Senior MethodologistFull Time
The Ottawa Hospital: Inspired by research. Driven by compassion
The Ottawa Hospital Research Institute is the research arm of The Ottawa Hospital and an affiliated institute of the University of Ottawa. With more than 1,700 scientists, clinician investigators, trainees, and staff, and total revenues of more than $100 million, we are one of the foremost Canadian hospital-based research institutes. We are investigating virtually every major disease and condition, with a focus on answering important health questions and translating our findings into benefits for patients and society.
Under the supervision of Dr. Justin Presseau, this exciting position will involve the prospective candidate joining a vibrant and growing team within the Centre for Implementation Research and the Psychology and Health Research Group. The position is focused on applying behavioural approaches to knowledge translation and implementation science to develop and evaluate interventions to support behaviour change among healthcare professionals, patients, and the public, with a particular focus on structurally marginalized groups.
The prospective research associate would lead the implementation science research and activities for two Strategy for Patient Oriented Research (SPOR) CIHR-funded projects within a broader multidisciplinary team including partners with lived experience and health system stakeholders. This work would focus on changing healthcare practice across Canada to implement evidence-based care and support for people with IBS/IBD and people with chronic pain.
Collaborating with two national networks (IMAGINE https://imaginespor.com; Chronic Pain Network https://cpn.mcmaster.ca) to develop implementation strategies, there will be a large element of engagement and relationship fostering across the role, spanning different equity-deserving groups. The primary activities will include conducting interviews on specific implementation topics (e.g., improving conversations between patients and providers on diet and mental health; improving access to digital health solutions for managing chronic pain) to surface barriers and enablers and then working with teams to develop implementation strategies to address the barriers.
•Complete ethics applications
•Coordinate the collection, analysis, and reporting of qualitative interview data to determine relevant barriers and enablers
•Map barriers to intervention strategies
•Collaborate with organizations to determine impactful and feasible interventions that could be developed
•Strengthen partnerships with external groups and internal team members
•Write reports and present results to internal and external groups
•Flexibility to accommodate periodic demanding deadlines and meetings outside of standard work hours to accommodate citizen partner availabilities
•Travel within Canada may be required for annual meetings
•Other duties as required
Basic Requirements (Education/Experience):
•Master’s degree in a relevant field and 3-5 years related experience or a PHD in a relevant discipline and 2 years of related experience
•Experience developing (content and modes of delivery) health behaviour change interventions informed by behavioural science
•Experience interviewing or conducting interviews or focus groups with members of the public in a research context
•Demonstrated qualitative data analysis skills and experience
•Strong English written/verbal skills
•Time management skills and ability to manage and prioritize multiple projects
•Strong interpersonal skills (in-person and virtual)
•Demonstrated ability to work collaboratively and effectively as both part of an interdisciplinary team and independently
•Experience working in or around healthcare settings
•Attention to detail to ensure the accuracy of data and protocol requirements
•Evidence of training certification in Tri-Council Policy Statement -2 (TCPS-2) or a commitment to acquire upon being hired
•Computer literacy and experience using Microsoft Word, Outlook, Excel, and PowerPoint software, as well as quantitate analysis software (e.g. SPSS, R) and qualitative analysis software (e.g. NVivo)
•Completed PhD and some post-PhD experience in implementation science, knowledge translation, health services research, health or organizational psychology, behavioural medicine, medical sociology, behavioural science, applied psychology, or related field
•Experience working with equity-deserving communities
•Experience conducting research using an intersectionality lens
•Experience applying behaviour change theories and frameworks (e.g. Behaviour Change Wheel, Theoretical Domains Framework, Behaviour Change Techniques Taxonomy v1)
•Experience conducting systematic reviews and/or qualitative meta-syntheses
•Experience in implementation intervention development (identification of barriers/enablers and selecting and operationalizing implementation strategies) and/or evaluation (including implementation trials and/or process evaluation)
This is a 2-year full-time contract with the possibility of renewal.
Salary: Min: $35.878 – Max: $44.554
A hybrid work schedule (virtual and in-person) is possible for this position. Fully remote work can be considered for those outside of Ottawa.