Research Assistant

  • Humber River Hospital
  • May 14, 2020
Temporary Research

Job Description

Reporting Relationship:  Manager, Research 

Hiring Salary Rage:   $33.55 - $37.75 per hour

Availability:   Monday – Friday (subject to change); some weekend work may be required. 

Union: Non Union

Position Responsibilities:

  • Engagement with the lead investigators, research team, and clinical providers throughout the research process.
  • Assist project team with data collection from primary sources (e.g. patients & families) and secondary sources (e.g. Electronic Medical Record).
  • Assisting with project and protocol design.
  • Assisting with the collection, management, and analysis of qualitative and quantitative data.
  • Assisting with database creation & maintenance.
  • Under the direction of Principal investigator, assist with preparation of written materials: focus group/interview guides, research ethics board applications, consent forms, manuscripts, research reports, poster and presentation submissions.
  • Support data analysis and summarize data for various audiences.
  • Assist with qualitative research, including: obtaining informed consent, preparing interview questions, scheduling, conducting interviews, reviewing data, coding and analysing qualitative data.
  • Participate in and conduct literature reviews.
  • Monitor project budgets.
  • Coordinate team meetings by booking rooms, organizing materials, taking minutes and following up on action items.  


  • Graduate degree in a health-related discipline
  • Experience in quantitative research, including conducting basic data analyses using statistical software (e.g. SPSS, SAS, R)
  • Experience in qualitative research – data coding & analysis using common software such as NVivo
  • Experience with program evaluation and data management are assets
  • Experience using research databases and reference management software (e.g. PubMed, Endnote, RefWorks) is considered an asset
  • Detail oriented, accurate, dependable and flexible individual, able to work independently and capable of multi-tasking.
  • A minimum of (3) three years of experience in developing and implementing research studies, preferably in a healthcare setting
  • Knowledge of MS Office (Outlook, Word, Excel, PowerPoint, etc.)
  • Exceptional analytical and information-seeking skills that contribute to effective project completion and high-quality work
  • Self-directed, confident, and highly motivated with excellent interpersonal and communication skills
  • Excellent attendance and discipline free record required

Job Category



Toronto, ON