OiSIS research project coordinator


  • A full-time 2-3 year contract with possibility of extension for a Master’s-holding professional passionate about improving the lives of people who use injection drugs (PWID) in a setting that offers exceptional learning opportunities and professional growth
  • An opportunity to work closely with community and front-line workers on a priority program within an organization committed to advancing a significant health agenda with real-life impact
  • A welcoming, open and accessible environment, which encourages initiative, cross-functional team work, knowledge-sharing and collaborative problem solving to drive excellence
  • A culture of lifelong learning fostered by leaders in HIV-related and harm-reduction programming

Position overview

The incumbent will be responsible for coordinating and facilitating the activities for the Ontario Integrated Supervised Injection Services Research Program (OiSIS), a project that seeks to generate novel, high quality evidence on the effectiveness of integrated supervised injection services. The Coordinator will work closely with the Principal Investigator, the OHTN, Peer Interviewers and other stakeholders to support interviews, data collection, and project outputs, which include policy briefings, reports on findings as well as a peer-reviewed manuscript.

Applicants with experience working with people who inject drugs an asset and proficiency in French and English are preferred.

Candidate profile

  • MSc in health research discipline or a related field (or equivalent work experience)
  • 3 years’ relevant experience
  • Demonstrated ability to work independently and collaboratively
  • Strong problem-solving and project management skills
  • Excellent organizational skills
  • Ability to manage numerous and shifting priorities
  • Excellent scientific writing skills
  • Strong team player
  • Strong written and oral communications skills with diverse stakeholders, including funders and allied organizations
  • Firm understanding of the current opioid crisis, including social, psychological, and clinical issues
  • Experience working with people who inject drugs and supporting community-based programs and interventions
  • Proficiency in French and English are preferred


How to apply

To apply, please send your resume and a cover letter explaining why you are interested in and qualify for this position by December 14, 2017 via email to [email protected] quoting “OiSIS Research Program Coordinator” in the subject line. We will contact you within three weeks after the application deadline if you have been selected to move forward in the process.  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 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.

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