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Research Assistant I - C-UHS Survey Research Unit

Competition #:816535

Job Title:Research Assistant I - C-UHS Survey Research Unit

Department:CRICH Survey Research Unit

Job Category:Research

New Work Type:Casual Temporary

Positions Available:5

Union Affiliation:NU

Posted Date:11/01/18

Closing date:22/01/18

Length of Temporary Assignment:12 months

FTE Assignment (Cas=0.000001):0.000001

The Centre for Urban Health Solutions (C-UHS) Survey Research Unit (SRU) at St. Michael’s Hospital is currently seeking highly motivated individuals for the position of Research Assistant I. The Research Assistant will be part of a dynamic Unit that oversees a variety of research and evaluation projects related to health equity and social determinants of health. The Research Assistant’s primary responsibilities will be interviewing and assisting participants with self-administered surveys. This is a 12 month casual position, with a possibility of extension. Anticipated start date: Immediately.

To better represent the populations from the projects we engage in, applications from indigenous people, members of racial or cultural minority groups, people with disability and LGBTQ2S are encouraged to apply.

Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Attend the Basic Income Pilot Evaluation enrolment sessions in Hamilton/Brantford, Lindsay and Thunder Bay and assist participants with the completion of the baseline survey. These are typically 8 hour sessions. Multiple sessions happen per week. Staff will be assigned to sessions based on their availability.
  • Adhere to project protocols, including ethics, security, data transfer/storage and quality control.
  • Potentially assist with:
    • Participant tracking
    • Phone interviewing
    • Data entry and quality control


  • Graduate of a community college or relevant experience.
  • Exceptional communication and interpersonal skills.
  • Experience with research participant tracking and interviewing.
  • Experience relating to people experiencing poverty, housing instability, disability, mental health problems, addictions, language barriers, literacy barriers.
  • Excellent attention to detail and a high level of organization is essential to this position.
  • Proficient computer skills with Microsoft Office.
  • Proven ability to multi-task and prioritize in a fast paced work environment.
  • Languages other than English are an asset.
  • Flexible schedule including weekend and evening availability is considered an asset.

This position is based in Toronto.  The candidate must be willing on occasion, to commute to Hamilton/Brantford, Lindsay and Thunder Bay to attend project enrolment sessions. The candidate must be able to utilize and navigate public transit services (transportation expenses are covered) or have access to a personal car when public transportation to the site is not available. The use of a personal cell phone also necessary for this role.