Research Services, BC Children's Hospital Research Institute, Vancouver
Reporting to the BCCH Research Institute (BCCHR) Executive Director, the Director, Research Services is responsible for providing operational leadership and strategic direction for Institute-level activities in three integrally-related core areas: (1) Research Services; (2) Institute Programs; and (3) Research Education.
The Director provides specialized knowledge for developing and implementing the programmatic research services supports to define, clarify and streamline processes in these core areas. The Director seeks to improve continually on the high quality of service provided to BCCHR’s research community provides leadership and guidance to their staff, and relevant advice to the leadership team and others throughout BCCHR. The Director contributes to creating a strong team environment by fostering trust and mutual respect, and supporting open dialogue on issues that allow for the optimization of BCCHR’s projects and strategic goals.
The Director is accountable for ensuring that research administration and research training activities at the BCCHR are in accordance with guidelines, policies, and procedures of the Institute, the University of British Columbia (UBC), the partnering hospitals, and the Provincial Health Services Authority (PHSA), as well as of relevant external agencies and Canadian funding agencies.
What you’ll do
Lead the evaluation and implementation of Research Services strategic and operational plans. Ensure appropriate level of monitoring of progress against Research Services goals and take action as needed to correct issues that arise.
Lead the daily operations of the Research Services portfolio, including Research Education, ensuring high quality support to BCCHR investigators, trainees, Theme Leads and Research Managers.
Is the primary supervisor of the Manager, Research Education, who will work to optimize the training environment for all Institute and C&W trainees.
Draft, recommend, and implement research services and training-related policies and procedures, and develop accurate reports and analysis of research activities at the Institute.
Work closely with the UBC Office of Research Services (ORS) and the Institute’s UBC ORS manager to coordinate all aspects of the grant application process and to ensure grant applications are processed in accordance with all guidelines of the Institute, the UBC Faculty of Medicine, and UBC ORS.
What you bring
A minimum level of education, training, and experience equivalent to a Masters degree.
Seven (7) to ten (10) years of directly relevant experience, including at least five (5) years in a senior administrative leadership role, with supervisory and management experience.
Knowledge of university research service administration and faculty relations required; experience with UBC and health authority (eg, PHSA) systems preferred.
Familiarity with health care foundations required.
What’s in it for you
Every PHSA employee enables the best possible patient care for our patients and their families. Whether you are providing direct care, conducting research, or making it possible for others to do their work, you impact the lives of British Columbians today and in the future. That’s why we’re focused on your care too – offering health, wellness, development programs to support you – at work and at home.
Join one of BC’s largest employers with province-wide programs, services and operations – offering vast opportunities for growth and development.
Access to more than 2,000 in-house training programs.
Enjoy a comprehensive benefits package, including municipal pension plan.
12 annual statutory holidays with generous vacation entitlement and accruement.
Perks include onsite fitness classes and discounts to 350 BC-wide recreational programs, travel, technology, car and bike sharing, and more.
4500 Oak Street, Vancouver
Applications will be accepted until the position is filled
Monday to Friday; Daytime Hours
Requisition Number: 90866
What we do
BC Children’s Hospital (BCCH) bcchildrens.ca provides care for the most seriously ill or injured children from across British Columbia.
Provincial Health Services Authority (PHSA) plans, coordinates and evaluates specialized health services with the BC health authorities to provide equitable and cost-effective health care for people throughout the province. Our values reflect our commitment to excellence and include: Respect people – Be compassionate – Dare to innovate – Cultivate partnerships – Serve with purpose. Learn more about PHSA and our programs: jobs.phsa.ca/programs-and-services
PHSA is committed to employment equity and hires on the basis of merit, encouraging all qualified individuals to apply. We recognize that our ability to provide the best care for our diverse patient populations relies on a rich diversity of skills, knowledge, backgrounds and experiences, and value a safe, inclusive and welcoming environment.