GSL is hiring a Research Coordinator - apply now!

October 24, 2017
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JOB TITLE   Research Coordinator
SUPERVISOR   Steven J. Hoffman, Professor of Global Health, Law, and Political Science, and Director of the Global Strategy Lab
DEPARTMENT   Global Strategy Lab, Faculty of Health, York University (
MAIN CONTACT   Phoebe McAuley, Administrative Assistant (
APPLICATION DEADLINE   November 21st 2017


The Global Strategy Lab is offering a 12-month Research Coordinator position with possibility of renewal to recruit a recent graduate to our research program that is focused on designing strategies that address threats to public health broadly defined and social inequalities. Past and current studies have focused on access to medicines, antimicrobial resistance, science advice, pandemics and domestic and global public health. This position represents a full-time paid opportunity to pursue an interest in research and project coordination, and support at team of social science researchers on health law/policy issues. This position involves managing multiple funding sources, timelines, and project deliverables for a busy research group at a large university. Candidates ideally will hold a graduate degree by the time of the position start date.

As a staff member, the selected Research Coordinator will help oversee the administration and execution of various research projects relating to public health policy and institutions both domestically and globally. The Research Coordinator will be working under the direction of both GSL’s Director, Steven J. Hoffman, a Professor of Law and Health at York University, and GSL’s Associate Director, Patrick Fafard, an Associate Professor at the Graduate School of Public and International Affairs at the University of Ottawa. The Research Coordinator will be responsible for managing research funds and research assistants, preparing grant applications and reports, coordinating office administration and human resources, and organizing team efforts across multiple studies.  They will also gain experiences and skills in project management and coordinating events. This position represents a challenging opportunity that is ideally suited for a pro-active individual with a demonstrated interest in research coordination and public health.


  • Undergraduate degree in a related field (e.g., public health, global health, political science, international relations, public administration, public policy)
  • Strong ability to support teams and project management experience
  • Strong ability to work independently and in teams
  • Attentiveness to detail
  • Excellent writing skills
  • Willingness to take initiative and to learn new things
  • Interest in social science research on global health, governance and institutional design

Preferred Qualifications (But Not Requirements)

  • Graduate degree in a related field
  • Experience with social sciences research preferably related to (public) health issues
  • Experience coordinating teams, whether paid staff, volunteers and/or student peers
  • Knowledge of basic health concepts (e.g., a course in health policy) and willingness to learn scientific terminology as it arises
  • Ability to read and/or write in French at a very high level would be considered an asset

research COORDINATOR Responsibilities

  • Develop logistical plans to ensure timely completion of project deliverables;
  • Coordinate and track activities of research staff and resources to ensure projects progress in accordance with predetermined timelines;
  • Prepare submissions and updates to research ethics boards;
  • Support the preparation and submission of grant applications;
  • Ensure that relevant research methodology is applied and all research material is handled in accordance with established protocols, policies and procedures;
  • Support integrated and end-of-grant knowledge translation activities;
  • Keep project participants informed on progress through weekly/monthly updates;
  • Design promotional strategies and related materials to gain engagement and support for research projects with key stakeholders;
  • Work with the principal investigator to create financial projections and adjust research project budgets throughout the fiscal year;
  • Manage the workload and HR needs for a team of Research Assistants;

Compensation and Term of Employment
The research coordinator position is based in Toronto with office space at the York University. Annual salary ranges between $45,000 and $55,000 depending on education and years of relevant work experience. The successful candidate is expected to work approximately 35 hours per week. There is one position available.

How to Apply
Please send a brief cover letter, CV, unofficial transcripts, list of two references and writing sample to Phoebe McAuley, GSL Administrative Assistant, at Only successful candidates will be contacted for interviews, which will take place in Toronto or via Skype the week of November 27, 2017.

Thank you in advance for your interest.

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