Department

Socias Laboratory | BC Centre on Substance Use | Faculty of Medicine


Compensation Range

$4,688.67 - $6,754.00 CAD Monthly

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SUMMARY

The Clinical Research Coordinator (CRC) provides operational and administrative support to the Principal Investigator(s) and other study staff within the clinical research program. . The CRC may support, facilitate, oversee and coordinate multiple clinical research studies and study participant activities including pre-implementation activities, sponsor responsibilities i.e. protocol reviews and development, recruiting, screening, enrolling and following study participants, ensuring compliance with study protocols, and supporting the participants through the study process.



WORK PERFORMED
  1. Manages research activities ensuring regulatory and study start up activities, including liaising with researchers, hospital staff, and other stakeholders, and procuring space, equipment and study materials.
  2. Works directly with investigators to develop and implement research proposals and study protocols.
  3. Creating study document such as informed consent forms and data collection/ case report forms.
  4. Preparing and submitting REB applications, preparing and obtaining departmental approvals for hospital operational applications and meeting Health Canada regulatory and industry sponsor requirement.
  5. Ensures adherence to appropriate procedures and practices for patient consent and ethical review in studies by following good clinical practice (GCP); including standard operating procedures (SOP) development, REB applications and meeting Health Canada regulatory and industry sponsor requirements.
  6. Recruits, screens, enrolls and follows study participants, ensuring compliance with study protocols.
  7. Manages data collection process by overseeing data entry procedures and/or entering data into Electronic Data Capture System in accordance with specific study requirements. Manages discrepancies. Enters information in safety and risk monitoring modules.
  8. Maintains up to date records of project progress.
  9. Creating research project budgets.
  10. Responsible for preparation of project related abstracts, posters and presentations for local, national meeting and conferences.
  11. Contributes to the design and creation of communications and public relations tools; coordinates meetings among community, staff, research team, and support staff.
  12. Performs other related duties as required.


Consequence of Error/Judgement

Complexity of Duties: The Clinical Research Coordinator exercises professional judgment and initiative in the conduct of and in managing clinical research studies. Working closely with the Research Program Manager and with other members of the research team, the Clinical Research Coordinator ensures that study procedures are performed consistent with the study protocol, applicable hospital procedures, ethical guidelines and regulatory policies. The Clinical Research Coordinator is expected to work in a professional manner exercising poise and discretion especially when dealing with vulnerable patients and their families, and with sensitive medical information.

Establishing effective working relationships within the team and with other BCCSU departments is essential in the success of the research program. Inability to establish and foster effective working relationships may affect the integrity of the program and the successful and timely completion of research projects.

Confidentiality: Inappropriate disclosure of research participants personal information would contravene privacy legislation and could result in legal action. Errors in data, reference materials or publications if detected, would result in delays, requiring additional resources to obtain or validate data.



Supervision Received

The Clinical Research Coordinator reports to the Principal Investigator.



Supervision Given

The Clinical Research Coordinator will oversee the day-to-day tasks of some research staff, including research assistants and volunteers, providing guidance and delegating specific responsibilities.



MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS

Undergraduate degree in a relevant discipline. Minimum of two years of related experience, or an equivalent combination of education and experience.



PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS
  • Experience in managing and conducting industry-sponsored clinical trails and investigation clinical research studies.
  • Experience in approaching patients and their familiars in an acute hospital setting, for the purpose of obtaining consent for research studies and completing required study procedures.
  • Graduate degree from a technical college or institute in health-related discipline.
  • Working knowledge of TCPS2, ICH GCP, and Health Canada regulatory framework for clinical trials.
  • Certified Clinical Research Professional (CCRP) is an asset.
  • Demonstrated knowledge of medical terminology, completing research questionnaires, reviewing and collecting data from charts.
  • Demonstrated knowledge and/ or experience working in addiction, public health, heath services, HIV and hepatitis.
  • Knowledge and skill in recruiting and screening potential study participants.
  • Experience in preparing documents, reports, and communication materials.
  • Excellence project organization, implementation, and networking skills.
  • Excellence intrapersonal and written communication skills.
  • Demonstrated computer literacy with Microsoft Office suite and database management skills.
  • Strong analytical and planning skills.


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Passionate about driving impact through data? Skilled at transforming data into compelling narratives? Want to join a fun team invested in social justice and substance use care in British Columbia? Keep reading to learn more about the Evaluation Specialist role with the Education and Clinical Activities team at the BC Centre on Substance Use! The salary range for this role is $65,000-$94,000. Cover letters are encouraged.


SUMMARY

Working under the direction of the Associate Director, Education and Clinical Activities, and reporting to the Program Manager, BC ECHO on Substance Use, the Evaluation Specialist leads the development and implementation of the evaluation strategy for BC Centre on Substance Use (BCCSU)’s Education and Clinical Activities Team. This work includes responsibility for developing and implementing evaluation plans and frameworks for the BC ECHO on Substance Use project, National Alcohol Use Disorder project, and others identified by the Director and Associate Director of the Education and Clinical Activities team. The Evaluation Specialist provides leadership and support to other staff regarding evaluation activities, coordinating data collection, and conducting data analysis. The Evaluation Specialist is also responsible for generating presentations and reports on evaluation activities to meet plan requirements, funder requests, and user needs. The Evaluation Specialist attends evaluation-related meetings and project meetings to communicate findings to funders and provide answers to questions.



ROLE RESPONSIBILITIES
  1. Develops and revises evaluation plans, ensuring that evidence-based research is utilized, and evaluation plans and frameworks are successfully completed.
  2. Solicits and integrates appropriate feedback and suggestions from relevant stakeholders in the development and revision of evaluation plans.
  3. Designs, develops, pilots, and revises tools, questionnaires, interview guides, and other materials required to conduct evaluation activities. Provides direction and support to other staff utilizing the tools.
  4. Conducts and/or coordinates data collection.
  5. Conducts and/or coordinates data cleaning and analysis, and provides rapid input on evaluation results to project team members where appropriate.
  6. Provides and/or supports the development of presentations and reports (written and verbal) related to evaluation activities and projects in formats required by funders and/or tailored to the needs of the information user.
  7. Engages in the development of knowledge translation materials and effective strategies for dissemination and implementation of program outcomes, including peer-reviewed journals, policy reports, and infographics.
  8. Provides leadership and supervision to Research Assistants and other staff as needed.
  9. Attends project meetings and acts as a subject matter expert on all evaluation activities and projects.
  10. Performs other related duties as required.


QUALIFICATIONS

Education, Training and Experience

  • A level of education, training and experience equivalent to a Master’s degree preferred in Social Sciences, Health Sciences, or Public Health.
  • Minimum of three (3) years’ recent related experience organizing, leading, and supporting evaluation activities.
  • Experience working with substance use and/or knowledge of best practices and principles is an asset.
  • Knowledge of care delivery in a public health care system, government processes and health authority structures and responsibilities.
  • Familiarity with concepts related to health equity, addiction medicine, public health research, and the social determinants of health is an asset.
  • An understanding of and commitment to ongoing learning around anti-racism, cultural safety and humility, and reconciliation.
  • An understanding of the ways in which laws and policies have contributed to the marginalization of people who use drugs, or a willingness to learn.

Skills and Abilities

  • Demonstrated knowledge of evaluation methodology, principles and procedures, including logic models and implementation science frameworks.
  • Demonstrated knowledge of quantitative and qualitative data analysis and analytical principles and processes.
  • Demonstrated knowledge of creating and utilizing outcome measurement tools, including shared measurement frameworks.
  • Demonstrated ability to work collaboratively and facilitate multi-stakeholder or multipartner evaluation initiatives.
  • Ability to supervise staff, including staff working remotely.
  • Excellent ability to communicate both verbally and in writing.
  • Excellent ability to work with Microsoft Office software (including Excel and PowerPoint) and competency with data collection platforms such as Qualtrics, and other relevant software.
  • Ability to problem-solve and make decisions independently.
  • Ability to interact effectively with internal and external stakeholders.
  • Strong interpersonal skills, including facilitation and negotiation skills.
  • Ability to work independently.
  • Ability to prioritize, multi-task, and problem-solve in a fast-paced environment, and effectively manage both urgent and long-term deadlines.


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SUMMARY

Reporting to the Project Manager, the Project Coordinator provides operational and administrative support to project staff in the implementation and conduct of the project in accordance with applicable policies, standards, procedures, and protocols. This position documents, tracks and reports of key activities; maintains an understanding of the project schedule, deliverables, and commitments; works with relevant staff on developing project actions and monitoring deliverables. Functions as the point of contact to receive and convey information related to the project(s). Communicates project status to all stakeholders and prepares and establishes reports, briefing documents and presentations. Coordinates and schedules appointments and meetings; prepares agendas, records meeting notes.



SKILLS
  • Excellent time management skills including the ability to prioritize work and meet deadlines.
  • Ability to work collaboratively with other team members and ability to work independently with minimal supervision.
  • Ability to communicate effectively both verbally and in writing.
  • Excellent interpersonal skills and ability to work collaboratively with individuals at all levels internally and externally.
  • Ability to manage multiple competing priorities and projects simultaneously in a fast-paced environment under deadlines.
  • Demonstrated knowledge and understanding of and sensitivity to diversity issues.
  • Computer literacy including experience in Microsoft Office suite (Word, Excel, PowerPoint) and reference management software.


EDUCATION
  • Bachelor’s Degree in Health or Social Sciences, Public Health, Public Policy or related field supplemented with a minimum of two (2) years recent, related experience in project coordination or an equivalent combination of education, training, and experience.
  • Knowledge and/or experience working in addiction, public health, health services, HIV and hepatitis are an asset. Experience working within a large, complex organization is an asset.
  • Experience in coordinating projects and/or grant-based programs are an asset.
  • Experience in preparing documents, reports, and communication materials. Experience with knowledge translation and ability to convey both research and evaluation findings and medical concepts to a range of audiences are an assets.


DUTIES
  • Provide operational and administrative support to the Project Manager and other project staff in the development and operational implementation of assigned projects and initiatives. Act as a resource to project team and staff, including developing project actions, providing support, monitoring deliverables, and maintaining project timelines.
  • Track project progress according to project plan, monitor and report on the status of projects and major issues/obstacles encountered. In collaboration with the Project Manager, identify and support resolution to problems or barriers for successful research projects/change initiatives completion.
  • Maintain an understanding of the project schedule(s), deliverables, and commitments as set out in project charters and other work plans. Execute project plan according to project methodologies, ensuring the successful and coordinated completion of project components.
  • Communicate project status and contribute to positive working relationships with a diverse set of stakeholders, including regional and national government officials, healthcare providers, and people who use substances.
  • Prepare reporting materials, including written reports, briefing documents, and presentations. Monitors period, quarterly, mid-year and year-end budget expenditures and reports variances. Gathers and summarizes financial information related to assigned projects for submission to the Project Manager and funder(s).
  • Assist in the development of knowledge translation materials and effective strategies for dissemination of promotional materials.
  • Plan and manage logistics for meetings, ranging from small team meetings to large stakeholder meetings, including management of catering, facilities, preparation and delivery of materials and presentations, producing meeting agendas, minutes, and summaries, and follow-up.
  • Perform other related duties as assigned.


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SUMMARY

Reporting to the Project Manager, the Project Coordinator provides operational and administrative support to project staff in the implementation and conduct of the project in accordance with applicable policies, standards, procedures, and protocols. This position documents, tracks and reports of key activities; maintains an understanding of the project schedule, deliverables, and commitments; works with relevant staff on developing project actions and monitoring deliverables. Functions as the point of contact to receive and convey information related to the project(s). Communicates project status to all stakeholders and prepares and establishes reports, briefing documents and presentations. Coordinates and schedules appointments and meetings; prepares agendas, records meeting notes.



SKILLS
  • Excellent time management skills including the ability to prioritize work and meet deadlines.
  • Ability to work collaboratively with other team members and ability to work independently with minimal supervision.
  • Ability to communicate effectively both verbally and in writing.
  • Excellent interpersonal skills and ability to work collaboratively with individuals at all levels internally and externally.
  • Ability to manage multiple competing priorities and projects simultaneously in a fast-paced environment under deadlines.
  • Demonstrated knowledge and understanding of and sensitivity to diversity issues.
  • Computer literacy including experience in Microsoft Office suite (Word, Excel, PowerPoint) and reference management software.


EDUCATION
  • Bachelor’s Degree in Health or Social Sciences, Public Health, Public Policy or related field supplemented with a minimum of two (2) years recent, related experience in project coordination or an equivalent combination of education, training, and experience.
  • Knowledge and/or experience working in addiction, public health, health services, HIV and hepatitis are an asset. Experience working within a large, complex organization is an asset.
  • Experience in coordinating projects and/or grant-based programs are an asset.
  • Experience in preparing documents, reports, and communication materials. Experience with knowledge translation and ability to convey both research and evaluation findings and medical concepts to a range of audiences are an assets.


DUTIES
  • Provide operational and administrative support to the Project Manager and other project staff in the development and operational implementation of assigned projects and initiatives. Act as a resource to project team and staff, including developing project actions, providing support, monitoring deliverables, and maintaining project timelines.
  • Track project progress according to project plan, monitor and report on the status of projects and major issues/obstacles encountered. In collaboration with the Project Manager, identify and support resolution to problems or barriers for successful research projects/change initiatives completion.
  • Maintain an understanding of the project schedule(s), deliverables, and commitments as set out in project charters and other work plans. Execute project plan according to project methodologies, ensuring the successful and coordinated completion of project components.
  • Communicate project status and contribute to positive working relationships with a diverse set of stakeholders, including regional and national government officials, healthcare providers, and people who use substances.
  • Prepare reporting materials, including written reports, briefing documents, and presentations. Monitors period, quarterly, mid-year and year-end budget expenditures and reports variances. Gathers and summarizes financial information related to assigned projects for submission to the Project Manager and funder(s).
  • Assist in the development of knowledge translation materials and effective strategies for dissemination of promotional materials.
  • Plan and manage logistics for meetings, ranging from small team meetings to large stakeholder meetings, including management of catering, facilities, preparation and delivery of materials and presentations, producing meeting agendas, minutes, and summaries, and follow-up.
  • Perform other related duties as assigned.


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Do you love education, health sciences, and organization? Do you want to make meaningful change for people who use drugs? Do you spend time thinking about process and implementation? We’re seeking lovers of science, engagement and social justice to join the clinical education team at the BC Centre on Substance Use. Come join us! This position can work remotely with optional in office workspace. Applicant must live in BC. Salary for this position ranges between $77,822 - $97,77. Cover letters are required.


SUMMARY OF ROLE RESPONSIBILITIES

Within the context of a client and family centred model of care and, in accordance with the Mission, Vision and Values, and strategic directions of Providence Health Care, the person promotes a safe, respectful, and civil working environment for patients, residents, families, visitors and staff.

Reporting to the Director/Manager/Leader (or designate), the Project Manager provides organizational planning, oversight and coordination for the implementation of project(s) of medium to large scope and complexity that may impact multiple sites of the organization and/or partner organizations. Coordinates project activities to ensure project deliverables are completed on time and on budget. Works collaboratively and inspires others to achieve goals and deliverables through facilitation, effective communication of project vision, and ensuring the culture is one in which individual competencies can thrive. Liaises with operational leaders, staff, vendors, and other stakeholders to ensure site(s) readiness and assists with the management of the change at the site(s) level. Leads diverse project team(s) and coordinates related activities. Effectively manages project resources. Communicates with stakeholders, and all levels of staff and management on the scope and status of the project and acts as a resource. Liaises with consultants and other external agencies, as needed. In addition, the Project Manager develops briefing papers, reports, and presentations ensuring the timely and effective implementation of decisions. Participates on committees and working groups as required.



ROLE RESPONSIBILITIES
  1. Works with other members of the project leadership team to establish detailed project charters, plans, and objectives to outline timelines and project deliverables.
  2. Executes project plan according to project methodologies, ensures successful and coordinated completion of project components, facilitates consensus with stakeholders as needed, and ensures readiness for project implementation.
  3. Tracks project progress according to project plan, monitors and reports on the status of projects and major issues/obstacles encountered. Makes recommendations regarding project scope changes.
  4. Uses best utilization methods to thoroughly monitor and adhere to allocated budgets.
  5. Acts as a resource to project team and staff, provides support and maintains project timelines.
  6. Contributes to the implementation of effective processes to ensure project success and to assess project risks, identify risk mitigation strategies and monitor risk throughout the life cycle of the project.
  7. Meets with stakeholders, explains parameters of project and seeks input from the cross functional team leaders. Works collaboratively with team members to establish roles and responsibilities, identify skills required and supports needed by the team.
  8. Discusses timelines for project and directs work of team members as applicable to project. Ensures team members receive applicable orientation and/or training, provides input into recruitment, selection and performance issues and actions discipline, if required.
  9. Manages and monitors project budget and liaises with the Director/Manager/Leader (or designate) on variances and/or other issues.
  10. Works in collaboration with organizational and project leadership and other stakeholders to develop a process of evaluation for project outcomes, data collection and analysis.
  11. Ensures accurate and timely communications to stakeholders including monitoring the communication processes between the project team, and internal and external stakeholders and introducing changes where required. Provides regular status reports to project leadership including reporting on milestones.
  12. Develops briefing papers, reports and presentations, researching elements as required, to support timely decision-making and implementation.
  13. Participates on a variety of committees and establishes positive working relationships in order to ensure successful outcomes and cooperation from others on the project.
  14. Plans and executes handover to operational teams at the conclusion of the project.
  15. Performs other related duties as assigned.


QUALIFICATIONS

Education, Training and Experience

  • A level of education, training and experience equivalent to a Baccalaureate degree in a relevant field and five (5) to seven (7) years’ recent, related experience that includes managing medium to large projects, preferably directly with health care organizations. Eligible for registration and/or registration with an applicable licensing body may be required depending on project.


SKILLS AND ABILITIES
  • Comprehensive knowledge of project management concepts, tools and methodologies.
  • Broad knowledge of health care systems including understanding the interface between primary, acute, community, research and academic environments.
  • Excellent written and verbal communication and presentation skills.
  • Knowledge of best practices for change management and change leadership.
  • Knowledge of budget management, funding and project administration.
  • Knowledge of policies, procedures, rules and regulations and best practices within the sector.
  • Ability to utilize initiative, vision, independent and analytical thinking and creative problem-solving abilities to implement project plans and realize project completion.
  • Ability to interact productively and professionally with a wide range of internal and external stakeholders within a complex interdisciplinary environment including physician, nursing and other health professional communities.
  • Effective facilitation, persuasion and negotiation skills to achieve consensus, resolve conflict and achieve desired outcomes.
  • Proven leadership skills with demonstrated ability to motivate and mentor others.
  • Ability to work effectively under time pressure to meet deadlines, balance work priorities and resolve problems in a timely manner.
  • Functional knowledge of word-processing, spreadsheet, presentation, project management and database applications.
  • Ability to maintain confidentiality and use discretion.
  • Physical ability to perform the duties of the position.


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SUMMARY

Reporting to the Manager, Principal Investigator or other designate, the Research Assistant provides operational and administrative support to the Principal Investigator(s) and other staff in the implementation and conduct of various research studies and related activities in accordance with applicable policies, standards, procedures, and protocols.



SKILLS
  • Demonstrated knowledge in using NVivo, PubMed, Medline, Google Scholar, Microsoft Office Software, and reference manager software and e-mail and Intranet.
  • Knowledge of basic research design and protocol development.
  • Effective interview skills, ability to establish rapport, ability to assess a situation and respond accordingly.
  • Excellent time management skills including the ability to prioritize work and meet deadlines.
  • Demonstrated data entry and data management skills.
  • Demonstrated knowledge of terminology relating to substance use.
  • Ability to communicate effectively both verbally and in writing.
  • Ability to work collaboratively with other team members and ability to work independently with minimum supervision.
  • Ability to conduct literature searches and synthesis of findings.
  • Physical ability to perform the duties of the position.


EDUCATION
  • Bachelor’s Degree in a relevant discipline. One (1) to three (3) years’ previous research experience or an equivalent combination of education, training and experience. Experience with recruitment, interviewing and data collection in research studies, and with marginalized populations is an asset.


DUTIES
  • Prepares data collection forms, study consent forms, and recruitment materials.
  • Recruits, screens, schedules and evaluates research participants.
  • Performs data coding, entry, checking using electronic data capture systems.
  • Collects back-up source documentation as required.
  • Understands the data requirements of various study protocols.
  • Updates and maintains study databases and develops source document worksheets.
  • Maintains strict confidentiality and ethical requirements related to identification and release of study data.
  • Assists in the preparation and submission of research protocols for funding applications and REB review.
  • Conducts literature reviews and assists in the development of proposals and associated documents.
  • Participates in ongoing training and efforts to ensure data integrity.
  • Analyzes data (qualitative and quantitative), under the guidance of the Principal Investigator or designate, using relevant information systems to perform statistical analysis where appropriate.
  • Supports the development of academic outputs, including presentations and manuscripts.
  • Supports the preparation of relevant research and reports as directed by the Principal Investigator or designate. This would include activities such as but not limited to: taking and preparation of minutes, document writing and editing, graphics or other visual material preparations.
  • Performs other related duties as required.


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SUMMARY

Reporting to the Principle Investigator and receiving direction from the Observational Research Manager, the Research Coordinator coordinates and conducts research activities for quantitative and/or mixed methods research studies and research-related projects. The Research Coordinator is responsible for overseeing and at times conducting quantitative and, where relevant, semi-structured qualitative research interviews with study participants. Duties include coordinating research activities such as supervising and/or mentoring interviewers and other research staff, collecting research data, maintaining research records, and contributing to the management and analysis of quantitative and, where relevant, qualitative data. The Research Coordinator prepares ethics applications and submissions, partakes in the design and creation of communications and public relations tools, manages the consent process and prepare, writes and maintains reports and study documentation. The research coordinator liaises with community stakeholders to facilitate knowledge translation and build awareness about research and facilitate and maintain research capacity.



SKILLS
  • Clear understanding of the academic research process acquired through practical and/or academic experience.
  • Strong understanding of quantitative research methods, and experience collecting and reporting quantitative and, where applicable, qualitative data.
  • Strong knowledge of substance use disorders and responses (e.g., addiction medicine. harm reduction), social determinants of health, intersectionality (i.e., the intersections of gender inequality, racialization, and socio-economic marginalization); an understanding of structural and institutional influences that impact people who use drugs is considered an asset.
  • Demonstrated ability to organize and prioritize workload, handle multiple assignments effectively and meet deadlines.
  • Demonstrated ability and 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 conduct basic analysis of research data.
  • Demonstrated computer literacy with Microsoft Office suite and database management skills.
  • Demonstrated skill and experience in event planning and grant application preparation.
  • Strong analytical and planning skills.


EDUCATION
  • A level of education, training and experience equivalent to a Master’s degree in Social Sciences, Nursing, Health Sciences, or related field.
  • Minimum of two years’ experience of related professional experience in a health research setting.
  • Experience in organizing, coordinating, and managing research projects and/or grant-based programs.
  • Experience supervising data collection activities; and working with key affected populations in research activities, including people who use drugs and Indigenous persons.
  • Certification in research ethics core principles and guidelines (e.g. TCPS-2).


DUTIES
  • Coordinates development, implementation, and maintenance of research studies and projects; conducts research visits involving survey-based questionnaires /or qualitative topic guides; and collects data for existing and future projects. Recruits research participants, manages the consent process, oversees and conducts research interviews (e.g., structured/semi-structured interviews).
  • Supervises and/or mentors research staff (e.g., Interviewers, Trainees, Peer Research Assistants) by performing duties such as providing guidance and direction on study protocols/processes (e.g., the interview process, process or participant-related questions, managing participant-related changes, data entry), participating in the recruitment and selection of research staff, providing orientation and training, monitoring staff performance and providing feedback to the Principal Investigator(s).
  • Designs and maintains databases and uses research software to analyze data, where applicable.
  • Prepares data files evaluating the quality of the data and describing its structure, overseeing data entry procedures, and identifying ways to validate data and enhancing quality control of data.
  • Writes interview guides, operating procedures, study-related reports, study documents and ethics applications and submissions as well as maintains ethics approvals and liaises with Research Ethics Boards as needed.
  • Assists the Principal Investigator, Research Manager, and Financial Coordinator with various administrative tasks associated with the day-to-day operations of research studies including paying stipends to participants, keeping record of payment, maintaining study documentation (paper and electronic), etc.
  • Supports, develops and evaluates strategies that encourage community participation in research and research-related activities.
  • Liaises with community stakeholders to facilitate knowledge translation to and/or between a wide range of organization activities and groups.
  • Contributes to the design and creation of communications and public relations tools about research studies (e.g. flyers, posters, other materials) in order to recruit participants; coordinates meetings among community, staff, research teams, and support staff.
  • Conducts health related work which includes referrals to relevant programs, agencies, service providers and disease prevention programs for participants as needed and appropriate.
  • Provides education and employment referrals, training, advice and support for community agencies.
  • Performs other related duties as assigned.


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SUMMARY

Reporting to the Manager, Principal Investigator or other designate, the Research Assistant provides operational and administrative support to the Principal Investigator(s) and other staff in the implementation and conduct of various research studies and related activities in accordance with applicable policies, standards, procedures, and protocols.



SKILLS
  • Demonstrated knowledge in using NVivo, PubMed, Medline, Google Scholar, Microsoft Office Software, and reference manager software and e-mail and Intranet.
  • Knowledge of basic research design and protocol development.
  • Effective interview skills, ability to establish rapport, ability to assess a situation and respond accordingly.
  • Excellent time management skills including the ability to prioritize work and meet deadlines.
  • Demonstrated data entry and data management skills.
  • Demonstrated knowledge of terminology relating to substance use.
  • Ability to communicate effectively both verbally and in writing.
  • Ability to work collaboratively with other team members and ability to work independently with minimum supervision.
  • Ability to conduct literature searches and synthesis of findings.
  • Physical ability to perform the duties of the position.


EDUCATION
  • Bachelor’s Degree in a relevant discipline. One (1) to three (3) years’ previous research experience or an equivalent combination of education, training and experience. Experience with recruitment, interviewing and data collection in research studies, and with marginalized populations is an asset.


DUTIES
  • Prepares data collection forms, study consent forms, and recruitment materials.
  • Recruits, screens, schedules and evaluates research participants.
  • Performs data coding, entry, checking using electronic data capture systems.
  • Collects back-up source documentation as required.
  • Understands the data requirements of various study protocols.
  • Updates and maintains study databases and develops source document worksheets.
  • Maintains strict confidentiality and ethical requirements related to identification and release of study data.
  • Assists in the preparation and submission of research protocols for funding applications and REB review.
  • Conducts literature reviews and assists in the development of proposals and associated documents.
  • Participates in ongoing training and efforts to ensure data integrity.
  • Analyzes data (qualitative and quantitative), under the guidance of the Principal Investigator or designate, using relevant information systems to perform statistical analysis where appropriate.
  • Supports the development of academic outputs, including presentations and manuscripts.
  • Supports the preparation of relevant research and reports as directed by the Principal Investigator or designate. This would include activities such as but not limited to: taking and preparation of minutes, document writing and editing, graphics or other visual material preparations.
  • Performs other related duties as required.


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