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Research Coordinator

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Type of employment: 
$97,372 to $110,510 per year, 37.5 hour/week
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Closing Date: 
Friday, October 7, 2022 - 11:59am

This employment opportunity is restricted to residents of Iqaluit only.

Reporting to the Manager Population Health Information (MPHI), the Research Coordinator (Coordinator) provides expertise, leadership and vision across the Nunavut Health system and is a champion for excellence in health-related research. This position works with other government departments, Inuit Organizations and research bodies throughout Nunavut, Canada and internationally, to collaborate, coordinate and support knowledge translation related to the health of Nunavummiut.

This Coordinator will work with the MPHI, Senior Management and Department of Health staff to ensure that research efforts are coordinated, and results are shared in order to inform evidence-based practice. The position is accountable for overseeing and managing the work of any consultation/experts engaged by Health to carry out projects.  The Coordinator will facilitate collaboration and connections within Health, and amongst key partners involved in health-related research (Qaujigiartiit Health Research Center, Climate Change Secretariat, Nunavut Research Institute, Nunavut Tunngavik Inc, Nunavut Contaminants Program etc.). The coordinator will also act as a contact point within Health and will provide connections with other staff within the department, and within the wider GN as appropriate. This position will provide coordination and support to the Department of Health Research Committee.

The knowledge, skills, and abilities required for this job are usually obtained through a recognized undergraduate degree in a related field such as science, public health, or health-related sciences. Two (2) years’ work experience in the area of research including: research studies, report writing, professional experience in policy and the development of position papers and briefing documents is also required. A Master’s degree in a related field would be an asset.

The Official Languages of Nunavut are Inuktut, English and French. Applicants may submit their resume in any of the official languages of Nunavut. Fluency in more than one of Nunavut’s official languages would be considered an asset. Knowledge of Inuit communities, culture, land, Inuit Qaujimajatuqangit, Inuktut and experience working in a northern cross-cultural environment are also considered assets.

Acceptable combinations of education and experience may be considered for this position. We encourage you to apply if you have equivalent years of education and/or experience equal to the education and experience requirements listed above.

An eligibility list may be crea ted to fill future vacancies

 If you are interested in applying for this job, please email your cover letter and resume to Please include the REFERENCE # in the subject line of your email.

  • The Government of Nunavut is committed to creating a representative workforce, therefore priority will be given to Nunavut Inuit who self-identify as being enrolled under the Nunavut Agreement in accordance with the Priority Hiring Policy.
  • Government of Nunavut employees serving a probationary period must obtain and provide written authorization from the deputy head of their employing department. The authorization from the deputy head must accompany your application for your application to be considered. 
  • Possession of a criminal record may not disqualify candidates from being considered. An assessment of the criminal record will be measured against the scope and duties of the position. This is only a requirement for positions that require a satisfactory criminal record or vulnerable sector check. 
  • Applicants may submit their resume in any of the Official Languages of Nunavut.
  • Only those candidates selected for an interview will be contacted.
  • The onus is on candidates in receipt of foreign post-secondary education credentials to have their foreign credentials assessed through a recognized Canadian education institution.  Failure to do so may result in the rejection of their application. 


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