Education Evaluation and Research Unit Research Assistant

Organization NameJob CategoriesPosition TypeRegion and Location(s)Career LevelSalaryAd Online SinceApplication Deadline
The College of Family Physicians of Canada
  • Research
Full Time
  • Ontario - Peel Region - Mississauga
Experienced (Non-manager)N/A2019-12-022020-01-03

About the CFPC

Representing more than 37,000 members across the country, the College of Family Physicians of Canada (CFPC) is the professional organization responsible for establishing standards for the training, certification and lifelong education of family physicians and for advocating on behalf of the specialty of family medicine, family physicians and their patients. The CFPC accredits postgraduate family medicine training in Canada’s 17 medical schools.

Our Mission: Leading family medicine to improve the health of all people in Canada—by setting standards for education, certifying and supporting family physicians, championing advocacy and research, and honouring the patient-physician relationship as being core to our profession.

Our Vision: Leading family medicine. Improving lives.

Our Values: Caring; Learning; Collaboration; Responsiveness; Respect; Integrity; and Commitment to Excellence.


We are recruiting for an Education Evaluation and Research Unit Research Assistant


Posting #:         2019-39                          

Department:    Education

Division:           Academic Family Medicine    

Reports to:       Manager, Education, Evaluation and Research Unit 

Classification:  Support Staff

Status:              Permanent Full time

Job Family:      Professional/Knowledge Worker                      

*FTE:                  1

Level:                 3                                                      

Job Summary:

The Research Assistant will be an integral member of the Education Evaluation and Research Unit (EERU) and will support the advancement of the CFPC Strategic Plan and build capacity in the Unit through various research activities.  

Main Responsibilities  

The Research Assistant will work closely with the EERU staff on the following tasks: 

  • Support the Family Medicine Longitudinal Survey (FMLS) administration process including liaison with university partners and development and maintenance of appropriate tools and documentation
  • Data support for EERU data sets, with focus on the FMLS to include but not limited to:
    • Data collection, collation and cleaning of survey responses (e.g. in Survey Gizmo)
    • Assist with administration of survey processes
    • Development of data summaries and results reports
    • Organization of data requests
    • Database maintenance and preparation of data sets for statistical analyses
  • Data support for the Outcomes of Training project (OTP)
  • Support development of data visualization tools
  • Develop and deliver marketing and social media plan for profiling EERU data initiatives (Twitter, Facebook, etc.)
  • Maintain web content and updates
  • Monitor and triage email communications and data queries from internal and external stakeholders
  • Support the scholarship administration process for Academic Family Medicine as a core service of the EERU
  • Assist with manuscripts, publications, conference abstracts and posters, presentations and papers
  • Assist with EERU meetings (agendas, minutes, action items)

Related Duties:

  • Participate in College-wide events and activities as needed
  • Ensure effective and professional communications with all internal/external contacts
  • Develop and maintain collaborative relationships at all levels of the organization in order to build trust and confidence in the services provided
  • Participate with the onboarding of new team members as required
  • Support the team and work with colleagues to ensure department needs are met including absence/backup coverage for team members
  • Work in accordance with all CFPC policies, procedures and processes, and federal and provincial legislation
  • Work in accordance with all health and safety requirements
  • Demonstrate behaviours that align with the CFPC Values
  • Demonstrate competencies aligned with the CFPC Competency Framework
  • Participate on CFPC staff committees or working groups and other related projects as required

Requirements (knowledge, experience, education, competencies):

  • Undergraduate degree or post-secondary program equivalent in related discipline (e.g. health sciences, social sciences, clinical research) is required
  • Research skills - data entry, data collection, analysis, written synthesis, research processes are required
  • Advanced computer skills with MS Office including EXCEL are required
  • Working knowledge of SPSS would be an asset
  • Understanding of family medicine/CFPC would be an asset
  • Previous related work experience in an academic environment would be an asset
  • Proven strong organizational and time management skills
  • Attention to detail with an eye for accuracy
  • A reliable, responsible and dependable individual
  • Ability to plan and follow through on instructions and complete tasks with minimal supervision
  • Verbal and written communication skills, with the ability to express ideas and opinions clearly and effectively in English; French is an asset

Working Conditions

  • Open-concept office environment

Hours of Work:

Monday to Friday 8:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. or 8:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. or 9:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.

If you share our passion, and are committed to living our CFPC Values please submit a cover letter and your résumé referencing the posting# 2019-39 to: by January 3, 2020.

The CFPC is committed to fostering a healthy and positive work environment.  In accordance with the Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act, 2005 and the Ontario Human Rights Code, The CFPC encourages applications from all qualified candidates and will accommodate applicants’ needs throughout all stages of the recruitment and selection process.  If selected to participate in the recruitment and selection process, please inform Human Resources of any accommodation(s) that you may require to ensure your equal participation.

We thank all those who apply but only those selected for further consideration will be contacted. 

*Full-Time Equivalent