The Sunnybrook Research Institute is seeking a Temporary Part-Time (1 year) Research Assistant at the Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre in the Department of Critical Care Medicine.
The successful applicant will be responsible for assisting with the co-ordination and implementation of an international mixed methods study funded by the Canadian Institutes of Health Research (CIHR) to investigate barriers to early rehabilitation in critically ill patients.
The research assistant will work closely with the lead investigators as well as a team of Canadian and international co-investigators to undertake a national Delphi survey of critical care clinicians.
- Assist with the organization, implementation, and optimization of research project, including the day-to-day running of the study
- Assist with the design of questionnaires and other methods to collect quantitative data
- Validate quality of data elements/data editing, prepare and maintain quantitative data files, and enhance quality control of data
- Basic qualitative data analysis, including making critical observations of analyses or data and identifying patterns in the data
- Prepare Research Ethics Board applications and amendments for study
- Recruit, obtain consent, and enroll study participants
- Prepare clearly written technical and analytical reports
- Communicate study updates to international team of collaborators
- Coordinate international and national team meetings as required
- Adhere to CIHR, ethical and other regulatory regulations for the study
- Undergraduate degree in a related specialty is required (e.g. Health Psychology, Health Studies, Sociology); Masters degree (MSc or MHSc) an asset
- Demonstrated qualitative and quantitative analysis skills
- Effective communication and documentation skills
- Exceptional organizational and time-management skills
- Proactive self-starter who displays creativity in problem solving
- Strong ability to take initiative, work independently, as well as in a team environment
- Ability to develop and maintain positive relationships with colleagues and study participants
- Advanced proficiency with Microsoft Office required; statistical (SPSS, SAS) and database (Access, FileMaker) applications, an asset but not essential
- Ability to exercise sound judgment, utilize tact, and maintain confidentiality
Qualified candidates are invited to submit a cover letter and resume to: email@example.com (with Critical Care Research Assistant in the subject line).
We thank all applicants for their interest but only candidates selected for an interview will be contacted.