Research Assistant

University of British Columbia

Employees – Non Union

Job Class
Non Union Technicians and Analysis Assistants

Job Profile
Non Union Salaried – Analysis Assistant /Technician 3

Job Title
Analysis Assistant

Oviedo-Joekes Laboratory Faculty of Inhabitants and Public Well being College of Drugs

Compensation Vary
$3,982.67 – $4,703.83 CAD Month-to-month

Posting Finish Date
September 26, 2023

Word: Functions shall be accepted till 11:59 PM on the day previous to the Posting Finish Date above.

Job Finish Date

Sept 18, 2024

At UBC, we imagine that attracting and sustaining a various workforce is vital to the profitable pursuit of excellence in analysis, innovation, and studying for all school, employees and college students. Our dedication to employment fairness helps obtain inclusion and equity, brings wealthy range to UBC as a office, and creates the mandatory situations for a rewarding profession. 

Job Abstract

The Analysis Assistant (RA) will collaborate with Dr. Eugenia Oviedo-Joekes and a multidisciplinary group of researchers and well being care suppliers conducting multi strategies research on person-centred care in habit and public well being, particularly, diversified opioid prescription together with injectable opioid agonist remedy (iOAT). This work is located inside the Individual-Centered Care in Dependancy and Public Well being analysis program, an thrilling and rising physique of labor that seeks to develop evidence-based approaches to shift drug coverage in Canada.


The first focus of the RA shall be to organize scientific studies, conduct analysis interviews, and help the evaluation and interpretation of quantitative knowledge for the expansive scope of analysis initiatives below the route of the Principal Investigator (PI). The RA can even help recruitment, outreach and retention actions for a multi-pronged observational research that goals to grasp affected person views on iOAT.

Organizational Standing:

This mission operates out of the Faculty of Inhabitants and Public Well being (SPPH), College of Drugs, on the Vancouver Campus of the College of British Columbia. Housed inside the College of Drugs, the Faculty of Inhabitants and Public Well being (SPPH) is an modern unit that encompasses most of the health-related groupings at UBC as a collaborative enterprise. The Faculty is structured round 4 divisions: Occupational and Environmental Well being; Well being Companies and Coverage; Epidemiology, Biostatistics and Public Well being Observe; and Well being in Populations. The ensuing mixture of professions and disciplines is seen as a method of connecting people and learners to provoke the connection between well being analysis, public well being and well being providers and to boost studying

Work Carried out:

The Analysis Assistant will contribute to an thrilling and rising analysis program in person-centred care in addictions. Main tasks embrace:

  • Writes scientific studies and assists in writing ethics and grant functions.

  • Conducts evaluation and interpretation of quantitative interview knowledge, collaborates with statisticians for complicated knowledge analyses, and offers instruction and coaching to new group members about analytic methods. Enters and manages analysis knowledge and different confidential information on a safe server.

  • Schedules and conducts quantitative structured interviews with analysis individuals, involving administering questionnaires and assessments.

  • Engages in recruitment, outreach, and retention actions offsite at group providers and different services with various environments all through the Decrease Mainland and BC (e.g., iOAT clinics, well being care services, overdose prevention websites, and so on.).

  • Builds robust rapport with analysis individuals and group companions.

  • Prepares and updates knowledge assortment kinds, research consent kinds, and recruitment supplies.

  • Adheres to knowledgeable consent procedures and moral tips for well being analysis involving human topics. 

  • Could make suggestions with respect to hiring new analysis assistants and supply enter into employees efficiency.

  • Carries out different duties as wanted to help the development of the analysis program.

It is a hybrid place involving a mixture of working at a discipline analysis workplace within the Downtown Eastside of Vancouver and dealing from dwelling. The Analysis Assistant may be required to work from places of work positioned in St. Paul’s Hospital and the UBC Faculty of Inhabitants and Public Well being. A shared workstation geared up with a phone, pc monitor, and furnishings shall be offered at every in-person workplace.

Consequence of Error/Judgment

A excessive stage of judgment is required on this place. Insufficient documentation, group, communication and planning could adversely have an effect on the picture and repute of UBC, the Centre for Advancing Well being Outcomes, particular person investigators, their respective Colleges or the Windfall Well being Care Analysis Institute. An error could possibly be related to the lack of investigator productiveness and the potential lack of renewal grant funding.

Supervision Acquired

Workouts a substantial quantity of judgement, duty, and initiative in figuring out work

procedures and strategies, and coordinating the work of this system.

Works below minimal supervision, receiving particular directions solely on uncommon issues or on issues which depart considerably from established coverage and process. Stories to the Principal Investigator, Dr. Eugenia Oviedo-Joekes, and Program Supervisor, Louise Harding.

Supervision Given

This place doesn’t embrace supervision of different employees. The RA could have enter into employees choice.

Minimal {Qualifications}:

Completion of a college diploma in a related self-discipline or technical program and a minimal

three years of associated expertise or an equal mixture of training and expertise. Some

positions could require a graduate diploma.

  • Willingness to respect numerous views, together with views in battle with one’s personal.

  • Demonstrates a dedication to enhancing one’s personal consciousness, data, and expertise associated to fairness, range, and inclusion.

Most well-liked {Qualifications}:

  • A college diploma in well being sciences, public well being, or a associated discipline (e.g., behavioural sciences, nursing, social work) is most popular. A related graduate diploma is an asset.

  • Demonstrated curiosity in public well being, person-centred care, and habit analysis, with an enthusiastic disposition towards bringing innovation and coverage change to those areas.

  • Expertise managing and analyzing quantitative knowledge, with proficient expertise in Excel, SPSS, NVivo and different knowledge evaluation software program.

  • Expertise utilizing digital knowledge seize techniques (e.g., REDCap).

  • Expertise authoring scientific journal articles and studies and presenting analysis.

  • Sturdy expertise in group, accuracy, and a focus to element.

  • Familiarity with Metro Vancouver and group providers associated to substance use and psychological well being.

  • Expertise in frontline service and/or working with marginalized populations comparable to folks residing with substance use issues and Indigenous peoples.

  • Expertise administering surveys and conducting structured quantitative interviews.

  • Sturdy interpersonal expertise, together with battle administration and disaster decision expertise for working with shopper populations within the Downtown Eastside.

  • Flexibility to adapt to the wants of the individuals and the initiatives and to take initiative and management when wanted.

  • Developed an understanding of the rules of conducting community-based well being analysis and analysis ethics.

  • Sturdy potential to work independently and as a part of an interdisciplinary group.

  • Willingness to journey exterior of Vancouver (e.g., Vancouver Island, Kelowna, Ontario)

  • Skill to handle stress successfully and preserve work-life stability.

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