Research Assistant
McGill Clinical & Health Informatics Research Group - Montréal, QC

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What We Do:
We conduct research aimed at improving the safety and quality of health care. Our research program includes studies that:

1) Identify modifiable determinants of adverse events, cancer care quality and improved health outcomes (e.g. health professional competence, nurse staffing, drugs, timely access to complete patient information, early detection of emerging epidemics),
2) Develop and evaluate computer-enabled interventions to address these determinants (e.g. computerized decision-support, personal health record portals and self-management tools, automated surveillance systems), and
3) Develop and evaluate novel surveillance systems for identifying adverse events.

In this position you will have the opportunity to work with a vibrant team of investigators, clinicians, and research staff, all dedicated to conducting quality research projects that have immediate impact on improving the care of patients.

The Canadian Foundation for Innovation, Canadian Institutes of Health Research, Canadian Patient Safety Institute, Center for Disease Control, Geoconnections, National Institutes of Health, and the MUHC Research Institute funds our research. The computerized solutions we have developed have won the QUALCOMM quality award for public impact and the Bombardier Award for Innovation.

Job Description:
Under general direction of Dr. Robyn Tamblyn, the Scientific Director of the Clinical & Health Informatics Research Group, the incumbent will have the following responsibilities:

1. Writes and submits ethics approval documents and manages clinical trial registrations.
2. Oversees data collection, processing, storage, inventory and quality control of research.
3. Coordinates large-scale research projects involving the development of e-health technologies to be used in healthcare settings.
4. Prepares reports for granting agencies, and manuscripts for publications.
5. Creates presentations for conferences, seminars, and workshops.
6. Develops work flow policies and procedures, prepares manuals and documents related to operations of the research proposal.
7. Literature review and manuscript preparation.
8. Data analysis assistance.
9. Mentors, trains and reviews the work of less experienced research staff.

Education & Experience
Master’s or doctoral degree in epidemiology (or a related field) and experience working in applied health services research are required. Research experience involving large databases and electronic health records is an asset.

Other Qualifying Skills and/or Abilities
Excellent written and verbal communication skills, analytic skills, attention to detail, and the ability to work in a team are essential to this position. Must have strong organizational and priority setting skills, and be able to work autonomously in a complex, changing, deadline-oriented environment, as well as in a team setting. Demonstrated leadership potential and ability to manage multiple tasks and priorities without supervision.