Trillium Health Partners

Researcg Assocaite II - Walk in Clinics

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Job Type
Temporary Full-Time
Mississauga Hospital
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Job Description

Position: Research Associate II – The Behavioural Science Insights Team

File#: 2021-23632

Status: 1.0 FTE -Temporary Full Time - Up to October 31, 2022

Dept/Health System: Research Operations, Institute for Better Health

Site: Mississauga Hospital

Posted: October 12, 2021

Internal Deadline: October 27, 2021



Trillium Health Partners (THP) is one of the largest community-based acute care facilities in Canada. Comprised of the Credit Valley Hospital, the Mississauga Hospital and the Queensway Health Centre, Trillium Health Partners serves the growing and diverse populations of Mississauga, West Toronto and surrounding communities and is a teaching hospital affiliated with the University of Toronto.

Our Mission: A New Kind of Health Care for a Healthier Community

When we set out to build our vision and future, we connected with our community - patients, families, visitors, physicians, staff and volunteers. The foundational goals of our new strategic plan - quality, access and sustainability - anchor everything we do. Our mission for a new kind of health care is built on an inter-connected system of care organized around patients - inside and outside the hospital.

At THP, we are relentless in providing high quality, compassionate care to our communities and take great pride in fostering an inclusive and accessible environment and we are all accountable for contributing to a healthy, safe and respectful environment for healing and promoting excellence in patient care though advancing patient and staff safety. If you are passionate about what you do, motivated to improve the health of the community, committed to excellence, quality and patient safety we would like you to join our Better Together team!

Trillium Health Partners - Institute for Better Health 

Trillium Health Partners' (THP) Strategic Plan has identified research as a key priority for achieving its vision of delivering a new kind of health care for a healthier community and the Institute for Better Health (IBH) was created to support this vision. The IBH creates diverse and meaningful partnerships within and beyond Trillium Health Partners with the aim of improving the health of our community. Through this, IBH supports a diverse spectrum of research across THP, including biomedical, clinical, population health, health services and educational research, as well as leads research focused on population health and improving health services.  THPs mission of creating a new kind of health care for a healthier community is enabled by strategic research partnerships and collaboration of health researchers. That is why we are seeking a talented Research Associate to join our Better Together team.


The Role 

The Research Associate role within the IBH supports research studies and initiatives across the organization and within the community.  Through this role the successful candidate will support the portfolio of Dr. Laura Desveaux, IBH’s Learning Health System Program Lead. The successful candidate will have the opportunity to work in a multivariate stakeholder environment both independently and as part of collaborative multi-disciplinary focused research groups supporting various projects. This role facilitates the responsible conduct of research through support of research studies within THP.  This support includes coordinating project logistics and timelines, communicating with various internal and external stakeholders, and leading data collection and analyses of various research studies within Dr. Desveaux’s portfolio.


The central function of this role is to support a CIHR grant that will evaluate what drives the behaviours and clinical decision making of physicians working in a walk-in setting as well as supporting a range of other behavioural science projects within the team.  This is a unique opportunity to conduct applied science within a hospital setting to solve health system problems and to play a pivotal role in enabling and mobilizing health research within and beyond the walls of Trillium Health Partners.


Scope of Work - The successful candidate will support the portfolio of Dr. Laura Desveaux including the leadership of the above CIHR grant as well as analytic responsibilities for other projects within the team.


Role Requirements

The successful candidate must meet the following qualification and skill requirements, demonstrate the ability to take on the following responsibilities, and demonstrate the following competencies:


Qualifications and Skills


  • Successful completion of either a university degree or college diploma in health or social sciences with a minimum of 4 years’ experience in research; or Master’s degree in an appropriate specialization (health or social science related field); completion of a PhD is an asset
  • Minimum of two years’ of related professional experience conducting qualitative and quantitative research in a healthcare setting, specifically thematic qualitative analysis; experience in or familiarity with implementation science frameworks is an asset
  • Demonstrated interest in behavioural science
  • Proficiency with contributing to the design and execution of mixed-methods evaluations, including the use of surveys and interviews/focus groups and triangulation of the results
  • Experience with statistical software package “R” is an asset
  • Experience organizing, coordinating, and managing research projects and/or grant-based programs
  • Proficient academic writing skills is an asset (protocol development, grant writing, manuscript development, poster and abstract development) with demonstrated experience in these areas



  • Supports coordination of the implementation and evaluation of research studies and projects
  • Assists with development of data collection tools (e.g. interview and focus group guides, participant feedback surveys), study protocols and ethics applications and submissions as well as maintaining ethics approvals and liaises with Research Ethics Boards as needed.
  • Participant recruitment, managing informed consent processes, conducting interviews and focus groups; maintaining detailed field notes.
  • Provides principal investigators and research team members with day-to-day administrative support tasks such as coordinating and scheduling research and community meetings, creating and communicating detailed meeting notes, facilitating and documenting participant stipend payments, maintaining project folders and documentation.
  • Assist with data preparation, analysis, presentations and the development of study proposals under the direction of the principal investigator including analyzing and interpreting results using selected methods, preparing technical reports, summaries, protocols, manuscripts and quantitative and qualitative analysis
  • Maintains research and project management databases, carries out data entry responsibilities such as reviewing and coding transcripts using a qualitative software management program.
  • Ensure data integrity.
  • Participate in building and maintaining inter-institutional research project collaborations
  • Liaises with project stakeholders to facilitate knowledge translation activities with a wide range of organization activities and groups.
  • Contributes to grant preparation, literature reviews, proposal development, conference presentations and manuscript production activities.
  • Support other research related projects as assigned.
  • Other responsibilities as assigned.



  • Takes ownership, accountability, and responsibility for his/her actions and own performance
  • Demonstrates an ability to accept change and manage change effectively
  • Works collaboratively with others to meet goals
  • Speaks and writes clearly, concisely, and with impact
  • Demonstrates integrity, humility, maturity, empathy, and a positive attitude
  • Takes pride in their work, balancing quality, capacity and risk
  • Strong understanding of qualitative research methods, and experience working in a mixed methods research environment
  • Demonstrated ability to organize and prioritize project workload, handle multiple assignments effectively and meet deadlines
  • Demonstrated computer literacy with Microsoft Office suite and database management skills
  • Demonstrates critical thinking and planning skills
  • Seeks out, considers, and integrates the appropriate data, ideas, and experiences to make decisions and solve problems
  • Translates ideas and concepts into practical solutions


Equity and antiracism are essential to academic excellence, and fosters the inclusion of voices that have been underrepresented or discouraged. We encourage applicants from members of groups that have been marginalized on any grounds enumerated under the Ontario Human Rights Code based on race, gender identity or expression, sex, sexual orientation, disability, political belief, religion, marital or family status, age, and/or status as a First Nations, Métis or Inuk/Inuit person.




Internal Candidates who believe they possess the necessary qualifications and experience for this position and who have been in their current position for at least six (6) months are encouraged to apply.


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Trillium Health Partners is an equal opportunity employer committed to fostering a healthy, safe and respectful environment for healing, based on our values compassion, excellence and courage.  To be Better Together, we commit to fostering a respectful workplace culture that promotes a safe and supportive environment for everyone who provides care, supports caregiving, receives care or visits the hospital.


 In accordance with the Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act, 2005 and the Ontario Human Rights Code Trillium Health Partners will provide accommodations throughout the recruitment and selection process to applicants with disabilities.  If selected to participate in the recruitment and selection process, please inform Human Resources of the nature of any accommodation(s) that you may require in respect of any materials or processes used to ensure your equal participation.


 All personal information is collected under the authority of the Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act.


Trillium Health Partners is identified under the French Language Services Act.


We thank all those who apply but only those selected for further consideration will be contacted. 



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