Friday , September 22 2023

UBC Careers Online – Research Coordinator

Website The University of British Columbia

Job Description:

The Research Coordinator (RC) will manage and oversee all research activities associated with the PROmoting Early Childhood Outside (PRO-ECO) Study, and the Landscapes for Outdoor Play in Canadian Early Learning and Childcare Centres Study, and provide research expertise and support to the other projects within the lab, including the Playability project, and apply for additional grants to pursue studies and projects on children’s outdoor play.

Job Responsibilities:

  • Work both independently and collaboratively with others, to support meeting the objective of the project(s)
  • Oversee and coordinate all aspects of recruitment and informed consent, and ensure that the process fulfills UBC ethical requirements
  • Develop, modify and maintain project databases and perform related data analyses
  • Train and manage research staff, students and volunteers as required
  • Manage project budgets and expenditures, including budget forecasting
  • Write and edit manuscripts for peer-reviewed journals, as well as prepare conference abstract submissions
  • Allocate recruitment, data collection and data cleaning activities to research staff, students and volunteers
  • Participate in ongoing team meetings and work group meetings across stakeholders where needed
  • Manage and support methodological and statistical processes within the lab
  • Manages ethics applications, renewals, amendments and ensure that projects are being conducted according to best practices
  • Coordinate focus groups for further in-depth analysis
  • Supervise baseline data collection and analysis; post-intervention data collection and analysis; and final report and manuscripts outlining results
  • Develop, implement and monitor project protocols, workplans, and timelines
  • Perform other related duties as required

Job Requirements:

  • Effective interpersonal, and written and oral communication skills;
  • Demonstrate ability to exercise a high level of tact, discretion and sensitivity;
  • Proven analytical, critical-thinking, and conceptual skills;
  • Ability to problem solve complex issues; Excellent organizational skills (ability to set priorities and deal with multiple tasks to meet deadlines);
  • Demonstrated ability to work independently and within a team environment to achieve goals;
  • Ability to work effectively and diplomatically with a wide range of individuals at all organizational levels;
  • Attention to detail; Demonstrated ability to be self-directed and to take initiative.
  • Undergraduate degree in a relevant discipline. Minimum of three years of related experience, or the equivalent combination of education and experience.
  • Experience in running research protocols; Knowledge of child health research;
  • Expertise in both qualitative and quantitative research is preferred; Knowledge or research design and methodology;
  • Expertise in knowledge translation; Proficiency in work-processing, spreadsheets, and databases; i.e.; MS Office (Word, Excel, Powerpoint); knowledge of data analytic software would be an asset (i.e. NVivo R, SPSS, SAS); Demonstrated ethical standards in conducting research.
  • Master’s degree in health related (promotion, public health or epidemiology) or equivalent preferred.
  • Thorough understanding of research methodology and knowledge of research management and child health issues, or equivalent combination of education, training and experience.

Job Details:

Company: The University of British Columbia

Vacancy Type:  Full Time

Job Location: Vancouver, BC, USA

Application Deadline: N/A

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