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Research Officer, Program & Policy Evaluation, Ontario Tobacco Research Unit, Public Health Sciences Department, Faculty of Medicine, University of Toronto

Job Posting Nos.: 676 and 677  (2 positions)
Position Title: Research Officer - Program & Policy Evaluation
Department: Public Health Sciences/Ontario Tobacco Research Unit, Faculty of Medicine
Hiring Rate: $54,127 with an annual step progression to a maximum of $69,159
Appointment Type: Grant - Term,  with possibility of renewal

Position Summary

The mission of OTRU is to undertake a program of research, development,
and dissemination of knowledge about effective tobacco control programs
and policies. This position is involved in the performance of highly
complex functions related to the overall monitoring and evaluation of
the Smoke-Free Ontario Strategy (SFOS). Reporting to the Director of
Evaluation, the incumbent will be involved in the conduct of evaluative
research studies. This work and its related analyses will underpin the
province's tobacco control activities and inform research addressing
social, economic, health and other tobacco policy related questions.

Minimum Qualifications

Masters degree in the health or social sciences, or an equivalent combination of education and experience.

Three years experience with program evaluation, policy analysis,
applied socio-behavioural health research, evaluation study design
(including use of logic models evaluability assessment, mixed method
studies, data gathering strategies), field research in health and
social settings (interviewing and other survey methods), analysis of
quantitative and qualitative data. Knowledge of tobacco control
programs and policy, and tobacco control research would be an advantage.

PC in Windows environment; statistical, project management,
word-processing and presentation software; Internet and email.
Interviewing techniques (including questionnaires, semi-structured
formats, focus groups etc.). Consulting skills.

Ability to work independently and in concert with others in a
fast-paced research environment; flexibility to work on multiple
projects; demonstrated ability in project planning and design;
exceptional writing and editing skill; familiarity with Internet;
excellent interpersonal and communications skills; excellent data
interpretation skills; highly developed organizational and time
management skills. Understanding of evaluation models and skills to
implement user-oriented participative approaches to formative and
outcome evaluation.

Please submit résumé and cover letter to
Diana Tiernan
Faculty of Medicine
University of Toronto
1 King's College Circle, Room 2256
Medical Sciences Building
Toronto, ON  M5S 1A8
Fax: (416) 978-6746