Job Posting: Research Coordinator, National Collaborating Centre for Methods and Tools, McMaster University

The National Collaborating Centre for Methods and Tools (NCCMT) (www.nccmt.ca) of the School of Nursing is currently recruiting for a full-time Research Coordinator.

The Research Coordinator will provide specialized knowledge and skills to initiate, design, develop, coordinate and manage a range of research projects and knowledge translation activities undertaken by the National Collaborating Centre for Methods and Tools. The individual must be able to work in a fluid environment, recognize which knowledge base and/or skills are required for different situations (and be able to apply such knowledge/skills), and manage multiple and sometimes competing priorities.

Key responsibilities include: developing project protocols and timelines; designing, testing and utilizing data collection tools (and tracking systems) for key informant interviews, surveys and archival reviews; entering, collating and analyzing data using SPSS, NVivo, Distiller and other relevant analytic software packages; participating in the development and delivery of skills training workshops for public health professionals and decision makers; interpreting data and outputs of analysis; assisting with the preparation of academic publications and other reports by writing up sections and contributing intellectually to the development of manuscripts; fulfilling a resource role for NCCMT staff in relation to the preparation of ethics review materials, preparation and collating of grant proposals, and completion of CV modules required for grant submissions; and, identifying research funding opportunities.

The successful candidate will have a Master’s degree in health sciences, public health or a related field with 3+ years experience in a public health environment with quantitative and qualitative research methods.

Experience, skills and competencies required include:

  • advanced critical appraisal skills;
  • expertise in SPSS, NVivo, Distiller and MS Office software;
  • an understanding of knowledge transfer and exchange methods;
  • excellent interpersonal, written and oral communication and presentation skills;
  • an understanding of the public health environment; experience working within research and government environments; and,
  • a strong ability to work independently and also collaborate well with team members.

Preference will be given to a qualified candidate who is fluently bilingual in French and English.

For further information please contact Pamela Forsyth, Administrative Director, at forsythp@mcmaster.ca or 905-525-9140, ext. 20466. Letters of application and resumes must be submitted through the following link   www.workingatmcmaster.ca  Applications will be accepted until the position is filled.

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