-- Manager, Human Resources --
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

JOB START DATE: As soon as possible

SALARY: Commensurate with qualifications and experience

LOCATION: BC Centre on Substance Use, Vancouver, BC

JOB: Reporting to the Director, Administrative Services, the Manager, Human Resources (HR) is a key member of the administrative core for the Centre, providing leadership and guidance in the establishment and operation of human resources strategies for BCCSU. Leads in the provision of human resource services working collaboratively with Providence Health Care (PHC) HR to support organizational initiatives and projects, aligning those with the policies, standards, and objectives of PHC and the BCCSU.

The Manager, HR leads and oversees the HR management of various projects, teams and programs, supporting all staff and personnel, and works in consultation with the Centre Director, PHC HR, and appropriate partner institutions, such as UBC and SFU. In addition, this role is responsible for establishing, monitoring and reporting on HR initiatives with BCCSU, such as performance management, hiring and termination processes, organizational structure, timekeeping, team dynamics and leader/manager professional development.

The Manager HR builds the strength of the administrative core; develops HR processes and standards for the Centre; develops, promotes and maintains effective relationships; and ensures consistency and standardization of policy, practices and service delivery within the Centre in conjunction with PHC.

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

ORGANIZATION:

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

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

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

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

JOB RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Manages the day-to-day operations of the HR functions for the Centre, assesses and monitors staffing requirements and recommendations.
  • Supervises BCCSU Human Resources Coordinator(s) and other staff as appropriate
  • Coordinates priorities with the Director, and assists team members to define shared and individual goals, meet target dates and ensure alignment of team goals with BCCSU needs.
  • Responds to changing Centre and program needs by methods such as conducting continuous assessments of the activities, facilitating feedback within and across programs and responding to changing demands. Participates as a member of the administrative core, providing key leadership, expert advice and counsel throughout the Centre on a wide variety of human resource matters.
  • Recruits, hires, and supervises staff orientations by identifying vacancies, interviewing applicants, and contributing to hiring decisions in collaboration with the appropriate manager and/or Director; investigating work and staff issues; and clarifying roles, in collaboration with appropriate internal stakeholders, peer human resources staff and the HR at collaborating institutions (ex. UBC) as appropriate
  • Provides leadership to staff through collaborative coaching, guiding and modelling key behaviours and strategies, encouraging dialogue and providing guidance and advice to facilitate resolutions to work issues.
  • Coordinates and monitors requests for vacation, leaves of absences and sick time, and establishes processes for these with the leadership team.
  • Fosters team spirit, trust and mutual respect.
  • Manages employee recognition programs as appropriate
  • Provides guidance, technical advice and supports effective human resource practices and processes in a variety of areas. Ensures consistency and standardization of policy, practice and contract interpretation, adherence to industry best practices, and compliance with collective agreements, arbitration decisions and legislation changes to minimize and mitigate organizational risk.

JOB QUALIFICATIONS:

  • A level of education, training and experience equivalent to a Bachelor’s Degree in Human Resources or a related discipline supplemented by seven (7) to ten (10) years of progressively more senior experience in an academic health sciences environment
  • Solid understanding of research and grant based programs and administration
  • Aptitude for detailed work
  • Preference will be given to candidates with or pursuing a Chartered Professionals in Human Resources designation.
  • Solid understanding of human resource practices, related legislation and applicable collective agreements. Demonstrated ability to supervise and lead staff.
  • Ability to establish courses of action for self and others that are results oriented.
  • Excellent communication skills including the ability to facilitate, negotiate, and persuade others.
  • Ability to respond to the needs of stakeholders supported by an acute awareness of the impact of actions.
  • Ability to create and execute strategic human resource plans.
  • Excellent organizational skills including the ability to prioritize workload to meet deadlines.
  • Ability to deal effectively with all levels of staff.
  • Ability to use related equipment including HR information systems, word processing, spreadsheet, database and internet tools.
  • Sensitivity to working with marginalized populations, such as people with substance use disorders
  • Physical ability to perform the duties of the position.

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:
Lindsay Farrell, Senior Operations Coordinator, BC Centre on Substance Use
lfarrell@cfenet.ubc.ca

APPLICATION DEADLINE: January 24, 2018

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

-- Director, Administrative Services --
BC Centre on Substance Use (BCCSU)

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

STATUS: This is a full-time 1.0 FTE position

JOB START DATE: As soon as possible

SALARY: Commensurate with qualifications and experience

LOCATION: BC Centre on Substance Use Vancouver, BC

JOB: Reporting to the Director of the British Columbia Centre on Substance Use (BCCSU), the Director of Administrative Services (DAS) is accountable for and oversees finances, human resources, IT, and management of all non-scientific administrative and operational matters at the BCCSU. Working in close collaboration with the Director of Research, the Director of Implementation & Partnerships, and the Director Clinical Activities & Development, the DAS is central to the management of the Centre’s day-to-day operations, overseeing all strategic and long-term planning relevant to the role, and develops, sustains and enhances relationships with internal (within PHCRI) and external partners and collaborators, such as Health Authorities, Universities, University and Hospital Foundations, and major funders and vendor partners.

Working in close collaboration with BCCSU’s executive leadership, the DAS has overarching responsibility to ensure the delivery of high quality, timely, effective and efficient institutional administration in support of research, clinical and educational programs and collaborative services within a research-intensive environment and in accordance with internationally recognized levels of excellence. The DAS is accountable for leading programs and portfolios as assigned by the Centre Director, and has direct responsibility for coordinating Centre-wide strategic and operational goals and initiatives to enable scientific excellence, continuous planning, quality improvement, operational integration and risk management.

ORGANIZATION:

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

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

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

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

JOB RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Manages and directs Centre staff responsible for administrative and operational services, provides budget development and oversight, and implements strategic operational plans and provides oversight of operational IT.
  • Provides overall administrative leadership and direction for the management and operation of the Centre.
  • Ensures an ‘in service’ culture of supporting the research, education and clinical activities of the Centre.
  • In conjunction with the Director of Research, the Director of Implementation & Partnerships, and the Director Clinical Activities & Development, provides support to the Centre’s leadership in overall management of the Centre, including the development, sustainment and management of the Centre’s research and evaluation strategies and clinical and educational programs.
  • Provides effective and motivational leadership and high-level supervision to operations, management, administration, procurement, human resources and finance programs within the Centre.
  • Develops and executes operational plans, goals and objectives in accordance with the Centre’s strategy to ensure the Centre is maintained and further developed as an internationally recognized scientific, clinical and educational leader. Has overall responsibility for resolution of operational problems and plans for oversight of normal and contingency operations in the event of labour disruptions or emergencies.
  • Directs all business operations within the Centre, including but not limited to: administrative and technical operation of the Centre; financial management and control of operating and project expenditures; human resources management; maintenance of safety, quality and accreditation standards.
  • Develops, monitors, evaluates and oversees the Centre’s operational, capital, project and foundation budgets for all areas. Leads the development of proposals and business cases for major projects and initiatives, facility improvements and capital programs.
  • Develops and maintains effective working relationships with other centres, groups and team members through continual liaison; fosters and builds successful collaborations to ensure integration of research, clinical and educational activities; facilitates interdisciplinary cooperation, participates on committees, and provides relevant communication on pertinent matters to other leaders within the Centre.
  • Provides leadership in collaboratively establishing priorities for allocation of resources, including identifying resources for programs or projects, such as planning for space, equipment and staff.
  • Provides leadership in the implementation of new systems or programs.
  • Responsible for defining an effective workforce plan consistent with the Centre’s strategic direction and within the context of operational demands and environmental and resource constraints.
  • Oversees the recruitment of staff members (except PI scientists and other research staff) and ensures that staff members are retained and supported to achieve a level of performance that meets the highest standard within their area of function.

JOB QUALIFICATIONS:

  • A level of education, training and experience equivalent to a Bachelor of Science degree in a relevant field and a Master’s degree in Health Administration, Business Administration or Project Management.
  • Ten (10) years of experience in research management and administration that includes at least two (2) years experience in leadership of management and administration staff within a research centre or department.
  • Strong interpersonal skills to facilitate team work, inter-department and inter-agency co-ordination and inter-disciplinary communication.
  • Strategic and project management, planning and execution skills. Ability to use excellent judgment in the evaluation of new initiatives and programs.
  • Demonstrated creativity and originality in problem identification and resolution and ability to communicate with and facilitate dialogue between diverse groups locally, provincially, nationally and internationally.
  • Proven experience in all aspect of budget development, management and reporting. Demonstrated experience in scope, time, cost and quality management.
  • Knowledge of financial, human resources and administrative methodologies to recommend organizational standards and practices and to build capacity.
  • Demonstrated experience in effective leadership skills and ability to provide motivational leadership to direct and indirect reports at all levels.
  • Relationship management to work collegially with teams, staff, executives, collaborators, partners and funders, and proven experience in identifying opportunities to build new or expand existing relationships.
  • Physical ability to perform the duties of the position.

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 positio
  • Resume or Curriculum Vitae

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

APPLICATION DEADLINE: January 24, 2018

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

-- Manager Financial Resources --
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

JOB START DATE: As soon as possible

SALARY: Commensurate with qualifications and experience

LOCATION: BC Centre on Substance Use Vancouver, BC

JOB: Reporting to the Director, Administrative Services, the Manager, Financial Resources (FR) is a key member of the administrative core for the Centre, providing leadership and guidance in the establishment and operation of financial management for BCCSU. Leads in the provision of financial administration services working collaboratively with PHC Finance to support organizational initiatives and projects, aligning those with the policies, standards, and objectives of PHC and the BCCSU.

The Manager leads and oversees the financial management of various project budgets, restricted funds and endowment funds and works in consultation with the Centre Director, the St. Pauls Foundation, PHC finance, and appropriate granting entities.

The Manager provides guidance and support to BCCSU project teams, contractors and stakeholders. In addition, this role is responsible for the monitoring and reporting on project and core fund budgets and ensuring projects are meeting milestones.

Collaborates with other Managers and Directors within the administrative core to ensure an integrated and seamless service delivery model.

ORGANIZATION:

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

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

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

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

JOB RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Manages the day-to-day operations of the finance functions for the Centre. Assesses, manages, monitors, and reconciles the Centre’s operating, research, project and special purpose fund accounts.
  • Supervises BCCSU finance coordinator and other staff as appropriate.
  • In conjunction with the leadership team, provides input and recommendations to the budgeting process and the finance goals and objectives for the BCCSU.
  • Oversees budgets, authorizes requisitions and approves payments for items such as office supplies, services, maintenance contracts of equipment, and honorariums in accordance to established guidelines.
  • Provides expert financial advice to senior leadership team and other administrative and research staff.
  • Prepares detailed financial reports identifying and analyzing variances using appropriate tools and resources.
  • Ensures appropriate risk management strategies are in place to minimize liability, comply with financial agreements and support continuous improvement.

JOB QUALIFICATIONS:

  • A level of education, training and experience equivalent to a Bachelor's degree in finance or accounting, or equivalent business experience.
  • 10+ years of progressively responsible experience in an academic health science environment.
  • Preference will be given to candidates with the Certified Public Accountant or Certified Management Accountant designations.
  • Excellent communication skills are essential, particularly in regard to presenting the results of analyses to management.
  • Should have an advanced knowledge of electronic spreadsheets.
  • Ability to respond to the needs of stakeholders supported by an acute awareness of the impact of actions.
  • Excellent organizational skills including the ability to prioritize workload to meet deadlines.
  • Ability to problem-solve with a global perspective in order to incorporate the organization’s systems and strategies when developing viable solutions to problems.
  • Ability to deal effectively with all levels of staff.
  • Ability to use related equipment including financial information systems, word processing, spreadsheet, database and internet tools.
  • Physical ability to perform the duties of the position.

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

APPLICATION DEADLINE: January 24, 2018

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

DATA ANALYST
BC Centre for Excellence in HIV/AIDS
BC CENTRE ON SUBSTANCE USE

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

STATUS: This is a full time position

JOB START DATE: As soon as possible

SALARY: Commensurate with qualifications and experience

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

JOB: A SAS data analyst for the BC Centre on Substance Use. The data analyst wil be responsible for data preparation, data cleaning and basic analysis of healthcare information, obtained from a variety of sources. This role will also involve developing, reviewing and preparation of datasets and SAS scripts for staff.

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:

  • Link information from a variety of data sources
  • Develop SAS scripts, datasets and reports
  • Use and support SAS database applications and analytical tools
  • Evaluate data quality, applications, and functions and produce output
  • Contribute to development of new datasets and improvement in data delivery and presentation
  • Data retrieval and management of databases for epidemiological cohort-based studies, including writing computer programs and macros to capture and edit data
  • Follow approved protocols, including maintaining confidentiality as appropriate
  • Perform other job duties as required

JOB QUALIFICATIONS:

  • Bachelor’s degree or higher in relevant field in Computer Science, Epidemiology, Mathematics, Medical Health Information or equivalent qualifications
  • Undergraduate or graduate coursework in statistics, data analysis or research methods
  • A minimum of one year experience in data preparation and analysis, including demonstrated proficiency with SAS software
  • Experience working with a variety of information systems and data files, including large and complex files
  • Demonstrated experience and expertise with SAS programming language
  • Proven experience developing SAS macros
  • Experience in preparing data for different types of analyses (cross-sectional, longitudinal, survival, and etc.) from various data sources (survey, administrative, etc.), including data linkages
  • Working knowledge of Microsoft Excel
  • Understanding of data cycle and experience with development and implementation of quality control standards and procedures
  • Ability to self-motivate, with managerial, leadership and project management skills
  • Demonstrated oral and written communication, organizational, multi-tasking and problem solving skills, with the ability to work independently within a team environment as well as the ability to work under pressure to meet deadlines

Please include in your letter of submission:

  • Curriculum Vitae
  • Cover letter detailing experience and interests
  • Salary expectation and availability

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

APPLICATION DEADLINE: December 15, 2017

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

-- At-Risk Youth Study (ARYS) Qualitative Research Coordinator --
BC Centre for Excellence in HIV/AIDS (BC-CfE)
BC Centre on Substance Use (BCCSU)

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

JOB START DATE: Winter 2017

SALARY: Commensurate with qualifications and experience

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

JOB: Coordinates and conducts qualitative research, working under the direction of the Principal Investigator (Dr. Danya Fast). Will be responsible for conducting in-depth qualitative interviews and ethnographic observational research with young people who use drugs. Will coordinate program activities, collect qualitative data, maintain research records, and contribute to the management and analysis of qualitative data. Focus will be on qualitative research projects with young people who use drugs and those who provide care to this population. In particular, research will examine: (1) youth’s addiction treatment engagement and trajectories across time; and, (2) the impacts of a transforming landscape of addiction services for adolescents and young adults in British Columbia’s Lower Mainland.

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 communities they are intended to serve.

JOB RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Coordinating development, implementation, and maintenance of qualitative research studies;
  • Assisting the Principal Investigators with various administrative tasks associated with the day-to-day operations of qualitative research studies (E.g., institutional ethics applications)
  • Recruiting research participants
  • Conducting qualitative interviews and ethnographic observational research
  • Coding and analyzing qualitative data using qualitative data analysis software
  • Participating in ongoing interviewer training and efforts to ensure data integrity
  • Liaising with and assisting peer researchers, community research partners, research staff, and research participants around issues of study enrolment, study protocol procedures, and study participation
  • Supervising and mentoring other research staff (e.g., Students, Peer Research Assistants)
  • Coordinating meetings among community, staff, researchers, and support staff
  • Coordinating study transcription, evaluating the quality of transcripts, ensuring quality control of data
  • Supporting the development of academic outputs, including presentations and manuscripts
  • Supporting, developing, and evaluating strategies that encourage community participation in research activities
  • Performing other duties as required

JOB QUALIFICATIONS:

  • Minimum of a master’s degree or equivalent in the Health or Social Sciences, Public Health, or related field
  • Minimum of two years of related professional experience
  • Clear understanding of the academic research process acquired through practical and/or academic experience
  • Strong understanding of qualitative and ethnographic research methods, and experience collecting and reporting qualitative data
  • Strong knowledge and/or experience in youth addiction, public health, health services, housing systems or related fields
  • Experience in organizing, coordinating, and managing research projects and/or grant-based programs, and supervising data collection activities
  • Experience working with affected populations in research activities, including people who use drugs and Indigenous persons
  • Experience in preparing documents, reports, and communication materials
  • Excellent project organization, implementation, and networking skills
  • Excellent communication skills
  • An understanding of and sensitivity to diversity issues
  • Excellent research skills, with an ability to analyse results
  • Experience in qualitative data analysis software (NVivo or ATLAS.ti)
  • Experience in Microsoft Office suite and database management
  • Strong analytical and planning skills

Included in your letter of submission:

  • Cover letter outlining experience and interests
  • Curriculum Vitae

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

APPLICATION DEADLINE: Applications will be accepted until the position is filled.

Note: The BCCSU encourages applicants from Indigenous or other culturally diverse backgrounds. Applications received without a cover letter will NOT be considered. Only candidates who are selected for an interview will be contacted.

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

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

JOB START DATE: As soon as possible

SALARY: Commensurate with qualifications and experience

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

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

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

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

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

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

JOB QUALIFICATIONS:

  • Recent PhD in public health, sociology, medical anthropology, or related social sciences discipline
  • Strong understanding of qualitative research methods
  • Minimum of three years of experience collecting and reporting qualitative data
  • Strong knowledge and/or experience in addiction, public health, health services, housing systems or related fields
  • Experience in organizing, coordinating, and managing research projects and/or grant-based programs, and supervising data collection activities
  • Experience working with affected populations in research activities, including people who use drugs
  • Excellent project organization, implementation, and networking skills
  • Excellent communication skills
  • An understanding of and sensitivity to diversity issues
  • Excellent research skills, with an ability to analyse results
  • Experience in qualitative data analysis software (NVivo preferred)
  • Experience in Microsoft Office suite and database management
  • Strong analytical and planning skills
  • The BCCSU encourages applicants from Indigenous or other culturally diverse backgrounds.

Included in your letter of submission:

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

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

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

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

-- PROJECT COORDINATOR --
BC Centre for Excellence in HIV/AIDS
British Columbia Centre on Substance Use (BCCSU)

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

STATUS: This is a full-time position (1 year contract to cover staff parental leave)

JOB START DATE: As soon as possible

SALARY: Commensurate with qualifications and experience

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

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

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

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

JOB RESPONSIBILITIES:

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

JOB QUALIFICATIONS:

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

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

Please include in your letter of submission:

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

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

APPLICATION DEADLINE: Applications will be reviewed until position is filled

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

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