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Research Associate III - ICES Western

by London Health Sciences Centre

Reference #: 101752
Position Type: Regular, Full-time
Remote work options: No
Location: London, Ontario
Date Posted: May 21, 2024
London Health Sciences Centre

Job Description

Posting Period


Open:           May 22, 2024

Deadline:      May 29, 2024


Job Summary


The ICES Western Staff Scientist is a researcher, employed by London Health Sciences Centre and London Health Sciences Centre Research Institute, whose role is primarily focused on advancing various initiatives to support the strategic priorities of ICES Western. Strategic priorities include developing a strong core of staff and scientists at ICES Western, as well as developing strong partnerships with key stakeholders within the local research community. 

The Staff Scientist works both independently and collaboratively with other ICES Western investigators and staff to provide scientific and methodological advice and support for researchers, knowledge users and decision makers. The Staff Scientist is responsible for the planning, conduct and quality of the scientific work and deliverables at ICES Western.

Regular Full Time - 37.5 hours per week

Rate of Pay - to commensurate with experience 

Responsibilities of the position include, but may not be limited to:

  • Mentors ICES Western staff and scientists in designing and conducting analysis and preparing output and reports;
  • Engages actively with and/or provides consultation services to investigators and external stakeholders on research feasibility, design, methodology, availability of ICES data and interpretation of findings
  • Completes research, analysis, interpretation and report writing; 
  • Works with investigators and staff in developing DCPs and analytic plans;
  • Collaborates on or takes the lead on knowledge translation activities such as report writing, briefing notes, public reports, presentations and peer-reviewed publications;
  • Contributes actively to the ICES mission and objectives through:
    • Participating in ICES committees and working groups;
    • Contributing to ICES strategic planning and business planning
    • Contributing towards the review and improvement of ICES policies, procedures and other administrative and/or research processes for the effective and efficient management of the organization
  • Demonstrates compliance to all ICES policies and procedures;
  • Completes annual confidentiality agreement, conflict of interest declaration and privacy refresher;
  • Perform other duties within the scope of the position.




Knowledge, Skills and Abilities Required

  • PhD in a quantitative discipline such as biostatistics, epidemiology or health service research (or related field);
  • Extensive experience (8 years+) working with ICES data;
  • 5 years+ experience working at ICES Western;
  • An academic appointment at Western University;
  • Demonstrated understanding of ICES data holdings and/or the use of large population-based datasets for health services research;
  • Advanced experience independently managing clinical, epidemiological and/or health services research projects;
  • Effective interpersonal, written and oral communication and presentation skills; experience in presentation to clinical, policy and decision-maker audiences;
  • Strong stakeholder engagement skills with diverse stakeholder groups;
  • Strong project management skills with the ability to manage competing priorities and balance multiple projects;
  • Strong commitment to accuracy and attention to detail;
  • SAS programming skills;
  • Demonstrated peer-reviewed publication track-record including at least one lead authored scientific report or peer-reviewed publication;
  • Demonstrated experience in knowledge translation such as preparing technical reports, briefing notes, and presentations for different stakeholder groups;
  • Strong presentation skills;
  • Experience preparing applications for research funding is preferred, but not required;
  • Ability to work well independently and as part of a multidisciplinary team.

??????If interested in this role, please apply with a resume that outlines all current and previous experience relevant to the position. 

We are committed to providing a safe, healthy and inclusive work environment that inspires respect. LHSC is committed to employment equity and diversity in the workplace and welcomes applications from equity-denied groups including Indigenous people, racialized people, women, persons with disabilities, and 2SLGBTQIA+ persons. LHSC is also committed to ensuring an accessible and inclusive recruitment process. Upon individual request, we will endeavor to remove any barrier to the hiring process to reasonably accommodate candidates, including those with disabilities, while maintaining a fair, consistent and equitable recruitment approach. Should any applicant require accommodation through the application, interview or selection processes, please contact Recruitment Services at 519-685-8500, extension #34321 or

As part of the selection process applicants may be required to complete an examination or test. Please be advised that a reference check may be conducted as part of the selection process. 

Your interest in this opportunity is appreciated. Only those applicants selected for an interview will be contacted. Successful candidates, as a condition of job offer, would be required to provide a satisfactory police information check (original document) completed in the last 6 months. 

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