Job Number: 882489

Category: Research

Positions Available: 1

Years Experience Required: 1-2 years

Location: Toronto, Ontario

Posted Date: Sep 20, 2021

Research Coordinator
Shkaabe Makwa

Position Description
Shkaabe Makwa is a Centre for First Nations, Inuit and Métis Wellness at CAMH that supports culturally relevant systems initiatives to achieve health equity and community wellness in collaboration with First Nations, Inuit and Métis communities and service providers across Ontario. Through the implementation of wise practices, evidence-based models, trauma-informed interventions, and the advancement of research, Shkaabe Makwa strives to transform health outcomes which harmonize traditional knowledge and medical expertise.

The key responsibilities of this position include the coordination of multiple research projects and research initiatives at Shkaabe Makwa. The Research Coordinator will support a healthy workplace that embraces diversity, and encourages teamwork. The position requires strong communication and collaboration abilities to achieve project deliverables. The Research Coordinator will prepare Research Ethics Board (REB) submissions and ensure that all study activities are monitored and comply with scientific, clinical and research ethics board requirements. The incumbent will ensure that participant records are maintained, securely stored, and backed up appropriately. The Research Coordinator will also perform literature reviews, prepare data for presentations and assist with peer-reviewed publications and knowledge translation initiatives. Data analysis may also be required. Other responsibilities include the creation of data sharing agreements, monitoring timelines and data collection deliverables. Knowledge of Indigenous research ethics, principles and protocols contained in the First Nations principles of ownership, control, access and possession OCAP®; the National Inuit Strategy on Research; and Principles of Ethical Métis Research Canada are required. This position is located at 60 White Squirrel Way in Toronto.

The successful candidate will possess  a Master’s Degree in Science, Social Science or Education or related field combined with 1-2 years of related experience including direct experience conducting research with Indigenous communities. This position requires the incumbent to be First Nations, Inuit or Métis. The successful candidate will have knowledge of Indigenous research principles and methods. The candidate will be proficient in literature searches, reviews, and have strong interpersonal, teamwork and relationship building skills. The candidate must have experience working with cross-disciplinary teams, ability to work under pressure and respond to deadlines in a fast-paced environment. The candidate must also be proficient in office and data management and analysis software applications (e.g., MS Word, Excel, PowerPoint, NVIVO, SPSS). Knowledge of the ethical issues, and issues of confidentiality involved with working with Indigenous patients, communities and nations is required.

The candidate will have superior communication (aural/oral and written), creative problem-solving abilities and organizational skills and able to work independently with minimal supervision. The candidate will have demonstrable project management experience and the ability to liaise with diverse stakeholders. The successful candidate should have the ability to explain complex issues in plain language both verbally and in writing. Demonstrated knowledge and understanding of Indigenous methods to qualitative and some quantitative research methods, including community and participatory research methods, is required. Bilingualism in French/English or an Indigenous language would be an asset. This position requires occasional travel.

Please Note:    This full-time, permanent position is part of the OPSEU Bargaining Unit

Salary Range:  $33.59 - $45.31 per hour


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