-- Research Coordinator/Interviewer --
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 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), BC Centre on Substance Use (BCCSU), St. Paul’s Hospital, Vancouver, BC

JOB: Working under the direction of the Principal Investigator, the Research Coordinator assists in the planning, development, and implementation of various studies involving substance use and addiction. Focus will be on a longitudinal prospective cohort study examining health and social outcomes among patients with a substance use disorder who access addiction care.

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 the development, implementation, and maintenance of addiction-related research studies and projects, including all day-to-day research operations
  • Manages the recruitment of research participants, collection of data for existing and future projects, and conducts follow-up surveys
  • Supports the hiring, training and ongoing activities of a team of interviewer and clinical research staff
  • Liaises with community research partners, research staff and research participants around issues of study enrollment, study protocol procedures and study participation
  • 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
  • Contributes to the design and creation of communications and public relations tools; coordinates meetings among community, staff, research teams, and support staff
  • Support the work of grant writing and academic manuscript development
  • Carries out administrative work, which may include written correspondence, preparing submissions and reports, etc.

JOB QUALIFICATIONS:

  • Master’s degree or equivalent in Health Sciences, Epidemiology, Public Health, or related field
  • Minimum of two years of related professional experience in a health research setting
  • Clear understanding of the academic research process acquired through both practical and/or academic experience
  • Strong understanding of epidemiologic and quantitative research principles, and experience interpreting epidemiologic and quantitative data
  • Clear understanding of the research process acquired through both practical and academic experience
  • Strong knowledge and/or experience in HCV, HIV/AIDS, addiction, public health, health services, or related fields
  • Experience in organizing, coordinating, and managing research projects and/or grant-based programs, and supervising data collection activities
  • Experience in preparing and writing documents, publications, reports, and communication materials for mass distribution
  • Experience in conference/event planning and grant application preparation
  • Experience in supervising other staff and working collaboratively with community organizations
  • Experience conducting research and outreach with vulnerable/marginalized populations
  • Excellent project organization, implementation, and networking skills
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills and an understanding of and sensitivity to diversity issues, with a commitment to social inclusion issues
  • Experience in Microsoft Office suite and Access database management; Word, Excel, database proficiency; graphics capability
  • Strong analytical and planning skills
  • Ability to work on own initiative

Please include in your letter of submission:

  • Curriculum Vitae
  • Cover letter detailing experience (work and other) and interests
  • Salary expectation and availability

CONTACT:
c/o HR Coordinator, BC Centre for Excellence in HIV/AIDS, Vancouver, BC, e-mail: hr@cfenet.ubc.ca

APPLICATION DEADLINE: June 30th, 2017

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

Project Coordinator- Data Facilitation
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 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 (BCCSU), the role of the Project Coordinator for Data Facilitation is to coordinate peer-review and provincial data linkages with the Ministry of Health and other provincial datasets accessed by researchers and staff at the BCCSU. The Project Coordinator for Data Facilitation works closely with relevant BCCSU coordinators and organizational staff, builds strong relationships with the Ministry of Health and other academic and allied health authority partners.

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 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. 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:

  • Coordinates peer-review and provincial data linkages with the Ministry of Health and other provincial data sets (i.e., PopData BC, regional health authorities).
  • Aids the BCCSU in gaining access to data and relevant linkages by initiating access and drafting data sharing agreements between the BCCSU and affiliated partners.
  • Ensures data information and privacy assessments are complete and up to date
  • Liaises with BCCSU researchers, analysts and statisticians to ensure data requirements are met and regularly consults to identify future needs and priorities.
  • Provides monitoring, evaluation and quality improvement support to the BCCSU.

JOB QUALIFICATIONS:

  • Two years minimum working in a busy academic, clinical healthcare setting as a research or data facilitation coordinator
  • Work experience in an academic setting for data facilitation and linkages in British Columbia institution is preferred
  • Master’s degree or equivalent in Health Sciences, Epidemiology, Public Health, or related field is preferred with relevant experience working with health care data
  • Clear understanding of the academic research process acquired through both practical and/or academic experience
  • Strong understanding of randomized controlled trial, epidemiologic and qualitative research principles, and experience interpreting qualitative and quantitative data is an asset
  • Strong knowledge and/or experience in HIV and AIDS, addiction, public health, health services, provincial social assistance systems or related fields is an asset
  • Experience in preparing documents, reports, and communication materials
  • Excellent project organization, implementation and networking skills
  • Excellent interpersonal and written communication skills
  • An understanding of and sensitivity to diversity issues
  • Experience in Microsoft Office suite and database management
  • Experience with both PC and Mac platforms
  • Strong analytical and planning skills

Please include in your submission:

  • Cover letter
  • 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: June 14, 2016

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

— Project Coordinator, Stakeholder Engagement —
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 for Excellence in HIV/AIDS (BC-CfE), Vancouver, BC

JOB: The role of the Project Coordinator for Stakeholder Engagement is to coordinate the activities of knowledge holder groups of the BC Centre on Substance Use (BCCSU) and related services of the department. The Project Coordinator will serve as the liaison between the BCCSU and the three knowledge holder groups (and combined group), which are a part of the BCCSU governance structure: BC family members affected by problematic substance use and addictions, members of the treatment and recovery community, and people with lived experience of substance use. The Project Coordinator will coordinate activities for the BCCSU including the planning of stakeholder meetings, document and meeting material preparation, and engaging in public education efforts. The Project Coordinator for Stakeholder Engagement ensures alignment of activities across all of the knowledge holder groups and works closely with departmental and organizational staff, as well as internal and external stakeholders. The Project Coordinator will build strong relationships with family members affected by substance use, treatment and recovery communities, and peer groups throughout BC in a positive and respectful manner, and facilitate dialogue with the BCCSU.

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 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. 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:

  • Coordinates and manages logistics for knowledge holder stakeholder engagement meetings across all groups and ensures 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 stakeholder engagement meetings and conferences for the Director(s), departmental staff and meeting participants.
  • 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.
  • As required, provides support and supervision to peer, family and recovery staff members.
  • Maintains and organizes contact lists for each knowledge holder group, facilitates networking and expansion of each group, and facilitates communication from the BCCSU to each group.
  • Supports community-based research and other projects in regards to peer, family and recovery involvement.
  • Facilitates stakeholder involvement in and review of BCCSU projects.
  • Ensures appropriate dissemination of information about organizational and/or program/service procedures and processes, and the status of action items to internal and external stakeholders.
  • 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. Builds positive relationships between stakeholders across BC and the BCCSU.
  • Researches funding opportunities and assists in writing grant proposal applications and 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.
  • Collaborates with team members 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 ability to liaise with program and 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 in planning events of various levels of complexity
  • 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
  • Understanding of the intergenerational, socio-economic and health impacts of colonialism on First Nations and aboriginal peoples in Canada
  • Sensitivity and understanding of addiction, substance use and recovery-related issues— including acceptance of both abstinence-oriented and harm reduction approaches to drug issues—is essential.

Please include in your submission:

  • Cover letter
  • 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: June 16, 2017

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

Peer Engagement Facilitator
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: Casual position, 7.5-15 hours per week (Up to 4 positions available)

JOB START DATE: As soon as possible

SALARY: Commensurate with qualifications and experience

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

JOB: The role of the Peer Engagement Facilitator includes providing support across a range of BCCSU research, education, knowledge translation, and community engagement activities. This includes providing advice on research and knowledge translation activities and assisting with the training and supervision of Peer Research Associates working on BCCSU community-based research studies. The Peer Engagement Facilitator will also be asked to participate in educational and community engagement activities, including participating in healthcare provider trainings, facilitating community consultation meetings, and engaging in public education efforts. The Peer Engagement Facilitator is expected to work closely with departmental and organizational staff as well as internal and external stakeholders in a positive and respectful manner.

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:

  • Provides input to BCCSU staff on study activities and the impacts on participants
  • Assists with the training and supervision of Peer Research Associates (PRAs) and participates in PRA work as needed
  • Aids in the development of community knowledge translation materials and the sharing of study findings with healthcare providers, service providers, community members, and other stakeholders
  • Builds and maintaining community relationships
  • Facilitates peer consultation meetings
  • Contributes to research activities

JOB QUALIFICATIONS:

  • Sensitivity and understanding of addiction, substance use, and recovery-related issues, including harm reduction
  • Knowledge of the health and social concerns of drug users in Greater Vancouver, and in particular Vancouver’s Downtown Eastside
  • Open-minded and respectful attitude towards diverse individuals and experiences
  • Experience and/or knowledge of services related to youth, addictions, and mental health
  • Problem solving skills
  • Comfortable speaking in public settings an asset
  • Excellent relationship building skills
  • Group facilitation skills an asset
  • Self-directed with the ability to work independently and in a team
  • Strong interpersonal skills and the ability to liaise with program and organization staff, academic communities, hospital staff, community partners and the general public
  • Has experienced in peer leadership positions

Please include in your letter of submission:

  • Cover letter
  • Resume
  • 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: June 14, 2017

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

ADMINISTRATIVE ASSISTANT
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: There is one (1) opportunity for 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 Administrative Assistant provides confidential administrative support and secretarial support to a small group of BCCSU addiction clinician-scientists.

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 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. 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:

  • 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 schedules for the clinician-scientists
  • Maintains up to date curriculum vitaes (CVs)
  • Submits manuscript submission and other related materials for scientific publications
  • Produces reports, correspondence, presentation materials, spreadsheets and memos Maintains, updates various computer databases and web pages
  • 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:

  • A minimum of three (3) to five (5) years recent related experience in administrative role and experience in a health care and/or academic setting is an asset.
  • Must have 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, 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
  • Familiarity/experience with the University of British Columbia Researcher Information System and ethic submission processes (RISe) is an asset
  • Familiarity/experience with Canadian Institutes of Health Research grant submission process is preferred
  • 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
  • Familiarity with HIV/AIDS and addiction-related issues and the delivery of health care 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: June 9, 2017.

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

-- Project Coordinator, Education --
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 (1.0 FTE) position (1 year contract with the 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: The Education Project Coordinator will provide coordination and support for new BC Centre on Substance Use provincial opioid addiction treatment program as well as provide administrative and coordinator support for other aspects of the BCCSU’s educational and training areas. In this role, a large focus of the work will be to work with College of Physicians and Surgeons of BC (CPSBC), College of Registered Nurses of BC (CRNBC) and their registrants as well as other stakeholders to ensure overall functioning of the new provincial opioid addiction treatment program. Additionally, the Education Project Coordinator will be the first point of contact for educational programming within the BCCSU. The Education Project Coordinator will also work to support the program in other educational areas, including providing support to the Clinical Addiction Research Lead and FLEX program students and other strategic education and training initiatives of the BCCSU. The Education Project Coordinator will work under the direction and supervision of the BCCSU’s Education Lead.

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 provides administrative and other supports for the BCCSU’s provincial opioid addiction treatment program
  • Serves as a point of contact for program registrants and other stakeholders
  • Manages day-to-day administrative functions in relation to educational programming within the BCCSU
  • Provides administrative support to the Clinical Addiction Research Lead, trainees and students.
  • Works closely with the Education Lead to ensure program alignment and performs various activities across the department to ensure functioning of programming
  • Liaises with regional health authority contacts to support broad provincial reach of BCCSU’s addiction education opportunities for health professionals and others
  • Provides support to steering committees involved in BCCSU’s research and clinical addiction education programs.

JOB QUALIFICATIONS:

  • Undergraduate degree, or equivalent, in a field related to education, health science, public health, is essential.
  • A graduate degree (M.Ed., M.P.H., M.Sc., M.BA. or M.A.) in a field related to education, health professions education and/or health promotion is desirable, but not essential
  • A minimum of 3 years of experience working in an administration and/or coordination role, health/medical/allied health education environment preferred
  • Experience on collaborative initiatives, including project management or event planning is an asset
  • Working knowledge of training development and/or implementation an asset
  • Knowledge of social determinants of health (e.g., poverty, homelessness, discrimination, etc.) and commitment to addressing the needs of people who are marginalized and face barriers in accessing care for substance-related problems an asset
  • Strong organizational and interpersonal skills are essential
  • Strong communication skills, both written and verbal, and professionalism are essential
  • Strong organizational skills and ability to work under pressure are essential
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office required. Experience in or ability to quickly learn computer programs/interfaces an asset. Knowledge of online survey tools an asset
  • Ability to multi-task, an attention to detail, and an understanding of broader structural and institutional issues

Please include 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
  • Resume or Curriculum Vitae

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

APPLICATION DEADLINE: June 12, 2017

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 half-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.

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

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