Research Coordinator - Epidemiology and Population Health

BC Centre for Excellence in HIV/AIDS - Vancouver, BC (30+ days ago)

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-- Research Coordinator --[MOU1]

BC Centre for Excellence in HIV/AIDS

Epidemiology & Population Health

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 with possibility for renewal

JOB START DATE: As soon as possible

SALARY: Commensurate with qualifications and experience

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

JOB: Working under the direction of the lead Research Scientist and the Director of the Epidemiology & Population Health Program, the Research Coordinator assists in the planning, development, and implementation of various provincial, national, and international studies focused on HIV epidemiology.

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, 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.

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

JOB RESPONSIBILITIES:

· Coordinates and supports research pertaining to HIV and HCV treatment engagement, in particular among Indigenous Peoples living with HIV

· Liaises closely with community partners, including First Nations Health Authority and various community-based organizations

· Recruits research participants, manages the consent process, oversees and conducts research interviews (e.g., structured/semi-structured interviews)

· Contributes to the design and creation of communications and public relations tools; coordinates meetings among community, staff, research teams, and support staff

· Supports, develops and evaluates strategies that encourage community participation in research and research-related activities

· Assists with various administrative tasks associated with the day-to-day operations of research studies and projects

· May help with data collection including the development of tools and assist with analyses

· Grant writing and academic manuscript development

· Preparation and development of abstracts, posters, and presentations

· Designs and maintains databases and uses research software to analyze data, where applicable.

· May work closely with professionals in the community and be involved in creating publicity to promote research, providing information to and between a wide range of organizations and groups

· Supports, develops, and evaluates strategies that encourage community participation in research activities

· Provides education and employment referrals, training, advice, and support for community agencies

· Administrative work, which may include written correspondence, preparing submissions, and reports

· Performs other related duties as assigned

JOB QUALIFICATIONS:

· Master’s degree in Health Sciences, Public Health, or related field, with a preference given to expertise in Indigenous Peoples’ health

· Minimum of two years of related professional experience in a health research setting

· Clear understanding of the academic research process acquired through both practical and academic experience

· Strong knowledge and/or experience in HIV/AIDS, viral hepatitis, public health, health services, or related other fields

· Experience in preparing documents, reports, and communication materials for mass distribution

· Experience in organizing, coordinating, and managing research projects and/or grant-based programs

· Familiarity with the principles of OCAP, as well as health issues and research priorities specific to Indigenous Communities in BC

· Strong knowledge of, and experience with, qualitative research, community-based research, and Indigenous health research methodologies, including understanding of the role of community context in research analysis and knowledge dissemination

· Strong writing skills and an analytical mind

· Excellent project organization, implementation, and networking skills

· Excellent communication and interpersonal skills and an understanding of and sensitivity to diversity issues, with a commitment to social inclusion issues

· Demonstrated ability to organize and prioritize workload, handle multiple assignments effectively and meet deadlines

· Experience working with vulnerable/marginalized populations

· Detail-oriented, organized and prepared

Please include in your letter of submission:

· Curriculum Vitae

· Cover letter detailing experience (work and other) and interests

CONTACT:

HR Coordinator

BC Centre for Excellence in HIV/AIDS

608-1081 Burrard Street

Vancouver, BC V6Z 1Y6

APPLICATION DEADLINE: Open until filled

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Job Types: Full-time, Temporary