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Research Assistant, Maritime Spor Support Unit - Research & Innovation

May 21 2020
Industries Healthcare, social assistance
Categories Health, Medical, Medical research
Halifax, NS

Req ID: 52945
Location: Central Zone, Centre for Clinical Research - QEII
Company: NSHA
Department: 60055558 RSH 892083
Type of Employment: Casual Hourly FT long-assignment (100% FTE) x 2 position(s)
Union Status: Management/Non Union Bargaining Unit - Management/ Non-Union

Posting Closing Date: 3-Jun-20

Applications are accepted until 11:59 PM on the Closing Date.
REPOST - Previously applied applicants are not required to reapply to be considered
Nova Scotia Health Authority is the largest provider of health services in Nova Scotia. We are over 22,000 employees who provide health care and support services in hospitals, health centres and community-based programs throughout Nova Scotia.

Nova Scotia Health Authority provides health services to Nova Scotians and some specialized services to Maritimers and Atlantic Canadians. We operate hospitals, health centres and community-based programs across the province. Our team of health professionals includes employees, doctors, researchers, learners and volunteers that provide the health care or services you may need. This is accomplished across four geographic management zones which are responsible for the operation of acute care health centres and the provision of a variety of inpatient, outpatient services including academic, tertiary, quaternary care and community-based programs and services including continuing care, primary health care, public health, and mental health and addictions.


The Nova Scotia node of the Maritime SPOR Support Unit (MSSU) is situated at the Victoria General site of the Nova Scotia Health Authority (NSHA) and is one of eleven geographically based research units across Canada designed to provide methodological, data, knowledge translation and capacity building activities that facilitate the conduct of high quality research to improve the health of the people living in the Maritime Provinces. By design, the MSSU addresses the health research priorities of government and provincial health authorities, while also serving as a resource to health researchers and the public. The MSSU is dedicated to supporting patient-oriented research and decision-making that will reflect the needs and values of Maritime patients.

Reporting to Director, MSSU the Research Assistant supports research studies by providing planning, logistical and administrative support. The Research Assistant works under the direction of the MSSU Project Manager and supports the MSSU Senior Health Researchers.


  • Grade 12 required, post-secondary degree or diploma in a relevant field preferred
  • Two years related experience (e.g. in health or education) preferred
  • Previous experience in a health care / research setting considered an asset
  • CCRP (Certified Clinical Research Professional) or CCRA (Certified Clinical Research Associate) an asset
  • Experience with patient engagement and / or public relations an asset
  • Experience managing administrative tasks for multiple projects simultaneously
  • Competence with scientific journal search engine (PubMed, Ovid, Google Scholar) an asset
  • Competence with reference manager software (Endnote, Mendeley) an asset
  • Proficiency in MS Office (Word, Access, Excel, PowerPoint) email and internet
  • Excellent verbal and written communications skills
  • Demonstrated problem solving and decision making skills
  • Ability to draft, format and edit correspondence
  • Well-developed organizational, time management and daily planning skills
  • Ability to work well independently as well as within a multi-disciplinary, multi-site team environment
  • Ability to deal with a wide variety of people and personalities in a professional manner
  • Demonstrated self-starter
  • Travel to other sites may be required
  • competencies in other languages an asset, French preferred

Successful Applicants are required to provide a criminal record check (including Vulnerable Sector Search) to People Services before starting employment and assume any associated costs as a condition of employment.

PLEASE NOTE: Applicants relying on education and experience equivalencies must clearly state such equivalencies in their cover letter, resume, or application. Additionally, candidates will not be considered for an interview if applications are incomplete or are missing information.

Hours of Work

Long assignment, full-time position, 75 hrs bi-weekly
Beginning June 15, 2020 with an expected end date of June 30, 2021 (Approximately 12 months)
*Dates are subject to change

Salary Information

$20.2374 - $25.2967 hourly

Thank you for your interest in this position. Only those applicants selected for an interview will be contacted. Typically interviews are held within three to four weeks of the closing date. Successful external applicants will be required to submit the below documents and assume any associated costs, as a condition of employment. Additional documentation such as banking & proof of identity will be included in your offer letter.

  • Criminal Record Check
  • Proof of education & training certifications
  • Proof of any additional required qualification
  • Valid Registration with the relevant licensing body
  • Submission of immunization record along with health assessment documentation
  • Proof of SIN number

Hiring Process will depend on the timeliness of delivering the above. Nova Scotia Health Authority is proud to provide a smoke free and scent free environment.

Nova Scotia Health Authority (NSHA) is committed to being a workforce that is free of discrimination, values diversity and is representative, at all job levels, of the people we serve. Our priority groups are Aboriginal People, African Nova Scotians, Persons with Disabilities and Recent Immigrants. Members of these groups are welcome to apply and self-identify if they wish to be considered under our Employment Equity policy. Only online applications are accepted.

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