Wednesday , September 27 2023

UBC Job Opportunities – Research Coordinator

Website The University of British Columbia

Job Description:

The position is in the School of Population and Public Health (SPPH), within the Faculty of Medicine at the University of British Columbia. The School is an innovative unit that encompasses many of the health-related groupings at UBC as a collaborative venture. The School is structured around four divisions: Occupational and Environmental Health; Health Services and Policy; Epidemiology, Biostatistics and Public Health Practice; and Health in Populations. The resulting mix of professions and disciplines is seen as a means of connecting individuals and learners to galvanize the relationship between health research, public health and health services and to enhance learning.

Job Responsibilities:

  • Assists with ethics submissions and management of various regulatory documentation.
  • Acts as a resource to various research team members to identify real or potential problems and works to resolve these issues.
  • Leads and monitors trial conduct and administration to ensure all activities are conducted per protocol. Notifies PIs of potential or actual risks/threats to project objectives and or completion.
  • Other duties as needed.
  • Develops abstracts, manuscripts, and presentations for submission and/or presentations as needed.
  • Conducts data analyses on study databases and generates progress and interim reports for presentation to the national and international investigative teams.
  • Participates in study progress meetings with research team(s).
  • Conducts data collection and completion of protocol specific documentation as needed.
  • Works collaboratively with Uganda partners to facilitate completion of the project per protocol, and provides input into subject recruitment.
  • Reviews study protocols as assigned and discusses logistics with Dr. Ogilvie and local PI in Uganda, other Research Investigators and the Research Program Manager. Ensures documentation is consistently maintained as directed by the study protocol.
  • Daily monitoring of trial expenses and overall budget (Vancouver and Uganda expenses).
  • Provides leadership in Uganda to the local team to ensure trial activities conducted per protocol and within trial scope and budget.

Job Requirements:

  • Ability to analyze problems, identify key information and issues, and effectively resolve
  • Previous experience coordinating a large public health project preferably in a LMIC country
  • Familiarity with the public health field, allied study centres and other potential research partners
  • Ability to be self-directed, self-motivated and work effectively with minimal supervision
  • Experience in dealing with multiple commitments, short deadlines and sensitive public health, clinical or research issues
  • Ability to deal with a diversity of people in a calm, courteous, and effective manner
  • Preference will be given to applicants with intermediate or advanced computer skills in the following software packages: MS Office (particularly Excel, Word, PowerPoint). Experience with SPSS or SAS or R, and NVivo an asset
  • Innovative and creative thinking and a logical approach to problem solving are also necessary
  • Familiarity and experience with grant funded projects and study protocol requirements including ethical conduct, ethics approval process, standard operating procedures, source documentation and good clinical practice
  • Excellent communications skills both verbally and in writing
  • Ability to travel to Uganda and corresponding vaccinations, as well as the ability to attend phone calls or meetings outside of regular business hours (to accommodate global time zone differences)

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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