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Research Coordinator

Job Title:                                  Research Coordinator

Department:                           School of Pharmacy

Organization:                        Memorial University

Type of Employment:         Full-time (35 hrs/week) contract for 6 months

                                                       (with the possibility of extension)

Hours per Week:                   35 hours per week

Start Date:                                March 2023


The Cannabis Health Evaluation and Research Partnership (CHERP) team is seeking a Research Coordinator to support the Drug Education Centred on Youth Decision Empowerment (DECYDE) project. This project was initiated as a result of the team’s identified gaps in drug education in Newfoundland and Labrador for school-aged youth and a desire for education that is interactive and values harm reduction principles. DECYDE is a multi-modal drug education strategy including in-school curriculum, teacher resources and training, education through social media, and parent/guardian education.

The CHERP team values the importance of citizen and community-engaged research and have made substantial efforts to include meaningful perspectives into the creation, delivery, and evaluation of DECYDE. We recognize and value lived and living experiences as an attestation of skills and abilities. The successful applicant will provide valuable expertise in engaging with youth, stakeholders, and project partners (eg. Eastern Health Mental Health and Addictions Prevention & Promotion Team, Department of Education).

The primary responsibilities will be to collaborate with the CHERP research team and assist in various elements of the research process including project management, engaging with youth and other stakeholders, developing and delivering content, helping with survey development and distribution, assisting with qualitative data collection (e.g. semi-structured interviews, focus groups, telephone surveys), analysis, report writing, and other related duties as required.

Young adults with lived and/or living experience with substance use are strongly encouraged to apply. Applicants should submit a resume outlining their education and experience along with a cover letter which describes their relevant experience and interest in working on this project, where they are comfortable. Please submit to


  • Young adult with lived or living experience with substance use.
  • Experience with youth/citizen engagement and/or harm-reduction programming.
  • Post-secondary degree in a related field, such as education, psychology, social work, public health, sociology. A combination of education and experience will be considered.
  • Experience collaborating with community members and stakeholders.
  • Leadership experience and skills in project management.
  • Excellent communication skills, interpersonal relations, and written and oral communication skills in English, including public speaking experience.
  • Experience with social media engagement, website design or management, and Canva or similar digital design platform would be considered an asset.

SALARY $44,310-$52,135

CLOSING DATE February 20, 2023

This position is funded through an external grant

All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however, preference will be given to applicants who are legally entitled to work in Canada. Memorial University is committed to employment equity and diversity and encourages applications from all qualified candidates, including women, people of any sexual orientation, gender identity, or gender expression; Indigenous peoples; visible minorities and racialized people; and people with disabilities.

The personal information requested in your application is collected under the authority of the Memorial University Act (RSNL 1990 c M-7) for the purpose of identifying and recruiting candidates; assessing applicant qualifications; and maintaining records pertaining to the administration of employment with Memorial University of Newfoundland.

If you are a successful candidate, this information will form part of your permanent employment record and will be used for other activities related to the employment process. This information may be disclosed to government departments and agencies as legally required; and to third-party service providers, as necessary to administer programs and activities.



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