Rehabilitation Research Project Assistant
UBC Sauder
Vancouver, BC
Job Posting

Job ID:

Vancouver - Other

Employment Group:
Technicians & Research Assists

Job Category:
Non Union Research/Technical

Classification Title:
Research Asst/Tech 2

Business Title:
Rehabilitation Research Project Assistant

Faculty of Medicine

Physical Therapy

Salary Range:
$42,713.00 (minimum) - $46,805.00 (midpoint) - $50,899.00 (maximum)

Full/Part Time:

Desired Start Date:

Job End Date:
Possibility of Extension:


Funding Type:
Grant Funded


Closing Date:

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Guiding principle: "Midpoint" of the hiring salary range means the individual possesses full job knowledge, qualifications and experience.

Job Summary

  • The candidate will undertake a variety of research-related activities in the Rehabilitation Research Lab at the GF Strong Rehab Centre. Research activities will include recruiting, interviewing and assessing patients, as well as phoning patients regarding appointments and treatment times.
  • Candidates will be provided with detailed training to undertake these activities, but this position requires a great deal of professionalism, organizational skills and problem-solving skills. Typical research activities will also be expected such as data input, data processing/analyzing and written presentation of findings. In addition, the candidate will be required to write documentation and parts of protocol manuals.
Organizational Status

The candidate will work at the Rehab Research Lab, GF Strong Rehab Centre. The candidate will report to Dr. Courtney Pollock.

Work Performed

Candidate will receive training to coordinate and assist in different projects. After the training, he/she will work on a number of rehabilitation-related projects.

Under general supervision, the candidate will:
  • Recruit, interview and assess patients participating in rehabilitation studies
  • Phone patients to arrange lab and treatment sessions
  • Perform literature searches, data extraction and database maintenance
  • Generate report reposts regarding data analysis and findings
Supervision Received

The candidate will be supervised by Dr. Courtney Pollock, Assistant Professor, Department of Physical Therapy. However, Dr. Pollock will not always be on-site that the candidate is working. Thus, the candidate must be fully competent and independent in his/her abilities to follow the study protocol.

Supervision Given

The candidate may oversee and direct the work of 1 or 2 work-learn or co-op students.

Consequence of Error/Judgement

Inappropriate interactions with patients could result in clients and their families becoming frustrated, angry or seeking compensation.
Inattention to paperwork detail (errors on forms) could jeopardize the results to clinical trials.


High School graduation. Undergraduate degree in a relevant discipline or Graduation from a technical college or institute. A University/college degree in a program related to exercise, rehabilitation, disability or fitness. Minimum of 2 years related experience or the equivalent combination of education and experience. Candidate must have strong communication skills, ability to work alone and as a member of a team, positive attitude, self-motivation and enthusiasm and experience with seniors and those with chronic conditions. Candidates also need to be able to work with older adults with disability.

Equity and diversity are essential to academic excellence. An open and diverse community fosters the inclusion of voices that have been underrepresented or discouraged. We encourage applications from members of groups that have been marginalized on any grounds enumerated under the B.C. Human Rights Code, including sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, racialization, disability, political belief, religion, marital or family status, age, and/or status as a First Nation, Metis, Inuit, or Indigenous person.

All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however Canadians and permanent residents will be given priority.