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The Ottawa Hospital Research Institute is the research arm of The Ottawa Hospital – one of Canada’s largest learning and research hospitals. We are proudly affiliated with the University of Ottawa and supported by The Ottawa Hospital Foundation. With more than 2200 scientists, clinician investigators, trainees and staff, and total revenues of more than $120 million, we are one of the foremost Canadian hospital-based research institutes. Our research spans more than a hundred different diseases, conditions, and specialties with an overall focus on translating discoveries and knowledge into better health.

Job Description
We are looking for a highly motivated Clinical Research Coordinator to help with public health and health services research lead by Dr. Daniel Myran. They will join an extremely productive team with a strong track record of impactful research and knowledge dissemination. The successful candidate will primarily support projects examining alcohol and drug-related health harms and evaluating the health impacts alcohol and drug policy in Canada including the recent legalization or non-medical cannabis. A key focus of this program of research is understanding how alcohol and drug policy influences health disparities in Canada.

The successful candidate will join a dynamic core research team that has a track record of producing high-profile policy relevant research. The position will provide opportunities allowing the candidate to be first author and/ or co-author on multiple peer reviewed publications and presentations per year.

The candidate will be encouraged to help lead multiple research projects alongside managing project-specific administration. They will be offered latitude in day-to-day work and granted opportunities, and professional development in relevant disciplines. Most of this research uses linked health administrative databases which capture all health care encounters in Ontario (held at ICES).

Primary roles of the applicant:
•Complete privacy and ethics documentation for research projects
•Support the development of analytical plans for research projects.
•Prepare presentations, reports, abstracts, and manuscripts for peer-reviewed scientific journals.
•Assist with the submissions of grants, manuscripts, and research ethics board applications.
•Organize and contribute to projects and meetings with the internal team, trainees, and external collaborators.

Basic Requirements (Education/Experience):
•Postsecondary degree or diploma in a health science related field or equivalent
•Minimum 3 years’ experience coordinating clinical trials.
•Strong training and experience in epidemiology and biostatistics
•Attention to detail to ensure accuracy of data and protocol requirements.
•Superior writing skills
•Strong initiative and self-direction
•Time management skills and ability to manage multiple projects.
•Flexibility to accommodate periodic demanding deadlines.
•Superior interpersonal and communication skills to work with our internal team and external collaborators.

Preferred Qualifications:
•MSc, MPH, or MAH (Epidemiology, Biostatistics, Public Health, preferred) Previous experience working with big data or in data science.
•A working understanding of research using routinely collected data (e.g., ICES, CIHI, or Statistics Canada)
•Knowledge of statistical analyses
•Grant writing support experience

Contract Details:
This is a 1-year full-time contract with the possibility of renewal.
Salary: Min: $33.953/hr.- Max: $48.957/hr.

Comments to Applicant:
Please send a CV and cover letter outlining relevant experience and qualifications in one PDF document to Jennifer Virgo using the email below.

Contact Info:
Name: Jennfer Virgo
Title: Research Manager
Program: Clinical Epidemiology
Ottawa Hospital Research Institute
Address: Civic Campus, The Ottawa Hospital


The Ottawa Hospital Research Institute is committed to building and sustaining a welcoming and supportive culture that promotes equity, diversity and inclusion for trainees, researchers, and staff. We are devoted to identifying and removing barriers that limit equitable access to opportunities within our organization. The Ottawa Hospital Research Institute strongly supports initiatives that encourage the participation of all groups, in particular the four groups defined in the Employment Equity Act (women, Indigenous peoples, persons with disabilities and members of visible minorities).

We thank all applicants for their interest. However, only those invited for an interview will be contacted. The Ottawa Hospital Research Institute is an equal-opportunity employer. Upon request, accommodations due to a disability are available throughout the selection process.

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