Faculty of Health Sciences - Research Assistant - UOIT 13-389
Competition Number: UOIT 13-389
Faculty or Department: Faculty of Health Sciences
Number of Positions: 1
Position Title: Research Assistant (Contract; 100 hours)
Appointment Type: Limited term
Salary: Remuneration based on current collective agreement rates
Posting Date: October 9, 2013
Closing Date: October 18, 2013
The University of Ontario Institute of Technology (UOIT) is a public research university, where professors and students undertake research in a wide range of areas, including community/public health. Within the Faculty of Health Sciences, our innovative programs integrate advanced technologies, learning methodologies and research in an interprofessional environment to inspire students who are committed to health, inquiry and social responsibility.
Lakeridge Health (LH) is one of the largest community hospitals in Ontario and provides a broad range of primary, secondary, tertiary and post-acute services through three acute hospitals, a specialty hospital and numerous satellite service locations with predominant care provided to more than 600,000 residents of the Durham Region. In addition to excellent patient care, LH recognizes that an increasingly stronger research environment will lead to improved quality of care and establish the organization as a leader in best practice.
Together, UOIT and LH have received a Canadian Institutes of Health Research (CIHR) Planning Grant for the development of a DRRRC, which will enable a meeting with stakeholders from across the continuum of care to engage in conversations on novel resuscitation research agendas. The Research Team includes: Dr. Randy Wax, MD, MEd, FRCPC, FCCM (Principal Knowledge User) – Chief of Critical Care and Resuscitation Services, LH; Dr. Brenda Gamble, PhD (Principal Applicant) – Assistant Professor, UOIT and, Dr. Kirsten Burgomaster, PhD (Principal Knowledge User) – Director, Research, LH.
The Research Assistant will work with a dynamic research team under the supervision of three aforementioned Investigators, from both UOIT and LH. The incumbent will be involved in organizing and conducting a thorough environmental scan of the current status of global resuscitation initiatives, through literature searches in PubMed and other search engines. The Research Assistant will work collaboratively with the Investigators and Research Team, to develop a report to be disseminated at the Inaugural DRRRC Meeting, and will assist in the dissemination of the literature review through abstract and manuscript preparation, and power point presentation. Finally, the Research Assistant will be responsible for the creation and maintenance of a data management and referencing system that is accessible by the Investigators in an electronic, online format.
- Master’s or PhD degree in public health, epidemiology or related discipline preferred;
- Clinical experience in resuscitation or acute care setting an asset;
- Knowledge of quantitative and qualitative research methodology (data collection and analysis) as well as related software applications;
- Good working knowledge of various study designs and relevant terminology;
- Proficient in conducting literature reviews, syntheses, and critical appraisals, sufficient to provide syntheses and critical appraisal of existing research initiatives, and to develop summaries and reports;
- Skill and expertise in managing references using a reference management software (i.e. Refman, Endnote, Refworks);
- Effective project management, research, analytical skills in order to support the work of the Principal Investigators, and other project-specific committees as needed;
- Experience with performing literature reviews, and research report writing;
- Ability to work in a unique management structure and within cross disciplinary teams;
- Project management skills and initiative in order to work efficiently under conditions of multiple deadlines and changing priorities with attention to detail;
- Office computer and data management skills with proficiency in MS Office (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Project);
- Three to five years of experience supporting research in an administrative setting preferred.
This position is part of the Collective agreement between UOIT and PSAC Local 000555 (Teaching and Research Assistants).The University of Ontario Institute of Technology is an equal opportunity employer and welcomes applications from qualified women and men, including members of visible minorities, Aboriginal peoples and persons with disabilities.
How to apply:
Interested candidates should submit a cover letter and resume to email@example.com quoting competition UOIT 13-389 and their name in the subject line. Applications will be accepted until October 18, 2013. We appreciate all applications received; however, only those candidates selected for an interview will be contacted.