Lunenfeld-Tanenbaum Research Institute Project Coordinator Temporary in Toronto, ON

Lunenfeld-Tanenbaum Research Institute

Branch Toronto ON CA

Project Coordinator
Toronto, ON

Experience in project management, healthcare quality improvement (e.g. A Quality Improvement Project via Collaborative Comparison of International Health…

The MiCare Research Centre is a unique multi-disciplinary team. The Centre maintains several Canada-wide databases of maternal-infant outcomes, including the Canadian Neonatal Network (CNN), and coordinates projects across Canada aimed at improving care and outcomes for mothers and infants including the Evidence-Based Practices for Improving Quality (EPIQ) studies.

Dr. Prekesh Shah has received a grant from the CIHR to lead a worldwide initiative, called the “International Network for Evaluation Outcomes (iNeo) of Neonates: A Quality Improvement Project via Collaborative Comparison of International Health Services for Neonatal Care.” The grant has awarded him a “CIHR Applied Research Chair in Reproductive and Child Health Services and Policy Research.” The study will bring together experts from neonatal networks in nine countries – Australia, Canada, Israel, Japan, New Zealand, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, and the United Kingdom, who will look at a number of indicators for premature babies, including rates of sever lung disease, severe eye disease and infections.


  • Coordinates activities of the iNeo network; develops and coordinates work plans and timelines for the Network protocols, manuals and documents.
  • Assists with the data collection in coordination with the database developers and programmers; works closely with the Database Programmer and Developer when checking for data quality and analyzing data for various reports and manuscripts.
  • Liaison with statistical staff in terms of time management, setting priorities, development of data programming and medical definitions relating to data analysis.
  • Plans international meetings, teleconferences, workshops, and site visits for Network researchers.
  • Acts as a knowledge broker in assisting hospitals translate knowledge into practice for quality improvement; plans and coordinate annual report creation; distribution of minutes from Network meetings and follow up action items.
  • Assists with funding applications, preparation of grant proposals and submissions, and ethics approvals.
  • Monitor and analyze research accounts as assigned (e.g. monitor and analyze accounts, identify variances, prepare expense reports, etc.).
  • As required, act as an internal coordinator for external contacts of the Institute
  • Monitor and maintain deadlines and schedules.
  • Perform other general office related duties (travel arrangements, photocopying, faxing, arranging couriers, ordering and maintaining office supplies, etc.).
  • Other duties as directed by the Principal Investigators or their designates


  • Bachelor’s degree in Health Sciences or related discipline (Master’s degree would be an asset).
  • 2 years of experience in a research or healthcare environment, including a thorough understanding of research coordination and knowledge of clinical data; experience in project management, healthcare quality improvement (e.g. process mapping) and experience working with large databases preferred.
  • High degree of computer literacy and extensive experience with Microsoft Office (Word, Excel and PowerPoint).
  • Demonstrated ability to design and take lead on new projects
  • Strong analytical, problem-solving and decision-making skills
  • Excellent communication (oral and written), interpersonal, organizational and time management skills
  • Strong ability to work with confidential information, maintain professionalism, diplomacy and tact in high pressure situations
  • Strong ability to work with an interdisciplinary research team, including clinicians, administrators, epidemiologists, and scientists is essential

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Employment Type: Temporary
Location: Toronto, ON, CA
Posted on: 2015-08-17
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