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ICES is a world-leading health research and analytics institute. With a wealth of data and analytic expertise, we create trusted evidence that has changed health policy and practice and helps ensure better health for all.
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At ICES, we recognize what matters most to our employees. Some of the great benefits of working at ICES include:
- Flexible remote work arrangements anywhere in Ontario
- Competitive Compensation
- Comprehensive Benefits Program
- HOOPP Pension Plan (Defined Pension)
- Employee Assistance Program and Dialogue Well Being Program
- Generous vacation, float and caregiver days for all employees
- Education Fund and Dedicated Education Days
- Holiday Closure
- Perkopolis Employee Discount Program
ICES is seeking a Research Project Manager to join our Data and Analytic Services (DAS) team, with a focus on the Applied Health Research Question (AHRQ) program. The Research Project Manager reports to the Director, DAS and works closely and collaboratively with the internal DAS team. The Research Project Manager will liaise with internal and external clients, work collaboratively with the project team, Knowledge Users (KUs) and Staff Scientist, will provide input into research methodology and is responsible for the general project management for individual projects and for broader departmental activities where appropriate.
Responsibilities of the position include, but may not be limited to:
- General project management of the Applied Health and Research Question (AHRQ) portfolio which may include:
- Initial consultation with Knowledge Users (KUs) and subsequent guidance and shepherding through the project initiation process;
- Monitoring and managing timelines, risks and deliverables in collaboration with other team members;
- Managing project budgets and allocating funds in collaboration with the Staff Scientist and project team;
- Managing or leading communications with internal and external project teams throughout the project life cycle;
- Liaising with external and internal stakeholders e.g., Communications, Finance and Procurement, IT, Privacy and Legal, Research and Analysis, etc.
- Leading and contributing to the development of departmental metrics, and to quarterly and annual reporting obligations;
- Developing, planning and implementing study/project protocols under the direction of the KU and/or Staff Scientist. These activities may include:
- Assisting in project submissions including budget preparation;
- Assisting with study design and/or data collection methodology;
- Assist with the accurate and timely production of data/reports including data quality activities, data interpretation and presentation.
- Working effectively and efficiently according to ICES policies, procedures, standards, workflow processes, documents and requirements (e.g., complete program and project documentation according to ICES standards and guidelines);
- Writing reports (technical reports/working papers/ICES publications/web-based summaries), abstracts, poster presentations, peer-reviewed publications and other relevant deliverables, in collaboration with the KU, Staff Scientist;
- Working with Communications, Knowledge Translation & Exchange to finalize written and graphic formats and to create report dissemination plans;
- Interfacing with internal and external stakeholders in support of the project such as expert panels, committees and team meetings;
- Facilitating the uptake of knowledge by local decision-makers across Ontario through the presentation of findings, education sessions, and one-on-one interactions as required;
- Contributing to or supporting the development of a body of knowledge in support of ICES (e.g., developing and updating documentation);
- Contributing to other committees or activities within the department or ICES in support of ICES business plan as required;
- Performing other duties as assigned within the scope of the position.
Knowledge, skills and abilities required:
- Master’s degree in health sciences discipline such as Epidemiology, Health Sciences or a related field;
- Knowledge gained through 2 years of related experience;
- Experience in managing clinical, epidemiological and/or health services research projects and/or experience in health planning and decision support;
- Working knowledge of common research and data presentation methodologies and primary data collection and management methodologies;
- Good working knowledge of the concepts of health services research;
- Exceptional project management skills, with the ability to prioritize workload and manage multiple projects within tight timelines. Ability to work accurately and effectively under pressure;
- Exceptional interpersonal, presentation, oral and written communication skills;
- Proficient in the use of MS Office software (Word, Excel, PowerPoint and Outlook, Internet Explorer), as well as the ability to work with computerized databases;
- Strong attention to detail, time management and organizational skills;
- Ability to exercise discretion and good judgement;
- PMP Certification an asset but not required.
This positions is a full time 13 month contract with possibility of renewal.
Security clearance may be required.
We thank all applicants for their interest in working at ICES. Due to the volume of applications received, only applicants being considered for the position will be contacted for further discussions.
ICES is committed to providing accessible employment practices, in compliance with the Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act, 2005 (AODA). Applicants are asked to make accommodation requests to ICES and we will make every effort to ensure that accommodation requests are met throughout the recruitment process.