Research Assistant II

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Job Number:
Paula Rochon
Job Type:
Temporary Part Time
Number of Positions:
$26.16 - $32.15/Hour
6 months
Employee Group:
Hours of Work:

Women's College Hospital (WCH) is an academic, ambulatory care hospital in Ontario with a focus on health for women, health equity and health system solutions. If you're ready to be part of a team that is revolutionizing the future of healthcare, then you will want to join an institution where the possibilities for innovation, new discovery and system thinking are limitless. Women's College Hospital is committed to equity, quality and patient safety as key professional values and essential components of daily practice.

With the mobilization of our 2018-2022 Strategic Plan, WCH has entered an exciting phase of its history – strengthening its bond with partners and introducing a new and inspiring vision: Healthcare revolutionized for a healthier and more equitable world.


As a condition of employment, you are required to submit proof of full COVID-19 vaccination to the Hospital’s Occupational Health, Safety & Wellness department.

Job Description

Women’s Age Lab at Women’s College Hospital is a new centre that focuses on improving the lives of older women. The Lab will bring together the work of researchers, healthcare providers, community-based organizations, and policy makers, to drive change and have a meaningful impact for this population.

An exciting part-time six-month contract opportunity as a Qualitative Research Assistant II exists in the Women’s Age Lab reporting to Dr. Paula Rochon, Founding Director, and Dr. Rachel Savage, Scientist in the Women’s Age Lab. This role will lead the analysis of interview data for a qualitative research study in the Lab.

Summary of Duties, but not limited to:
• Good understanding of qualitative research design and research ethics
• Prepares detailed notes of all interactions with participants
• Completes data entry and quality control ensuring the accuracy and integrity of data collection; may investigate missing or invalid data and prepare data sets; may assist in the analysis of qualitative and quantitative data and the interpretation of results
• May participate in review of data collection strategies; Completes review of medical records to collect research data
• Help maintain research files to store, access, and retrieve study data as specified at one or more sites
• May assist team members with preparing materials for proposals, progress reports, presentations, and publications
• Plans, designs and organizes scoring procedures and computer databases for ongoing and new research studies
• Provides assistance with the modification and maintenance of electronic and paper information, filing/ retrieval methods, systems and/or formats
• May maintain regulatory documents
• May act as a primary contact person for research participants, conducting telephone, online, or in-person recruitment interviews to collect study participant data including obtaining informed consent
• May liaise with sponsors for monitoring/audits.
• May perform computer statistical analysis
• May generate response curves, status reports and other statistical reports as required
• May assist in the preparation of submissions to the Research Ethics Board
• May pilot test various web-based research tools
• May provide functional supervision to Research Trainees. Research Assistant Is or Volunteers
• Communicates with Research Coordinator and/or Principal Investigator to provide updates
• Schedules and attends research meetings, including preparing agendas and meeting minutes
• Prioritizes and monitors various study deadlines for their own work
• Provides other administrative support as required, including filing, photocopying, acquiring signatures and CV maintenance

As a role model and champion, you will work to identify and integrate safe, best practices into daily activities to foster the delivery of safe and exemplary care.

The responsibilities described above are representative and are not to be construed as all-inclusive.


• Undergraduate or graduate degree in a related field or one to three years of equivalent experience
• Experience in a health research setting preferred
• Ability to work somewhat independently with excellent problem-solving skills
• Excellent verbal and written communications skills
• Work efficiently under pressure with strong judgement and decision-making skills
• Excellent organizational and time management skills
• Ability to maintain confidentiality
• Mastery of MS Office applications including Excel, Outlook, Access and Word an asset
• Demonstrated record of good performance and acceptable attendance will be considered as part of the selection criteria
• Professional behaviour and communication that meets the standards of the professional regulatory college or association, as applicable, and the standards of Women’s College Hospital
• This position plays a critical role in acting as an advocate for safety and will demonstrate principles, practices and processes that will optimize a safe environment for all

Closing Statement

Women's College Hospital is a fully affiliated teaching hospital of the University of Toronto and is committed to fairness and equity in employment and our recruitment and selection practices. We encourage applications from Indigenous peoples, people with disabilities, members of sexual minority groups, members of racialized groups, women and any others who may contribute to the further diversification of our Hospital community. Accommodation will be provided in all parts of the hiring process as required under our Access for People with Disabilities policy. Applicants need to make their requirements known in advance.

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