Research Coordinator II - Rrch - Knowledge Translation

Research Coordinator II - Rrch - Knowledge Translation

Competition #:906187

Job Title:Research Coordinator II - Rrch - Knowledge Translation

Site:St. Michael's Hospital

Job Category:Security

Work Type:Full-Time Temporary

Positions Available:1

Union Affiliation:Non Union

Date Posted:9/13/2022

Closing date:9/27/2022

Salary Range:29.42 - 38.26

Length Of Temporary Assignment
This Field is Mandatory for Positions with a Temporary Work Type Selected*
12 Months

FTE Assignment (FT=1.0, Casual =0.000001):1.0

Shift/ Hours Of Work
*Shift details must be provided for all unionized positions
Temporary Full Time

The Knowledge Translation Program (KTP) at the Li Ka Shing Knowledge Institute of St. Michael's Hospital is currently looking for Research Coordinator II to join our dynamic and collegial team. Currently, we are seeking an individual to take on a full time (1.0 FTE) 12-month contract to support the KTP’s Team for Implementation, Evaluation and Sustainability (TIES). This position will support with all phases of research in strict compliance with the protocols, laws, regulations, policies, guidelines, and procedures.  

The primary role of the Research Coordinator II is to support the research and implementation of an intervention aimed at improving staff experience in congregate care settings during COVID-19 and beyond. The Research Coordinator II is expected to have a working knowledge of applied health research processes and procedures, including an interest in implementation science trials. This individual should have worked for at least two years in the field of knowledge translation using relevant methods (including theories, models, and frameworks). The position requires working with a large number of stakeholder groups (clinical, research, administrative, and client/patients) of congregate living settings including shelters, long-term care homes, and retirement homes in Ontario; therefore, excellent interpersonal, written and verbal communication skills are essential. Candidates with experience/knowledge of working with congregate living settings are encouraged to apply.

Examples of the kind of work the TIES team does include developing and implementing strategies to increase the uptake of evidence based practices, building strong supportive relationships amongst diverse stakeholders, and evaluating implementation projects using qualitative and quantitative research skills.

This position will offer the successful applicant a challenging and rewarding environment and the opportunity to help improve the healthcare sector.



  • Work collaboratively with key stakeholders/partners in research, long-term care facilities, retirement homes, shelters, and other relevant entities
  • Develop project materials (protocols, consent forms, interview guides, etc.)
  • Oversee the preparation of REB submissions relative to the initiation and conduct of projects
  • Coordinate participant recruitment, scheduling, and conduct of qualitative interviews
  • Developing frameworks for project evaluation and monitoring, including indicator development and reporting
  • Oversee and undertake collection and management of study-related data – ensuring quality control
  • Occasional travel to project sites (long-term care facilities, retirement homes, and shelters) to provide support, conduct needs assessment, data collection, etc.
  • Maintain data documentation, physical and logical storage of records, in accordance with hospital policies and relevant privacy regulations
  • Monitor the progress of project activities; develop and maintain records of project activities and prepare periodic reports as required by investigators, administrators, funding agencies, and/or regulatory bodies.
  • Collaborate with team members to write and edit presentations, reports, proposals, and publications
  • Follow hospital, ethics, privacy regulations and KTP’s policies and procedures
  • Support team members through capacity building and coaching



  • Minimum Bachelor of Science (preferably with 5 years related research experience), preferably Masters Degree
  • Health Sciences, Public Health, Social Sciences (e.g., psychology, [medical] sociology), Health/Research Communications, Health Policy, or a related field or 3 years in a relevant Research Coordinator role
  • Minimum 1 year of Research Coordinator experience in a healthcare or community-based setting
  • Demonstrates competency in knowledge translation (both content [e.g., theories, topics] and technical skills (e.g., mapping to knowledge translation frameworks])
  • Ability to understand and follow scientific research protocol and procedure, and complex, detailed technical instructions
  • Excellent interpersonal, verbal and written communication skills
  • Meticulous attention to detail and capable of independent decision-making
  • Expertise in plain language writing is an asset.
  • Ability to prioritize and manage multiple projects simultaneously
  • Ability to work independently
  • Ability to work in and contribute to a diverse, collegial team environment
  • Ability to adapt to changes in project direction
  • Access to a vehicle or other transportation purposes to independently travel between project sites in the Greater Toronto Area
  • Strong problem solving skills
  • Experience in a healthcare related setting is an asset
  • Experience in conducting qualitative interviews is an asset
  • Experience in quantitative statistics is an asset
  • Ability to work from home to comply with COVID-19 measures (e.g., access to phone, internet, etc.)

As a condition of employment, all external hires will be required to submit proof of COVID-19 vaccination or documentation unless a valid accommodation under the Ontario Human Rights Code exists.  Please note, if you are extended an offer of employment, you will be required to provide proof of vaccination in Ontario QR Code format. All internal candidates must be in compliance with Unity Health Toronto’s COVID-19 Vaccination Policy.