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Research Associate

Location: Markham
Job Code: 26204
Employment Status: Full time
# of openings: 1



The SE Research Centre conducts impact-oriented health services research to synthesize, generate, translate, adapt and directly apply scientific evidence in the design, delivery and evaluation of person and family-centred health and social care services.

The primary role of the Research Associate is to provide support to the development and implementation of health services research projects within the SE Research Centre priority research fields using strong project management and research skills. In addition to performing research and evaluation activities, the Research Associate also contributes to leadership within the SE Research Centre through mentorship of Research Assistants and assisting with internal and external stakeholder relationship management.


Represent the SE Research Centre Priority Research Fields (15%)

  • Speak to the SE Research Centre priority research fields both internally and externally with other researchers, academic audiences and the general public
  • Contribute to project ideas within all SE Research Centre priority research fields

Participate in strong project management of SE Research Centre health services research projects (75%)

  • Carry out the SE Research Centre Project Management roles of ‘Data Collector’, ‘Data Analyst’, ‘Project Coordinator’ for any project in any of the SE Research Centre priority research fields
  • Take on the SE Research Centre Project Management role of ‘Project Manager’ for small/medium projects in any of the SE Research Centre priority research fields

Participate in strong scientific conduct of health services research activities (25%)

  • Support the development of SE Research Centre research protocols
  • Support the development of SE Research Centre research/grant funding applications
  • Collect and analyze qualitative/quantitative health services research data with minimal support
  • Develop various knowledge translation materials and tools with minimal support 
  • Develop search strategies, search, sort, screen and critically appraise academic and grey literature from relevant health and social research databases and sources
  • Translate SE Research Centre research protocols into ethics application submissions including supporting materials (e.g., information letters, consent forms) with minimal support

Contribute to SE Research Centre Leadership (10%)

  • Mentor Research Assistants on project coordination and data collection/analysis
  • Mentor other SE Research Centre team members on specific research methods/skills
  • Assist with managing external relationships with collaborators, funders, and other partners


Education and Experience

  • Master’s degree in a science or health related discipline from a recognized university
  • A minimum of 2 years of additional experience working in Health Services Research

Technical Competencies

  • Experience in coordinating/managing/analyzing quantitative and qualitative Health Services Research projects
  • An understanding of the principal health sectors in Canada including hospital, home and community-based care

Skill Requirements

  • Excellent oral and written communications skills
  • Ability to contribute to a team under complex research and organizational conditions, and in an environment of multiple priorities
  • Diplomacy and interpersonal skills
  • Demonstrated ability to plan projects
  • Excellent problem solving, creative thinking and decision-making capacity
  • Demonstrated commitment to person and family-centred care

About Us:

At SE, we love what we do.  Every day, we bring hope and happiness to clients, homes, and communities across Canada.  We treat each person with dignity and love, like our own family; we build empathy; and we do the right thing. We are always inspired to make a difference. As a not-for-profit social enterprise, we share knowledge, provide the best care, and help each client to realize their most meaningful goals for health and wellbeing.  We’re a great place to work, and we hope you’ll join our team.

SE Health is monitoring the global COVID-19 pandemic closely and following all public health directives, including recommendations from the World Health Organization, Government of Canada, and federal and provincial health authorities. Our top priority is the health and safety of our clients, their families and our staff.

Please note that due to the unprecedented circumstance of the Global Pandemic and the resultant public health crisis; and in the interest of the health and safety of our patients/clients, employees, and greater good of public health, Fully vaccinated means a person has received both doses of the COVID-19 vaccine and it has been 14 days since the last dose

SE Health is committed to the success of all its employees. If you feel you need accommodations because of illness or disability, please do not hesitate to contact Human Resources at  at your earliest convenience.

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