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Research Assistant

Oct 15, 2013

Program Bruyère Research Institute
Status Part-Time, 0.4 FTE until March 31, 2014
Compensation Competitive Salary
Start Date Oct 15, 2013
Closing Date Oct 28, 2013

The Bruyère Research Institute (BRI) is a Bruyère Continuing Care and University of Ottawa partnership. 

BRI is seeking an experienced Research Assistant (RA) to provide support to the Knowledge Transfer and Exchange (KTE) team working under an Ontario-wide research initiative entitled “Fostering Innovation and Evaluating the Effectiveness of Ontario Pharmacist-Led Medication Management Programs”.

This is a part-time position of 0.4 FTE until March 31, 2014. Other relevant opportunities may arise to prolong and/or complement this contract.

The RA will be responsible for helping the KTE team with various research activities. More specifically, under the direction of the KTE project coordinator, the RA will be responsible for the following:

  • Assisting with data collection (e.g. conducting interviews) and assisting in the analysis of the research findings
  • Performing literature searches and summarizing findings
  • Supporting the development of high-caliber dissemination materials and other documents including posters, oral presentations, final reports, toolkits, briefing notes, academic journal publications, newsletters, press releases, and stakeholder organization meetings
  • Helping the KTE team with ethics submissions
  • Supporting the design and implementation of evaluation activities to measure the effectiveness of the KTE program
  • Administrative responsibilities related to project implementation

The successful candidate will have:

  • A Masters degree (or in progress) and some experience (one to two years) in a research environment
  • Some understanding of the field of knowledge translation and implementation science
  • A background in health with interests in knowledge translation and pharmacy
  • An understanding of qualitative and mixed-methods research methods (including research designs, data-collection methods, and analytical procedures)
  • Experience with Microsoft Office (Excel, Word, PowerPoint) and data analysis programs (NVivo would be an asset)
  • Excellent communication skills, including writing, editing and oral communication skills
  • Ability to multitask, organize work based on priorities, and meet deadlines
  • Ability to work in a complex social environment where the concerns of scientists, pharmacists, clinicians, patients, and other stakeholders overlap in ways that require excellent communication skills and sound judgment
  • Ability to work independently and as part of a team
  • Bilingual in both official languages is an asset (a writing sample may be requested)

If you are interested in this opportunity please submit your candidacy to Jodie Taylor, Operations Manager at We offer flexible work arrangement options and a competitive salary. 

Please send a recent resume and a cover letter to

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