Research Coordinator-Amed Lab

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

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Job ID:

Vancouver - Hospital Site

Employment Group:
Management&Professional (AAPS)

Job Category:
Research & Facilitation

Classification Title:
Research&Facilitation, Level B

Business Title:
Research Coordinator-Amed Lab

Faculty of Medicine


Salary Range:
$61,840.00 (minimum) - $74,238.00 (midpoint) - $89,085.00 (maximum)

Full/Part Time:

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Funding Type:
Grant Funded

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

Job Summary

The Research Coordinator (RC) will manage and oversee all research associated with the Diabetes Transformation Project funded by the BC Children's Hospital Foundation. The Diabetes Transformation Project (DTP) is an initiative led by the Diabetes Program at BC Children's Hospital (BCCH) and has the following objectives:

  • Optimize the patient and family experience throughout their journey from childhood to adolescence to young adulthood.
  • Support the development of an integrated and accessible system of care for pediatric diabetes.
  • Enhance the capacity of local and regional pediatric teams to support care closer to home.
  • Reduce long- and short-term complications of childhood diabetes.
The DTP is looking for a motivated, reliable and resourceful research coordinator (RC) to support its work. The RC will make professional decisions and recommendations on all aspects of the research work. The RC will oversee preparation of provincial ethics applications, budget tracking and management, development and implementation of patient-oriented qualitative (i.e. focus groups, interviews) and quantitative (i.e. BC Pediatric Diabetes Registry, surveys) data collection procedures, data linkage with provincial administrative data housed at PopData BC, data analysis, and planning of knowledge translation activities. The RC will mentor and supervise students and trainees and will also liaise with provincial partners and an interdisciplinary clinical research team both at BCCH and across the province.

This position will be located at BC Children's Hospital, Vancouver BC.

Organizational Status

This position will report to Dr. Shazhan Amed and will work closely with the DTP Project Manager.

Work Performed

The Research Coordinator will:
  • Make recommendations on research design, content, and progress of research
  • Responsible for project budgets and expenditures, including budget forecasting
  • Develop, implement and monitor protocols, workplans, and timelines for the DTP sub research projects
  • Manages ethics applications, renewals, amendments and ensure that projects are being conducted according to best practices
  • Develop web-based versions of surveys (using RedCap); supervise data entry and electronic management of survey responses
  • Conduct qualitative research (i.e. focus groups, interviews)
  • Develop and refine research questions, methodology, peer-reviewed publications and funding applications for research
  • Develop, modify and maintain study databases and perform related data analyses
  • Train and manage research assistants and students as required
  • Allocate recruitment, data collection and data cleaning activities to research assistants
  • Conduct analysis and interpretation of both quantitative and qualitative data from interviews, focus groups, literature reviews, surveys and other data-collection instruments
  • Oversee updates regarding data collection, data management, and progress of research
  • Work both independently and collaboratively with others, to support meeting the objective of the project(s)
  • Oversee and coordinate all aspects of recruitment and informed consent, and ensure that the process fulfills UBC ethical requirements
  • Oversee recruitment and enrolment rates, and delegate tasks to research assistants/work learn students/undergraduate students as needed to ensure that enrolment targets are being met
  • Write reports for dissemination of study findings and future proposals
  • Prepare quarterly reports the BCCH Foundation (funder)
  • Write and edit manuscripts for peer-reviewed journals, as well as prepare conference abstract submissions
  • Coordinate communication within research team at BCCH and across the province.
  • Participate in monthly team meetings and work group meetings where needed
  • Perform other related duties as required
Supervision Received

Dr. Shazhan Amed, Clinical Associate Professor UBC Department of Pediatrics and Head of the Division of Endocrinology, will provide direction and will oversee performance and results of the projects. The research coordinator will be expected to develop a work plan and timelines and exercise a considerable amount of judgement and initiative in duties and supervisory responsibilities.

Supervision Given

The research coordinator will supervise staff and/or support colleagues in community-based partner organizations, summer students and undergraduate students to ensure that the goals of various projects are met in a timely and efficient manner.

Consequence of Error/Judgement

This work is a core component of the UBC Department of Pediatrics and BC Children's Hospital Research Institute. As such, errors made could influence the ability of research staff to meet critical deadlines, as well as compromise the results of research projects, and therefore impact the credibility of the Investigators and departments. Poor decisions may be damaging to the reputation of and cause financial loss to the Principal Investigator and the university departments.


Undergraduate degree in a relevant discipline. Master's degree in health related (promotion, public health or epidemiology) or equivalent preferred with preference for those with courses in research design and statistical methodology. Minimum of three years experience or the equivalent combination of education and experience. Thorough understanding of research methodology and knowledge of research management and child health issues, or equivalent combination of education, training and experience. *

Effective interpersonal, and written and oral communication skills; Demonstrate ability to exercise a high level of tact, discretion and sensitivity; Proven analytical, critical-thinking, and conceptual skills; Ability to problem solve complex issues; Excellent organizational skills (ability to set priorities and deal with multiple tasks to meet deadlines); Demonstrated ability to work independently and within a team environment to achieve goals; Ability to work effectively and diplomatically with a wide range of individuals at all organizational levels; Attention to detail; Demonstrated ability to be self-directed and to take initiative.

Experience in running research protocols; Knowledge of child health research; Expertise in both qualitative and quantitative research is preferred; Experience in working with large clinical databases and data sets in preferred; Knowledge or research design and methodology; Expertise in knowledge translation; Proficiency in work-processing, spreadsheets, and databases; i.e.; MS Office (Word, Excel, Powerpoint); knowledge of data analytic software would be an asset (i.e. R, SPSS, SAS); Demonstrated ethical standards in conducting research.

All positions in the Department of Pediatrics at BC Children's Hospital require a Criminal Record Check (CRC). A pre-employment CRC is required as part of the recruitment process and any offer of employment is contingent pending positive results of the CRC.

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.