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Research Assistant - ETC 

Category Research  
Req Number RES-19-00027  
Department Bloorview Research Institute 

Work type Casual 

Grade Grade 4 ($26.01/hr to $31.09/hr) 


Posting Close Date 08/25/2019 


Title: Research Assistant

Type: Active

Program: Evidence to Care (BRI)

Reports to: Shauna Kingsnorth

Work Status: Casual (maximum 450 hours total); 6 month contract

Start Date: September 1, 2019

End Date: February 28, 2020

Salary: $26.01 - $31.09 (Grade 4)

Job Description:

This is a casual part time contract starting September 1st, 2019 and ending February 28th, 2020.

Do you enjoy investigative work to answer challenging questions? Do you thrive spending time online in a quest to find answers? Are you known for your attention to detail and meticulous work? If you answered yes to these questions, we may have a role for you. The Evidence to Care team is looking for a casual Research Assistant to help with evidence synthesis on our current projects over the next 6 months.

Key Responsibilities:

The Research Assistant is responsible for providing evidence synthesis support as directed by Evidence to Care team members.

Key responsibilities could include:

  • Environmental scanning
  • Navigating multiple health science databases (Ebsco, CINAHL, OVID, Medline)
  • Executing literature search strategies
  • Reviewing and screening search results
  • Extraction of data from peer-reviewed literature
  • Tabulation and record keeping
  • Generating annotated bibliographies
  • Generating citation lists via Endnote
  • Contributing to Evidence Briefs and other communication materials
  • Assisting with knowledge exchange, as requested
  • Participating in team meetings, as needed


  • Minimum Bachelor degree with Honours in sciences, social sciences or a health related discipline
  • Demonstrated experience conducting literature reviews; prior experience with systematic reviews, scoping reviews and/or rapid reviews is an asset
  • Strong computer skills (internet and database searching)
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills, with strong interpersonal skills to work in a collaborative team environment
  • Excellent attention to detail and proven ability to learn new skills
  • Able to adapt to changing workload
About the Organization Join a world of possibility! Holland Bloorview Kids Rehabilitation Hospital creates a world of possibility by supporting children and youth living with disability, medical complexity, illness and injury. Holland Bloorview is a top 40 Canadian research hospital that is fully affiliated with the University of Toronto and serves over 7,500 families annually. Providing both inpatient and outpatient services, Holland Bloorview is renowned for its expertise in partnering with clients and families to provide exceptional care and is the only organization to ever achieve 100 per cent in two successive quality surveys by Accreditation Canada.

Holland Bloorview has won numerous awards including Greater Toronto's Top Employers, Canada's Top Employers for Young People and Canada's Most Admired Corporate Cultures. We offer an inspiring, innovative, and collaborative work environment with competitive compensation and benefit packages and programs that support ongoing learning and professional growth.

Holland Bloorview Kids Rehabilitation Hospital is a fully affiliated teaching hospital of the University of Toronto and is committed to fostering a climate of equity and diversity and welcomes and respects the diversity of our clients, families, staff, trainees, volunteers, trustees and partners. As part of our commitment to fair and equitable recruitment and selection practices, we encourage applications from racialized persons, women, Indigenous/Aboriginal People of North America, persons with disabilities, LGBTQ persons, and others who may contribute to the further diversification of ideas within our community.

Interested applicants are invited to submit their application by pressing the "Apply" button near the top of this page. Should you require accommodation during any stage in the recruitment process, please contact Human Resources at or 416-425-6220.  

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