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 Excellence in HIV/AIDS (BC-CfE), Vancouver, BC

JOB: The role of the Program Coordinator is to coordinate community engagement activities, with a focus on the Addiction Recovery Initiatives Division of the BC Centre on Substance Use and related services of the department. The Program Coordinator works closely with departmental and organizational staff as well as internal and external stakeholders in a positive and respectful manner. The Program Coordinator reports to the Director(s) of the department.

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

Building on the extensive efforts of the BC-CfE, the BCCSU will be a centre within the BC-CfE with a vision is to transform addiction treatment in BC by translating research into education and evidence based care guidance. The BCCSU is hosted by Providence Health Care and although its location is in Vancouver, the BCCSU is a networked provincial resource; working with primary care providers, specialists, and other allied health care professionals and providers, regional health authorities, treatment programs, recovery oriented systems of care, and universities and colleges, to support the development of a provincial network of teaching capacity and clinical expertise and support across the province. The core functions of the BCCSU include continued expansion of addition research; education and training for health and other allied professionals, development and dissemination of evidence-based clinical practice guidance and program standards; support for provincial health policy development; and system level evaluation of treatment services, programs and outcomes.

JOB RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Provides general program support to the Director(s) and other BCCSU program leadership
  • Liaises in a professional and courteous manner with managers/directors, staff and the public to gather and disseminate information.
  • Facilitates effective triaging of internal and external correspondence, determination of appropriate action, and timely follow up.
  • 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.
  • Coordinates travel for meetings and conferences for the Director(s) and departmental staff.
  • Produces well-designed and accurate reports, correspondence, presentation materials, spreadsheets, and memos. Edits reports for accuracy and formatting and finalizes reports. Maintains and updates various computer databases and web materials.
  • Ensures appropriate dissemination of information about organizational and/or program/service procedures and processes, and the status of issues to internal and external stakeholders.
  • Researches funding opportunities, assists in writing grant proposal applications and providing supporting documentation, as well as completing progress reporting duties as specified by each funding body.
  • Creates and submits ethics applications and amendments for research studies.
  • Provides consistently functioning administrative tools, systems and services in a systematic and organized manner, and maintains readily available stationery and supplies.
  • Collaborates with peers to ensure administrative systems and processes are consistently followed and monitored for effectiveness and gaps are addressed and resolved when identified.

JOB QUALIFICATIONS:

  • A bachelor’s degree in health sciences, business management, or a related field
  • Three to five years of management experience or senior project/program support. Experience in the area of substance use, addiction and recovery are an asset.
  • Advanced Outlook, Word, Excel, and PowerPoint skills with the ability to produce documents with accuracy and speed
  • Professional and able to respond with tact and sensitivity while respecting confidentiality as required
  • Strong interpersonal skills and the ability to liaise with program, organization, staff, academic communities, hospital staff, community partners and the general public
  • Excellent communication skills to respond effectively to inquiries, both verbally and in writing
  • Demonstrated experience planning events for a variety of audiences
  • Skilled in evaluating, improving, and streamlining complex work processes
  • Keen understanding of grants, research ethics, and related administrative processes and procedures
  • Self-directed and able to work independently
  • Strong organizational, time management, and prioritizing skills with the ability to multi-task and manage competing priorities
  • Demonstrated aptitude for detailed work
  • Sensitivity and understanding of addiction, substance use and recovery-related issues including harm reduction is an asset

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
618-1081 Burrard Street
Vancouver, BC, V6Z 1Y6
Email: hr@cfenet.ubc.ca

APPLICATION DEADLINE: March 24, 2017

Note: Applications received without a cover letter will NOT be considered. Only candidate 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: 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: Working under the direction of the Director of the BC Centre on Substance Use, the Clinical Trials Coordinator assists in the planning, development, and implementation of provincial, national, and international studies focused on HIV and drug use epidemiology. Focus will be on a randomized controlled trial examining the impacts of different income assistant payment schedules among people who use drugs.

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.

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; study budgeting, pre-implementation activities, recruits subjects; conducts follow-up surveys; collects data for existing and future projects
  • Assists in regulatory and study start up activities
  • 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 and qualitative interviews; collects data for existing and future studies
  • Liaises with and assists community research partners, research staff and research participants around issues of study enrollment, study protocol procedures and study participation
  • 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:

  • Two years minimum experience working in a busy academic, clinical healthcare setting as a research coordinator
  • Master’s degree or equivalent in Health Sciences, Epidemiology, Public Health, or related field is preferred; Registered Nurse or Licenced Practical Nursing degree preferred;
  • Clear understanding of the academic research process acquired through both practical and/or academic experience
  • 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, epidemiologic and qualitative research principles, and experience interpreting randomized controlled trial, epidemiologic and qualitative data
  • Strong knowledge and/or experience in HIV and AIDS, addiction, public health, health services, provincial social assistance systems or related fields
  • 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 analyse results
  • Experience in Microsoft Office suite and database management
  • Strong analytical and planning skills

Included in your letter of submission:

  • Curriculum Vitae
  • Experience and interests

Note: Applications received without a cover letter will NOT be considered.

CONTACT:
Human Resources Coordinator
BC Centre for Excellence in HIV/AIDS
E-mail:hr@cfenet.ubc.ca

APPLICATION DEADLINE: March 24, 2017

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

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: Working under the direction of the Research Director of the BCCSU and Principal Investigators, the Senior Clinical Trials Coordinator assists in the planning, development, and implementation of provincial, national, and international studies substance use and addiction. . Focus will be on a randomized controlled trials and other clinically focused research.

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.

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

JOB RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Coordinates and oversees the development, implementation, and maintenance of clinical trials and other research projects; recruits subjects; conducts follow-up surveys; collects data for existing and future projects
  • Supervises junior study coordinators and research assistants
  • Assists in regulatory and study start up activities
  • 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 and qualitative interviews; collects data for existing and future studies
  • Liaises with and assists community research partners, research staff and research participants around issues of study enrollment, study protocol procedures and study participation
  • 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
  • Experiences as a clinical research associate (CRA) for academic or pharmaceutical positions is an asset
  • 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, epidemiologic and qualitative research principles, and experience interpreting randomized controlled trial, epidemiologic and qualitative data
  • Strong knowledge and/or experience in HIV and AIDS, addiction, public health, health services, provincial social assistance systems or related fields
  • 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 analyse results
  • Experience in Microsoft Office suite and database management
  • Strong analytical and planning skills

Included in your letter of submission:

  • Curriculum Vitae
  • Covering letter outlining your experience and interests

Note: Applications received without a cover letter will NOT be considered.

CONTACT:

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

APPLICATION DEADLINE: May 31, 2017

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 qualification and experience

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

JOB: The Clinical Research Manager is responsible for supporting all aspects of clinically focused research (i.e. randomized control trials and clinical research). The Clinical Research Manager reports to the Director of Research and oversees all aspects of clinical research conducted locally, regionally or provincially through the BCCSU and nationally through the Canadian Research Initiative on Substance Misuse (CRISM).

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.

QUALIFICATIONS:

  • An advanced degree (PhD, Pharm D, or MD) in an area relevant to health care or other relevant scientific discipline is preferred
  • Minimum 3-5 years working in an academic and/or pharmaceutical area as a senior clinical research associate, protocol specialist, medical scientific liaison or similar roles
  • Experience in conducting and/or managing interdisciplinary local, regional and national clinical research
  • In depth knowledge with the concepts of clinical research and trial design, including protocol development, biostatistics and scientific methodology
  • Advanced knowledge of Good Clinical Practice (GCP), FDA, Health Canada Division 5, Human Subject Protections training, regulations and guidelines and other applicable international requirements
  • Familiarity with working environment Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs)
  • Academic, clinical and/or research background in substance use and addiction medicine is preferred
  • Proven ability to lead teams and to promote teamwork, work collaboratively and build consensus with diverse groups.
  • Highly developed analytical and critical thinking skills
  • Excellent written and spoken communication and presentation skills, with a demonstrated ability to develop and maintain strong collaborative relationships with external experts, physicians and other healthcare decision makers

DUTIES:

  • Provides clinical/scientific leadership during the development and execution of clinically focused studies including:
  • Protocol Development
  • Data collection including case report forms and electronic data capture systems
  • Monitors trial progress, including but not limited to, safety, assessments, tracking of AE, SAEs and protocol deviations
  • Oversees and assists in the coordination and operational aspects of ongoing clinical trials and associated research
  • Conducts and supervises clinical research including collaborate and interdisciplinary interventional research in strategic priority areas of the BCCSU
  • Actively identifies new and novel areas for research that align with the strategic priorities of the BCCSU
  • Keeps abreast of relevant scientific literature/clinical data in the field of addiction medicine
  • Writes and facilities grants and other funding opportunities for ongoing and new research
  • Assists in developing key opinion leaders and clinical experts
  • Presents to BCCSU advisory committees and working groups, as needed
  • Establishes and maintains effective study clinician and research networks, both regionally and provincially
  • Contributes to effective communications and knowledge translation of clinical research within the BCCSU and across its provincial network
  • Leads, supervises and motivates research and clinical staff
  • Develops and maintains strong collaborative relationships with academic institutions, health care providers, community groups and all other relevant stakeholders
  • Supports and leads working groups and committees as needed
  • Conducts, supports and disseminates research activities and results of the Canadian Research Initiative on Substance Misuse (CRISM)
  • Engages in the provincial communication and dissemination of research and other key findings of the BCCSU as appropriate
  • Engages in training and educational opportunities as appropriate

Please include in your letter of submission:

  • Curriculum Vitae
  • Cover letter with experience and availability

Note: Applications received without a cover letter will NOT be considered. Only candidates that are selected for an interview will be contacted. The BC-CfE is an equal opportunity employer.

CONTACT:

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

APPLICATION DEADLINE: March 24, 2017

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 Co-Directors of the Addiction and Urban Health Research Initiative, the Medical/Grant Writer performs a variety of duties related to writing and coordinating grant funding proposals and other major writing projects.

ORGANIZATION: BC Centre for Excellence in HIV/AIDS, Addiction and Urban Health Research Initiative

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 be reviewed until May 31, 2017, or until a successful candidate fills the position.

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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