Deadline October 30, 2013
The Ontario Problem Gambling Research Centre (OPGRC) is recognized for its leadership as an objective, independent problem gambling research centre in Canada and around the world. Our leadership has guided major research initiatives and has supported evidence-informed decision-making in policy and practice. In doing so, OPGRC has formed highly effective provincial, inter-provincial and international partnerships for collaborating and exchanging knowledge across government, the research community, and problem gambling treatment and prevention providers.
Projects Officer, Knowledge Translation and Exchange
Reporting to the Manager, Research, Knowledge Translation and Exchange, you will support the knowledge translation and exchange (KTE) projects and strategies as well as provide technical data support services and analytics to problem gambling knowledge exchange and ensure that the Centre is perceived as the “go-to” site for distilled research on gambling.
Some of your responsibilities will include:
- Working collaboratively with the Knowledge Broker and other knowledge exchange staff, you will ensure projects are delivered within scope and deadlines and the data portal and data repository are appropriately maintained and updated.
- Providing ready access to the knowledge database, ensuring adequate accessibility and security for stakeholders. Developing and maintaining a clearing house of problem gambling information and data sets from OPGRC-funded research and conducting/managing the secondary analysis of these data sets.
- Analyzing data using existing databases to seek out new knowledge on problem gambling for the knowledge exchange network, answering key priority questions and secondary research questions.
- Providing ongoing review and analysis on best practices and establishing a resource of current and emerging knowledge and information useful for building a policy base.
- Providing briefings and presentation material as required. Providing analytical explanations, interpretations, assessments and recommendations to senior Centre staff.
- Supporting the Manager, Research, KTE and other KTE staff in consultations with stakeholders and other jurisdictions to exchange information and seek input regarding problem gambling material and analytical assignments.
- Post graduate degree (e.g. Master’s Degree or PhD degree in a relevant field - library sciences and data analytics, statistics or a related areas or equivalent education etc.).
- Demonstrated experience working in health promotion and/or health care analytics.
- Strong project management experience and demonstrated expertise managing competing priorities in a complex environment.
- Demonstrated experience synthesizing complex data and research results.
- Experience coordinating on-line discussions / webinars and stakeholder consultations, community capacity building and / or sessions related to the determinants of health.
- Demonstrated knowledge and/or experience in mental health and addictions, problem gambling and/or other related fields preferred.
- Fluency in French would be an asset.
Location: Currently in Guelph, Ontario; under review
For further information on the Ontario Problem Gambling Research Centre (OPGRC) or to access the job description and French version of the job posting, please visit: http://www.opgrc.org.
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We thank all applicants for their interest, however, only those candidates selected for an interview will be contacted.
The Ontario Problem Gambling Research Centre (OPGRC) is an inclusive employer.