Research Coordinator - MSM
BC Center for Excellence in HIV/AIDS
Vancouver, BC

-- Research Coordinator --

BC Centre for Excellence in HIV/AIDS

--MSM Research Program--

Please note: Only Canadian Citizens, legal residents or residents with a legal work permit will be considered.

STATUS: Full time, fixed term position

JOB START DATE: July 2nd, 2019 (or sooner)

SALARY: Commensurate with qualifications and experience

LOCATION: BC Centre for Excellence in HIV/AIDS (BC-CfE), Vancouver, BC

JOB: Working under the Principal Investigators, the Research Coordinator manages the planning, development and implementation of the Momentum Health Study (, in the BC-CfE research program involving gay, bisexual, and other men who have sex with men (herein MSM). This study is part of a national CIHR-funded ENGAGE team grant in gay and bisexual men’s sexual health (

ORGANIZATION: The BC-CfE currently employs a team of Statisticians, Programmers, Data Managers, Clinical Research Assistants, Data Analysts and Data Entry Clerks who work collaboratively on cohort-based epidemiological and clinical studies.The BC-CfE is a world-renowned HIV/AIDS research centre including Research Laboratory, Clinical Trials, Drug Treatment Program, Epidemiology and Professional Education Programs.


Education, Training and Experience

  • Degree in health sciences, health administrationor business management (Masters degree preferred)
  • Two years of related professional experience in a health research setting
  • Experience in organizing/coordinating research projects and/or grant based programs
  • Understanding of principles of data collection, preferably using electronic questionnaire administration (CASI, ACASI)
  • Experience with reporting and communication systems
  • Knowledge and/or experience regarding issues and concerns of gay, bisexual, queer, Two-Spirit, and other men who have sex with men
  • Experience working with diverse and marginalized populations
  • Experience working or collaborating with community agencies or community-based organizations, especially organizations that serve gay, bisexual, queer, Two-Spirit and other men who have sex with men

Skills and Abilities

  • Knowledge of epidemiology, public health, health services research, or related fields
  • Knowledge of research design, methodology, and ethics
  • Ability to use organizational and management tools, and to coordinate research activities
  • Financial management, budget, and reporting skills
  • Proficiency and experience using Microsoft Office software
  • Exceptional communication and interpersonal skills, including ability to communicate clearly and effectively in-person and by telephone; tact, diplomacy, and flexibility in dealing with research participants, research staff and study investigators
  • Ability to build and foster effective teams
  • Strong analytical and planning skills
  • Deadline and detail oriented
  • Ability to work independently and as part of a team


  • Conducts day-to-day operations of the study office in the community, including supervising other study staff and interacting with study participants
  • Ensures project is administered according to research study and ethics protocols, and study records are maintained properly
  • Manages and maintains approval from relevant Research Ethics Boards, as necessary
  • Coordinates team meetings, setting agendas and taking meeting minutes
  • Prepares, edits and distributes regular study status and other management reports, including periodic study newsletters
  • Prepare manuscripts, abstracts, posters and presentations based on study findings
  • Serves as project liaison to other departments and outside organizations related to specific projects
  • Coordinates recruiting and interviewing study participants, developing and conducting tests and surveys, gathering or abstracting data or making presentations
  • Manages day-to-day study finances; assists in developing and maintaining budgets and financial reporting
  • Coordinates study activities with research partners in other institutions, including the CIHR-funded ENGAGE team grant (
  • Coordinates community engagement and knowledge translation activities, including management of the study website
  • Performs other duties as required

Please include in your letter of submission:

  • Curriculum Vitae
  • Cover letter describing relevant experience in HIV/AIDS and/or with gay, bisexual and other men who have sex with men health; please highlight any health research and/or community-based research experience


c/o Human Resources Coordinator, BC Centre for Excellence in HIV/AIDS, 608-10801 Burrard Street, Vancouver, BC, V6Z 1Y6FAX: 604-806-8464

APPLICATION DEADLINE: Applications will start being reviewed May 31, 2019 until position is filled

Job Types: Full-time, Temporary