University of Waterloo

Research Coordinator

Requisition ID 2021-6617
Job Category
Employment Type
Time Type
Hiring Range
$53,053 - $66,316


Term: 2 years


The Research Coordinator will work in the Ubiquitous Health Technology Lab (UbiLab) at the University of Waterloo. The research focus of the UbiLab is to design, develop, and evaluate technology that can be used with minimal burden to the user, with maximum reliability, and outstanding user experience. UbiLab projects explore mHealth and eHealth technology design for population-level health, big data and health data analytics for technology evaluation, wearables for remote patient monitoring and human factors, user centered design for improving health. Other duties may be assigned as needed.


This role is contingent on funding.


Research Support and Coordination

  • The Research Coordinator will contribute to all parts of research in the UbiLab
  • Contributes to the drafting of manuscripts and grant applications
  • Plans, implements, and maintains data collection and analysis systems in support of research protocol; may coordinate the collection and analysis of research data
  • Manages research budget
  • Establishes operating policies and procedures related to the lab
  • Supports the preparation of research ethics board applications and submissions
  • Supports conference participations
  • Monitors the progress of research activities; develops and maintains records of research activities, and prepares periodic and ad hoc reports, as required by investigators, administrators, funding agencies, and/or regulatory bodies
  • Coordinates the day-to-day activities of any technical support staff specifically engaged in the carrying out of research protocol, as appropriate to the position; may perform aspects of research protocol, as required, in accordance with specified program objectives
  • Attends periodic meetings (on or off campus) with sponsors and/or other university representatives regarding projects
  • Organizes research group meetings and events, including lab meetings, training sessions, and other activities


Engagement of Stakeholders

  • The Research Coordinator will engage and support relationships with community stakeholders and participants for the purpose of
    • Managing project progress
    • Communicating with different stakeholders
    • Status report for ongoing project
    • Making and/or presenting verbal presentations as required
    • Knowledge translation


Supervision & Mentoring

  • Supervises other research assistants in the lab
  • Coordinates and supervises eventual co-op students and volunteers
  • Mentors and supports graduate students when needed
  • Supports graduate students article publications


  • Post-secondary degree in a related field preferred or equivalent combination of education and experience
  • MSc/PhD preferred
  • Experience with technology, wearables, software development
  • Experience supervising volunteers or students preferred
  • Comfortable using MS Office and statistical analysis software (SPSS, SAS, or R)
  • Excellent interpersonal and communication (oral and written) skills
  • Ability to manage multiple projects and demands
  • Strong organizational skills for both project tasks and people

Equity Statement

The University of Waterloo is committed to implementing the Calls to Action framed by the Truth and Reconciliation Commission. We acknowledge that we live and work on the traditional territory of the Neutral, Anishinaabeg and Haudenosaunee peoples. The University of Waterloo is situated on the Haldimand Tract, the land granted to the Six Nations that includes six miles on each side of the Grand River.


The University values the diverse and intersectional identities of its students, faculty, and staff. The University regards equity and diversity as an integral part of academic excellence and is committed to accessibility for all employees. The University of Waterloo seeks applicants who embrace our values of equity, anti-racism and inclusion.  As such, we encourage applications from candidates who have been historically disadvantaged and marginalized, including applicants who identify as First Nations, Métis and/or Inuit/Inuk, Black, racialized, a person with a disability, women and/or 2SLGBTQ+.


All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however, Canadians and permanent residents will be given priority.


The University of Waterloo is committed to accessibility for persons with disabilities. If you have any application, interview, or workplace accommodation requests, please contact Human Resources at or 519-888-4567, ext. 45935.


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