INTERVIEWER
BC Centre for Excellence in HIV/AIDS (BC-CfE),
BC Centre on Substance Use

STATUS: Casual Positions available

JOB START DATE: As soon as possible

SALARY: Commensurate with qualifications and experience

LOCATION: BC Centre for Excellence in HIV/AIDS, Vancouver, BC

JOB: Works with HIV/AIDS research team under the direction of the Principal Investigator(s) and Research Coordinator(s), will be responsible for screening interview-administered questionnaire, maintaining participant records and other related duties. Interviews are one-on-one with participants and take place at the research site.

ORGANIZATION: The BC-CfE currently employs a team of statisticians, programmers, data managers and data entry clerks who work collaboratively on cohort-based epidemiological and clinical studies. The BC-CfE is a world-renowned HIV/AIDS research centre including Research Laboratory, Clinical Trials, Drug Treatment Program, Epidemiology and Professional Education Programs.

Operating within the structure of the BC Centre for Excellence in HIV/AIDS (BC-CfE), the British Columbia Centre on Substance Use (BCCSU) is a Vancouver-based provincial resource for evidence-based information and treatment guidance in the field of addiction. In addition to building on BC-CfE’s seminal work by cultivating a robust body of evidence in this area, the BCCSU is committed to translating leading edge research into improved addiction care across BC. To this end, the BCCSU will develop evidence-based training curricula, program standards, and practice guidelines while networking 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 community they are intended to serve.

JOB RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Participates in data collection and on-going efforts to ensure data integrity.
  • Conducts screening, baseline and 6-monthly follow-up interviews using standardized questionnaires, provides information regarding protocol process, following appropriate informed consent procedures, adhering to ethical research guidelines
  • Participates in outreach and recruitment of people who use drugs in the DTES community and other locations.
  • Accurately records detailed contact information and interview data both on paper and electronic survey instruments.

JOB QUALIFICATIONS:

  • High school diploma or equivalent require
  • Prior experience working in a healthcare setting an asset
  • Experience working with marginalized populations, including street-involved youth, people who use drugs, and homeless individuals
  • Experience with addiction, and/or poverty in the Downtown East Side (DTES) or comparable community an asset
  • Experience delivering standardized mental health measures an asset.
  • Familiarity with Metro Vancouver and services related addictions, mental health, and other supports.
  • Excellent verbal and written communication, organization, time-management and coordination skills
  • Computer literate in Microsoft WORD and EXCEL
  • Class 5 BC Driver’s License is an asset

All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply. We especially welcome applications from Aboriginal persons, visible minority group members, women, persons with disabilities, persons of minority sexual orientations and gender identities, and others with the skills and knowledge to productively engage with diverse communities.

CONTACT:
HR Coordinator
BC Centre for Excellence in HIV/AIDS,
608-1081Burrard Street,
Vancouver, BC, V6Z 1Y6
FAX: 604-806-8464,
e-mail: hr@cfenet.ubc.ca

APPLICATION DEADLINE: Aug 3, 2017

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

-- Qualitative Research Coordinator --
BC Centre for Excellence in HIV/AIDS (BC-CfE)
BC Centre on Substance Use (BCCSU)

STATUS: This is a Temporary Full-time position (1-year contract with possibility of extension)

JOB START DATE: As soon as possible

SALARY: Commensurate with qualifications and experience

LOCATION: BC Centre for Excellence in HIV/AIDS (BC-CfE), Vancouver, BC

JOB: Coordinates and conducts qualitative research, working under the direction of the Principal Investigator (Dr. Rod Knight). Will be responsible for conducting in-depth qualitative interviews and ethnographic observational research with people who use drugs and young gay, bisexual and other men who have sex with men (gbMSM). Will coordinate program activities, collect qualitative data, maintain research records, and contribute to the management and analysis of qualitative data. Focus will be on qualitative research projects focusing primarily on: (1) new direct-acting antiviral treatments for Hepatitis C; and, (2) the sexual health of young gbMSM.

ORGANIZATION: The BC-CfE currently employs a team of Researchers, Statisticians, Programmers, Data Managers, Clinical Research Assistants, Data Analysts, and Data Entry Clerks who work collaboratively on cohort-based epidemiological and clinical studies, and a program of qualitative research. The BC-CfE is a world-renowned HIV/AIDS Research Centre including Research Laboratory, Clinical Trials, Drug Treatment Program, Epidemiology, and Professional Education Programs.

Operating within the structure of the BC Centre for Excellence in HIV/AIDS (BC-CfE), the British Columbia Centre on Substance Use (BCCSU) is a Vancouver-based provincial resource for evidence-based information and treatment guidance in the field of addiction. In addition to building on BC-CfE’s seminal work by cultivating a robust body of evidence in this area, the BCCSU is committed to translating leading edge research into improved addiction care across BC. To this end, the BCCSU will develop evidence-based training curricula, program standards, and practice guidelines while networking 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 community they are intended to serve.

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

  • Coordinates development, implementation, and maintenance of qualitative research studies;
  • Assists the Principal Investigators with various administrative tasks associated with the day-to-day operations of qualitative research studies
  • Recruits research participants, conducts qualitative interviews and ethnographic observational research, collects data for ongoing projects
  • Codes and analyzes qualitative data using qualitative data analysis software
  • Participates in ongoing interviewer training and efforts to ensure data integrity
  • Liaises with and assists community research partners, research staff and research participants around issues of study enrolment, study protocol procedures and study participation
  • Supervises and mentors other research staff (e.g., Students, Peer Research Assistants)
  • Coordinates meetings among community, staff, research teams, and support staff
  • Coordinates study transcription, evaluates the quality of transcripts, ensures quality control of data
  • Supports the development of academic outputs, including presentations and manuscripts
  • Supports, develops, and evaluates strategies that encourage community participation in research activities
  • Performs other duties as required

JOB QUALIFICATIONS:

  • Minimum of a master’s degree or equivalent in the Health or Social Sciences, Public Health, or related field
  • Minimum of two years of related professional experience
  • Clear understanding of the academic research process acquired through practical and/or academic experience
  • Strong understanding of qualitative research methods, and experience collecting and reporting qualitative data
  • Strong knowledge and/or experience in addiction, 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, Indigenous persons and gbMSM
  • Experience in preparing documents, reports, and communication materials
  • Excellent project organization, implementation, and networking skills
  • Excellent communication skills
  • An understanding of and sensitivity to diversity issues
  • Excellent research skills, with an ability to analyse results
  • Experience in qualitative data analysis software (NVivo preferred)
  • Experience in Microsoft Office suite and database management
  • Strong analytical and planning skills
  • The BCCSU encourages applicants from Indigenous or other culturally diverse backgrounds.

Included in your letter of submission:

  • Cover letter outlining experience and interests
  • Curriculum Vitae

CONTACT:
HR Coordinator
BC Centre for Excellence in HIV/AIDS
608-1081 Burrard Street
Vancouver, BC V6Z 1Y6
Email: hr@cfenet.ubc.ca

APPLICATION DEADLINE: Applications will start being reviewed July 24, 2017 until position is filled.

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

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

STATUS: This is a full time, 12-month fixed term position (with a possibility to extend)

JOB START DATE: As soon as possible

SALARY: Commensurate with qualifications and experience; Research Assistant rate.

LOCATION: BC Centre on Substance Use (BC-CSU), BC Centre for Excellence in HIV/AIDS (BC-CfE), St. Paul’s Hospital, Vancouver, BC

JOB: Assists the research group in the implementation, execution and evaluation of research and systematic review activities. Collects, transcribes and organizes empirical and literature-review study-related data. Provides support with protocol submissions to systematic review registers (e.g., Prospero), Institutional Review Boards (IRB) both local and regional.

ORGANIZATION: The BC-CsU currently employs a team of statisticians, programmers, data managers, research nurses and data entry clerks who work collaboratively on cohort-based epidemiological and clinical studies. The BC-CsU is a world renowned substance use research centre including Research Laboratory, Clinical Trials, Drug Treatment Program, Epidemiology, Systematic Reviews and Professional Education Programs.

JOB RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • The student will assist mainly with systematic literature reviews.
  • Collects back-up source documentation as required
  • Develops, updates and maintains study databases and source document worksheets
  • Maintains strict confidentiality related to identification and release of study data
  • Assists in the preparation and submission of research protocols for funding and ethics review
  • Conducts literature reviews and assists in the study eligibility assessments and critical appraisal
  • Excellent time management, data entry skills, attention to detail, prioritizing and meeting deadlines
  • Performs other duties as required

JOB QUALIFICATIONS:

  • University Graduate degree in a relevant discipline
  • One to three years previous research experience working in the healthcare field
  • Or an equivalent combination of education, training and experience
  • Strong knowledge of systematic reviews and basic health research design
  • Knowledge in using PubMed/ Medline, Google Scholar, Microsoft Office Software, Reference Manager (e.g., EndNote) and familiarity with email and internet
  • Demonstrated knowledge of medical terminology, hospital charting and clinical trials
  • Ability to work independently with minimum supervision

CONTACT:
c/o HR Coordinator, BC Centre for Excellence in HIV/AIDS, 613-1081 Burrard Street, Vancouver, BC, V6Z 1Y6 FAX: 604-806-8464, e-mail: hr@cfenet.ubc.ca

APPLICATION DEADLINE: July 21, 2017

Addiction Scientist
BC Centre for Excellence in HIV/AIDS (BC-CfE)
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 position

JOB START DATE: As soon as possible

SALARY: Commensurate with qualifications and experience

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

JOB: Addiction Scientist

ORGANIZATION: The BC-CfE currently employs a team of Researchers, Statisticians, Programmers, Data Managers, Clinical Research Assistants, Data Analysts, and Data Entry Clerks who work collaboratively on cohort-based epidemiological and clinical studies, and a program of qualitative research. The BC-CfE is a world-renowned HIV/AIDS Research Centre including Research Laboratory, Clinical Trials, Drug Treatment Program, Epidemiology, and Professional Education Programs.

Operating within the structure of the BC Centre for Excellence in HIV/AIDS (BC-CfE), the British Columbia Centre on Substance Use (BCCSU) is a Vancouver-based provincial resource for evidence-based information and treatment guidance in the field of addiction. In addition to building on BC-CfE’s seminal work by cultivating a robust body of evidence in this area, the BCCSU is committed to translating leading edge research into improved addiction care across BC. To this end, the BCCSU will develop evidence-based training curricula, program standards, and practice guidelines while networking 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 community they are intended to serve.

JOB RESPOINSIBILIEIES: We are searching for outstanding addiction scientist with a track record of addiction and related (e.g. HIV/AIDS, HCV) research, and a strong academic background with demonstrated research achievements including high impact peer-reviewed publication, grant writing and other scholarly activity. Demonstrated skills in multi-site substance use randomized clinical trials is desired.

JOB QUALIFICATIONS: Applicants must have an MD or PhD, a minimum of five-year work experience in an academic setting, and will be expected to work closely with the Director, BC Centre on Substance Use and the BCCSU Research Director and other BCCSU leadership on advancing the research excellence of the Centre. It is anticipated that the incumbent may be eligible to apply for a UBC partner appointment at the rank of Assistant Professor, partner in the Department of Medicine, Division of AIDS. Providence Health Care hires on the basis of merit and is committed to employment equity. We encourage all qualified persons to apply; however, Canadians and permanent residents of Canada will be given priority.

TO APPLY:

Candidates must submit a full curriculum vitae, a letter of application, and a brief descriptive statement (two pages) of research plans for the next five years. These materials, along with three letters of reference to:

Evan Wood, MD, PhD, ABIM, FRCPC, ABAM Dip, FASAM
Director, British Columbia Centre on Substance Use
c/o Lindsay Farrell
608-1081 Burrard Street
Vancouver, BC V6Z1Y6 Canada
Email: lfarrell@cfenet.ubc.ca

APPLICATION DEADLINE: September 1, 2017

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

-- Qualitative Research Coordinator --
BC Centre for Excellence in HIV/AIDS (BC-CfE)
BC Centre on Substance Use (BCCSU)

STATUS: This is a Temporary Full-time position (1-year contract with possibility of extension)

JOB START DATE: As soon as possible

SALARY: Commensurate with qualifications and experience

LOCATION: BC Centre for Excellence in HIV/AIDS (BC-CfE), Vancouver, BC

JOB: Coordinates and conducts qualitative research, working under the direction of the Principal Investigator (Dr. Ryan McNeil). Will be responsible for conducting in-depth qualitative interviews and ethnographic observational research with people who use drugs. Will coordinate program activities, collect qualitative data, maintain research records, and contribute to the management and analysis of qualitative data. Focus will be on qualitative research projects with people who use drugs focusing primarily on: (1) housing vulnerability and HIV and drug-related outcomes; and, (2) advancements in HIV treatment and the management of co-morbidities.

ORGANIZATION: The BC-CfE currently employs a team of Researchers, Statisticians, Programmers, Data Managers, Clinical Research Assistants, Data Analysts, and Data Entry Clerks who work collaboratively on cohort-based epidemiological and clinical studies, and a program of qualitative research. The BC-CfE is a world-renowned HIV/AIDS Research Centre including Research Laboratory, Clinical Trials, Drug Treatment Program, Epidemiology, and Professional Education Programs.

Operating within the structure of the BC Centre for Excellence in HIV/AIDS (BC-CfE), the British Columbia Centre on Substance Use (BCCSU) is a Vancouver-based provincial resource for evidence-based information and treatment guidance in the field of addiction. In addition to building on BC-CfE’s seminal work by cultivating a robust body of evidence in this area, the BCCSU is committed to translating leading edge research into improved addiction care across BC. To this end, the BCCSU will develop evidence-based training curricula, program standards, and practice guidelines while networking 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 community they are intended to serve.

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

  • Coordinates development, implementation, and maintenance of qualitative research studies;
  • Assists the Principal Investigators with various administrative tasks associated with the day-to-day operations of qualitative research studies
  • Recruits research participants, conducts qualitative interviews and ethnographic observational research, collects data for ongoing projects
  • Codes and analyzes qualitative data using qualitative data analysis software
  • Participates in ongoing interviewer training and efforts to ensure data integrity
  • Liaises with and assists community research partners, research staff and research participants around issues of study enrolment, study protocol procedures and study participation
  • Supervises and mentors other research staff (e.g., Students, Peer Research Assistants)
  • Coordinates meetings among community, staff, research teams, and support staff
  • Coordinates study transcription, evaluates the quality of transcripts, ensures quality control of data
  • Supports the development of academic outputs, including presentations and manuscripts
  • Supports, develops, and evaluates strategies that encourage community participation in research activities
  • Performs other duties as required

JOB QUALIFICATIONS:

  • Minimum of a master’s degree or equivalent in the Health or Social Sciences, Public Health, or related field
  • Minimum of two years of related professional experience
  • Clear understanding of the academic research process acquired through practical and/or academic experience
  • Strong understanding of qualitative research methods, and experience collecting and reporting qualitative data
  • Strong knowledge and/or experience in addiction, 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 and Indigenous persons
  • Experience in preparing documents, reports, and communication materials
  • Excellent project organization, implementation, and networking skills
  • Excellent communication skills
  • An understanding of and sensitivity to diversity issues
  • Excellent research skills, with an ability to analyse results
  • Experience in qualitative data analysis software (NVivo preferred)
  • Experience in Microsoft Office suite and database management
  • Strong analytical and planning skills
  • The BCCSU encourages applicants from Indigenous or other culturally diverse backgrounds.

Included in your letter of submission:

  • Cover letter outlining experience and interests
  • Curriculum Vitae

CONTACT:
HR Coordinator
BC Centre for Excellence in HIV/AIDS
608-1081 Burrard Street
Vancouver, BC V6Z 1Y6
Email: hr@cfenet.ubc.ca

APPLICATION DEADLINE: Applications will start being reviewed July 15, 2017 until position is filled.

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 for Excellence in HIV/AIDS
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

JOB START DATE: As soon as possible

SALARY: Commensurate with qualifications and experience

LOCATION: BC Centre for Excellence in HIV/AIDS (BC-CfE), St. Paul’s Hospital, Vancouver, BC

JOB: Works with qualitative and community-based research program under the direction of the BC-CfE Principal Investigator(s) and Research Coordinator(s), the Research Assistant will be responsible for assisting with the implementation and execution of research studies focusing on determinants of health-related risks and harms among people who use drugs. Provides support for qualitative data collection and analysis activities.

ORGANIZATION: The BC-CfE, currently employs a team of Statisticians, Programmers, Data Managers, Clinical Research Assistants, Data Analysts, and Data Entry Clerks who work collaboratively on cohort-based epidemiological and clinical studies. The BC-CfE is a world-renowned HIV/AIDS research centre including Research Laboratory, Clinical Trials, Drug Treatment Program, Epidemiology and Professional Education Programs. Operating within the structure of the BC Centre for Excellence in HIV/AIDS (BC-CfE), The British Columbia Centre on Substance Use (BCCSU) is a Vancouver-based provincial resource for evidence-based information and treatment guidance in the field of addiction. In addition to building on BC-CfE’s seminal work by cultivating a robust body of evidence in this area, the BCCSU is committed to translating leading edge research into improved addiction care across BC. To this end, the BCCSU will develop evidence-based training curricula, program standards, and practice guidelines while networking 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 community they are intended to serve.

JOB RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Assists the Principal Investigators and Research Coordinator(s) with various administrative tasks associated with the day-to-day operations of qualitative research studies
  • Maintains strict confidentiality related to identification and release of study data
  • Conducts literature reviews and assists in the development of proposals and associated documents
  • Excellent time management, data entry skills, effective oral and written communication skills, prioritizing and meeting deadlines
  • Recruits research participants, conducts qualitative interviews and ethnographic observational research, collects data for ongoing projects
  • Participates in ongoing interviewer training and efforts to ensure data integrity
  • Supports the development of academic outputs, including presentations and manuscripts
  • Performs other duties as required

JOB QUALIFICATIONS:

  • University Graduate degree in a relevant discipline
  • One to three years previous research experience working in the healthcare field.
  • Or an equivalent combination of education, training and experience
  • Experience with qualitative data collection, including qualitative interviewing
  • Knowledge in using PubMed, Medline, Google Scholar, Microsoft Office Software, Reference Manager and familiarity with email and internet
  • Strong knowledge of basic health research design and protocol development
  • Demonstrated knowledge of medical terminology, hospital charting and clinical trials
  • Ability to work independently with minimum supervision
  • Proficiency in French is an asset.

CONTACT:
c/o HR Coordinator, BC Centre for Excellence in HIV/AIDS, 613-1081 Burrard Street, Vancouver, BC, V6Z 1Y6 FAX: 604-806-8464, e-mail: hr@cfenet.ubc.ca

APPLICATION DEADLINE: July 27, 2017

-- STATISTICIAN --
BC Centre for Excellence in HIV/AIDS
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 possibility to extend.

JOB START DATE: As soon as possible

SALARY: Commensurate with qualifications and experience

LOCATION: BC Centre for Excellence in HIV/AIDS (BC-CfE), Vancouver, BC

JOB: Performs duties related to analysis and interpretation of data, conducts outcome evaluation, statistical analyses and advises on the creation of databases, and serves as resource on statistical methodology and outcome evaluation.

ORGANIZATION: The BC-CfE currently employs a team of Statisticians, Programmers, Data Managers, Clinical Research Assistants, Data Analysts and Data Entry Clerks who work collaboratively on cohort-based epidemiological and clinical studies. The BC-CfE is a world-renowned HIV/AIDS research centre including Research Laboratory, Clinical Trials, Drug Treatment Program, Epidemiology and Professional Education Programs.

Hosted by Providence Health Care and operating within the structure of the BC Centre for Excellence in HIV/AIDS (BC-CfE), The British Columbia Centre on Substance Use (BCCSU) is a Vancouver-based provincial resource for evidence-based information and treatment guidance in the field of addiction.

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

JOB RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Performs innovative or established statistical analyses of the data, integrating feedback from the research group.
  • Tests assumptions of statistical models.
  • Works collaboratively on writing scientific papers, providing statistical results, writing methods and result sections, preparing tables and figures
  • Helps on writing grant proposals, including proofing proposals, providing a priori power and sample size calculations
  • Consults researchers on study design and analysis methods.
  • Helps retrieving and managing data from databases using SAS.
  • Maintains confidentiality in dealing with all matters

JOB QUALIFICATIONS:

  • Masters or PhD in Applied Statistics, Biostatistics, Public Health, Computer Science or Epidemiology with a statistical focus.
  • 2 years of recent related experience including experience in analysis and interpretation of medical/health related data such as Epidemiology, Health Services Research or Biostatistics
  • Experience with database management, programming and statistical software applications.
  • Demonstrated experience in preparing analytical reports and analysis
  • Ability to program in R or SAS is a must, other scripting languages preferred.
  • Knowledge of statistical design and quantitative methods
  • Ability to perform and interpret complex statistical analyses
  • Ability to self-motivate, with managerial, leadership and project management skills
  • Excellent oral and written communication, organizational, multi-tasking and problem solving skills, with the ability to work independently within a team environment as well as the ability to work under pressure to meet deadlines
  • Knowledge of HIV/AIDS and/or medical terminology

Please include in your letter of submission:

  • Curriculum Vitae
  • Recent published peer reviewed papers if applicable
  • Experience and interests

CONTACT:
c/o HR Coordinator, BC Centre for Excellence in HIV/AIDS, 613-1081 Burrard Street, Vancouver, BC, V6Z 1Y6 FAX: 604-806-8464, e-mail: hr@cfenet.ubc.ca

APPLICATION DEADLINE: Until position is filled

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

-- Post-Doctoral Fellow in Qualitative Health Research --
BC Centre for Excellence in HIV/AIDS (BC-CfE)
BC Centre on Substance Use (BCCSU)

STATUS: This is a Temporary Full-time position (1-year contract with possibility of extension)

JOB START DATE: As soon as possible

SALARY: Commensurate with qualifications and experience

LOCATION: BC Centre for Excellence in HIV/AIDS (BC-CfE), Vancouver, BC

JOB: Post-Doctoral Fellowship opportunity with a US National Institutes of Health and Canadian Institutes of Health Research-funded qualitative and community-based research program examining social, structural, and environmental influences on risk, harm, and health outcomes among people who use drugs in Vancouver, Canada. Under the supervision of the Principal Investigator (Dr. Ryan McNeil), the Post-Doctoral Fellow will contribute to qualitative research projects focusing primarily on: (1) opioid-related overdose and related interventions (e.g., supervised injection services, opioid agonist therapy); (2) treatment interventions for opioid and stimulant use; and, (3) advancements in HIV treatment and the management of co-morbidities. The Post-Doctoral Fellow will be expected to design and implement studies under the supervision of the Principal Investigator, while also contributing to team-based projects. This post will suit recent PhD graduates with strong qualitative skills who are seeking to advance an academic career in public health and health services research. The successful candidate will receive additional training in advanced qualitative research methods.

ORGANIZATION: The BC-CfE currently employs a team of Researchers, Statisticians, Programmers, Data Managers, Clinical Research Assistants, Data Analysts, and Data Entry Clerks who work collaboratively on cohort-based epidemiological and clinical studies, and a program of qualitative research. The BC-CfE is a world-renowned HIV/AIDS Research Centre including Research Laboratory, Clinical Trials, Drug Treatment Program, Epidemiology, and Professional Education Programs.

Operating within the structure of the BC Centre for Excellence in HIV/AIDS (BC-CfE), the British Columbia Centre on Substance Use (BCCSU) is a Vancouver-based provincial resource for evidence-based information and treatment guidance in the field of addiction. In addition to building on BC-CfE’s seminal work by cultivating a robust body of evidence in this area, the BCCSU is committed to translating leading edge research into improved addiction care across BC. To this end, the BCCSU will develop evidence-based training curricula, program standards, and practice guidelines while networking 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 community they are intended to serve.

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 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, and manuscript development
  • Facilitating the integration of peer researchers into research program activities, including direct supervision and mentorship
  • Liaising with community research partners, research staff and research participants around study design and implementation
  • Supervising and 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 qualitative research methods
  • Minimum of three years of experience collecting and reporting qualitative data
  • Strong knowledge and/or experience in addiction, 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 communication skills
  • An understanding of and sensitivity to diversity issues
  • Excellent research skills, with an ability to analyse results
  • Experience in qualitative data analysis software (NVivo preferred)
  • Experience in Microsoft Office suite and database management
  • Strong analytical and planning skills
  • The BCCSU encourages applicants from Indigenous or other culturally diverse backgrounds.

Included in your letter of submission:

  • Cover letter outlining experience and interests
  • Curriculum Vitae
  • Recent published peer reviewed papers (maximum two). Please include a short description of specific contributions to the paper.

CONTACT:
HR Coordinator
BC Centre for Excellence in HIV/AIDS
608-1081 Burrard Street
Vancouver, BC V6Z 1Y6
Email: hr@cfenet.ubc.ca

APPLICATION DEADLINE: Applications will start being reviewed July 15, 2017 until position is filled.

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

-- PROJECT COORDINATOR --
BC Centre for Excellence in HIV/AIDS
British Columbia 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 position (1 year contract to cover staff parental leave)

JOB START DATE: As soon as possible

SALARY: Commensurate with qualifications and experience

LOCATION: BC Centre for Excellence in HIV/AIDS (BC-CfE), Vancouver, BC

JOB: The BC-CfEis seeking a qualified individual for a half-time Project Coordinator position. The Project Coordinator will work closely with an Aboriginal community partner and will play a role in all aspects of project/research activities.

ORGANIZATION: The BC-CfE currently employs a team of Statisticians, Programmers, Data Managers, Clinical Research Assistants, Data Analysts and Data Entry Clerks who work collaboratively on cohort-based epidemiological and clinical studies. The BC-CfE is a world-renowned HIV/AIDS Research Centre including Research Laboratory, Clinical Trials, Drug Treatment Program, Epidemiology and Professional Education Programs.

Operating within the structure of the BC Centre for Excellence in HIV/AIDS (BC-CfE), The British Columbia Centre on Substance Use (BCCSU) is a Vancouver-based provincial resource for evidence-based information and treatment guidance in the field of addiction. In addition to building on BC-CfE’s seminal work by cultivating a robust body of evidence in this area, the BCCSU is committed to translating leading edge research into improved addiction care across BC. To this end, the BCCSU will develop evidence-based training curricula, program standards, and practice guidelines while networking 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 community they are intended to serve.

JOB RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Aid in preparation for oral and poster presentations
  • Assists with the coordination of Knowledge Translation and Exchange activities, including overseeing the project website, Twitter and Facebook pages, participating in community events to share research findings, to create publicity and promote the movement of knowledge into action.
  • Contributes to grant writing, and conducts research including submitting and presenting conference abstracts, and preparing manuscripts.
  • Other duties as required

JOB QUALIFICATIONS:

  • Degree (Master’s preferred) in health sciences, public health or related field
  • Minimum of two years of research experience, including research in graduate school work
  • Familiarity with community-based research principles.

  • Excellent facilitation skills
  • Strong awareness of anti-oppression and harm reduction issues
  • Knowledge of Aboriginal peoples
  • Experience in organizing/coordinating research projects and/or grant based programs
  • Experience with reporting and communications systems
  • Knowledge of public health, health services or related fields
  • Must have experience working with Aboriginal and diverse populations
  • Exceptional communication and interpersonal skills
  • Computer competency including proficiency in Microsoft Word, Excel, and Powerpoint.
  • Professional and responsible with sensitive and confidential issues
  • Superior organizational and critical thinking skills
  • Ability to work independently, as well as a part of a team
  • The BC-CfE is committed to respecting diversity within our workforce; Preference will be given to individuals with First Nations, Inuit, Métis or Aboriginal ancestry.

Please include in your letter of submission:

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

CONTACT:
Human Resources Coordinator
BC Centre for Excellence in HIV/AIDS
613-1081 Burrard Street
Vancouver, BC, V6Z 1Y6
hr@cfenet.ubc.ca

APPLICATION DEADLINE: Applications will be reviewed until position is filled

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

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

STATUS: Full time, one-year contract with the possibility of extension

JOB START DATE: As soon as possible

SALARY: Commensurate with qualification and experience.

LOCATION: BC Centre for Excellence in HIV/AIDS, Vancouver, BC.

JOB: Reporting to and receiving direction from the Director and Associate Director, BCCSU, the Medical/Grant Writer performs a variety of duties related to writing and coordinating grant funding proposals and other major writing projects.

ORGANIZATION: The BC-CfE, a non-union environment, currently employs a team of Statisticians, Programmers, Data Managers, Clinical Research Assistants, Data Analysts, and Data Entry Clerks who work collaboratively on cohort-based epidemiological and clinical studies. The BC-CfE is a world-renowned HIV/AIDS research centre including Research Laboratory, Clinical Trials, Drug Treatment Program, Epidemiology and Professional Education Programs.

Operating within the structure of the BC Centre for Excellence in HIV/AIDS (BC-CfE), The British Columbia Centre on Substance Use (BCCSU) is a Vancouver-based provincial resource for evidence-based information and treatment guidance in the field of addiction. In addition to building on BC-CfE’s seminal work by cultivating a robust body of evidence in this area, the BCCSU is committed to translating leading edge research into improved addiction care across BC. To this end, the BCCSU will develop evidence-based training curricula, program standards, and practice guidelines while networking 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 community they are intended to serve.

JOB RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Assists as required by the Co-Directors with writing and coordinating a wide variety of clinical and health research-related writing and editing projects, including, but not limited to: high-level funding proposals and grant submissions, ethics applications, business cases, progress reports, strategic plans, policy reports, research summaries, plain-language documents, clinical guidelines, treatment pathways, presentations, newsletters, and website copy
  • Develops, writes, and edits grant proposals and progress reports to major funding bodies (e.g., Canadian Institutes of Health Research, U.S. National Institutes of Health)
  • Clearly and persuasively communicates scientific research and clinical concepts in writing
  • Develops, assembles and submits grant funding proposals and related documents (e.g., letters, budgets, reference lists, appendices, curriculum vitaes) according to specific institutional guidelines (e.g., UBC Office of Research Services, CIHR, NIDA/NIH)
  • Prioritizes and manages several projects with various authors and reviewers at one time, while ensuring timely and accurate submission of all materials
  • Conducts and summarizes literature reviews for a variety of topics including, but not limited to, addiction medicine and HIV/AIDS
  • Present layout, formatting and design recommendations according to grant agency requirements
  • Perform other duties as assigned

JOB QUALIFICATIONS:

  • Bachelor’s degree or an university or college degree/diploma in a related field (i.e. Public Health/Science), with a graduate degree and/or a clinical degree/diploma preferred
  • Additional relevant training or certification an asset (e.g., formal training in grant writing, technical communication certification, membership in a professional writing society)
  • Knowledge and experience in medically focused writing projects such as clinical guidelines and/or pathways preferred
  • Knowledge and experience in writing and submitting high-level grants and proposals to CIHR and NIDA/NIH
  • Experience in project management, managing large writing projects with multiple authors and several rounds or revision and feedback an asset.
  • Ability to interpret and communicate clinical terminology, research data and statistical language
  • Past work in a health-related academic/research setting; specific experience/exposure to clinical trial research an asset
  • Familiarity with concepts related to addiction medicine, HIV/AIDS, and public health research and clinical practice involving marginalized populations an asset
  • High level of computer literacy, including proficiency in using Microsoft Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Adobe, online databases and search engines, and reference management software (e.g., EndNote)
  • High level of experience and expertise in conducting and summarizing academic literature reviews using a variety of databases (e.g., PubMed, Medline, EMBASE, etc.)
  • Self-directed with excellent writing, copy editing, analytical, critical thinking and research skills
  • Meticulous attention to detail and accuracy
  • Ability to prioritize, multi-task and problem-solve in a fast-paced environment, and effectively manage urgent and long-term deadlines
  • Excellent ability to work and learn independently with minimal supervision required, as well as collaborate well as part of a larger team
  • Excellent stakeholder relation skills, with a sense of diplomacy
  • Excellent organizational skills and record keeping

Please include in your application:

  • Cover Letter
  • Curriculum Vitae
  • Writing samples: Please submit three writing samples of your choice that reflect your writing ability and scope. Please also submit a brief cover page for each writing sample, which describes the context of the document, your specific contributions to the document, and the eventual outcome of the document (if applicable)

CONTACT:

HR Coordinator
BC Centre for Excellence in HIV/AIDS
608-1081 Burrard Street
Vancouver, BC V6Z 1Y6
Email: hr@cfenet.ubc.ca

APPLICATION DEADLINE: Applications will start being reviewed April 21, 2017, until position is filled

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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