Experienced Researcher (health-related projects)

The Social Research and Demonstration Corporation (SRDC) is a non-profit organization that researches, designs, and evaluates social programs and policies. Since 1991, we have been building a base of knowledge and experience about what works in workforce development, education, health, immigration, income support and other areas of social policy. While SRDC is recognized across Canada and internationally as a leader in the design, implementation, and evaluation of experiments and demonstration projects, we also conduct research, program evaluation, and performance measurement for a wide range of government and non-governmental organizations.

We are currently seeking an experienced researcher to be part of our team of professional researchers and evaluators in our Ottawa office, and play a key role in health-related projects. The successful candidate will have a demonstrated interest and experience in population and public health intervention research and/or health policy and systems research, and program evaluation. Specific knowledge of health promotion and/or chronic disease management, supported employment, aging, housing and homelessness, food security, and/or mental health and wellbeing would be an asset, as would familiarity with cultural safety principles.

Primary duties and responsibilities:

  • participate in the development, implementation, and evaluation of new programs and pilot projects in collaboration with clients and service delivery partners;
  • develop logic models, evaluation frameworks, work plans, data collection and analysis plans, and project budgets;
  • develop research/survey instruments and protocols;
  • analyze quantitative and qualitative data;
  • develop research and evaluation proposals in response to specific client needs;
  • manage projects or components of projects, as part of a team of researchers and stakeholders; and
  • write/contribute to research reports; present research findings to various audiences.

Candidate qualifications:

  • a graduate degree in health or social sciences (e.g., health economics, epidemiology, public health), with knowledge of applied research and evaluation methods;
  • a minimum of three years’ experience carrying out advanced analytical or evaluation studies, including evidence syntheses;
  • demonstrated capacity to integrate different types of evidence from multiple sources and develop high-level findings and recommendations;
  • strong knowledge of research methodology, including techniques for statistical analysis and qualitative analysis;
  • knowledge of cultural safety principles; experience with Indigenous evaluation frameworks/approaches is considered a strong asset;
  • excellent writing and verbal communications skills in English; the capacity to work in both official languages is considered a strong asset, and
  • organized, self-motivated, and capable of working effectively in a self-directed manner as well as collaborating in a team environment.

We take pride in our employees and in their commitment to excellence. Our reputation for professionalism, methodological rigor, integrity and ethics, objectivity, and exceeding clients’ expectations is based in no small part on our high-calibre staff. We offer our employees competitive salaries and a comprehensive benefits package as well as a stimulating work environment and a collegial approach to doing challenging and important work.

The successful candidate will work in our Ottawa office. Applicants should submit a resume and cover letter that provides a short description of research interests, experience, and skills, explaining how they relate to the required expertise and proposed responsibilities. Candidates may be required to complete a research assignment as part of the selection process.

We are prepared to fill this position through an interchange program (minimum secondment of
two years) if potential candidates have access to such programs with their current employer.

Please submit applications by December 31, 2018 to:

Elizabeth Rodgers, Director, Human Resources and Corporate Services
Social Research and Demonstration Corporation (SRDC)
55 Murray Street, Suite 400, Ottawa, ON  K1N 5M3

Posted: December 10, 2018

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