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Job ID52515-9007
CompanyMcMaster University
Date Posted2023-02-02
Job TypeFull-time
Job CategoryEducation

Should the successful applicant be a Unifor Unit 1 bargaining unit member, who meets the eligibility conditions of Article 19.02 of the Unifor Unit 1 Collective Agreement, then the Limited Term Assignment will be defined as a Career Growth Opportunity in accordance with Article 19 of the Unifor Local 5555 Unit 1 Collective Agreement.

The Canadian Housing Evidence Collaborative (CHEC) is a national knowledge mobilization and capacity-building hub of a grant-funded, applied housing research network. CHEC’s vision is to help Canada achieve housing solutions that meet the needs of a growing, urbanizing and aging population, maximize well-being, minimize environmental impact, accommodate diversity, strengthen public institutions, and facilitate stable and productive economies in a globalizing world context. CHEC brokers meaningful collaborations, strengthens housing research capacity and amplifies the impact of timely, relevant and rigorous research undertaken by research partners to inform policies, programs and initiatives that reflect National Housing Strategy priorities as well as citizen insights, values and housing experiences.  CHEC is currently engaged in a number of research projects that involve municipal, provincial and federal housing research.

Job Summary

The Research Coordinator (II) is responsible for applying specialized knowledge to initiate, implement, manage and coordinate moderate to large research projects.

Purpose and Key Functions

Develop an implementation plan for research projects.
• Design promotional strategies and related materials to encourage participation and support for research projects.
• Perform quantitative analyses of research data.
• Interview study participants to gather qualitative and quantitative data.
• Facilitate focus group sessions with project participants.
• Coordinate and manage the collection, delivery, entry, verification, analysis, and reporting of data.
• Oversee the design and maintenance of databases, data collection forms, error checking methods, and related programs for collection, analysis, and reporting.
• Apply specialized knowledge and scientific principles to review, critically appraise and interpret published literature.
• Write sections of scientific papers, funding proposals, grants, and abstracts.
• Coordinate the activities of research staff and resources to ensure that projects progress in accordance with predetermined timelines.
• Develop estimates of time and resources for research projects.
• Use statistical software to analyze data and interpret results.
• Write data management and operations documentation for projects.
• Liaise between the project centre and remote project sites and personnel.
• Ensure that relevant research methodology is applied and all research material is handled in accordance with established protocols, policies, and
• Develop presentations and present information and training sessions to project personnel and project participants.
• Present at meetings, seminars, and conferences.
• Keep project participants informed of project progress through regular reports and newsletters.
• Implement and maintain research project budgets. Create financial projections and make adjustments to research project budgets throughout the fiscal year.
• Exercise appropriate controls, monitor, and reconcile accounts.
• Conduct literature searches.


Provide lead hand supervision and is responsible for the quality and quantity of work of others.
• Ongoing responsibility for supervising up to 9 casual employees at any one time.
• Provide orientation and show procedures to others


Bachelor's degree in a relevant field of study.
• Requires 5 years of relevant experience.


Experience with leading housing or public policy research projects
Bilingual French/English
Experience working in the sector including: housing research consulting, policy analysis, Housing NGO
Experience supervising research staff


For more information, visit McMaster University for RESEARCH COORDINATOR (II)