SUMMARY

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 and the BC Centre on Substance Use, the person promotes a safe, respectful, and civil working environment for patients, residents, families, visitors and staff.

Reporting to the Director of Research, the Observational Research Manager is responsible for leading and supporting designated observational research (i.e., prospective cohort studies, qualitative and ethnographic research, etc.). The Manager leads the Operational Research Unit in conjunction with the Director, including development and long range planning, core infrastructure development, development and implementation of procurement systems, data collection systems, training materials and building of staff and investigator capacity. Oversees all aspects of designated observational research activities conducted locally, regionally, provincially or nationally through the BCCSU; coordinates personnel across studies, assesses team performance, ensures appropriate training and orientation and adherence PHC and BCCSU policies, procedures and standards as well as regulatory and reporting requirements.



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.



SKILLS
  • Advanced knowledge of research ethics principles, ethical research best practices and ethics reporting procedures for behavioural research ethics boards as they pertain to observational research among vulnerable and marginalized populations.
  • Familiarity with working environment Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs).
  • Proven ability to lead teams and to promote teamwork, work collaboratively and build consensus with diverse groups.
  • Highly developed analytical and critical thinking skills.
  • Ability to work closely with teams, train research personnel and mentor team members, as appropriate.
  • Excellent written and spoken communication and presentation skills, with a demonstrated ability to develop and maintain strong collaborative relationships with external service providers, community groups, and other healthcare decision makers.
  • Familiarity with grant submission processes, and both local and federal funding sources and working with granting agencies.
  • Familiarity with budget development and working across government and agencies from development to execution.
  • Familiarity with provincial and national privacy and data sharing legislation.


EDUCATION
  • A Master’s degree in an area relevant to health care or other relevant scientific discipline.
  • Minimum three to five (3-5) years’ experience working in an academic research environment as a senior research coordinator or research manager or similar leadership role is preferred.
  • Minimum of three to five (3-5) years of experience working with local community clinics, organizations and populations of people who use drugs.
  • Strong project management skills and experience, including managing research organizations.
  • Experience in conducting and/or managing interdisciplinary local, regional and national research.
  • In depth knowledge with the concepts of observational research and observational research design, including quantitative, qualitative and mixed methods, including study design, operating procedure development, biostatistics, qualitative research and other scientific methodologies.
  • Previous experience working with local and/or national or international research ethics boards.
  • Academic research background in substance use and addictions research is preferred.
  • Experience in the development and/or implementation of electronic data capture system is an asset.
  • TCPS-2 Ethics certification is an asset.


DUTIES
  • Manages the Observational Research Unit for the BCCSU in collaboration with the Research Director, including the development and long term strategic planning for observational research; core infrastructure development and implementation of procurement systems, data collection systems (including direct input data collection infrastructure), all training materials; building staff and investigator capacity.
  • Leads observational research team operations and supports Research Scientists in collaboration with the Clinical Research Manager and Director of Research, including: Providing organizational orientation and training specific to the observational research activities of the BCCSU and the job responsibilities of observational research staff members.
  • Alongside Research Scientists, participates in feedback regarding clinical team performance, facilitates professional development, advancement and training of research staff.
  • Coordination of personnel across research studies, including common training and staffing level management across studies where appropriate.
  • Supporting hiring of new observational research staff.
  • Oversees the implementation and coordination and operational aspects of ongoing observational research activities including but not limited to: Ensuring appropriate and adequate scientific oversight is in place for observational research studies.
  • Oversees and provides guidance, training and support materials to observational research staff for the development of research ethics applications with PHC, UBC and SFU Research Ethics Offices to support harmonized applications as well as coordinates measures to ensure compliance with ethical standards and regulations.
  • Ensuring development, implementation and adherence to all organizational and research operating procedures across observational research projects.
  • Liaises with data programmers to establish electronic data capture systems.
  • In collaboration with the Clinical Research Manager, manages procurement and cost-sharing agreements for study supplies (e.g., urine drug screen testing, HCV testing, HIV and sexually transmitted disease testing).
  • Supports the establishment and troubleshoots frontline operations and logistics for observational research studies.
  • Works alongside Research Scientists to develop study budgets, and with Director of Research to develop and monitor the program budget for the Observational Research Unit.
  • Works closely with institutional administration to facilitate financial aspects of research studies, funding applications, research agreements, vendor contracts
  • Monitors study progress, including but not limited to recruitment and retention, participant safety monitoring and reporting.
  • Ensures measures to protect participant confidentiality and data security are established and maintained across all observational research studies.
  • Supports and facilitates data sharing agreements for data linkages (e.g., with BC Ministry of Health, PopData BC, Health Authorities).
  • Coordinates considerations related to shared resources including, but not limited to, research space and human resource needs.
  • Manages reporting requirements for peer reviewed funding to funding agencies and universities as needed and communicates with study sponsors, as required.
  • Keeps abreast of relevant scientific literature in the field of drug use.
  • Develops and maintains strong collaborative relationships with academic institutions, health care providers, research funders, community groups and other relevant stakeholders.
  • Supports and leads working groups and committees associated with the observational research program as needed.
  • Engages in training and educational opportunities as appropriate, provides training to team members as required and provides ongoing feedback and support.
  • On call as required.
  • Performs other related duties as required.


For more information and to apply:

http://www.providencehealthcare.org/careers/postings/observational-research-manager-bc-centre-substance-use

Posting Number: PHC18-114897

SUMMARY

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 and the BC Centre on Substance Use, the person promotes a safe, respectful, and civil working environment for patients, residents, families, visitors and staff.

In the context of research operations, the Statistician conducts data analysis, outcome evaluation and aids in the interpretation of the results, as well as other analytic tasks. Provides statistical and computer programming support. Ensures the section of statistical protocols is designed to establish or verify statistical accuracy of methodological proposals, and ensures the sections of statistical reports correspond to the established protocols.



ORGANIZATION

The British Columbia Centre on Substance Use (BCCSU) is a provincially-networked organization with a mandate to develop, help implement, and evaluate evidence-based approaches to substance use and addiction. As a research centre of Providence Health Care Research Institute and a University of British Columbia Faculty of Medicine Centre, the BCCSU’s vision is to transform substance use policies and care in BC by translating research into education and evidence-based care guidance. By supporting the collaborative development of evidence-based policies, guidelines and standards, the BCCSU seeks to improve the integration of best practices and care across the continuum of substance use, thereby serving all British Columbians. The BCCSU seeks to achieve these goals through integrated activities of its three core functions: research and evaluation, education and training, and clinical care guidance.

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.



SKILLS
  • Extensive knowledge of one of the typical statistical software packages (i.e., SAS or R).
  • Knowledge of statistical design, quantitative and qualitative methods.
  • Ability to synthesize and present results effectively to both technical and lay audiences.
  • Experience with database management, programming and statistical software applications.
  • Ability to perform complex statistical analyses with an understanding of assumptions made, and the extent of inference possible based on the design of study.
  • Have a strong sense of statistical ethics with regards to work done, and work proposed.
  • Knowledge of Microsoft Word, Excel and PowerPoint.
  • Ability to communicate effectively, both verbally and in writing.
  • Ability to work independently and in cooperation with others.


EDUCATION
  • A level of education, training, and experience equivalent to a Master’s in Statistics, Biostatistics, Public Health, Computer Science or Epidemiology with a statistical focus plus a minimum of three (3) years recent, related experience in statistics and/or the health information field.
  • Experience with SAS and R.
  • Experience in writing statistical analysis, plans, and reports is essential.
  • Data analysis experience is required.


DUTIES
  • Provides analytical support for research conducted at the BC Centre on Substance Use by conducting qualitative and quantitative data analysis applying descriptive and statistical methodologies. This includes synthesizing results into meaningful précis for research collaborators.
  • Conducts literature searches to obtain verification, validation and accreditation.
  • Works collaboratively on writing scientific papers and other research outputs. This includes providing statistical results, writing/revising Methods and Results sections, and preparing tables and figures as required.
  • Assists with developing new strategies and methodologies for data analysis.
  • Acts as a statistical resource for colleagues on experimental design, statistical methodology and theory.
  • Provides data retrieval and management of smaller databases for cohort-based studies. This includes writing computer programs and macros to collect and edit data, and/or liaise with information systems department for the same.
  • Prepares accurate, high quality reports of complex analyses, publications and management. Guides other trial statisticians in this task.
  • Implements and maintains the effectiveness of the quality system.
  • Develops the statistics, programming strategy and plans for a project, and identifies milestones.
  • Designs, codes, tests, debugs, documents and maintains computer programs for statistical analysis and data management as needed.
  • Evaluates and recommends statistical methods for data analysis.
  • Performs other duties as required.


For more information and to apply:

http://www.providencehealthcare.org/careers/postings/statistician-bc-centre-substance-use

Posting Number: PHC18-115307

The focus of this job will be coordinating all stages of a multisite clinical trial assessing the impacts of different treatment alternatives for opioid use disorder (OPTIMA).


SUMMARY

Reporting to the respective Principal Investigator, Clinical Research Manager or designate, the Clinical Research Coordinator (CRC) assists the Principal Investigator (PI) in the planning, implementation, and conduct of provincial, national, and international clinical research studies focused on substance use and related harms. The CRC acts as the primary administrative point of contact for internal research staff and the operational liaison for hospital staff, other research organizations, funding agencies and regulating bodies. The CRC supports, facilities and coordinates multiple clinical research studies and study participant activities including recruiting, screening, enrolling and following study participants, ensuring compliance with study protocols, and supporting the participants through the study process. Supervises data collection activities ensuring that data is submitted on a timely basis, source documentation is accurate and complete, and that all ethical and regulatory requirements are met. Assists in development the Standard Operating Procedure (SOPs), write ethics application, and prepares and submits reports to external bodies. The CRC supervises, supports the training and mentoring of personnel conducting interviews and other research staff. Schedules interviews, participates in interviews, and develops interview tools. Contributes to communication strategies to recruit participants and liaises with community partners to build awareness and partnerships as required.



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.



SKILLS
  • Demonstrated knowledge of medical terminology, completing research questionnaires, reviewing and collecting data from charts and maintaining related records.
  • Strong understanding of randomized controlled trial and epidemiologic and research principles, and experience in interpreting randomized controlled trial and epidemiologic data.
  • Demonstrated knowledge and/or experience working in addiction, public health, health services, HIV and hepatitis.
  • Knowledge and skill in recruiting and screening potential study participants.
  • Demonstrated ability to organize, coordinate, and manage research projects and/or grant-based programs, and supervise data collection activities.
  • Demonstrated ability to organize and prioritize workload, handle multiple assignments effectively and meet deadlines.
  • Experience in preparing documents, reports, and communication materials.
  • Excellent project organization, implementation, and networking skills.
  • Excellent intrapersonal and written communication skills.
  • An understanding of and sensitivity to diversity issues.
  • Excellent research skills, with an ability to analyze results.
  • Demonstrated computer literacy with Microsoft Office suite and database management skills.
  • Strong analytical and planning skills.


EDUCATION
  • A level of education, training and experience equivalent to a Master’s degree in Health Sciences, Epidemiology, Public Health, or related field;
  • Understanding of the academic research process acquired through both practical and/or academic experience.
  • Minimum two years’ experience working in a complex research environment and clinical healthcare setting.
  • Experience supervising research interviews and front line research staff is an asset.
  • Certified Clinical Research Professional (CCRP) is an asset.
  • Good Clinical Practice (GCP) and Ethical Conduct for Research Involving Humans (TCPS2) is an asset.


DUTIES
  • Assists Principal Investigation with regulatory and study start up activities, including liaising with researchers, hospital staff, and other stakeholders, and procuring space, equipment and study materials.
  • Assists with research proposal and protocol development and implementation. 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.
  • Recruits, screens, enrolls and follows study participants; ensuring compliance with study protocols.
  • Participates in randomization process and assignment study participants.
  • Builds relationships and trust and supports the participants through complex study process and protocol.
  • Conducts informed consent process.
  • Records participant attendance and activity, conducts follow-up visits, administers questionnaires, and collects data from existing and former participants. Observes and reports any adverse safety events to physician/nursing staff.
  • Schedules interviews and staff conducting interviews, participates in ongoing interviewer training and interviewer supervision to support efforts to ensure data integrity.
  • Supervises and/or mentors research staff (e.g., Clinical Research Assistants, Trainees, Peer Research Assistants) by performing duties such as providing guidance and direction on study protocols/processes (e.g., the interview process, questions, difficult participants, data entry), participating in the recruitment and selection, providing orientation and training, monitoring staff performance and providing feedback to the Principal Investigator.
  • Supervises 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.
  • Assists PI with preparation of data files to evaluate the quality of the data and identify ways to validate data and enhance quality control of data.
  • Completes chart reviews and abstracts data from medical records used for research or future studies.
  • Performs administrative tasks associated with the day-to-day operations of research studies and projects including paying stipends to participants, keeping record of payment, maintaining study documentation (paper and electronic), etc.
  • Conducts basic sample collection and/ or diagnostic testing on participants if required.
  • Liaises with and assists community research partners, BCCSU staff and research participants around issues of study enrollment, study protocol procedures, study participation and study findings.
  • Contributes to the design and creation of communications and public relations tools; coordinates meetings among community, staff, research teams, and support staff.
  • Works closely with professionals in the community. Partakes in the creation of publicity to promote research and capacity-building, provide information to and between a wide range of organizations and groups.
  • Supports, develops, and evaluates strategies that encourage community participation in research activities.
  • Performs other related duties as required.


For more information and to apply:

http://www.providencehealthcare.org/careers/postings/clinical-research-coordinator-bc-centre-substance-use-optima

Posting Number: PHC18-114848

The focus of this job will be coordinating all stages of a clinical trial testing the safety and efficacy of vaporized cannabis as a treatment for chronic, resistant post-traumatic stress disorder.


SUMMARY

Reporting to the respective Principal Investigator, Clinical Research Manager or designate, the Clinical Research Coordinator (CRC) assists the Principal Investigator (PI) in the planning, implementation, and conduct of provincial, national, and international clinical research studies focused on substance use and related harms. The CRC acts as the primary administrative point of contact for internal research staff and the operational liaison for hospital staff, other research organizations, funding agencies and regulating bodies. The CRC supports, facilities and coordinates multiple clinical research studies and study participant activities including recruiting, screening, enrolling and following study participants, ensuring compliance with study protocols, and supporting the participants through the study process. Supervises data collection activities ensuring that data is submitted on a timely basis, source documentation is accurate and complete, and that all ethical and regulatory requirements are met. Assists in development the Standard Operating Procedure (SOPs), write ethics application, and prepares and submits reports to external bodies. The CRC supervises, supports the training and mentoring of personnel conducting interviews and other research staff. Schedules interviews, participates in interviews, and develops interview tools. Contributes to communication strategies to recruit participants and liaises with community partners to build awareness and partnerships as required.



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.



SKILLS
  • Demonstrated knowledge of medical terminology, completing research questionnaires, reviewing and collecting data from charts and maintaining related records.
  • Strong understanding of randomized controlled trial and epidemiologic and research principles, and experience in interpreting randomized controlled trial and epidemiologic data.
  • Demonstrated knowledge and/or experience working in addiction, public health, health services, HIV and hepatitis.
  • Knowledge and skill in recruiting and screening potential study participants.
  • Demonstrated ability to organize, coordinate, and manage research projects and/or grant-based programs, and supervise data collection activities.
  • Demonstrated ability to organize and prioritize workload, handle multiple assignments effectively and meet deadlines.
  • Experience in preparing documents, reports, and communication materials.
  • Excellent project organization, implementation, and networking skills.
  • Excellent intrapersonal and written communication skills.
  • An understanding of and sensitivity to diversity issues.
  • Excellent research skills, with an ability to analyze results.
  • Demonstrated computer literacy with Microsoft Office suite and database management skills.
  • Strong analytical and planning skills.


EDUCATION
  • A level of education, training and experience equivalent to a Master’s degree in Health Sciences, Epidemiology, Public Health, or related field;
  • Understanding of the academic research process acquired through both practical and/or academic experience.
  • Minimum two years’ experience working in a complex research environment and clinical healthcare setting.
  • Experience supervising research interviews and front line research staff is an asset.
  • Certified Clinical Research Professional (CCRP) is an asset.
  • Good Clinical Practice (GCP) and Ethical Conduct for Research Involving Humans (TCPS2) is an asset.


DUTIES
  • Assists Principal Investigation with regulatory and study start up activities, including liaising with researchers, hospital staff, and other stakeholders, and procuring space, equipment and study materials.
  • Assists with research proposal and protocol development and implementation. 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.
  • Recruits, screens, enrolls and follows study participants; ensuring compliance with study protocols.
  • Participates in randomization process and assignment study participants.
  • Builds relationships and trust and supports the participants through complex study process and protocol.
  • Conducts informed consent process.
  • Records participant attendance and activity, conducts follow-up visits, administers questionnaires, and collects data from existing and former participants. Observes and reports any adverse safety events to physician/nursing staff.
  • Schedules interviews and staff conducting interviews, participates in ongoing interviewer training and interviewer supervision to support efforts to ensure data integrity.
  • Supervises and/or mentors research staff (e.g., Clinical Research Assistants, Trainees, Peer Research Assistants) by performing duties such as providing guidance and direction on study protocols/processes (e.g., the interview process, questions, difficult participants, data entry), participating in the recruitment and selection, providing orientation and training, monitoring staff performance and providing feedback to the Principal Investigator.
  • Supervises 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.
  • Assists PI with preparation of data files to evaluate the quality of the data and identify ways to validate data and enhance quality control of data.
  • Completes chart reviews and abstracts data from medical records used for research or future studies.
  • Performs administrative tasks associated with the day-to-day operations of research studies and projects including paying stipends to participants, keeping record of payment, maintaining study documentation (paper and electronic), etc.
  • Conducts basic sample collection and/ or diagnostic testing on participants if required.
  • Liaises with and assists community research partners, BCCSU staff and research participants around issues of study enrollment, study protocol procedures, study participation and study findings.
  • Contributes to the design and creation of communications and public relations tools; coordinates meetings among community, staff, research teams, and support staff.
  • Works closely with professionals in the community. Partakes in the creation of publicity to promote research and capacity-building, provide information to and between a wide range of organizations and groups.
  • Supports, develops, and evaluates strategies that encourage community participation in research activities.
  • Performs other related duties as required.


For more information and to apply:

http://www.providencehealthcare.org/careers/postings/clinical-research-coordinator-bc-centre-substance-use-cannabis-research-program

Posting Number: PHC18-115261

The focus of this job will be coordinating all activities for an observational study of people using cannabis-based harm reduction programs to reduce their risk of overdose and other drug-related harms.



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.


For more information and to apply:

http://www.providencehealthcare.org/careers/postings/research-coordinator-bc-centre-substance-use-cannabis-research-program

Posting Number: PHC18-115260

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.


For more information and to apply:

http://www.providencehealthcare.org/careers/postings/research-coordinator-step-study

Posting Number: PHC18-114691

The focus of this job will be to provide assistance in the organization and conduct of clinical trials within the Cannabis Research Program.


SUMMARY

Reporting to the Clinical Research Manager, Principal Investigator or designate, the Clinical Research Assistant provides operational and administrative support to the Principal Investigator(s) and other study staff in the implementation and conduct of clinical research studies evaluating treatments for substance use disorders in accordance with applicable policies, standards, procedures, and protocols.



SKILLS
  • Demonstrated knowledge in using PubMed, Medline, Google Scholar, Microsoft Office Software, and reference manager software.
  • Demonstrated knowledge of medical terminology, hospital charting and clinical trials.
  • Excellent time management skills including the ability to prioritize work and meet deadlines.
  • Demonstrated data entry and data management skills.
  • 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.


EDUCATION

Bachelor’s Degree in a health-related science or discipline. One (1) to three (3) years’ previous research experience working in the healthcare field or an equivalent combination of education, training and experience. Experience with recruitment, interviewing and data collection in human 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.
  • Performs other related duties as required.


For more information and to apply:

http://www.providencehealthcare.org/careers/postings/clinical-research-assistant-bc-centre-substance-use-cannabis-research-program

Posting Number: PHC18-115259

SUMMARY

Reporting to the Clinical Research Manager, Principal Investigator or designate, the Clinical Research Assistant provides operational and administrative support to the Principal Investigator(s) and other study staff in the implementation and conduct of clinical research studies evaluating treatments for substance use disorders in accordance with applicable policies, standards, procedures, and protocols.



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.



SKILLS
  • Demonstrated knowledge in using PubMed, Medline, Google Scholar, Microsoft Office Software, and reference manager software.
  • Demonstrated knowledge of medical terminology, hospital charting and clinical trials.
  • Excellent time management skills including the ability to prioritize work and meet deadlines.
  • Demonstrated data entry and data management skills.
  • 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.


EDUCATION

Bachelor’s Degree in a health-related science or discipline. One (1) to three (3) years’ previous research experience working in the healthcare field or an equivalent combination of education, training and experience. Experience with recruitment, interviewing and data collection in human 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.
  • Performs other related duties as required.


For more information and to apply:

http://www.providencehealthcare.org/careers/postings/clinical-research-assistant-bc-centre-substance-use

Posting Number: PHC18-115023

SUMMARY

Working under the direction of the Director of Clinical Activities and Development and supervision of the BCCSU’s Education and Training Coordinator, the Fellowship Program Assistant provides confidential administrative and secretarial support to the Fellowship Program, consisting of the following streams: Medicine, Nursing, Nurse practitioner, Social work, Pharmacy and Research. The position supports day-to-day activities of the fellowship program including coordination of learning opportunities, and scheduling / coordination of meetings, teleconferences, videoconferences and lecture series. The Fellowship Program Assistant will also work to support the program other strategic education and training initiatives of the BCCSU.



SKILLS
  • 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.
  • Demonstrated strong organizational and interpersonal skills.
  • Demonstrated strong communication skills, both written and verbal, and professionalism.
  • Ability to plan and organize work and prioritize multiple competing activities concurrently.
  • Ability to maintain confidentiality and use tact and discretion in the performance of work.
  • Ability to adapt and be flexible to changing priorities, demands and deadlines.
  • 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.
  • Physical ability to perform the duties of the position.


EDUCATION

A level of education, training and experience equivalent to a diploma or degree in a related field plus a minimum of three (3) years’ recent experience working in an administrative or coordinator role in a health care, medical and/or academic research setting. An undergraduate degree in a health related field is an asset. Previous experience in a health research environment is preferred.



DUTIES
  • Corresponds with interested candidates, organizes and compiles applications for review, assists with prescreening candidates and schedules interviews with candidates and fellowship committee members.
  • Schedules, organizes and prepares for meetings such as fellow orientation weeks, journal clubs, seminars, committee meetings by booking meeting rooms and equipment, arranging speakers, arranging catering, notifying participants, arranging printing, typing and distributing of handouts, information packages and agendas. Takes follow up action on administrative matters as required.
  • Types various materials such as general and confidential correspondence, reports, meeting agenda and minutes, and verification letters from template and/or draft.
  • Organizes workflow and prioritizes activities in order to meet program needs.
  • Develops, documents and maintains standard business processes and procedures to ensure consistency and standardization in business practices.
  • Responds to general inquiries from fellows by determining the nature of the issues and provides information directly or through correspondence.
  • Advises and assists fellows with the completion of paperwork as required for registration, licenses, system access, and permissions.
  • Submits timesheets, and reviews invoices and expense reimbursements to submit to Finance for payment.
  • Coordinates the fellowship lecture series, including scheduling, advertisement, catering, and setup.
  • Liaises with other UBC, SFU and PHC departments such as Finance, Human Resource, Medical, Nursing and Academic Departments, as necessary, to support administrative requirements of program.
  • Identifies improvements/changes to team processes, operating procedures and documentation to enhance team efficiency and quality of work.
  • Performs other related duties as assigned.


For more information and to apply:

http://www.providencehealthcare.org/careers/postings/assistant-fellowship-program-bccsu

Posting Number: PHC18-115306

SUMMARY

Reporting to the designated Research Scientist(s)/Principal Investigator(s) and supervised by the Qualitative Research Coordinator(s), the Qualitative Research Assistant works with qualitative and community-based research under the direction of the BCCSU. The Qualitative Research Assistant will be responsible for assisting with the implementation and execution of qualitative research studies focusing on determinants of health-related risks and harms among people who use drugs. The Qualitative Research Assistant will provide support for qualitative data collection and analysis activities.



SKILLS
  • Effective interview skills, ability to establish rapport, ability to assess a situation and respond accordingly;
  • Excellent time management, data entry skills, effective oral and written communication skills, prioritizing and meeting deadlines;
  • Demonstrated knowledge of terminology relating to substance use;
  • Ability to work independently and with minimal supervision;
  • Demonstrated ability to establish priorities and meet deadlines;
  • Ability to conduct literature searches and synthesis of findings;
  • Computer competency with NVivo, Microsoft Office Software, Reference Manager or related software, and familiarity with e-mail and Internet.


EDUCATION
  • Current enrollment in a university degree in a relevant discipline or equivalent experience (graduate-level training an asset);
  • One to three years previous research experience OR an equivalent combination of education, training and experience;
  • Experience with qualitative data collection and analysis, including qualitative interviewing;
  • Lived experience of substance use and/or experience working with affected populations in research activities, including people who use drugs and Indigenous persons, is an asset.


DUTIES
  • Assists the Research Scientists/Principal Investigators and Qualitative Research Coordinator(s) with various administrative tasks associated with the day-to-day operations of qualitative research studies;
  • Assists in supporting the involvement of peer researchers in study-related activities;
  • Maintains strict confidentiality related to identification and release of study data;
  • Conducts literature reviews and assists in the development of proposals and associated documents;
  • Recruits research participants, conducts qualitative interviews and ethnographic observational research, collects data for ongoing projects;
  • Codes and analyzes qualitative data using data analysis software (e.g., NVivo);
  • Participates in ongoing training and efforts to ensure data integrity;
  • Supports the development of academic outputs, including presentations and manuscripts;
  • Performs other related duties as required.


For more information and to apply:

http://www.providencehealthcare.org/careers/postings/qualitative-research-assistant

Posting Number: PHC18-115187

SUMMARY

Reporting to the Director(s)/ Manager(s)/ Research Leader(s) or designate(s), the Administrative Assistant provides effective and efficient day-to-day administrative functions including scheduling and prioritizing appointments, arranging meetings, distributing agendas, taking meeting minutes, preparing correspondence, drafting presentations and organizing related travel needs. The Administrative Assistant assists with academic and research related duties such as journal submissions, maintaining curriculum vitae requirements (CV’s) and teaching dossiers, professional memberships and designations and the submission of research grants for Investigators. This position prepares incurred expenses for reimbursement liaises with internal and external agencies while working with confidential and sensitive information.



SKILLS
  • Ability to type at a minimum of 60 WPM.
  • Ability to operate related office equipment.
  • Demonstrated ability to work in a team environment with minimal supervision, establish priorities and meet deadlines.
  • Exceptional organizational, time management and problem-solving skills.
  • Demonstrated ability to communicate and respond effectively to inquiries, both verbally and in writing.
  • Flexibility to meet and adapt to changes in organizational priorities.
  • Ability to coordinate complex meetings with internal and external contacts.
  • Intermediate word processing, spreadsheet, presentation, desktop publishing and database software skills.
  • Excellent interpersonal skills, including tact and diplomacy.
  • Ability to maintain effective working relationships with internal and external individuals and organizations.
  • Demonstrated attention to detail, capability of decision making and problem solving within predetermined guidelines.
  • Ability to handle confidential information with discretion.
  • Comprehensive knowledge of the sensitivity to issues around substance use.


EDUCATION

A level of education, training and experience equivalent to a diploma or degree in a related field plus a minimum of three (3) years’ recent experience working in an administrative or coordinator role in a health care, medical and/ or academic research setting. An undergraduate degree in a health related field is an asset. Previous experience in a health research environment is preferred.



DUTIES
  • Coordinates the day-to-day administrative functions for the Director(s)/ Manager(s)/Research Leader(s) or designate(s) which includes organizing activities/initiatives/correspondence including scheduling and prioritizing appointments, arranging meetings, distributing agendas, taking meeting minutes, following up on action items, preparing correspondence and drafting presentations.
  • Makes required travel arrangements and reservations including confirming dates, contacting travel agents, obtaining cost and billing information and submitting expense reports for reimbursement to the BCCSU Financial Manager. Verifies and forwards itineraries as required.
  • Responds to verbal and written inquiries and forwards to appropriate designate. Identifies, prioritizes and takes follow-up action on items as required.
  • Answers queries from trainees including summer, graduate or post-graduate students.
  • Ensures academic materials are up to date which includes teaching dossier and curriculum vitae formats, academic institution templates, professional affiliations and annual memberships.
  • Uploads and submits manuscripts, and supporting materials related to scientific publications to peer-reviewed journals platform.
  • Assists with the submission of research grants for Investigators including collecting signatures and supporting documentation/ letters, ensuring all materials are uploaded onto the online platforms in a timely manner.
  • Prepares expenses and related documentation by compiling receipts, credit card statements and completing cheque requests for reimbursement. Reviews and ensures appropriate account information is included on the documents.
  • Liaises with internal and external agencies and works with confidential and sensitive information using discretion.
  • Utilizes word processing, spreadsheet and graphics software to produce a variety of reports, correspondence and presentation materials for meetings/ seminars. Ensures materials, handouts, videos and other supplies for meetings/seminars are complete and available.
  • Updates and maintains related filing systems for the designated leader/ project to ensure efficient and effective retrieval of information.
  • Performs other related duties as assigned.


For more information and to apply:

http://www.providencehealthcare.org/careers/postings/administrative-assistant-19

Posting Number: PHC18-114681

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