-- ADMINISTRATIVE ASSISTANT --
BC Centre on Substance Use (BCCSU)

Please note: Only Canadian Citizens, legal residents or residents with a legal work permit will be considered.

STATUS: This is a one-year full time position with the potential for extension

JOB START DATE: As soon as possible

SALARY: Commensurate with qualifications and experience

LOCATION: BC Centre for Substance Use (BCCSU), Vancouver, BC

JOB: The Administrative Assistant provides confidential administrative support and secretarial support to two Research Scientists.

The Head, IT Services acts as both umbrella management for IT support services, as well as management of IT service delivery both internally and externally facing. The Head, IT Services builds the strength of the administrative core supporting and managing the IT infrastructure of the BCCSU; develops, promotes and maintains effective relationships; and ensures consistency and adherence to privacy policies, practices and service delivery within the BCCSU in conjunction with Providence Health Care (PHC).

Collaborates with other Managers and Directors within the administrative core to ensure an integrated and seamless service delivery model. Must demonstrate exceptional ability to support the expertise and commitment of the BCCSU to the highest professional standards.

ORGANIZATION: The British Columbia Centre on Substance Use (BCCSU) is the provincial resource for evidence-based information and treatment guidance in the field of addiction. The BCCSU plays an advocacy role for positive and public policy change, reducing stigma, and supporting patients and their families.

The BCCSU is committed to conducting and translating leading-edge research into improved addiction care across BC. The BCCSU develops training curricula, program standards, and practice guidelines for delivery throughout BC. The BCCSU builds collaborative networks across regional health authorities, researchers, educators, and care providers, and other allied care professionals across the province to ensure that research and innovation efficiently reach the people they are intended to serve. The administrative core of BCCSU is accountable for enabling the research, translation and practice of the organization through timely, innovative and sound management services.

The BCCSU values and respects all members of its communities, each of whom individually and collaboratively make a contribution to transforming care, education, training, and research in this area.

BENEFITS: Employee benefits include medical, dental, as well as accrued vacation and sick time

JOB RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Facilitates effective triaging of correspondence, determination of appropriate action, and timely follow-up as appropriate
  • Coordinates meetings ensuring well-defined and timely agendas, identification of and notification to interested parties, compilation of background information and supporting materials, and preparation of packages/summary documents to assist in decision making and meeting facilitation
  • Maintains a consistently updated and accurate appointment schedule for the Director or designate
  • Produces reports, correspondence, presentation materials, spreadsheets and memos
  • Manages travel for the Director or designate
  • Updates academic curriculum vitae (CV) and other professional affiliations and annual memberships
  • Submits manuscript submission and other related materials for scientific publications
  • Liaises in a professional and courteous manner with directors, staff and the public
  • Collaborates with peers to ensure administrative systems and processes are consistently followed and monitored for effectiveness
  • Performs other duties as required

JOB QUALIFICATIONS:

  • Undergraduate degree, or equivalent, in a field related to education, health science, public health, is preferred
  • A minimum of 3 years of experience working in an administration and/or coordination role, health/medical environment preferred
  • Advanced word processing, spreadsheet, presentation, desktop publishing, and database software skills, as well as excellent knowledge of Macintosh computers and Microsoft for Macintosh Office Suite is preferred
  • Able to provide support for grant submissions, including collecting signature pages, letters of support, uploading grant sections onto online platforms, and potential copy editing
  • Ability to type a minimum of 60 wpm and operate general office equipment
  • Excellent interpersonal skills, including tact and diplomacy, in dealing with a variety of work situations, hospital staff, board members, government representatives, community agency personnel and the general public
  • Demonstrated communication skills to respond effectively to inquiries, both verbally and in writing, flexibility to meet and adapt to changes in organizational priorities
  • Adaptability, a high level of judgment, considerable initiative, and both skills and experience in managing issues, projects and people
  • Ability to multi-task, work independently with minimal direction, and work under pressure with constant deadlines, using strong organizational, time management and prioritizing skills
  • Demonstrate aptitude for detailed work, capability of decision making/problem solving within predetermined guidelines
  • Sensitivity and discretion in handling confidential information
  • Understanding and sensitivity to issues around substance use

Included in your letter of submission:

  • Curriculum Vitae
  • Experience and interests
  • Salary Expectation and availability

CONTACT:
Tricia Collingham, Human Resources Manager, BC Centre on Substance Use tcollingham@cfenet.ubc.ca

APPLICATION DEADLINE: May 6, 2018

Note: Applications received without a cover letter will NOT be considered. Only candidates that are selected for an interview will be contacted.

-- CLINICAL TRIALS COORDINATOR --
BC Centre on Substance Use (BCCSU)

Please note: Only Canadian Citizens, legal residents or residents with a legal work permit will be considered.

STATUS: This is a full time, 1-year fixed term position (with the possibility of extension)

JOB START DATE: As soon as possible

SALARY: Commensurate with qualifications and experience

LOCATION: BC Centre for Substance Use (BCCSU), Vancouver, BC

JOB: Assists in the planning, development, and implementation of provincial, national, and international studies focused on substance use and related harms. Focus will be on a randomized controlled trial examining the impacts of different treatment alternatives for opioid use disorder.

ORGANIZATION: The British Columbia Centre on Substance Use (BCCSU) is the provincial resource for evidence-based information and treatment guidance in the field of addiction. The BCCSU plays an advocacy role for positive and public policy change, reducing stigma, and supporting patients and their families.

The BCCSU is committed to conducting and translating leading-edge research into improved addiction care across BC. The BCCSU develops training curricula, program standards, and practice guidelines for delivery throughout BC. The BCCSU builds collaborative networks across regional health authorities, researchers, educators, and care providers, and other allied care professionals across the province to ensure that research and innovation efficiently reach the people they are intended to serve. The administrative core of BCCSU is accountable for enabling the research, translation and practice of the organization through timely, innovative and sound management services.

The BCCSU values and respects all members of its communities, each of whom individually and collaboratively make a contribution to transforming care, education, training, and research in this area.

BENEFITS: Employee benefits include medical, dental, as well as accrued vacation and sick time

JOB RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Coordinates development, implementation, and maintenance of clinical trials and other research projects
  • Assists in regulatory and study start up activities, including ethics board submissions
  • Assists the Principal Investigator with various administrative tasks associated with the day-to-day operations of research studies and projects
  • Recruits research participants; conducts follow-up visits, administers questionnaires ,and collects data for existing and future studies
  • Liaises with and assists community research partners, BCCSU staff and research participants around issues of study enrollment, study protocol procedures, study participation and study findings
  • Contributes to the design and creation of communications and public relations tools; coordinates meetings among community, staff, research teams, and support staff
  • Prepares data files to evaluate the quality of the data, overseeing data entry procedures, identifying ways to validate data and enhancing quality control of data
  • Support the work of grant writing and academic manuscript development
  • May work closely with professionals in the community and be involved in creating publicity to promote research, providing information to and between a wide range of organizations and groups
  • Supports, develops, and evaluates strategies that encourage community participation in research activities
  • Perform other duties as required

JOB QUALIFICATIONS:

  • Master’s degree or equivalent in Health Sciences, Epidemiology, Public Health, or related field preferred
  • Clear understanding of the academic research process acquired through both practical and/or academic experience
  • Two years minimum experience working in a busy academic, clinical healthcare setting
  • Certified Clinical Research Professional (CCRP) an asset
  • Good Clinical Practice (GCP) and Ethical Conduct for Research Involving Humans (TCPS2) an asset
  • Demonstrated knowledge of medical terminology, completing research questionnaires, reviewing and collecting data from charts and maintaining related records
  • Strong understanding of randomized controlled trial and epidemiologic and research principles, and experience in interpreting randomized controlled trial and epidemiologic data
  • Knowledge and/or experience working in addiction, public health, health services, HIV and hepatitis an asset
  • Experience in organizing, coordinating, and managing research projects and/or grant-based programs, and supervising data collection activities
  • Experience in preparing documents, reports, and communication materials
  • Excellent project organization, implementation, and networking skills
  • Excellent intrapersonal and written communication skills
  • Knowledge and skill in recruiting and screening potential study participants
  • An understanding of and sensitivity to diversity issues
  • Excellent research skills, with an ability to analyze results
  • Experience in Microsoft Office suite and database management
  • Strong analytical and planning skills

CONTACT:
Tricia Collingham, Human Resources Manager, BC Centre on Substance Use tcollingham@cfenet.ubc.ca

APPLICATION DEADLINE: April 30, 2018

Note: Applications received without a cover letter will NOT be considered. Only candidates that are selected for an interview will be contacted.

-- HEAD, IT SERVICES --
BC Centre on Substance Use (BCCSU)

Please note: Only Canadian Citizens, legal residents or residents with a legal work permit will be considered.

STATUS: Full time

JOB START DATE: As soon as possible

SALARY: Commensurate with qualifications and experience

LOCATION: BC Centre for Substance Use (BCCSU), Vancouver, BC

JOB: Reporting to the Director, Administrative Services, the Head, IT Services is a key member of the administrative core for the BCCSU, providing leadership and guidance in IT service delivery and operations management, IT support (both hardware and software), and service management for the BCCSU. Leads in the management of IT infrastructure services working collaboratively with external service providers to support the BCCSU.

The Head, IT Services acts as both umbrella management for IT support services, as well as management of IT service delivery both internally and externally facing. The Head, IT Services builds the strength of the administrative core supporting and managing the IT infrastructure of the BCCSU; develops, promotes and maintains effective relationships; and ensures consistency and adherence to privacy policies, practices and service delivery within the BCCSU in conjunction with Providence Health Care (PHC).

Collaborates with other Managers and Directors within the administrative core to ensure an integrated and seamless service delivery model. Must demonstrate exceptional ability to support the expertise and commitment of the BCCSU to the highest professional standards.

ORGANIZATION: The British Columbia Centre on Substance Use (BCCSU) is the provincial resource for evidence-based information and treatment guidance in the field of addiction. The BCCSU plays an advocacy role for positive and public policy change, reducing stigma, and supporting patients and their families.

The BCCSU is committed to conducting and translating leading-edge research into improved addiction care across BC. The BCCSU develops training curricula, program standards, and practice guidelines for delivery throughout BC. The BCCSU builds collaborative networks across regional health authorities, researchers, educators, and care providers, and other allied care professionals across the province to ensure that research and innovation efficiently reach the people they are intended to serve. The administrative core of BCCSU is accountable for enabling the research, translation and practice of the organization through timely, innovative and sound management services.

The BCCSU values and respects all members of its communities, each of whom individually and collaboratively make a contribution to transforming care, education, training, and research in this area.

BENEFITS: Employee benefits include medical, dental, as well as accrued vacation and sick time

JOB RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Support and provision of internal and external facing IT infrastructure, services and support including computer networks and user connectivity, email, database access, and support services
  • Manages external relationships with technology, software, and security vendors and IT equipment including servers, computers, laptops and cell phones
  • Design, develop, implement and coordinate systems, policies and procedures
  • Provides client assessments and recommendations for cost-effective IT equipment and service packages
  • Identify problematic areas and implement strategic solutions
  • Maintain databases of equipment purchases and work closely with finance on the purchase process
  • A good understanding of Cloud and Digital Transformations

JOB QUALIFICATIONS:

  • A level of education, training and experience equivalent to a Bachelor’s Degree in Computer Science or a related discipline supplemented by seven (7) to ten (10) years of progressively more senior experience preferably in an academic health sciences environment
  • Solid understanding of service management, IT support, IT infrastructure services and IT service delivery and operations
  • Aptitude for detailed work
  • Solid understanding of IT security, data security, and privacy policies
  • Excellent organizational skills including the ability to prioritize workload
  • Ability to communicate with and deal effectively with all levels of staff
  • Sensitivity to working with marginalized populations, such as people with substance use disorders
  • Good senior stakeholder management and reporting skills
  • Commercial control and management of the delivery of outsource providers
  • An understanding of compliance of privacy policies in the research and clinical sector
  • Ensure the availability and reliability of all critical IT systems
  • Collaborate with directors to ensure the IT roadmap is supporting the organizational strategy
  • Provide support with video recording, projectors, monitors, computers, phones, webinars and related items

Included in your letter of submission:

  • Cover letter outlining your interest, your ability to fulfill the role as described, and your salary expectation and availability to start in the position
  • Curriculum Vitae

CONTACT:
Tricia Collingham, HR Manager, BC Centre on Substance Use tcollingham@cfenet.ubc.ca

APPLICATION DEADLINE: April 30, 2018

Note: Applications received without a cover letter will NOT be considered. Only candidates that are selected for an interview will be contacted.

-- POST-DOCTORAL RESEARCH FELLOW --
BC Centre on Substance Use (BCCSU)

Please note: Only Canadian Citizens, legal residents or residents with a legal work permit will be considered.

STATUS: This is a temporary one-year full time position with the potential for extension

JOB START DATE: As soon as possible

SALARY: Commensurate with qualifications and experience

LOCATION: BC Centre for Substance Use (BCCSU), Vancouver, BC

JOB: Post-Doctoral Research Fellowship opportunity with a Health Canada Substance Use and Addiction Program-funded qualitative and community-based research program examining drug checking results, behavioural modifications, uptake, and feasibility in several cities in British Columbia, Canada. Under the supervision of the Principal Investigator (Dr. Kenneth Tupper), the Post-Doctoral Research Fellow will be expected to design and implement studies, analyze data, draft reports and findings, while also contributing to team-based projects. This position will focus on mixed methods health research utilizing both qualitative and quantitative skills in public health and health services research.

ORGANIZATION: The British Columbia Centre on Substance Use (BCCSU) is the provincial resource for evidence-based information and treatment guidance in the field of addiction. The BCCSU plays an advocacy role for positive and public policy change, reducing stigma, and supporting patients and their families.

The BCCSU is committed to conducting and translating leading-edge research into improved addiction care across BC. The BCCSU develops training curricula, program standards, and practice guidelines for delivery throughout BC. The BCCSU builds collaborative networks across regional health authorities, researchers, educators, and care providers, and other allied care professionals across the province to ensure that research and innovation efficiently reach the people they are intended to serve. The administrative core of BCCSU is accountable for enabling the research, translation and practice of the organization through timely, innovative and sound management services.

The BCCSU values and respects all members of its communities, each of whom individually and collaboratively make a contribution to transforming care, education, training, and research in this area.

BENEFITS: Employee benefits include medical, dental, as well as accrued vacation and sick time

JOB RESPONSIBILITIES:

Under the mentorship and supervision of the Principal Investigator, the Post-Doctoral Research Fellow will be responsible for:

  • Designing and implementing qualitative research studies, including recruiting research participants, conducting surveys, qualitative interviews and ethnographic research, analyzing data, and drafting manuscripts for submission to peer-reviewed journals
  • Contributing to team-based research studies, including data collection, analysis, manuscript development, and public presentations of research findings
  • Seeking external peer reviewed salary funding
  • Facilitating the integration of peer researchers into research program activities, including direct supervision and mentorship
  • Liaising with community research partners (eg., health authorities, laboratory partners, communities affected by the overdose crisis, research staff and research participants around study design and implementation
  • Mentoring junior research staff and trainees (e.g., Undergraduate and Graduate Students, Research Assistants)
  • Delivering presentations to community and academic audiences
  • Assisting with the development and submission of funding proposals
  • Performing other research tasks, as required

JOB QUALIFICATIONS:

  • Recent PhD in public health, sociology, medical anthropology, or related social sciences discipline
  • Strong understanding of mixed research methods
  • Minimum of three years of experience collecting and reporting data
  • Strong knowledge and/or experience in substance use, public health, health services, housing systems or related fields
  • Experience in organizing, coordinating, and managing research projects and/or grant-based programs, and supervising data collection activities
  • Experience working with affected populations in research activities, including people who use drugs
  • Excellent project organization, implementation, and networking skills
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills
  • An understanding of and sensitivity to diversity issues
  • Excellent research skills, with an ability to analyse results
  • Experience with qualitative and quantitative data analysis software
  • Experience in Microsoft Office suite and database management
  • Strong analytical and planning skills

Preferred, but not required:

  • Experience collecting data using electronic data capture systems

Include in your letter of submission:

  • Cover letter outlining your interest, your ability to fulfill the role as described, your salary expectation, and your availability to start in the position
  • Curriculum Vitae
  • Writing sample

CONTACT:
Tricia Collingham, Human Resources Manager, BC Centre on Substance Use tcollingham@cfenet.ubc.ca

APPLICATION DEADLINE: May 31, 2018

Note: Applications received without a cover letter will NOT be considered. Only candidates that are selected for an interview will be contacted.

-- RESEARCH ASSISTANT --
BC Centre on Substance Use (BCCSU)

Please note: Only Canadian Citizens, legal residents or residents with a legal work permit will be considered.

STATUS: This is a full time, 1-year fixed term position (with the possibility of extension)

JOB START DATE: As soon as possible

SALARY: Commensurate with qualifications and experience

LOCATION: BC Centre for Substance Use (BCCSU), Vancouver, BC

JOB: Primary responsibilities of this position will be to assist the Principal Investigator(s) and other study staff in the implementation and conduct of clinical research studies evaluating treatments for substance use disorders. The Research Assistant (RA) will assist with recruitment and screening of participants, data collection and provide initial entry and analysis. The RA will also ensure adherence to research timelines, assist with research reports and publications, assist with ongoing grant applications, assist the study Research Coordinator with submissions to the research ethics board (REB) and provides support for other ongoing projects as needed.

ORGANIZATION: The British Columbia Centre on Substance Use (BCCSU) is the provincial resource for evidence-based information and treatment guidance in the field of addiction. The BCCSU plays an advocacy role for positive and public policy change, reducing stigma, and supporting patients and their families.

The BCCSU is committed to conducting and translating leading-edge research into improved addiction care across BC. The BCCSU develops training curricula, program standards, and practice guidelines for delivery throughout BC. The BCCSU builds collaborative networks across regional health authorities, researchers, educators, and care providers, and other allied care professionals across the province to ensure that research and innovation efficiently reach the people they are intended to serve. The administrative core of BCCSU is accountable for enabling the research, translation and practice of the organization through timely, innovative and sound management services.

The BCCSU values and respects all members of its communities, each of whom individually and collaboratively make a contribution to transforming care, education, training, and research in this area.

BENEFITS: Employee benefits include medical, dental, as well as accrued vacation and sick time

JOB RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Prepares data collection forms, study consent forms, and recruitment materials
  • Recruits, screens, schedules and evaluates research participants
  • Performs data coding, entry and checking using electronic data capture systems
  • Collects back-up source documentation as required
  • Understands the data requirements of various study protocols
  • Develops, updates and maintains study databases and source document worksheets
  • Maintains strict confidentiality and ethical requirements related to identification and release of study data
  • Assists in the preparation and submission of research protocols for funding applications and REB review
  • Conducts literature reviews and assists in the development of proposals and associated documents
  • Performs other duties as required

JOB QUALIFICATIONS:

  • Minimum bachelor’s degree in a health-related science or discipline
  • One to three years previous research experience working in the healthcare field or an equivalent combination of education, training and experience
  • Knowledge in using PubMed, Medline, Google Scholar, Microsoft Office Software, reference manager software
  • Strong knowledge of basic health research design and protocol development is an asset
  • Demonstrated knowledge of medical terminology, hospital charting and clinical trials
  • Experience with recruitment, interviewing and data collection in human research studies
  • An understanding of and sensitivity to diversity issues and marginalized populations
  • Excellent time management, data entry skills, effective oral and written communication skills, prioritizing and meeting deadlines
  • Ability to work collaboratively with other team members and ability to work independently with minimum supervision

CONTACT:
Tricia Collingham, Human Resources Manager, BC Centre on Substance Use tcollingham@cfenet.ubc.ca

APPLICATION DEADLINE: April 30, 2018

Note: Applications received without a cover letter will NOT be considered. Only candidates that are selected for an interview will be contacted.

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