Research Coordinator I

Research Coordinator I – Center for Global Health Research

Competition #:833972

Job Title: Research Coordinator I – Center for Global Health Research

Department: Center for Global Health Research

Job Category: Research

New Work Type: Full-Time Temporary

Positions Available: 1

Union Affiliation: NU

Posted Date: 21/11/18

Closing date: 28/11/18

Salary Range: $26.60 – $33.24 per hour

Length of Temporary Assignment: 12 Months

FTE Assignment (Cas=0.000001): 1.0

The Centre for Global Health Research (CGHR) is a non-profit and non-partisan organization associated with the University of Toronto and St Michael’s Hospital. CGHR’s mission is to lead high-quality public health research that advances global health for all, with particular attention to the world’s poorest populations. Its flagship project, the Million Death Study(MDS), is run in collaboration with the Government of India and documents causes of death across the country. The MDS lessons are now expanding to priority countries in sub-Saharan Africa under a new partnership called the Statistical Alliance for Vital Events (SAVE).

We are recruiting a skilled and experienced Research Coordinator. The successful candidate will work on large-scale epidemiological projects, focusing on projects within the maternal and child health portfolio, with a team of multidisciplinary scientists, analysts and trainees. The successful candidate will also work with project counterparts in international collaborative efforts.

Duties and Responsibilities:

The successful candidate will be responsible for the management, organization and quality improvement of large datasets, including data flow between project sites and project collaborators. He/she will provide statistical expertise in the design, analysis, and reporting of research projects and consultative assistance for ad hoc requests. He/she will collaborate in the preparation of manuscripts, reports, presentations, and grant applications. The successful candidate is expected to maintain excellent documentation of data management and statistical analysis processes.


  • Professional experience in epidemiology, demography, biostatistics, or related field.
  • Minimum two years’ experience in applied epidemiological research, study design, cleaning and organization of data sets, and data analysis
  • Experience in maternal and child health research is a very strong asset
  • Strong proficiency in preparation and linking of large datasets (country level cohort studies, national surveys, censuses, etc.)
  • Strong programming and analytical skills in R and/or STATA
  • Meticulous and capable of independent decision making with study data
  • Demonstrated ability to learn new skills and to adapt quickly to changing requirements
  • Strong problem-solving skills, with the ability to derive innovative solutions
  • Ability to be self-directed and to work both independently and as part of a team
  • Excellent oral and writing skills; Excellent attention to detail
  • Experience in global health research and proficiency in languages other than English are assets (fluency in Portuguese in particular)
  • Interest in health issues of developing countries