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Research Coordinator III LKS-CHART

Competition #:815406

Job Title:Research Coordinator III LKS-CHART

Job Category:Research

New Work Type:Full-Time Permanent

Positions Available:1

Union Affiliation:NU

Posted Date:01/12/17

Closing date:15/12/17

Salary Range:$34.60 - $43.25 per hour

FTE Assignment (Cas=0.000001):1.0

The Li Ka Shing Centre for Healthcare Analytics Research and Training (LKS-CHART) of St. Michael’s Hospital is seeking a senior Research Coordinator. St. Michael’s Hospital is deploying a modern enterprise data warehouse and has established the LKS-CHART, housing a team of data scientists devoted to applying advanced analytical approaches such as machine learning and simulation modeling to healthcare data to advance patient care and health system efficiency. Data scientists at the LKS-CHART work collaboratively with hospital senior management and clinical leadership to generate data-driven solutions to real-world problems such as forecasting patient volumes and individualized risk prediction models. The LKS-CHART is also developing external collaborations internationally to advance its mission. The Research Coordinator III will report directly to the LKS-CHART Director and will work closely with LKS-CHART data scientists and senior management and clinical leadership at St. Michael’s Hospital to advance the work of the LKS-CHART. This position will offer the successful applicant a challenging, rewarding, and fast-paced environment. 

The primary role of the Research Coordinator is to coordinate data analytics projects undertaken by the LKS-CHART by engaging with multiple stakeholders including data scientists, senior management, and clinical leadership at St. Michael’s Hospital. The Research Coordinator will also engage in human resource and finance management. Further, there will be opportunities to engage in strategic planning and implementation initiatives with the Director of the LKS-CHART.



  • Overall responsibility for all study project timelines and milestones
  • Develop and maintain project plans
  • Chair project meetings as directed
  • Develop and maintain relevant project and management policies and procedures
  • Manage overall research budget and project budgets
  • Coordinate purchase of equipment (hardware and software)
  • Oversee process for recruiting and hiring LKS-CHART staff, including data scientists and students
  • Engage in grant funding opportunities as directed


  • Initiate and develop research proposals, RFP responses, and protocols
  • Chair research group meetings as directed
  • Prepare portions of research papers and public presentations as needed
  • Participate in study Steering Committees/Governance Committees as needed 


  • Instruct new research staff on relevant guidelines and training requirements (e.g. privacy and ethics)
  • Assist in setting project goals
  • Draft initial research plan / protocol


  • Masters level degree in epidemiology, biostatistics, public health, or health-related discipline preferred
  • 5 years of experience in managing health data analytics studies preferred; data management and statistical analysis experience associated with hospital data preferred
  • Excellent project management skills.  Project management professional designation preferred
  • Expertise in health informatics preferred
  • Expertise in data visualization preferred
  • Experience with communications strategies and platforms (e.g. website development and maintenance) preferred
  • Knowledge of privacy legislation (such as PIPEDA, PHIPA, US HIPAA) as it relates to the conduct of clinical research
  • Experience in human resource and financial management of clinical research studies
  • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills; writing samples will be required for short-listed candidates