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Research Coordinator

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Type of employment: 
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This position is included in the Nunavut Employees Union
Northern Allowance: 
$ 15,016.00
No staff housing available
Closing Date: 
14 December 2018

Term March 31st, 2021.

This is a Highly Sensitive Position and a satisfactory Criminal Record Check, along with a clear Vulnerable Sector Check is required.

This employment opportunity is open to all applicants.

Reporting to the Deputy Chief Medical Officer, the Research Coordinator provides expertise, leadership and vision across the Nunavut Health system and is a champion for excellence in health related research. This position works with other government departments, Inuit Organizations and research bodies throughout Nunavut, Canada and internationally, to collaborate, coordinate and support knowledge translation related to the health of Nunavummiut.

This position will work with Senior Management and Department of Health staff to ensure that research efforts are coordinated and results are shared in order to inform evidence-based practice. The position is accountable for overseeing and managing the work of any consultation/experts engaged by Health to carry out projects.  The incumbent will facilitate collaboration and connections within Health, and amongst key partners involved in health related research (Qaujigiartiit Health Research Center, Climate Change Secretariat, Nunavut Research Institute, NTI, Nunavut Contaminants Program ect). This position will also act as a contact point within Health, and will provide connections with other staff within the department, and within the wider GN as appropriate. This position will provide coordination and support to the Department of Health Research Committee.

An in-depth knowledge of research methods and the research environment within the circumpolar world plus specialized knowledge of the factors affecting the environmental, animal, community and individual health and well-being of Inuit and Nunavut, in particular related to climate change is required to be successful in the position. Expertise in research design including quantitative, qualitative and mixed methods is also required along with the ability to provide training, mentoring and support others in Health to build professional capacity in the areas of research and program evaluation are required for this position.

The successful candidate in this position will have a degree from a recognized university in a health, biological, or physical sciences field plus five (5) years’ work experience in the area of health research. Master’s degrees in a related field plus experience working in First Nations or Inuit contexts are considered assets.

The Official Languages of Nunavut are Inuktitut, Inuinnaqtun, English and French. Fluency in more than one of Nunavut’s official languages would be considered an asset. Knowledge of Inuit language, communities, culture, land and Inuit Qaujimajatuqangit would also be considered an asset.

Equivalencies that consist of an acceptable combination of education and experience may be considered.

Current Indeterminate Government of Nunavut employees that apply and are successful on this term position may be offered an internal transfer assignment for the duration of the term pending Manager approval.