Job title: Research Assistant - Qualitative Methods and Evaluation
Department: Centre for Health Evaluation and Outcome Sciences (CHÉOS) 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: July 14, 2021
Full/Part-time: Full-time (37.5 hours/week)
Term: The initial term of this role is expected to be 1 year in duration and renewable, should grant funding continue to be available
Possibility of Extension: Dependent on grant funding
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. CHÉOS welcomes a broad range of applicants and accommodations are available for candidates taking part in all aspects of the selection process.
This position is responsible for providing research assistance to the Qualitative Methods and Evaluation programs at CHÉOS to support a range of activities related to grant-funded projects focussed on youth mental health, dementia, and/or long-term care. Responsibilities include assisting with qualitative and quantitative data analysis and preparation of a variety of reports and presentations for diverse stakeholders. The Research Assistant (RA) will also assist in the development of funding proposals for new research, evaluation, and knowledge translation projects, as well as organization/logistics support for meetings and events, and occasional project management activities.
The RA works closely with CHÉOS staff including Scientists in health services and social science research, program administrators, clinicians, research coordinators and assistants, data managers, graduate students, medical students, and postdoctoral fellows. The RA may also liaise with external stakeholders and research partners including peer researchers, health service providers and decision-makers, community and non-governmental organizations, and government representatives.
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 70+ faculty members and 130-150 staff and research personnel.
About the studies:
CHÉOS is engaged in a number of studies focused on dementia care and long-term care. These include evaluations of programs providing physical care for elders living with dementia while meeting their social needs, supporting them to safely move around and engage with their community in a non-institutional and social manner, as well as community-based initiatives promoting youth wellness and resilience, with a focus on mental health and substance use. These studies will include, but not be limited to: a principles-focused evaluation (including developmental, formative, and summative components); formation of collaborative research partnerships; and knowledge mobilization activities.
Reports to Dr. Amy Salmon, CHÉOS Scientist and Associate Director, and Dr. Beth Snow, CHÉOS Scientist and Program Head — Evaluation. Works closely with other program research coordinators, methodologists, and assistants.
This position does not include supervision of other staff.
Consequence of Error/Judgement
A high level of judgment is required in this position. Inadequate documentation, organization, communication, or planning could adversely affect the image and reputation of CHÉOS, individual investigators, or PHCRI.
CHÉOS staff are largely working from home while COVID-19 protocols for physical distancing remain in place. The position is typically based at CHÉOS located in St. Paul's Hospital and will be provided with appropriate work space.
The ideal candidate has an undergraduate or graduate degree in a relevant discipline, some research and/or evaluation and/or knowledge translation experience, as well as the following:
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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