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Looking for a qualitative research job?

The following are postings from researchers who are looking to hire (paid or volunteer, as indicated) an associate to work on their qualitative research project. The list is not systematic in any way (and may even be out of date!) and does not imply any endorsement of CQ.  

Paid Qualitative Research Work


Research Officer, Leslie Dan Faculty of Pharmacy

Part-time, casual contract
Supervisor: Dr. Sara Guilcher 
Working under the supervision of the Principle Investigator (PI), Dr. Sara Guilcher, the successful candidate will assist on a health services research project.  The duties will include, but are not limited to: leading the recruitment of study paticipants, conducting qualitative interviews; coordinating and leading the data analysis; and other research related duties as assigned.  The position is part-time casual, with flexibility of hours, as study demands require. 
Full posting here 
If interested, please contact Dr. Sara Guilcher ( with the subject line "Research Officer Position- Qualitative".  

Research Coordinator II Simulation Centre

Job category- Part-time temporary, 12 months 
Closing date- August 9, 2017
The Allan Waters Family Simulation Centre (AWFSC) by way of simulation activities is committed to advancing education, building capacity, engaging in research that improves quality, patient and staff safety, and enabling interprofessional collaboration and performance at St Michael's and our academic partners. Recently, we have hired a Research Director, who is now responsible for co-leading projects with our healthcare professionals using simulation modalities in both the educational and clinical settings. 
To complement the quantitative research skill set of the Research Director, our program is seeking a Research Coordinator to perform research activities including designing projects, collecting, summarizing and analyzing data, and managing multiple studies and timelines. This position requires the ability to adhere to research protocols and work with the study team and principal investigator to ensure successful study administration in a collaborative inter-professional environment.
Will report to the Research Director and the AWFSC Manager.
Must be flexible to work beyond the job description at times, as work demands, for example adapting working hours to adjust for weekend and/or off hour requirements. 
Duties and Responsibilities:
Research Activities
  • Assist in project design, management and implementation
  • Conduct interviews, focus groups, and structured observations of research participants
  • Contribute to team during analysis and interpretation of study data, as appropriate
  • Complete literature searches, and produce annotated bibliographies or more extensive reviews
  • Assist in writing reports, academic manuscripts and grants
  • Present research materials including but not limited to written study reports where necessary
  • Administer and collect the Letter of Information and Consent Form to study participants
  • Educate participants re: study schedule and/or the use of data collection tools
  • Monitor and coordinate all study-related activities, on an on-going basis


  • Oversee the ongoing collection, tabulation and analysis of study related data, and ongoing review and development of study databases
  • Encourage a team approach within the study team and promote a cross-functional approach with other divisions within the hospital
  • Ensure payments are forthcoming during conduct of study;
  • Administer grants, including monitoring and fulfilling all reporting requirements
  • Ensure appropriate regulations are adhered to in the conduct of research
  • Oversee the collection and transcription of study-related data and/or reviewing data previously transcribed by other research staff
  • Assist investigators in the initiation of new research
  • Assist investigators in the creation and implementation of study protocols
  • Communicate with representatives at sponsoring agencies/firms
  • Prepare REB submissions for individual studies
  • Consent form design and revisions
  • Collaborate with internal and external stakeholders as required
  • Minimum Bachelor of Science Degree (preferably with 5 years related research experience), preferably Masters/PhD Degree (with 3 years related research experience)
  • Meticulous and capable of independent decision making during data collection, with capacity to adaptively solve problems as they arise
  • Experience managing budgets, calendars, and funds
  • Demonstrated ability to multi-task and work independently
  • Strong time management and interpersonal skills
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills
  • Working knowledge of Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, Power Point, Outlook)
  • Experience in healthcare settings and/or education research an asset
  • Prior Research Coordinator experience an asset
  • Knowledge in qualitative data collection and analysis (including NVivo software) an asset

Full posting here


Seeking ECHO Qualitative MSc Student to start September 2017

Project ECHO Ontario Chronic Pain is a replication of Project ECHO (Extension for Community Healthcare Outcomes) from the University of New Mexico. The ECHO model involves a “hub” and “spoke” design that enables distance teaching and learning. The result simultaneously builds capacity and increases access to experts for primary care providers. In Project ECHO Ontario Chronic Pain, the focus is on chronic pain management and responsible opioid stewardship. 
The ECHO “hub” consists of a multidisciplinary group of chronic pain experts and the “spokes,” or community partners, consist of a multidisciplinary group of primary care providers and learners across Ontario. Hub and spokes participate in weekly telemedicine conferences in which the spokes take turns presenting challenging chronic pain patients. ECHO aims to remove barriers to access by leveraging scarce resources, to shorten wait times for specialty clinics, to increase practitioners’ knowledge, self-efficacy, and confidence, and to standardize care by disseminating best practices.
ECHO Ontario research is currently being conducted using a mixed methods approach. In terms of qualitative research, we have collected focus group data and semi-structured interviews from the community partners. Our next step is to conduct semi-structured interviews with patients of ECHO participants. 
We are looking for a student at the Masters level interested in qualitative research. The student would be responsible for data collection, analysis, and writing, including some analysis and writing of existing qualitative data.  
We have funding available for two years (including tuition costs plus $17,340/annum for MSc students) and in addition, encourage all students to apply for external funds and awards. We seek someone with knowledge of and interest in qualitative health-related research. Experience in either the clinical or the research domains is desirable. The project is based at UHN-Toronto Rehabilitation Institute. Some traveling to other parts of Ontario may be required.
By the end of the project, the student will have experience working in conducting clinical research related to chronic pain, gathering data from various populations, and analyzing data with a multidisciplinary team of clinicians, researchers, and patients.  Students will work closely with the research coordinator, the qualitative researcher, and with other graduate students to complete the research project, which will involve presentation of results at conferences as well as publication of results. 
If interested, please contact Dr. Andrea Furlan ( with the subject line “ECHO Qualitative MSc Student.”



Volunteer Research Work: 

There are no postings at this time.