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Job title: Project Manager
Department: Centre for Health Evaluation and Outcome Sciences (CHÉOS) at the Providence Research
Location: St. Paul’s Hospital, Vancouver, BC
Salary: Salary commensurate with experience; competitive benefits package including four weeks of paid vacation to start, extended health and dental plans, and membership in the Municipal Pension Plan
Desired Start Date: As soon as possible
Full/Part-time: Part-time or Full-time (negotiable)
Position status: This is a Providence Research contract; all research positions are dependent on grant funding.
Term: The initial term of this role is expected to be at least 1 year in duration and renewable, should grant funding continue to be available
Equity and diversity are essential to research and 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 a person who identifies as First Nation, Metis, Inuit, or Indigenous. CHÉOS welcomes a broad range of applicants and accommodations are available for candidates taking part in all aspects of the selection process.
Who We Are
Bridging the gap between data, research, and care, CHÉOS is a collaboration between cross-disciplinary scientists and expert research staff evaluating the effectiveness of health interventions at the population level.
From assessing the cost-effectiveness of a new drug or treatment option to informing policy decisions that change how care is delivered, CHÉOS seeks to improve health outcomes for all.
Our Commitments to You
At CHÉOS, we are committed to providing an inclusive, dynamic, and cooperative work environment in which all members are encouraged to pursue personal and professional growth. We offer a competitive salary, and excellent benefits, including:
- A minimum of 4 weeks paid vacation annually (prorated for part-time staff)
- Paid time off between the December and January statutory holidays
- Other paid leaves to support work/life balance
- Extended health and dental plans
- Membership in the Municipal Pension Plan
The Project Manager will support Dr. Eugenia Oviedo-Joekes’ program of research studies situated under the Program of Outcomes Research on Treatment with Injectables for Addiction (PORTIA) and the Person-Centered Care in Addiction and Public Health research program, an exciting and growing body of work that seeks to develop evidence-based approaches to shift drug policy in Canada.
The primary focus of the Project Manager will be to support a series of research projects focused on a) investigating client outcomes and preferences as essential steps to optimizing injectable opioid agonist treatment (iOAT) programs, b) exploring the nurse-client therapeutic relationships in iOAT care and c) evaluating innovative and novel approaches emerging in iOAT care across Canada. Some of the work performed includes:
- Provides support throughout stages of research projects from planning and implementation through to completion; liaises with the Principal Investigator, researchers, clinical staff, and other stakeholders.
- Optimizes research team workflow and processes to enhance efficiency and enable improved study planning and progress tracking.
- Identifies areas for future research and possible funding sources.
- Provides leadership for grant proposal development and submission processes, ensuring that funding agency requirements and deadlines are met.
- Develops, implements, and maintains research protocols with research staff and community partners including standard operating procedures (SOPs) and other relevant operating manuals.
- Manages and oversees data collection process in consultation with the Principal Investigator by overseeing data entry procedures and/or entering data into electronic data capture systems.
- Conducts data coding and analysis in collaboration with the research team.
- Prepares study documentation including informed consent forms, data collection forms, and demographic forms on relevant data collection platforms.
- Submits and updates ethics applications and monitors research ethics procedures.
- Participates in interpretation of data for research team and preparing research findings for dissemination for a variety of audiences such as funder-, community-, and policy-oriented reports, academic papers, policy briefs, and presentations.
- Plans and organizes research team meetings at academic and community sites.
- Collaborates with knowledge users and partners in planning, organizing, and implementing KT activities and materials.
- Provides supervision to research assistants and trainees.
Skills and Qualifications
- A graduate degree in a relevant discipline (e.g., public health, nursing, social work, psychology) or the equivalent combination of education and relevant experience.
- An enthusiastic disposition in bringing innovation to addictions research.
- Demonstrated interest in public health, person-centred care and addictions, mental health, substance use, and/or social determinants of health.
- Experience in research, academic, or health care settings.
- Demonstrated ability to manage projects; Project Management experience preferred.
- Experience in conducting and/or coordinating research studies with knowledge of research regulatory guidelines (GCP, TCPS-2) and standards.
- Experience preparing and submitting ethics submissions and accompanying requirements.
- Experience using data analysis software such as NVivo, SPSS, and Excel.
- Experience in frontline service and/or working with marginalized populations such as people with substance use disorder, mental health issues, and unstable housing, is an asset.
- Excellent communication skills, both written and verbal, with a demonstrated ability to write in a variety of styles for a range of audiences, and to translate complicated scientific concepts into lay language.
- Strong interpersonal and problem resolution skills.
- Flexible and resourceful to adapt to changing needs including client and clinical team needs.
- Familiarity with the Lower Mainland and community services related to addictions and mental health (to support recruitment and outreach planning).
Covid-19 Vaccine Mandate
This position is located within a healthcare facility. Therefore, this position requires successful verification of full vaccination against Covid-19 provided prior to the start date, as required by the provincial health mandate.