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Polycultural Immigrant & Community Services
Full Time Toronto 62296 - 12.04 CAD HOURLY Today
Job description

Position Title: Research Analyst

Organization Structure: Reports to the Director of Monitoring, Reporting and Partnerships

Job Status: Full Time (Contract from January 1, 2023 until February

2, 2024)

Number of positions: 1

Location: Admin Office -Toronto

Wages: $29.95/hr – 37.5 hrs per week


The Research Analyst is responsible for supporting funded study focusing on developing and testing a service model that can be employed by Resettlement Assistance Program (RAP) workers to support refugee clients who may be experiencing mental distress and provide them with tools and resources to reduce mental distress and provide them with tools and resources to reduce mental distress.

Reporting to the Principal Investigator (CAMH) and Director of Monitoring, Reporting and Partnerships (Polycultural), the Research Analyst will work as part of a team to assist in the daily operation and implementation of a service model in Polycultural. The successful candidate will have a proven experience supporting quantitative research, including data collection and follow-up with participants, as well as supporting qualitative research activities, including facilitating and transcribing interviews, conducting qualitative data analysis and writing up results. Knowledge and experience with immigrant and refugee mental health and wellness is considered an asset.


· Duties include screening, and enrollment of study participants.

· Collecting data both through qualitative and quantitative research methods (administers questionnaires, and facilitates) while supporting and ensuring compliance with standard operating procedures.

· Maintaining research documentation according to the appropriate regulatory guidelines; enters and checks data, summarizes study progress, tracks research submissions and deliverables; assisting with the preparation of reports, which involves collecting and summarizing key performance indicators.

· Supporting with the development of knowledge translation and communication materials.

· Supporting online knowledge translation events; conducting literature searches, synthesis, and providing support for manuscript preparation.

· Providing support to a workplace that embraces diversity encourages teamwork and complies with all applicable and regulatory requirements.

Position Requirements

· Coaches staff at partner RAP agencies in implementing service model for address mental distress among Government Assisted Refugees (GARs).

· Oversees the data collection process for both quantitative and qualitative research (administers questionnaires, facilitates interviews, follow-up with participants) while supporting and ensuring compliance with standard operating procedures

· Provides technical guidance and advice to teams at partner RAP agencies on data collection issues, data analysis etc.

· Maintains research documentation according to the appropriate regulatory guidelines

· Supports the preparation of Research Ethics Board materials, including protocol amendments, annual renewals, and ongoing compliance; enters and checks data, summarizes study progress, tracks research submissions and deliverables

· Organizes study files and performs other research administrative tasks, as appropriate

· Supports with the development of knowledge translation and communication materials

· Assists with the preparation of semi-annual reports, which involves collecting and summarizing key performance indicators

· Liaises and maintains contact with partners and research participants, community agency partners and academic partners

· Organizes site and research team meetings (e.g., communications/promotions processes, venue set up/tear down, AV requirements, catering, registration, presenters, evaluation, taking minutes)

· Conduct literature searches, synthesis, and provide support for manuscript preparation

Training and Experience

· Previous research experience, particularly working with refugee populations and individuals with mental health issues

· Pursuing or completed a Masters in a related discipline is an asset

· Understanding of the social determinants of health, the principles of health equity and anti-oppression and how they apply in the context of access to mental health services.

· Experience collecting qualitative data via interviews and collecting quantitative survey data via online platforms (e.g. REDCap)

· Knowledge of basic clinical rating scales and Cognitive Behavioral Therapy

· Proficiency in using Windows-based operating systems and word processing packages. Familiarity with Microsoft Office Suite (MSWord, Excel, PowerPoint etc.). Experience working with qualitative data analysis software (NVivo, Dedoose) and knowledge of SPSS and/or SAS is an asset

· Detail oriented with demonstrated organizational skills with the ability to produce high quality and accurate work while meeting program deadlines and requirements

· Superior interpersonal, communication (oral/written skills are required along with the ability to collaborate effectively with team members in a multi-disciplinary team environment.

· Experience working with people from diverse clients, staff, clinical and demographic populations

Language Capability

Fluency in English is required. Fluency in additional languages would be an asset.

Other requirements

A satisfactory Vulnerable Sector Police Check (completed when an offer is made)

To apply, click on link below:

Job Type: Fixed term contract
Contract length: 8 months

Salary: $29.95 per hour


  • Dental care
  • Employee assistance program
  • Extended health care
  • Life insurance
  • On-site parking
  • RRSP match


  • 8 hour shift
  • Monday to Friday

Ability to commute/relocate:

  • Toronto, ON: reliably commute or plan to relocate before starting work (required)


  • Bachelor's Degree (preferred)

Work Location: In person

About Polycultural Immigrant & Community Services

Revenue: $5 to $25 million (USD)
Size: 51 to 200 Employees
Type: Non-profit Organisation

research analyst
Polycultural Immigrant & Community Services
Toronto, Canada
$5 to $25 million (USD)
51 to 200 Employees
Non-profit Organisation
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