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New Job Opening in Research at SSO

Research Coordinator
Full-time one-year contract position
Are you looking for an opportunity to make a difference and affect change? The Schizophrenia Society of Ontario (SSO), a dynamic organization with regional offices and services across Ontario is seeking an experienced and passionate research professional to join our team in the position of Research Coordinator. The SSO is a non-profit charitable organization, dedicated to making a positive difference in the lives of people, families and communities affected by schizophrenia & psychotic illnesses.

Reporting to the Manager of Research, you will coordinate and administer a range of research, evaluation, and project planning / implementation activities across the organization. You will oversee everyday operations of research projects, including supervision, coordination, and training of research personnel. In this role you will coordinate data collection, data analysis, knowledge dissemination of findings, and grant application submission for future research. There is potential for contract renewal.

  • Coordinate and administer all research projects and evaluation activities
  • Ensure timelines and budgets for research projects are met
  • Ensure fidelity with ethical guidelines, funder guidelines, and collaboration agreements
  • Supervise and support research and evaluation assistants
  • Advise and troubleshoot problems on research projects and evaluation activities
  • Work with research partners and advisory committees to develop and implement projects and facilitate team meetings
  • Provide quality control on research projects
  • Conduct quantitative and qualitative data analysis
  • Conduct literature reviews and environmental scans
  • Conduct report writing and dissemination of research findings
  • Work with departments to develop evaluation measures and processes
  • Represent the SSO in research communities when appropriate
  • Identify new research opportunities and funding for such opportunities
  • Develop and write grant proposals for new research projects
  • Master’s degree in a relevant discipline in the health or social sciences
  • Minimum three years professional experience in a mental health research capacity
  • Training and professional experience in quantitative and qualitative research design, methodology, and study implementation
  • Experience analyzing quantitative and qualitative data
  • Experience using statistical and qualitative data management software
  • Experience in a supervisory capacity
  • Experience in training research personnel, students, and volunteers
  • Experience with community development, knowledge translation and/or health promotion
  • Experience with the research grant process
  • Experience in preparing ethics applications and renewals
  • Experience in publishing journal articles, chapters, and other reports for diverse groups of knowledge users
  • Experience in evaluation research
Skills and Attributes
  • Strong PC software skills and experience with quantitative and qualitative research software
  • Exceptional organizational skills and attention to detail
  • Strong interpersonal skills and ability to work effectively with team members
  • Ability to work independently and be self-motivated
  • Superior written and verbal communication skills
  • Demonstrated problem-solving skills
  • Demonstrated project management capabilities
  • Ability to produce high quality and accurate work while meeting deadlines and requirements

This position may involve travel across the province and may require some evening and weekend work.
To apply for this exciting opportunity please submit your resume and cover letter (one document in Word or pdf format) by December 13, 2013, via e-mail to This posting will remain active until the position is filled.

As an employment equity employer, SSO actively seeks Aboriginal peoples, people from racialized communities, women, people with disabilities, and additional diverse identities for our organization.

We thank all applicants in advance, but will contact only those selected for an interview.