Winnipeg Health Region Non-Union Research Assistant – Five Year Term Position Part Time in Winnipeg, MB

Winnipeg Health Region

Branch Winnipeg MB CA

Non-Union Research Assistant – Five Year Term Position
Winnipeg, MB

Responsibilities: Under the direction of, the Research Coordinator and the local project leads, a highly motivated Research Assistant is being sought as part


Under the direction of, the Research Coordinator and the local project leads, a highly motivated Research Assistant is being sought as part of a study team evaluating the impact of a program that uses an internet-based platform of health coaching for parents of children with disabilities. The project is part of Child –BRIGHT, a national Strategy for Patient Oriented Research (SPOR) network in childhood disability. The successful candidate will support, facilitate and coordinate research activities in Winnipeg and will play a critical role in collaborating with the three other sites and the project coordinators in each study site.

The project requires wide-ranging duties which include but are not limited to:

  • Assisting local team in obtaining, maintaining and renewing local research approvals in coordination with the national team
  • Screening for eligibility, recruitment, registration and data collection as needed for participant children and their parents
  • Obtaining consent according to inclusion and exclusion criteria
  • Answering participants questions
  • Demonstrating the coaching platform to participating families
  • Facilitating the formation of the parent advisory group
  • Participating in project and family group meetings as appropriate
  • Submitting progress reports as required
  • Maintaining effective and ongoing communication with participants, local project leads and the national Child BRIGHT project

The position requires flexibility to meet with families either at the Rehabilitation Centre for Children (RCC) at SSCY Centre. Some evening and weekend work could be required to accommodate family’s schedules. The Research Assistant follows RCC standards and policies regarding research ethics and conduct.



    • An entry-level degree in Occupational Therapy, Physiotherapy, Speech Language Pathology, Nursing, Psychology or other health related field
  • Professional Licensure in good standing with the relevant provincial college or licensing body.
  • Past experience in clinical assessment with families of children with special needs
  • Superior computer skills including facility with Word, Excel, Powerpoint and ability to learn the computer-based coaching platform
  • Experience in data collection and collation
  • Experience in pediatric rehabilitation in a multi-disciplinary capacity
  • Ability to work with minimal supervision
  • Ability to work as a team member
  • Good organizational skill and attention to detail
  • Good interpersonal and communication skills.
  • Ability to take direction and follow through with the direction
  • Flexibility around workload and scheduling
  • Skill in literature review and writing
  • Highly motivated and willingness to learn in a dynamic environment


  • Previous clinical research experience an asset. Hours of Work: Approximately 15 hours per week over five (5) years (hours vary throughout the term with recruitment of families). Some evening/ weekend work may be required to accommodate family schedules. Salary: Commensurate with experience.

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Employment Type: Part Time
Location: Winnipeg, MB, CA
Posted on: 2017-02-11
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