Research Associate

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

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The Department of Emergency Medicine at The University of British Columbia (UBC) invites applications for a full-time Research Associate in the area of adverse drug event prevention.

The vision of the UBC Department of Emergency Medicine is to be a provincially integrated Department committed to clinical and academic leadership in the creation and exchange of knowledge to promote excellence in emergency care. Our faculty members have had an impressive record of research and discovery. Our research and innovation initiatives include 14 successful programs related to prevention of emergencies, improving clinical care, and system improvements. Our Emergency Medicine Royal College residency training program is the largest in the country and UBC graduates 288 medical students each year. The Department of Emergency Medicine has also played a leadership role in the development and implementation of an Emergency Medicine Network across the province, designed to integrate and translate knowledge to support exceptional emergency care. It provides a rapid and effective avenue to exchange knowledge and experiences to support 1400 practitioners in 108 sites across the province.

The Adverse Drug Event (ADE) research program led by Drs. Corinne Hohl and Ellen Balka and funded by CIHR conducts qualitative and quantitative studies in the field of medication safety, health information technology, and substance misuse. A key project is the development, implementation, and evaluation of ActionADE, a software application that enables standardized, rapid, user-friendly documentation of ADEs by frontline care providers using unambiguous terminology.

Reporting to Dr. Corinne Hohl, Associate Professor, UBC Department of Emergency Medicine, the successful candidate will have experience in mixed methods implementation science. The successful candidate will lead implementation evaluation of ActionADE, a technological intervention designed to improve clinical communication around patients' adverse drug events. They will have primary responsibility to co-design and lead data collection and analysis for the implementation and impact evaluation, as part of a multi-center randomized controlled trial. We seek a candidate who can apply appropriate implementation frameworks and models (determinant and evaluation frameworks), indicators and measures to guide design, execution and reporting of the evaluation.

The successful candidate will have completed a PhD in a relevant discipline, and have relevant research experience in epidemiology; implementation science using qualitative or mixed methods; sociology and/or anthropology of medicine; health informatics; applied science, technology and society perspectives.

Salary will be commensurate with qualifications and experience. A letter of application outlining the applicant's research interests, accompanied by a detailed curriculum vitae and the names of three references should be directed to:

Alisa Vink
Human Resources Coordinator, UBC Department of Emergency Medicine
Subject Line: Research Associate, ActionADE

Review of applications will begin on April 20, 2020 and continue until the position is filled. The anticipated start date for this position is April 30, 2020 or upon a date to be mutually agreed.

The University of British Columbia is a global centre for research and teaching, consistently ranked among the top 20 public universities in the world. Since 1915, UBC's entrepreneurial spirit has embraced innovation and challenged the status quo. UBC encourages its students, staff and faculty to challenge convention, lead discovery and explore new ways of learning. At UBC, bold thinking is given a place to develop into ideas that can change the world.

Our Vision: To Transform Health for Everyone.

Ranked among the world's top medical schools with the fifth-largest MD enrolment in North America, the UBC Faculty of Medicine is a leader in both the science and the practice of medicine. Across British Columbia, more than 11,000 faculty and staff are training the next generation of doctors and health care professionals, making remarkable discoveries, and helping to create the pathways to better health for our communities at home and around the world.

The Faculty - comprised of approximately 2,200 administrative support, technical/research and management and professional staff, as well approximately 650 full-time academic and over 9,000 clinical faculty members - is composed of 19 academic basic science and/or clinical departments, three schools, and 24 research centres and institutes. Together with its University and Health Authority partners, the Faculty delivers innovative programs and conducts research in the areas of health and life sciences. Faculty, staff and trainees are located at university campuses, clinical academic campuses in hospital settings and other regionally based centres across the province.

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.