An experienced research coordinator is required in the Aging, Community and Health Research Unit, School of Nursing, to coordinate a pragmatic randomized controlled trial. The overall aim of the trial is to evaluate an inter-professional community-based intervention for older adults with stroke and multiple chronic conditions. This study is part of a large program of research that includes partners locally, provincially and nationally. The study sites will be located in the Hamilton and Niagara areas.
The Research Coordinator (I) is responsible for implementing, monitoring, refining, analyzing, coordinating, and reporting on several research projects. Acts as a resource for the development of protocols, study documents, operations of study management, and management techniques.
Purpose and Key Functions: Apply specialized knowledge and scientific principles to review, critically appraise and interpret published literature. Write sections of scientific papers, funding proposals, and abstracts. Coordinate the activities of research staff and resources to ensure that the project progresses in accordance with predetermined timelines. Develop estimates of time and resources for research projects. Oversee the collection, entry, verification, management, analysis, and reporting of data. Use statistical software to analyze data and interpret results. Design and maintain databases, data collection forms, error checking methods and related programs for efficient collection, analysis, and reporting. Troubleshoot moderately complex computer problems. Write data management and operations documentation for projects. Liaise between the project centre and remote project sites and personnel. Conduct structured project participant interviews. Ensure that the relevant research methodology is applied and all research material is handled in accordance with established protocols, policies, and procedures. Participate in the development of promotional strategies and related materials to encourage participation and support for research projects. Consult on protocol development, student organization, and data management activities. Develop presentations and present information and training sessions to project personnel and project participants. Present at meetings, seminars, and conferences. Keep project participants informed of project progress through regular reports and newsletters. Implement and maintain research project budgets. Create financial projections and make adjustments to research project budgets throughout the fiscal year. Exercise appropriate controls, monitor, and reconcile accounts. Conduct literature searches.
Supervision: Provide lead hand supervision and is responsible for the quality and quantity of work of others. Ongoing responsibility for supervising up to 9 casual employees at any one time. Provide orientation and show procedures to others.
Requirements: Bachelor's degree in a relevant field of study. Requires 4 years of relevant experience.
Master's degree in a health-related field.
The successful candidate will possess the following: Excellent communication skills, both written and verbal. Experience working with multi-disciplinary research and clinical teams. Problem solving and time management skills. Experience with pragmatic randomized controlled trials.
Access to transportation to travel between sites in Hamilton and Niagara is required Hamilton, ON