Staff - Non Union
Non Union Technicians and Research Assistants
Non Union Salaried - Research Assistant /Technician 2
Cedar Project | School of Population and Pubic Health | Faculty of Medicine
$3,777.25 - $4,501.17 CAD Monthly
Posting End Date
November 5, 2021
Applications will be accepted until 11:59 PM on the day prior to the Posting End Date above.
Job End Date
Nov 14, 2022
This offer is conditional upon successful completion of a Criminal Record Check.
Job Description Summary
Under the direction of Principal Investigator, Dr. Patricia Spittal, the Cedar Project is a community-based research initiative at the University of British Columbia (UBC) and BC Children s Hospital Research Institute (BCCHRI) that addresses Hepatitis C and HIV vulnerabilities among young Aboriginal people who use illicit drugs in two cities in British Columbia, Canada.
The Cedar Project is a two city study, currently located in Vancouver and Prince George. Our interviewers are responsible for the administration of consent forms and demographic questionnaires, outreach, and referrals to care. The successful candidate will have strong knowledge of the issues faced by Indigenous young people who use drugs.
Under the direction of Principal Investigator, Dr. Patricia Spittal, the Cedar Project is a community-based research initiative at BCCHRI that addresses Hepatitis C and HIV vulnerabilities among young Indigenous people who use illicit drugs in two cities in British Columbia, Canada (Vancouver and Prince George). The successful candidate will have strong knowledge of the issues faced by Indigenous young people who use drugs.
This Cedar Interviewer will work out of the Vancouver Cedar Project office, located at 378 Powell Street.
This position reports to the Principal Investigator, Dr. Patricia Spittal and Victoria Thomas, Project Coordinator, for the CEDAR Project. Supervision will be provided by Victoria Thomas from the Prince George site. This supervision includes: in person, Skype, email and teleconference calls. The incumbent will also work with the British Columbia Children s Hospital Research Institute (BCHRI) and University of British Columbia staff including physicians, epidemiologists, research nurses, research coordinators and assistants, data managers, biostatisticians, graduate students and fellows.
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.
- Administer consent forms and demographic questionnaires, outreach, and referrals to care.
- Vital to maintain regular contact, go on outreach, locate participants.
- Liaise with other community agencies.
- Participant screening, recruitment, outreach and follow-up.
- Informed Consent process (administration of new and amended consent forms).
- Questionnaire administration, ensuring data quality and completeness (screening, baseline, follow up questionnaires).
- Record any incidents, debrief incidents with coworkers.
- Supervise youth drop-in area.
- Oversee and maintain tracking database.
- Provide support, referrals and resources for participants. This includes picking up participants for appointments and attending appointments.
- Maintain email and phone lists, mail-out database, and list server.
- Perform other related duties as assigned by the Principal Investigator and Project Coordinator.
Consequence of Error/Judgement
A high level of judgment is needed for the sophisticated administrative functions associated with this position. Errors in the management of research accounts could result in a waste of financial resources, non-renewal or research funding, or loss of currently held funding. Inadequate documentation, organization, communication and planning may adversely affect the image and reputation of the SPPH, Faculty of Medicine.
The incumbent will require minimal supervision and will exercise a great deal of independent judgment regarding scheduling and timely completion of tasks.
This position will be responsible for access, collection, use and disclosure of personal information in accordance with the BC Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act (RSBC 1996) and other UBC privacy and security policies. This position requires employees to work under strict confidentiality requirements; internal procedures and policies to protect personal information must be followed and adherence to these requirements will be regularly reviewed by the employer.
This position reports to the Principal Investigator, Dr. Patricia Spittal and Victoria Thomas, Project Coordinator, for the CEDAR Project. Supervision will be provided by Victoria Thomas from the Prince George site. Supervision includes: in person, skype, email and teleconference calls.
High School graduation. Minimum of 2 years related experience or the equivalent combination of education and experience. Experience in clinical, research, and Indigenous people's health. Any clinical research or case management experience is an asset. Previous experience working with urban and rural Indigenous health and a strong knowledge of cultural safety within health research settings is essential. Established connections and good relations with key contacts in the Indigenous health field an asset. Experience in research methodologies, study protocol requirements, ethical conduct, and standard operating procedures are an asset. Demonstrated ability to effectively support a vulnerable population to receive care. Adeptness in dealing with crises, short deadlines, and sensitive public health, clinical, or research issues is a key strength. Innovative and creative thinking and a logical approach to problem solving are also necessary. Ability to develop, prioritize, implement, and oversee multiple time-sensitive projects. Ability to effectively use the Microsoft Office suite and Adobe Acrobat at an intermediate level. Ability to communicate effectively verbally and in writing. Interpersonal skills including: the ability to deal with a diversity of people in a calm, courteous, and effective manner and to exercise tact and diplomacy. Ability to effectively manage multiple tasks and priorities. Successful completion of a criminal record check is required.