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Senior Research Associate

Location: Hybrid
Job Code: 29692
Employment Status: Temporary/Contract
# of openings: 1


About SE Health and the SE Research Centre
SE Health is a national health care provider that has been opening the door to new possibilities and care experiences for more than a century. Recognized as one of Canada’s largest social enterprises, we employ 8,000 people and visit 20,000 clients every day.  Through SE Research Centre, our Health Career Colleges and the Saint Elizabeth Foundation, we are helping to make the future of health care brighter and stronger. Learn more or find us on Twitter at @SEHealth_SEHC

The SE Research Centre conducts impact-oriented health services research and evaluation for the benefit of Canadians. We study the needs of people, their caregivers, and health care providers, to develop evidence-based solutions to tough health and social care problems. Our researchers collaborate with a wide variety of community and academic partners across Canada. Learn more or find us on Twitter @SEHCResearch


 We are looking for a Senior Research Associate to lead the development and implementation of projects in our dynamic Research Centre. The health services research projects within our priority research fields require strong project management and scientific research skills, using both qualitative and quantitative data. The Senior Research Associate will also assist with internal and external stakeholder relationship management and mentorship of research staff.


  • Support the development of SE Research Centre research funding applications, research protocols and ethics review applications
  • Manage research projects
  • Develop search strategies, search, sort, screen and critically appraise academic and grey literature from relevant health and social research databases and sources
  • Collect and analyze qualitative and quantitative health services research data with minimal support
  • Develop knowledge translation materials and tools
  • Contribute to project ideas within all SE Research Centre priority research fields
  • Mentor research staff


  Education & Experience

  • PhD in a science or health care related discipline from a recognized university and a minimum of two years of experience working in health services research

Technical Competencies  & Skills

  • Experience in coordinating, managing, and analyzing quantitative and qualitative data in health services research projects
  • An understanding of the principal health sectors in Canada including hospital, home & community care
  • Excellent oral and written communications skills
  • Ability to contribute to a team under complex research and organizational conditions, and in an environment of multiple competing priorities
  • Diplomacy and interpersonal skills
  • Demonstrated ability to plan and manage projects (e.g., workplan, budgets)
  • Excellent problem solving, creative thinking and decision-making capacity

Please note that this role is a 12 month contract with the flexibility to work hybrid ( Downtown or from Markham)


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 are an inclusive workplace offering competitive salary, group benefits, RRSP pension, and work life balance. We’re a great place to work, and we hope you’ll join our team.

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, SE Health requires those that wish to work for this organization to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19. 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 Talent Acquisition Team at at your earliest convenience.

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