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Research Associate

Apr 30, 2013

Program Bruyère Research Institute
Status Full-Time, 37.5 hours/week (1.0 FTE) for one year with opportunity for extension
Compensation Competitive Salary
Start Date Apr 30, 2013
Closing Date May 6, 2013

The Bruyère Research Institute (BRI) is a partnership between Bruyère Continuing Care and the University of Ottawa. The C.T. Lamont Primary Health Care Centre (CTLC), a pillar of the institute focuses its research in the area of Health Services and Medical Education and is also the research arm of the Department of Family Medicine.

CTLC is seeking an experienced and highly motivated Research Associate to coordinate and oversee the implementation and evaluation of innovative primary healthcare interventions. The Research Associate’s primary focus will be on a project which aims to improve access to specialist care for primary care practices and their patients. The eConsultation project involves evaluating an innovative online tool, which allows family physicians to have quick online consults about specific patient cases with various medical specialists. This is a policy relevant project that has garnered significant interest across Canada.

This position requires strong project coordination/management skills and considerable independent judgement and problem solving skills to address non-routine issues on a daily basis. The successful Research Associate will also have refined oral and written communication skills as they will work directly with primary care practices in the community, participating specialists, and other key organizations and stakeholders involved with the operation and evolution of this service. A solid understanding of quantitative methodologies will also be required to plan and conduct the evaluation of this tool. Evening and/or weekend work may be required as part of the engagement and training activities.


  • Work with the team to develop a project management strategy and workplan
  • Coordinate and directly participate in project implementation as needed
  • Responsible for primary care and specialist engagement, training, and support
  • Management of project budget and accountability reports
  • Ongoing data management (e.g., data collection, data cleaning) and analysis
  • Event planning and preparation for meetings, workshops, and conferences
  • Prepare, supervise and/or assist with the writing, preparation, and submission of scientific grant proposals, publications, and conference abstracts
  • Supervise and provide mentorship to graduate and summer students

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


  • Master’s degree in a related field or equivalent combination of degrees/experience
  • Experience in a health care related position and knowledge of community-based primary care
  • Must have an Ontario driver’s license and a vehicle to travel to local primary care practices
  • Bilingual (French and English) is an asset


  • Ability to communicate and interact competently and professionally in a variety of settings
  • Strong interpersonal skills and  the ability to train others in an effective manner
  • Advanced project management skills with the ability to multi-task, prioritize, and meet tight deadlines
  • Experience with quantitative research
  • Ability to design and implement systems necessary to collect, maintain, and analyze data
  • Strong working knowledge of statistical and data analysis software (e.g., SAS or SPSS)
  • Advanced knowledge of Microsoft Excel
  • Ability to conduct internet and literature database searches
  • Competency in use of technologies and web-based tools – familiarity with Microsoft Sharepoint is an asset
  • Self-directed and able to effectively work both independently and as part of a larger team
  • Ability to supervise and train staff, including organizing, prioritizing, and scheduling work assignments

If you are interested in this opportunity please submit your candidacy to Alex Cornett, CTLC Coordinator at  no later than May 6, 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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