Research Coordinator

Date: Jan 20, 2022

Location: Halifax, NS, CA, B3K 6R8

Company: Nova Scotia Health Authority and IWK Health Centre

Department/Program: STIPC, Research Services 
Type of Employment: Temporary Hourly FT long-assignment (100% FTE) for one year
  x 1 position(s)
Req ID: 123679 
Union Status: Research, Management/Non Union Bargaining Unit
Compensation: Per Health Centre Scale

Posting Date: January 19, 2022
Closing Date: February 02, 2022
Start Date: ASAP


IWK Health is an internationally recognized and respected academic health sciences centre located in Halifax, Nova Scotia, providing tertiary and primary care for two million women, children, youth and families across the Atlantic region. IWK Health is committed to employment equity and the reduction of barriers to employment and career growth. We encourage all who self-identify as Indigenous, Black/African Nova Scotians, Persons of Colour, Immigrants, Persons with Disabilities, 2SLGBTQIA+ to apply.

Position Summary

The Strengthening Transitions in Care Lab, located in the IWK Health Centre, develops and evaluates interventions to improve transitions in care for children and families. Using a collaborative, patient-centered approach to understanding how children currently navigate transitions in care, the research aims to improve outcomes and lead to sustainable changes in the health care system.
Reporting to Dr. Christine Cassidy and Dr. Janet Curran, faculty members in Dalhousie’s School of Nursing, the Research Coordinator (RC) will be responsible for supporting mixed methods research studies in the field of implementation science and co-production research

Responsibilities include but are not limited to:

  • Preparing research ethics applications and amendments
  • Conducting study activities as per protocol
  • Communicating information to the research team
  • Assisting with participant recruitment, data collection, and follow-up
  • Supporting qualitative and quantitative data analysis
  • Supporting the development of grant applications
  • Drafting research dissemination material, including manuscripts
  • Performing other related duties as assigned

Hours of Work

Monday to Friday, 37.5 hours week



•    Masters degree in the health disciplines or related field.
•    Previous research experience is essential
•    Strong writing skills are essential
•    Excellent communication and time management skills are essential.
•    Previous experience with literature search and grant preparation is an asset.
•    Previous experience conducting systematic reviews and qualitative interviews/focus groups is an asset.
•    Must have working knowledge of the Microsoft suite of programs (e.g. Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook), excellent literature search skills, and ability to quickly adapt to use of other programs (e.g. Zotero, NVivo, SPSS, Zoom, Covidence).


Thank you for your interest in IWK Health. We will only contact those applicants selected for interview/testing. Applicants we invite to participate in an assessment process (such as an interview or testing) have the right to request accommodation. Please discuss your needs when invited to the assessment process.

 Please note: our offer of employment is conditional upon the completion and satisfactory results of all applicable background checks and confirmation of credentials.

Additionally, as per Nova Scotia’s COVID-19 Vaccine mandate, any offer of employment will be conditional upon submitting proof of full vaccination status. Medical exceptions or any other kind of requested exception based upon the Health Centre’s obligations pursuant to the Nova Scotia Human Rights Code will be considered on a case-by-case basis.


Applications are accepted until 11:59 PM on the Closing Date.

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