Capital District Health Authority Research Secretary – Research Services Full Time in Halifax, NS

Capital District Health Authority

Branch Halifax NS CA

Research Secretary – Research Services
Halifax, NS

Reporting to the Principal Investigator (PI) and Manager, Dalhousie Multiple Sclerosis Research Unit (DMSRU) and under the direction of the Research Co…

Opening Statement

The Nova Scotia Health Authority is the largest provider of health services in Nova Scotia. We are over 22,000 employees who provide health care and support services in hospitals, health centres and community-based programs throughout Nova Scotia.


Reporting to the Principal Investigator (PI) and Manager, Dalhousie Multiple Sclerosis Research Unit (DMSRU) and under the direction of the Research Co-ordinator, the Research Secretary is responsible to provide administrative support to the research team.


  • Grade 12
  • Successful completion of a one year Secretarial/Business diploma or an equivalent combination of education, training and experience
  • Medical Terminology course preferred
  • Minimum of two years related secretarial/administrative experience
  • Proficiency in MS Office (Word, Access, Excel, PowerPoint), internet and email
  • Keyboarding skills
  • Effective communication, customer service, problem solving and decision making skills
  • Ability to draft, format and edit office correspondence
  • Well developed organizational, time management and daily planning skills
  • Ability to work well independently as well as within a multi-disciplinary team environment
  • Ensures confidentiality and works in an ethical manner
  • Ability to deal with a wide variety of people and personalities in a professional manner
  • Demonstrated self-starter, decision maker and problem solver
  • Competencies in other languages an asset, French preferred
  • Successful Applicants are required to provide a criminal record check (including Vulnerable Sector Search) to People Services before starting employment and assume any associated costs as a condition of employment.

PLEASE NOTE: Applicants relying on education and experience equivalencies must demonstrate such equivalencies in their application. Additionally, candidates will not be considered for an interview if applications are incomplete or are missing information.

Hours of Work

  • Long Assignment Full-time Position; 75 hours biweekly
  • Beginning on or after August 24, 2015 with an expected end date of August 31, 2016


Research Secretary:
$16.3610 to $20.4513 Hourly

Closing Statement

Thank you for your interest in this position. Only those Applicants selected for an interview will be contacted. Typically interviews are held within three to four weeks of the closing date.

The Nova Scotia Health Authority is proud to provide a smoke free and scent free environment at this site.

The Nova Scotia Health Authority policy at this site requires no smoking, vaping or tobacco use on the property or during staff-led patient outings. This means not using any tobacco products, other smoked or heated substances, electronic cigarettes (e-cigarettes), cigars, pipes, vape pens and other Electronic Nicotine Delivery Systems (ENDS) at any time.

or proceed with Standard Application Form.

Employment Type: Full Time
Location: Halifax, NS, CA
Posted on: 2015-07-31
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