Toronto, ON
Full-time, Temporary

Well Living House is an action research centre that’s focused on Indigenous infant, child and family health and well-being. At its heart is an aspiration to be a place where Indigenous people can come together to gather, understand, link and share best knowledge about happy and healthy child, family and community living.

Individuals that are looking for career development opportunities within First Nations/Inuit/Métis public health research field are encouraged to apply. Well Living House at St. Michael's Hospital aims to attract, recruit, and retain high-quality staff in both academic and support roles.

The centre is built from a foundation of almost two decades of collaborative work between Indigenous health researchers, front line health practitioners and Indigenous community grandparents. In all that we do, the Well Living House is committed to using and protecting our Indigenous knowledge, languages and ways of working.

This exciting opportunity of Research Coordinator II will immerse the successful candidate in a unique and highly productive applied Indigenous health research environment. The Research Coordinator will be responsible for providing assistance in the coordination and oversight of research activities and outputs related to the Reconciling Relationships project. The research coordinator should have advanced skills in Indigenous mixed methods health research design, survey development and quantitative and qualitative methods and analysis, as well as excellent oral and written communication skills and project management experience.

The Research Coordinator will report to Principal Investigator Dr. Janet Smylie.

Research Activities:

  • Assist investigator in the interpretation and implementation of study protocols and study recruitment
  • Assist in landscape and systematic literature reviews
  • Liaising with numerous units and project stakeholders such as those within Unity Hospital Toronto (physicians, administration), research partners, and Indigenous community partners
  • Coordinate and manage research ethics submissions at study sites
  • Coordinate and manage research meetings, events and retreats
  • Oversee the ongoing collection, quality and analysis of study related data and ongoing review of study databases
  • Synthesize, interpret and present research related information including written reports and manuscripts
  • Participate in ongoing Well Living House activities such as staff meetings and retreats

Qualifications, Knowledge and Skills:

  • Minimum Bachelor of science or Public Health/related field.
  • Master’s degree in science or Public Health/related field preferred.
  • Minimum 3-years research or research coordinator background experience
  • Previous experience in Indigenous community-based research; mixed methods research design, quantitative and qualitative methods and analysis, survey development
  • Previous experience implementing (recruitment and oversight) and coordinating randomized clinical trials
  • Previous experience with Indigenous cultural safety training and education programs
  • Experience engaging in Indigenous community
  • Experience engaging with diverse healthcare providers and healthcare administration
  • Proficient computer skills (Word, Excel, Outlook, SKYPE, E-calendars, HTML and Qualtrics)
  • Ability to contribute to a culturally secure Indigenous health research environment
  • Experience working within a work plan based environment
  • Experience working independently and as a part of team
  • Experience in financial tracking and monitoring
  • Experience in research ethics coordination
  • Proficient in file management and archiving
  • Excellent communication (verbal/written) and team oriented interpersonal skills
  • Excellent attention to detail and proven ability to learn new skills
  • Excellent organizational skills to manage multiple tasks in a timely manner and flexibility to adapt to a changing workload
  • Candidate must be flexible and work beyond the job description at times as work demands.


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