Research Lead


Perley Health is a unique and innovative community that empowers Seniors and Veterans to live life to the fullest. Home to more than 600 Seniors and Veterans in long-term care and in independent apartments, Perley Health provides a growing number of clinical, therapeutic and recreational services to residents, tenants and people from across the region.

One of the largest and most progressive long-term care homes in Ontario, Perley Health is also a centre for research, education, and clinical innovation. Our Centre of Excellence in Frailty-Informed Care conducts and shares the practical research needed to improve care. Future caregivers come here to study and to acquire hands-on skills and experience.

Perley Health's values are brought to life each day by our over 800 employees. And more than 400 regular volunteers connect us closely with the community. Together, we improve the well-being of Canada's aging population.

We are embarking on a multi-year growth strategy, and are seeking an experienced:


Research Lead



Reporting to the Director, Centre of Excellence and Research Operations, the Research Lead will oversee the day-to-day research and evaluation activities within the Centre of Excellence (CoE), to support quality, output, and growth of the research pillar of the Centre of Excellence.


  • Actively participate in the development of research questions based on priorities.
  • Oversee multiple projects in collaboration with the research team.
  • Seek out funding opportunities and lead the development of applications.
  • Lead and provide ongoing support throughout the research process, including but not limited to, literature reviews, protocol development, development of data collection tools, research ethics board applications, recruitment, synthesis and analysis of results, manuscript preparation, overall logistics of various activities.
  • Ensure research projects adhere to Tri-Council Policy Statement on research involving humans (TCPS II) and applicable laws regarding privacy and confidentiality.
  • Develop and monitor project budgets and participate in financial reporting.
  • Track and monitor all research projects, including Gantt chart and website updates.
  • Facilitate and support knowledge translation activities, including manuscript development, abstracts, presentations, tools, workshops, modules, webinars, lunch and learns, etc.
  • Facilitate the production of the bi-annual CoE newsletter.
  • Contribute to the ongoing development and refinement of the research infrastructure including strategy, process, reporting systems, etc.).
  • Provide teaching and mentoring support to students and staff to promote a culture of research, innovation and knowledge-sharing.
  • Assist with measuring, monitoring and reporting on key performance indicators to demonstrate impact.
  • Collaborate on communications and public relations strategies.
  • Liaise with researchers, industry, government, donors and other organizations to build the CoE's network.
  • Facilitate the process to review applications to conduct research and engage with appropriate departments/leaders as needed.
  • Prepare board sub-committee meeting materials and present at meetings as needed.
  • Facilitate onboarding and orientation of new staff and students for the Centre of Excellence.
  • Participate in the screening and selection of new technology and innovation.
  • Support the implementation and evaluation of new technology.


  • A minimum of a Master's degree in a health-related field with a strong focus on research is required to fulfil the needs of the position.
  • Demonstrated experience and interest/passion in working with older adults is required
  • The position requires knowledge and a minimum of (2) years recent experience working in an academic and/or healthcare research organization, with extensive technical knowledge of research processes, including the ability to lead and supervise research activities.


  • Strong understanding of research operations including all aspects of the research process.
  • Excellent research skills and experience leading research projects from start to finish.
  • Project management and coordination experience.
  • Knowledge and experience in quality improvement and ability to conduct and lead quality improvement projects.
  • Strong leadership skills and the ability to support and motivate teams.
  • Ability to manage competing priorities, organize work and meet deadlines.
  • Strong communication skills and the ability to interact competently and professionally in a variety of settings, both written and verbal.
  • Bilingualism (French / English) is preferred.
  • Highly motivated and detail oriented.
  • Comfortable and enthusiastic interacting with a wide range of stakeholders throughout the research process (including staff, residents, tenants, care partners, researchers, clinicians, volunteers, donors, etc.).

Please forward your resume and cover letter, outlining your background and experience with each key responsibility to be considered for the role.

We thank all candidates for applying; however only those candidates selected for an interview will be contacted. No phone calls please.

For candidates selected for consideration, Perley Health, upon request, will make reasonable accommodation for any disability-related needs with respect to the recruitment process and materials.

Application Form