Coordinator, OHTN applied data science and impact

Kohila KurunathanCareers

Position overview

This full-time permanent position reports to the Director of Data and Applied Science Impact and is responsible for coordinating the OHTN Cohort Study (OCS) and the Ontario HIV Surveillance Initiative (OHESI).

The OCS collects data from nearly 4,000 men and women at clinical sites across Ontario. The goal of the community-governed OCS is to improve the health and well-being of people living with HIV by providing data and evidence to enhance the delivery of patient care and the organization of services. The OHESI Collaborative is responsible for communication of HIV surveillance data in Ontario. The collaborative includes partners from Public Health Ontario, the AIDS Bureau at the Ministry of Health and Long-term Care, and the Public Health Agency of Canada.


Coordination of research and surveillance activities across OCS and OHESI, including collaboration with various internal and external stakeholder groups, managing the work of OCS data collectors, adhering to research ethics policies, and assisting with financial agreements and data linkages.

Study coordination  

  • Coordinates meetings of internal and external committees and groups (i.e. OCS Governance Committee, OHESI Steering Committee, etc.)
  • Oversees communication with OCS site personnel and supports administrative and financial processes including:
    • Quarterly honorarium receipts and fee for service payments
    • Site agreements
    • Data Collectors activities (i.e. communication, training, REB and administrative tasks)
    • Regular Data Collector meetings
  • Supports OCS and OHESI committees
  • Coordinates ethics applications, protocol amendments, annual renewals, and adverse event reporting

 Management of research and reporting processes

  • Monitors research activities including data tracking
  • Manages research and information sharing with external stakeholders
  • Supports OCS questionnaire updates
  • Supports data sharing agreements, linkages and collaborations
  • Acts as the custodian of all OCS documentation
  • Board/AIDS Bureau reporting

Required knowledge and experience

  • Master’s degree in a health related field
  • HIV/AIDS experience/knowledge, including experience working with marginalized populations
  • Demonstrated ability to work collaboratively using meaningful community engagement strategies
  • Strong project management and problem-solving skills using critical thinking
  • Ability to adapt to and manage numerous and shifting priorities
  • Excellent organizational skills
  • Exceptional communication skills (oral and written).
  • Ability to communicate effectively and appropriately with varied stakeholders, including, community members, academics, and government employees.
  • Experience with research ethics applications and processes
  • Team player with demonstrated skills keeping programs on track and moving forward

Preferred knowledge and experience

  • Lived Experience with HIV
  • 2-5 years experience coordinating research studies
  • Bi-lingual communication in French and English
  • Project Management experience 

How to apply

This position will be open until filled. To apply, please send your resume and a cover letter explaining why you are interested in and qualify for this position via email to quoting “Research Coordinator” in the subject line. We thank all applicants for their interest but will not be contacting those individuals who are not selected for further consideration.

The Ontario HIV Treatment Network is committed to employment equity and to the greater involvement and meaningful engagement of people living with HIV/AIDS (GIPA/MIPA) in all that we do.  We encourage applications from persons living with HIV/AIDS and people with culturally diverse backgrounds to join our team.

At OHTN, we are committed to fostering an inclusive and accessible environment.  OHTN is committed to providing accommodations in all parts of the hiring process.  If you require an accommodation, we will work with you to meet your needs.