Job Posting 99323

Research Assistant
Centre for Advancing Health Outcomes
Vancouver & Lower Mainland
closed 3 days ago (Thu, 22 Feb)
part time - temporary / contract  •  $25.00-$30.00 per hour


Job title: Research Assistant


Department: Centre for Advancing Health Outcomes (Advancing Health) at Providence Research (PR)


Location: St. Paul’s Hospital, Vancouver, BC


Salary: $25.00 - $30.00/hour

Full/Part-time: Part-time (15 hours/week) Tuesdays & Thursdays


Appointment Type: This is a Providence Health Care (PHC) temporary, non-contract (union-excluded) appointment. All research positions are dependent on grant funding continuing to be available.


Desired Start Date: As soon as possible


End Date: December 31st, 2024, with the possibility of extension dependent on available grant funding.


Application Closing Date: Open until filled


How to Apply: Interested candidates should email their resume and cover letter to ; applications that don’t include both will not be reviewed


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 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. Advancing Health welcomes a broad range of applicants and accommodations are available for candidates taking part in all aspects of the selection process.


We welcome applications from candidates legally entitled to work in Canada.



Who We Are

Bridging the gap between data, research, and care, Advancing Health is a collaboration between cross-disciplinary scientists and expert research staff evaluating the effectiveness of health interventions at the population level.  From assessing the cost-effectiveness of a new drug or treatment option to informing policy decisions that change how care is delivered, Advancing Health seeks to improve health outcomes for all.


Our Commitments to You

At Advancing Health, we are committed to providing an inclusive, dynamic, and cooperative work environment in which all members are encouraged to pursue personal and professional growth. We offer a competitive salary, and excellent benefits, including:


  • A minimum of 4 weeks of paid vacation annually (prorated for part-time staff)
  • Paid time off between the December and January statutory holidays
  • Other paid leaves to support health, wellness, and work-life balance
  • Extended health and dental plans
  • Membership in the Municipal Pension Plan plus employer-paid contributions


The Role

The Adult Eating Disorders Program Research Assistant position is responsible for helping with grant-funded research projects dedicated to exploring self-compassion in eating disorders; at the Provincial Adult Tertiary Specialized Eating Disorders (PATSED) Program.

Located at St. Paul’s Hospital, Advancing Health 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 over 85 faculty members and 130-150 staff and research personnel.


Work Performed

  • Meeting regularly with the research team to design and implement research studies
  • Assisting with Research Ethics Board submissions
  • Assisting with data collection and SPSS data entry
  • Transcribing interviews
  • Invoice processing and maintaining up-to-date ledgers of funding and expenses
  • Other administrative support duties as required

Minimum Qualifications

  • Undergraduate degree in Psychology in progress or completed and a minimum of 1-year experience in working in psychology research; OR any equivalent combination of education and experience.


Preferred Qualifications

  • Good interviewing skills and clinical judgment
  • Proficiency in Windows, Microsoft and SPSS
  • Excellent written and verbal communication, and interpersonal skills
  • Ability to work independently and as part of a team
  • Experience with reconciling financial expenses and invoicing
  • Excellent attention to detail and proven ability to learn new skills
  • Ability to understand written and verbal direction


Covid-19 Vaccine Mandate

This position is located within a healthcare facility. Therefore, this position requires successful verification of full vaccination against Covid-19 provided prior to the start date, as required by the provincial health mandate.

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