Research Asst/Tech 2

University of British Columbia - Vancouver, BC (30+ days ago)

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Job ID:

Vancouver - Hospital Site

Employment Group:
Technicians & Research Assists

Job Category:
Non Union Research/Technical

Classification Title:
Research Asst/Tech 2

Business Title:
Research Asst/Tech 2

Faculty of Medicine

Infectious Diseases Division

Salary Range:
$22.79 (minimum) - $24.97 (midpoint) - $27.16 (maximum)

Full/Part Time:

Desired Start Date:

Job End Date:

Funding Type:
Grant Funded

Closing Date:

Available Openings:

Guiding principle: "Midpoint" of the hiring salary range means the individual possesses full job knowledge, qualifications and experience.

This position is expected to be filled by promotion/reassignment and is included here to inform you of its vacancy at the University.

Job Summary

The Digital Health Research Assistant will work alongside the mHealth COVID-19 research team and Implementation Science Project team to provide support in carrying out the research deliverables of these projects. Specifically, the position will entail a finalization of all data collection and analysis of the Pediatric Cardiology clinic, as well as a finalization and submission of a manuscript for publication. The Research Assistant will also work to facilitate focus group discussions with key stakeholders involved in various trials of digital health platform globally in order to assess the facilitators and barriers to its effective use and scale in various local settings.

Organizational Status

These duties will be performed under the direct supervision of the Research Coordintor. The RA will participate in weekly staff meetings and will be expected to provide updates on their activities. In addition, the RA will have weekly individual update meetings with the PI to ensure that the RA is progressing, achieving their professional goals, and developing their skills.

Work Performed

1. mHealth COVID-19 Project:
a. Facilitate and analyze patient post-use questionnaires
b. Collect and analyze text-message data to identify key themes and narratives
c. Lead development of a manuscript for submission to journals for publication

2. "Evidence to Action" Implementation Science Project:
a. Leadership of focus groups for key stakeholders involved in the use and scale of digital health platforms for the "Evidence to Action" implementation science research project
b. Facilitation of data collection and analysis to retroactively describe discussion themes and narratives
c. Other tasks as requested and/or appropriate.

Supervision Received

Works under direct supervision in accordance with detailed oral and written instruction; routine duties are carried out under general supervision.

Supervision Given


Consequence of Error/Judgement

  • Studies may be jeopardized if not conducted according to ethical requirements as laid out by the University and by regulatory authorities
  • Study files must be kept secured to ensure that patient confidentiality is not compromised
  • An error within the realm of a research study may result in biased or incomplete data and skewed study results

High School graduation. - Current or graduated UBC graduate student studying in a relevant discipline Minimum of 2 years related experience or the equivalent combination of education and experience. - Experience working with research data
  • Experience performing literature searches and reviews
  • Ability to exercise sound judgment, tact and discretion when handling confidential and sensitive information
  • Experience in preparing publications, documents, reports and/or communication materials
  • Ability to effectively use computer software at an intermediate level (e.g. Microsoft Word, Excel, and PowerPoint)
  • Ability to be thorough, accurate, and have a high level of attention to detail
  • Knowledge of statistical software (e.g. SPSS, Stata, R) preferred
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Access/SPSS would be an asset
  • Excellent organizational skills
  • Ability to work effectively independently and in a team environment
  • Experience performing knowledge translation activities and/or experience in marketing or communications preferred
  • Experience with maintaining online presence, including website (WordPress) and social media would be an asset. Effective oral and written communication skills
Equity and diversity are essential to academic excellence. An open and diverse community fosters the inclusion of voices that have been underrepresented or discouraged. We encourage applications from members of groups that have been marginalized on any grounds enumerated under the B.C. Human Rights Code, including sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, racialization, disability, political belief, religion, marital or family status, age, and/or status as a First Nation, Metis, Inuit, or Indigenous person.

All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however Canadians and permanent residents will be given priority.