McMaster's School of Nursing has worked with overseas universities and international agencies to provide leadership in the development of nursing education programs. Further information on the School can be found at

Please email a cover letter and resume citing REF#: 2005/5030 to the attention of

Kate Toth

Human Resources Coordinator

School of Nursing, Faculty of Health Sciences

HSC 2J34G, McMaster University

1200 Main Street West

Hamilton, ON L8N 3Z5

All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however, Canadian citizens and permanent residents will be considered first for these positions. McMaster University is strongly committed to employment equity within its community and to recruiting a diverse faculty and staff. The University encourages applications from all qualified candidates, including women, members of visible minorities, Aboriginal persons, members of sexual minorities and persons with disabilities.

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