Staff - Non Union
M&P - AAPS
AAPS Salaried - Research and Facilitation, Level B
Research Coordinator, CRHR
Centre for Rural Health Research | Department of Family Practice | Faculty of Medicine
$5,468.83 - $7,878.17 CAD Monthly
Posting End Date
September 22, 2021
Note: Applications will be accepted until 11:59 PM on the day prior to the Posting End Date above.
Job End Date
Dec 31, 2022
The ‘Enhancing Rural Community Resiliency to Climate Change and Ecosystem Disruption: Building on the lessons learned from the first year of the COVID- 19 Pandemic to Strengthen Rural Community Health and Health Services’ project is funded by the Foundation for Advancing Family Medicine (FAFM) and the CMA Foundation (CMAF) through the CORIG-Phase II grant competition. The objective of the project is to identify the characteristics of signal rural communities that have demonstrated resilience in the first year of the COVID-19 pandemic and understand the strategies and innovations that enabled these communities to cope. We will also develop a framework and toolkit for enhancing rural community resilience using the responses to the COVID-19 pandemic that can be applied to a range of threats. The project team will also work in partnership with the Society of Rural Physicians of Canada (SRPC) to engage and disseminate findings of this project at the 2022 SRPC conference. This position requires a dynamic and motivated individual who is passionate about rural health care and climate change action and the environment.
The Research Coordinator will work with the Principal Investigator, Dr. Stefan Grzybowski, the co-applicants and other stakeholders to coordinate all activities related to the research project. The coordinator is responsible for supporting the development of data collection tools (Surveys, questionnaires, interviews), data analysis, implementation of the interventions at the SRPC conference, sharing of findings though reports and publications and supervising research assistants and work learn students involved in the project.
The Coordinator must make professional decisions and recommendations on all aspects of research work and will be responsible for the quality of administrative and research activities.
This position is situated at the Centre for Rural Health Research (CRHR) which is housed at the Department of Family Practice at UBC. CRHR is a clearing-house for academic and community-based researchers, policy makers, administrators and other key stakeholders working together to produce evidence to inform policy to sustain rural health care. CRHR programs are currently funded by the Rural Coordination Centre of BC, Strategy for Patient-Oriented Research, BC Joint Standing Committee on Rural Issues, the Specialists Services Committee, and Interior Health Authority.
The Research Coordinator will be responsible for:
a. Managing qualitative research project.
b. Preparing and updating ethics application.
c. Administrative functions including:
Arranging project advisory meetings.
Liaising with key stakeholders to keep them informed of progress.
Arranging fieldwork visits for case study communities as necessary.
d. Supervising UBC FLEX, research assistant and work-learn student involvement in the project where appropriate.
e. Preparing and submitting both interim and final project and financial reports to the funders.
f. Preparing presentation deliverables for workshops organized by funders.
g. Preparing knowledge translation materials, including reports, and presentations for the SRPC conference in 2022. Also includes working with the SRPC organizers in planning sessions and workshops related to the project findings.
h. Drafting final report for publication.
Day to day operations will include:
a. Establishing ongoing priorities, directions, work plans and timelines within the context, responsibilities and deliverables of the project.
b. Engaging in all aspects of the project development, implementation and evaluation.
c. Developing data collection tools such as surveys, interview guides and focus group materials.
d. Planning, scheduling, and arranging meetings between PI, co-applicants and other key stakeholders.
e. Defining project strategy and goals.
f. Collaborating independently and initiating, building, and managing relationships with local and regional stakeholders.
g. Developing standards of practice for information sharing and implementing data management plan.
h. Managing ethics applications if required.
i. Overseeing and ensuring personnel support is provided.
j. Managing the work of research assistants, UBC Flex students and work-learn students.
k. Consulting with team members to organize, implement and coordinate project deliverables.
l. Contributing to knowledge translation activities with a focus on facilitating the submission of academic publications for peer review.
Scientific Responsibilities, Knowledge Sharing & Knowledge Translation:
a. Developing manuscripts, reports and presentations of process, milestones and review findings as required.
b. Preparing quarterly updates for circulation among team and stakeholders.
c. Leading ongoing interactions with team members and stakeholder groups.
d. Reviewing scientific manuscripts and abstracts for publication.
e. Investigating and identifying knowledge translation opportunities and guiding related activities.
f. Representing the team and the project in public and academic presentations.
Consequence of Error/Judgement
This position requires working effectively within an organizational structure and involves a high degree of self-direction, the ability to work to tight timelines and strong interpersonal skills. Poor decisions and errors in judgment could result in delayed completion of projects or inappropriate planning, result in financial loss, and damage the reputation of the Centre for Rural Health Research, the Faculty of Medicine and the University of British Columbia. In addition, the impact, if an error occurred, would be misinterpretation of results in information disseminated to decision-makers, the public, and academic audiences.
The research coordinator must exercise good will, tact, judgment and discretion in working with various senior professionals and collaborating with internal and external agencies. Knowledge and sensitivity to issues is required.
The research coordinator is expected to communicate with internal senior administration, staff, research investigators, and community/external agencies. Errors in decision-making may compromise the reputation of the project and the key investigators.
All duties and responsibilities shall be carried out under the direction of the Principal Investigator and the co-investigators of the project. Performance of assigned duties and responsibilities shall be subject to evaluation by your supervisors.
The Research Coordinator will be responsible for supervising up to 1 Work Learn student, 1 research assistant and up to 2 Flex (medical) students. He/she/they will assign oversee the progress and completion of student work plans.
Undergraduate degree in a relevant discipline. Minimum of three years of related experience, or the equivalent combination of education and experience.
Post-graduate degree in a relevant discipline in Health or Social Science is preferred. Knowledge of working with rural populations an asset. Knowledge of qualitative research methods applicable to health services research. Experience in supervising staff and managing teams. Extensive experience in working with multi-disciplinary, multi-site research teams. Experience with successfully managing multi-phase research projects in a multi-disciplinary environment, through to completion.
Effective interpersonal, oral and written communication, organization and problem-solving skills. Ability to maintain accuracy and attention to detail and to work effectively under pressure to meet deadlines. Ability to work both independently and within a team environment. Ability to exercise tact, discretion and diplomacy. Ability to anticipate problems and issues and to plan ahead. Ability to work independently and demonstrate high level of initiative and self-directedness.