Research Associate - Queens University

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Research Associate

  • Rate of Pay Rate of Pay: Salary
  • Positions Available Positions Available: 1
  • Type Type: Full Time
  • Duration Duration: Contract
  • Avg. Hours/Week Avg. Hours/Week: 35
  • Schedule Schedule: Days
  • Education Education: University

Reporting to the Manager of the Centre for Studies in Primary Care (CSPC), the Research Associate will support faculty in the Department of Family Medicine with literature reviews, conducting scoping reviews and environmental scans, using on-line search engines (EMBASE, PUBMED, etc.) to gather peer reviewed and grey literature to support research project design and manuscript preparation. The Research Associate will be assigned to support research projects, and this will include developing data collection tools, data collection, cleaning and analysis for assigned projects. Other responsibilities will include, coordination of study activities including preparation of Research Ethics Board applications, coordination of research team meetings, liaison with research team members, knowledge users, stakeholders and students, summarizing literature, policies and research data, developing literature databases, and assisting faculty and students with preparing research posters and PowerPoint presentations for conferences and meetings.


• Conduct detailed literature searches, create literature databases, and assess research information and document findings to support the development of grant applications and reports.

• Participate in the design and development of research study protocols and assist with writing grant applications and drafting initial proposal outlines.

• Coordinate and collect supporting information for grant applications, and ensure that funder guidelines and time-lines are met.

• Conduct interviews with key informants, and experts to gather information required for project(s) assigned. Assess retrieved information and assist in the analysis of data using appropriate qualitative methodology.

• Support faculty in preparing CVs for grant applications.

• Coordinate with the Office of Research Services at Queen’s University to ensure that approvals and review of grant application is conducted as required by Queen’s University guidelines and adhering to strict timelines.

• Liaise with external agencies and institutions for the purpose of gathering information related to project activities and to coordinate meetings.

• Prepare posters and PowerPoint presentations for conferences and meetings, for faculty and residents as required.

• Collect and analyze data for assigned research projects, and draft reports and publications for assigned research projects.

• Participate as part of the research project team, under the direction of the Manager and/or Director, CSPC and the Principal Investigators.

• Undertake other duties as assigned in support of the project and PI.


• Master’s degree in health sciences.

• Several years (Minimum 5+) relevant experience in one or more of the following: epidemiology, clinical research methodology, family medicine, health sciences, or equivalent combination of education and experience.

• Equivalent combination of education and experience in a medical research setting may be considered.


• Promote diversity and inclusion in the workplace.

• Strong communication (verbal and written) and interpersonal skills. to work with a diverse range of individuals in a professional manner and to provide clear and accurate information.

• Experience with use of on-line literature search engines and literature databases such as RefWorks, EMBASE and PUBMED.

• Advanced computer skills, with knowledge of MS Word, Excel, PowerPoint, SPSS and the Internet.

• Excellent organizational skills with the ability to multi-task.

• Attention to detail with a high degree of accuracy.

• Sound judgement: proven ability to work independently and as a team member, ability to work within, and adjust to, shifting timelines.

• Knowledge of qualitative and quantitative research methodology will be considered an asset.


• Independent management of day-to-day administration, literature review and grant writing.

• Determine the appropriate methodology for specific research grant applications.

• Must use judgment and personal initiative to adapt research protocols as required to meet the needs of the grant application.

• Make recommendations regarding format and content of research proposals.

• Prioritize work and time based on multiple demands.

• Decide how to distribute information, what method to use and who to send it to.

• Determine responses to general enquiries, providing reasonable answers or a means to find an answer if necessary.

• Determine when an unexpected problem needs to be brought to the attention of senior staff.

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