Research Assistant, Research & Academics

Hospital Whitby Ontario Shores Centre for Mental Health Sciences
Ontario Shores Centre for Mental Health Sciences (Ontario Shores) is a public hospital that provides inpatient, outpatient and consultation services for people with complex mental illness. Our patients benefit from a recovery-oriented environment of care built on compassion, inspiration and hope. We engage in research, education and advocacy initiatives to advance the mental health care system and are proud to work with partners across the continuum of care. If you thrive on innovation and positive change, and share our vision of Recovering Best Health, Nurturing Hope and Inspiring Discovery, Ontario Shores is the place for you.
Job Title
Employment Type
Temporary Part-time
Number of Vacancies
Hours of Work
Part-Time (Up to 22.5 Hours per week) Days Only
Main Site - 700 Gordon Street - Whitby, ON L1N 5S9 CA (Primary)
External Contract End Date
Position Summary

The Research and Academics Department at Ontario Shores is seeking a Research Assistant. As part of a research team, this position will provide support and assistance to staff within the Research and Academics Department and other researchers across the Centre.
Reporting to the Director, Research and Academics, the Research Assistant’s duties and responsibilities may include, but not be limited to:
• performing literature searches
• protocol development
• preparing REB submissions
• consenting research subjects
• administering questionnaires and other internal and external data collection instruments including, but not limited to telephone interviews, face to face patient/staff interview, printed surveys, electronic surveys, and focus groups
• coding and data entry
• managing administrative aspects and records management of research projects
• other supporting activities

Qualifications Required and Preferred

• Bachelor’s degree in health related field (master’s degree an asset)
• Demonstrated ability to use statistical software packages for data entry, data manipulation and data analysis
• Demonstrated ability to work both independently and as part of a team
• Demonstrated success in effectively organizing and prioritizing work assignments
• Timely feedback and reporting of completion or challenges of assigned tasks
• Detailed and results oriented
• Enthusiastic about doing research
• Ability to flex hours occasionally based on work demands
• Demonstrated ability to work effectively in a diverse work environment
• Ability to build rapport with patients

• Excellent communication (written and verbal) and interpersonal skills
• Advanced computer skills with knowledge of Microsoft Office e.g.  Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook, and Access
• Knowledge of SPSS

Closing Date
Personal information you provide to Ontario Shores Centre for Mental Health Sciences (Ontario Shores) is collected pursuant to the Public Hospitals Act R.S.O 1990, c. P.40. It will be used for the purpose of determining eligibility for employment. At all times it will be treated in accordance with the provisions of the Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act. If you have questions about the collection of your personal information, contact the Leader, Privacy & Access at 700 Gordon St. Whitby, ON L1N 5S9; 905-430-4055 ext. 6712 or refer to the Privacy & Access pages on the Ontario Shores website. Upon request, individual accommodation can be provided to applicants who meet the required qualifications outlined in the job descriptions, and have been invited for an interview. For questions and concerns, please contact Human Resources at 905.430.4055 ext. 6191.
Ontario Shores Centre for Mental Health Sciences is an Equal Opportunity Employer
Ontario Shores is committed to diversity and inclusivity in employment and encourage applications from all qualified individuals of diverse backgrounds. Ontario Shores is also committed to providing accommodations for people with disabilities as part of our hiring process. If you have special requirements, please advise us during the recruitment process.
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