-- Clinical Research Coordinator --
BC Centre for Excellence in HIV/AIDS
Please note:Only Canadian Citizens, legal residents or residents with a legal work permit will be considered.
STATUS: This is a regular full-time position
JOB START DATE: As soon as possible
SALARY: Commensurate with qualifications and experience
LOCATION: Flexible across various locations
BENEFITS: Employee benefits include medical, dental, as well as accrued vacation and sick time
ORGANIZATION: The BC-CfE is a world-renowned HIV/AIDS Centre with innovative, low barrier approach to healthcare delivery in clinical practice and an integrated group of research concentrations in Laboratory Sciences, Clinical Trials, Population Health and Epidemiology, Health Economics and Professional Education Programs. A multidisciplinary team of clinicians including Physicians, Nurses, Social Workers and Peers and researchers including Health Economists, Epidemiologists, Clinical Researchers, Statisticians, Programmers, and Data Analysts work collaboratively to improve the health of British Columbians with HIV and communities facing socio-economic barriers in accessing healthcare through the development, ongoing monitoring and dissemination of comprehensive research and treatment programs for HIV and related diseases.
ROLE: Reporting to the Principal Investigators of the studies, the Clinical Research Coordinator (CRC) will be part of a research team and will also collaborate with other co-investigators, research staff, healthcare staff, and community members. A highly motivated, experienced CRC is needed to provide support to multi-centre studies in a full range of research activities including all aspects of screening, tracking, consenting and interviewing and to assist with data collection on grant funded studies. By working collaboratively studies aim to promote equity (that is, enhance care for those least well-served), improve care, safety and access, and decrease adverse events. The CRC will assist with data collection at participating sites. Each study follows an outlined plan engaging leadership and staff with community leadership and researchers. Work will be based at The Hope to Health Research & Innovation Centre, Vancouver General Hospital, and other possible sites. The CRC will work closely with a multi-disciplinary team and will contribute to the overall success of research studies by assisting with a range of research activities of moderate complexity.
Be familiar with research protocol(s) and relevant guidelines (e.g. Good Clinical Practice-GCP-Guidelines; Tri-Council Policy Statement: Ethical Conduct for Research Involving Humans- TCPS 2 ).
Be familiar with and follow relevant Privacy and Confidentiality procedures and guidelines.
Work with the clinical team to identify and recruit potentially eligible participants as defined by the REB-approved study protocol.
Conduct and document the informed consent process, screening procedures, and study assessments according to the study protocol.
Communicate with participants to arrange study follow-up visits per the protocol.
Maintain research study records in electronic and paper format of source documents (including signed informed consent forms) and study-specific case report forms ensuring that information is accurately completed and appropriately saved/filed.
Perform data collection and enter clinical and scientific data into spreadsheets and databases, and manage data for specific studies, ensuring accuracy and integrity. Data for studies are stored in different formats including Excel, Access-based programs and proprietary web-based software applications.
Refer participants to clinic team and/or appropriate community supports if required.
Communicate effectively and regularly the with Principal Investigators and/or Co-Investigators about the status of research projects to ensure they stay informed of progress.
Work in cooperation with other members of the clinic and research team and communicate verbally and/or in writing regarding work progress.
Participate in ongoing training for data collection processes, and debrief meetings with the research team.
Perform interpretation and analysis of literature and research data, as required.
Write reports and present research results at team meetings, as required.
Perform other related duties as required.
Education, Training and Experience
Undergraduate degree in a relevant discipline or Graduation from a technical college or institute. Undergraduate degree in health or social sciences field preferred. Minimum of 3 years related experience or the equivalent combination of education and experience. Training and experience in quantitative and qualitative research methods preferred. Experience in clinical research.
Skills and Abilities
- Due to the complexity involved in working on a research program in multiple clinical sites and with community-based partners, a Research Assistant with excellent interpersonal skills is essential for relating with patients and accompanying persons in a respectful way, and collecting data in busy clinical environments. Demonstrated familiarity with Indigenous peoples' health, vulnerable or marginalized populations, and health and social inequities is required. Experience working in busy clinical environments, experience working with interdisciplinary research teams, experience working with Indigenous people and people who frequently experience health and social inequities is preferred.
- Excellent oral and written communication skills required. Expertise and comfort with varied types of computer software (MS Word, MS Excel, EndNote, SPSS) preferred.
- Ability to work with people of diverse backgrounds is required, including members of diverse communities, people impacted by poverty, substance use, mental health issues, marginalized populations, health care providers, and policy makers. Ability to work effectively independently and in a team environment. Ability to apply sound analytical skills, exercising initiative, good judgement, confidentiality, tact and discretion while working in an acute clinical environment. Ability to listen actively and attentively, and obtain clarification as required. Ability to be self-directed, and to work both independently and within a team environment required.
- Ability to be thorough, accurate and have a high level of attention to detail. Ability to efficiently and effectively coordinate tasks. Ability to make thoughtful, informed, and thorough decisions. Ability to develop and maintain cooperative and productive working relationships. Ability to deal effectively with a diversity of people in a calm, courteous and effective manner. Ability to conduct research interviews to obtain accurate, complete, and relevant information. High degree of proficiency in computer applications such as Microsoft Word, Excel, PowerPoint and Access; and internet applications and tools.
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CONTACT: Human Resources Coordinator
APPLICATION DEADLINE: Until the position is filled
Note: Only candidates that are selected for an interview will be contacted.
Job Type: Full-time
- Dental care
- Extended health care
- Paid time off
- Vision care
- legal authorization to work in Canada (required)
Work Location: In person