Friday , September 22 2023

UBC Careers – Research Coordinator

Website The University of British Columbia

Job Description:

The PRO-ECO Study is an outdoor play intervention for children aged 3 to 5 years in early childhood education centres and funded by the Government of Canada. In partnership with local child care operators, the team will co-develop, implement and evaluate the PRO-ECO intervention, aiming to increase and improve children’s opportunities for outdoor play in Early Learning and Childcare Centres (ELCC). This project involves 10 ECECs in the Greater Vancouver, consisting of 200+ children aged 3-5 years, and their parents/caregivers50+ early childhood educators (ECEs) and at least 10 directors and supervisors.

The Landscapes for Outdoor Play aims to understand the current context for outdoor play in ELCCs in Canada. The team will conduct a literature review of outdoor play surveys and environmental scan of outdoor play government policies and develop and deploy a survey to all 11,000+ regulated ELCCs in Canada. The Playability project that was funded by the CIHR in 2015, is to understand how built environments and other social factors influence children’s outdoor play and independent mobility. While data collection is now complete, there are still ample qualitative and quantitative data to be investigated. The RC will provide statistical expertise in the analysis of Brussoni lab data sets.

Job Responsibilities:

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

Job Requirements:

  • 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. *
  • 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.

Job Details:

Company: The University of British Columbia

Vacancy Type:  Full Time

Job Location: Vancouver, BC, CA

Application Deadline: N/A

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