RESEARCH ASSISTANT
BC Center for Excellence in HIV/AIDS - Vancouver, BC

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-- RESEARCH ASSISTANT --
BC Centre for Excellence in HIV/AIDS

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

STATUS: This is a part time position of 8-10 hours per week for an initial period of 12 weeks with possibility for extension or expansion.

JOB START DATE: As soon as possible

SALARY: Commensurate with qualifications and experience

LOCATION: BC Centre for Excellence in HIV/AIDS (BC-CfE), St. Paul’s Hospital, Vancouver, BC

JOB: Assists with the coordination and research of a Canadian Institutes of Health Research-funded project on developing community and research partnerships related to employment and labour market access for persons living with or at risk of acquiring HIV/AIDS who use illicit drugs.

ORGANIZATION: The BC-CfE currently employs a team of statisticians, programmers, data managers, research nurses and data entry clerks who work collaboratively on cohort-based epidemiological and clinical studies. The BC-CfE is a world renown HIV/AIDS research centre including Research Laboratory, Clinical Trials, Drug Treatment Program, Epidemiology and Professional Education Programs.

JOB RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Conducting and writing up an environmental scan of available vocational opportunities (both training and employment) for key populations of interest
  • Contributing to feasibility assessments and planning activities related to low-threshold employment programming
  • Collects back-up source documentation as required
  • Develops, updates and maintains study databases and source document worksheets
  • Maintains strict confidentiality related to identification and release of study data
  • Conducts literature reviews and assists in the development of proposals and associated documents
  • Excellent time management, effective oral and written communication skills, prioritizing and meeting deadlines
  • Performs other duties as required

JOB QUALIFICATIONS:

  • Late stage undergraduate degree or graduate degree completed or in process in a relevant discipline
  • One to three years previous research experience working in the healthcare field
  • Or an equivalent combination of education, training and experience
  • Knowledge in using PubMed, Medline, Google Scholar, Microsoft Office Software, Reference Manager and familiarity with email and internet
  • Ability to work independently with minimum supervision

DEADLINE: November 1, 2013


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The B.C. Centre for Excellence in HIV/AIDS is dedicated to improving the health of British Columbians with HIV through the development,...