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Research Coordinator 

Category Research  
Req Number RES-20-00007  
Department Bloorview Research Institute 

Work type Temporary Part-time 

Grade Grade 6 ($32.38/hr to $40.54/hr) 

FTE 0.25 

Posting Close Date 06/11/2020 


Applications are invited for a temporary, part-time Research Coordinator (10 hours/week, June 29th to October 2nd, with the possibility of extension) who is interested in experiences of childhood disability, as well as planning and designing communities for accessibility and inclusion. The successful candidate will work with Dr. Tim Ross at the Bloorview Research Institute (fully affiliated with the University of Toronto). The candidate can expect to work on interdisciplinary research projects pertaining to education access, transportation and mobility, inclusive play, and/or institutional ableism. Other work may involve leading or contributing to research ethics protocols, grant applications, peer-reviewed publications, and literature reviews. Some administrative duties may be required. Please submit a resume (including contact information for your references) and a customized cover letter outlining how your training and experience satisfy the responsibilities and qualifications noted below. Please also include a recent writing sample.

Key Responsibilities

The successful candidate will be responsible for some of the following items:

  • Leading or contributing to the preparation of research ethics protocols and/or grant applications
  • Leading or contributing to a scoping review project concerning air travel
  • Leading or contributing to a peer-reviewed article that draws upon interview data from one of two projects: (1) a school travel study, or (2) an inclusive play study.
  • Liaising with project partners, as required
  • Coordinating and participating in project meetings
  • Other duties as assigned


  • Masters degree in disability studies, planning, rehabilitation sciences, inclusive design, occupational therapy/science, sociology, or a related field
  • Minimum two years research experience
  • Demonstrated experience/interest in disability studies, childhood studies, urban planning, transport and mobility, inclusive design, institutional organization, and/or qualitative methods
  • Experience conducting scoping and/or systematic reviews
  • Meticulous attention to detail and committed to producing high quality work
  • Excellent writing skills and capable of writing for different audiences (e.g., academic, general public, and policymaker/practitioner audiences)
  • Ability to work independently and as part of a multidisciplinary team
  • Skilled in organization, time/priority management, interpersonal communications, and problem-solving
  • Skilled in MS Office and NVivo. Skills with Adobe software (e.g., Acrobat, Photoshop, Illustrator) will be considered an asset
  • Capable of engaging challenges with creativity, diplomacy, and tact
  • Some flexibility in working hours
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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