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Research Assistant

Dec 5, 2013

Program Bruyère Research Institute
Status Full-Time, 37.5 hours/week, 1.0 FTE - One-year contract with opportunity for extension
Compensation Competitive Salary
Start Date Dec 5, 2013
Closing Date Dec 11, 2013

The C.T. Lamont Primary Health Care Research Centre (CTLC) at the Bruyère Research Institute (BRI) is a product of the Bruyère Continuing Care and University of Ottawa partnership and is the research arm of the Department of Family Medicine, University of Ottawa. The CTLC is seeking an experienced, highly motivated, and detail-oriented Research Assistant (Level II) to work with Dr. Clare Liddy and her team on a high impact program of research.

The Research Assistant’s primary area of responsibility will be supporting the design, planning, and analysis of various research projects within this program of research. As such, this position requires a strong quantitative skill set with working knowledge of research design, statistical data analysis, and relevant software (SPSS, SAS).


  • Work with the researcher and her team to develop project plans and determine methods of data collection and analysis
  • Conduct quantitative analyses of various datasets pertaining to the researcher’s program of research using SPSS and/or SAS.
  • Ongoing data management (e.g., data collection, data cleanup, data monitoring)
  • participate in the development of objectives for the project; recommend, implement, and administer methods and procedures to enhance project effectiveness.
  • Assist with the writing, preparation, and submission of scientific grant proposals, publications, and conference abstracts
  • Perform and interprets literature searches; create and maintain reference databases.

This job description is not exhaustive. Additional duties may be added as the project progresses.



  • Master’s degree in Epidemiology required
  • Strong working knowledge of either SAS or SPSS required
  • Minimum one year experience in health research
  • Experience in the field of primary healthcare preferred
  • Bilingual (French and English) an asset


  • Quantitative research experience
    • Working knowledge of research design
    • Ability to design and implement systems necessary to collect, maintain, and analyze data
    • Advanced knowledge of Microsoft Excel
  • Knowledge of database development (Microsoft Excel, Access)
  • Highly motivated, detail orientated individual with the ability to multi-task, prioritize, and meet tight deadlines
  • Ability to communicate and interact competently and professionally in a variety of settings, both orally and written (in English)
  • Ability to conduct Internet and literature database searches
  • Self-directed and able to effectively work both independently and as part of a larger team

If you are interested in this opportunity please submit your candidacy to Joanne Myles, Manager of Operations, at no later than December 11 , 2013. We offer flexible work arrangement options and a competitive salary. 


Please send a recent resume and a cover letter to

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