Niagara Region Research Assistant LDCP Health Equity Data Mobilization Part Time in Ontario

Niagara Region

Branch ON CA

Research Assistant LDCP Health Equity Data Mobilization

Organize research activities, including assisting the Project Assistant, LDCP Health Equity Data Mobilization, with coordinating logistics (venue booking,…

Approximate Duration: 9 to 12 months

Serving a diverse urban and rural population of more than 430,000, Niagara Region is focused on building a strong and prosperous Niagara. Working collaboratively with 12 local area municipalities and numerous community partners, the Region delivers a range of high quality programs and services to support and advance the well-being of individuals, families and communities within its boundaries. Nestled between the great lakes of Erie and Ontario, the Niagara peninsula features some of Canada’s most fertile agricultural land, the majesty of Niagara Falls and communities that are rich in both history and recreational and cultural opportunities. Niagara boasts dynamic modern cities, Canada’s most developed wine industry, a temperate climate, extraordinary theatre, and some of Ontario’s most breathtaking countryside. An international destination with easy access to its binational U.S. neighbour New York State, Niagara attracts over 14 million visitors annually, as well as a steady stream of new residents and businesses.

Reporting to the Associate Medical Officer of Health, the Research Assistant supports the Public Health Ontario Locally Driven Collaborative Project (LDCP), Health Equity Data Mobilization. This position includes data collection, coordination of research activities, document review and report writing.


  • Bachelor’s degree in a related discipline and relevant training and/or experience in assisting with academic research.
  • Master’s degree in a related discipline and experience in assisting with academic research is preferred


  • 1 year experience in related field.
  • Experience managing data collection and analysis in a research program/project and in community-based research, evaluation, and/or knowledge mobilization.
  • Experience in collaborating and communicating with interdisciplinary partners from various organizations and sectors
  • Experienced with online survey tools, administering surveys and managing online data
  • 2 years’ experience in related field is preferred.
  • Experience in a discipline related to the social determinants of health and/or health equity is preferred
  • Knowledge of academic research procedures.
  • Knowledge of statistical interpretation.
  • Verbal and written communication skills in regards to preparing reports and presenting information.
  • Ability to follow oral and written instructions.
  • Strong critical thinking skills
  • Advanced knowledge of Microsoft Office programs (especially Outlook, Word, and Excel), and other common office software
  • Some experience in project management is preferred.
  • Some experience with the process of deliberative dialogues is preferred

1. Data collection

  • Maintain a high level of confidentiality in collecting and storing data securely
  • Assist with routine tasks in data collection, sampling, identification and preparation
  • Record research sessions (e.g., focus groups, deliberative dialogue)
  • Assist with the maintenance of research related records and databases, entering data according to established protocols
  • Assist with administering surveys and coding data and observations

2. Coordination of research activities

  • Administer surveys and data analysis through online survey portal
  • Coordinate interviews, observations or focus groups as required
  • Organize research activities, including assisting the Project Assistant, LDCP Health Equity Data Mobilization, with coordinating logistics (venue booking, catering, accommodation, travel)
  • Ensure all relevant materials are available for research administrators and participants
  • Communicate with both internal and external research partners, to provide technical information and/or assist with the analysis of research data.

3. Document Review

  • Perform literature reviews and environmental scans, including searching on-line journals, grey literature documents and secondary sources
  • Synthesize, summarize and critically appraise the evidence
  • Liaise with other technical experts to provide summary of the evidence

4. Report Writing

  • Assist program staff with report writing and presenting research results, and the writing of reports for funding organizations
  • Assist with the preparation of knowledge exchange materials including research posters, PowerPoint presentations, and conference abstracts


  • Must maintain ability to travel in a timely manner to other offices, work locations or sites as authorized by the Corporation for business reasons.
  • In accordance with the Corporate Criminal Record Check Policy, the position requires the incumbent to undergo a Criminal Records Check and submit a Canadian Police Clearance Certificate
  • Regional staff strive to enable the strategic priorities of council and the organization through the completion of their work. Staff carry out their work by demonstrating the corporate values of service, honesty, choice, partnership and respect

Uncover the wonder of the Niagara Region and join a team dedicated to meeting tomorrow’s challenges TODAY!

Let us know why you would be an excellent team member by submitting your online application.

We thank all candidates for their interest however, only those candidates selected for an interview will be contacted.

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Employment Type: Part Time
Location: , ON, CA
Posted on: 2017-04-01
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