Job title: Program Operations Coordinator
Departments: Centre for Health Evaluation and Outcome Sciences (CHÉOS) & CIHR Canadian HIV Trials Network (CTN) at the Providence Health Care Research Institute (PHCRI)
Location: St. Paul’s Hospital, Vancouver, BC
Salary: Salary commensurate with experience; competitive benefits package including four weeks of paid vacation to start, extended health and dental plans, and membership in the Municipal Pension Plan
Desired Start Date: As soon as possible
Position status: This is an on-going, regular-status Providence Health Care position (union-excluded); however, all research positions are dependent on grant funding
Term: The initial term of this role is expected to be at least two years in duration and renewable, should grant funding continue to be available
Application Closing Date: Open until filled
Equity and diversity are essential to research and 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 a person who identifies as First Nation, Metis, Inuit, or Indigenous.
This position is supervised by the Chief Clinical Research Officer (CCRO) but also performs tasks to assist the Chief Administrative Officer (CAO). Primary responsibilities include:
The Program Operations Coordinator works closely with CTN/CHÉOS staff including physicians, epidemiologists, research nurses, research coordinators and assistants, data managers, programmers, project managers, biostatisticians, graduate students and fellows.
Located at St. Paul’s Hospital, CHÉOS is an interdisciplinary collective founded to pursue excellence in health outcomes research. In addition to conducting its own research, the Centre’s other primary function is to offer methodological expertise to other researchers, including assistance with study design, statistics, health economics, data management, and grant facilitation for both health outcomes research and clinical trials. The Centre consists of 75+ faculty members and 130-150 staff and research personnel.
The CTN is an innovative partnership of clinical investigators, physicians, nurses, people living with HIV/AIDS, pharmaceutical manufacturers and others that facilitate HIV clinical trials of the highest scientific and ethical standards. Established in 1990 as a cornerstone of the federal AIDS Strategy, the CTN is funded by the Canadian Institutes of Health Research (CIHR), and jointly sponsored by the University of British Columbia (UBC) and St. Paul’s Hospital (Providence Health Care) in Vancouver.
Reports to the Chief Clinical Research Officer, works closely with and takes direction from the Chief Administrative Officer and Director of Regulatory Affairs and Quality Assurance.
This position does not include supervision of other staff.
Consequence of Error/Judgement
Working with unpublished clinical trial records and study data, this position entails a high level of confidentiality. Implications of decisions or advice may result in restricted operations and legal and/or financial liability. Poor judgment or failure to act in a professional, tactful manner may have an adverse effect on the image of the Centre/Network.
We are predominantly working from home during COVID-19 research curtailment period. The position is typically based in CHÉOS located at St. Paul's Hospital with appropriate work space provided. Travel to meetings and conference may be required from time to time.
Undergraduate degree and a minimum of five years’ experience or the equivalent combination of education and experience. Previous experience working with health care researchers, or working in administration in a research area at UBC or its affiliated hospitals are an asset but not required. Experience with SharePoint considered an asset. Other qualifications and experience include:
All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however, Canadians and permanent residents will be given priority.
We thank all applicants for their interest in this position. Only those selected for an interview will be contacted.
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