Toronto, ON
Full-time, Temporary
$35.08 - $43.86 an hour

The MAP Centre for Urban Health Solutions is seeking a highly motivated individual with leadership, interpersonal and critical thinking skills for the position of Research Coordinator III. The successful candidate will work closely with a team of research scientists and staff to carry out research on examining the health, socioeconomic and environmental factors related to the risk and complications of diabetes. The Centre’s purpose is to improve health, especially for people facing conditions of marginalization and disadvantage, in urban communities in Canada and around the world. Through research, community partnerships, systematic solutions design, and evidence-based advocacy, we work to increase health equity using the framework of the social determinants of health, which includes considerations of systemic issues of poverty, access to quality health services, affordable housing, personal safety, racism, employment equity and the built environment. We collaborate with diverse policy sectors, including housing, transit, education, corrections and community and social services.


Responsibilities include the following (with estimated proportion of time, which may vary depending on projects):

Clerical/Support (30% of work time)

  • Developing annual scientist reports
  • Assist in preparing grant submissions, submissions to REB
  • Instructing new research staff and provide ongoing updates in issues related to various research guidelines and regulations (e.g. Health Canada, GCP, FDA, etc.)
  • Assisting in setting project goals and timelines

Research Activities (50% of work time)

  • Overseeing knowledge translation activities
  • Developing and drafting initial research proposals and protocols
  • Analyzing data and drawing conclusions
  • Liaising with analysts, students and other project staff
  • Participating in other special research projects from time to time

Managerial (20% or work time)

  • Coordination of research grant processes
  • Responsible for ongoing training, mentoring and supervision of research assistants and/or coordinators, and students
  • Synthesis of evidence for manuscripts and grant proposal writing
  • Develop and implement policies, procedures and standards relative to all aspects of the research study program
  • Chair and/or facilitate research team meetings
  • Oversee and monitor project funds, purchase of equipment
  • Develop and/or authorize research study budgets and payment schedules
  • Generation of personnel and payroll reports

Qualifications, Knowledge and Skills

  • Master’s Degree with training in epidemiology and biostatistics
  • Minimum 5 years research or research coordinator background experience
  • Experience with the use of administrative and survey data in health services research is preferred
  • Understanding of biostatistical analytic techniques as applied to health services research
  • Knowledge in epidemiological methodologies and experience with protocol development, preparation of manuscripts and data presentation are preferred
  • Ability to respond to changing project/organization/external environment needs
  • Consideration is given to an equivalent combination of education and experience



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