Qualitative Researcher

Employment type:

Regular, Full-Time

Job summary:

The qualitative researcher is an integral part of the research activities of the Department of Medical Care Analytics in the Safe Medical Care group. This group is engaged in innovative research of medico-legal data to develop themes of needed areas of focus in patient safety and quality improvement. This involves developing qualitative analytic approaches, conducting qualitative analyses of medical legal data which includes health records and synthesizing the results. The qualitative researcher is responsible for co-authorship on peer-reviewed manuscripts provided the Medical Care Analytics authorship guidelines are followed. Deliverables include brief and detailed reports and sections of manuscripts.


  • Develop and establish research protocols for qualitative analysis. This will involve interacting with the requestors to further define the research question, clarify scope and determine intended purpose. This will also include using current qualitative methodological standards and reporting standards.
  • Participate in review of current coding and analytic approaches in order to identify opportunities for increased consistency and cohesion with qualitative analysis.
  • Perform qualitative analysis of assigned projects.
  • Plan the research project methods collaboratively with other team members to match the research request.
  • Prepare reports of qualitative analysis for Medical Care Analytics (MCA) management review and participate in communication strategy to MCA, Safe Medical Care and CMPA staff about qualitative research activities.
  • Support the preparation of abstract submissions summarizing qualitative analysis to relevant conferences working with the Evidence Synthesis Unit coordinator.


  • A Master's degree in a healthcare related field such as Epidemiology, Nursing; applicants with a PhD or PhD candidacy are preferred.
  • Minimum 3 years of related experience, including experience in qualitative analysis of healthcare data
  • Experience writing research protocols
  • Familiarity with qualitative analytic software products such as NVivo software or Deduce
  • Ability to collaborate and work effectively across various levels of the organization, including with physicians and senior managers
  • Excellent judgment, time management and organizational skills
  • Ability to work independently
  • Strong interpersonal and teamwork skills
  • Ability to handle multiple priorities at once and prioritize work in a busy environment
  • Ability to communicate effectively in a group setting or one-on-one, to explain complex concepts clearly, and to instruct others in the use of new processes
  • Strong computer skills, including high proficiency in MS Office tools (Word, Excel, Outlook)
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • Bilingualism (English/ French) is an asset

  • Selected candidates may be required to complete a skills assessment.
  • Successful candidates will be required to provide proof of academic and professional qualifications.
  • We wish to thank all applicants for their interest. However, only those selected for further consideration will be contacted.
  • Accessibility in the Workplace: The CMPA is committed to being responsive to the diverse needs of its members, employees, and others, including those with disabilities, by striving to prevent and remove barriers to accessibility. The CMPA will provide support in its recruitment processes to applicants with disabilities, including accommodation that takes into account an applicant's accessibility needs.

We offer a comprehensive compensation and benefits package as well as access to 2 on-site fitness centres. Please forward your résumé by 4:00pm on June 15, 2017 quoting posting #17-029 to hr@cmpa.org.