Project Assistant

University of British Columbia

Staff – Non Union

Job Category
Non Union Technicians and Research Assistants

Job Profile
Non Union Salaried – Research Assistant /Technician 4

Job Title
Project Assistant

Slaunwhite Laboratory Centre for Disease Control Faculty of Medicine

Compensation Range
$4,558.75 – $5,354.67 CAD Monthly

Posting End Date
December 2, 2022

Note: Applications will be accepted until 11:59 PM on the day prior to the Posting End Date above.

Job End Date

Jun 30, 2023

This position is located within a health-care facility, therefore, the successful candidate will be required to provide verification of full vaccination against Covid-19 provided prior to the start date, as required by a provincial health mandate.

This position is expected to be filled by promotion/reassignment and is included here to inform you of its vacancy at the University.

Job Summary
The Project Assistant will support several projects focused on overdose, substance use, incarceration and health inequities. The position will based at the Clinical Prevention Services (CPS) division of the British Columbia Centre for Disease Control (BCCDC).
Organizational Status
The incumbent will report directly to Senior Scientist of the BC Provincial Overdose Cohort, and work closely with the students, researchers and staff members of the CPS research program at BCCDC.
Work Performed

  • Plan overall project implementation, oversee the progress, and perform complex project activities including recruiting and consenting participants, conducting surveys, administering interviews and focus groups, record keeping and data entry

  • Transcribes workshops, focus groups and interviews from audio-files

  • Write and edit comprehensive reports relating to ongoing and completed projects

  • Manage financial transactions and logistics related to project activities

  • Develop and manage social media and website content

  • Communicate project progress and findings with project team and partners

  • Liaise with researchers, collaborators and partners by coordinating meetings and preparing and distributing reports on research progress.

  • Carry out other related duties as assigned.

Consequence of Error/Judgement
Errors resulting misinformation would compromise the quality of the project, the collegial relationships with partners and/or participants, and may result in delay in completing projects. Inappropriate judgement could compromise the safety and wellbeing of the participants, and potentially impact the credibility of the investigators.
Supervision Received
Work with minimum supervision and independently most of the time.  Will receive instructions only on unusual problems or circumstances which depart significantly from established policy and procedure.
Supervision Given
This position may supervise and mentor junior or new employees.
Minimum Qualifications
Completion of a university degree in a relevant discipline or technical program and a minimum four years of related experience or an equivalent combination of education and experience. Some positions may require a graduate degree.
Preferred Qualifications

  • Prior experience working with community-based participatory research projects and/or working with individuals in under-served settings is an asset.

  • Some knowledge of qualitative and quantitative research methods applicable to health research required.

  • Experience with UBC Workday, Adobe Creative Suite, WordPress, and analysis software an asset.

  • Strong computer skills required, including the ability to effectively use Microsoft Word, Excel and Outlook at an intermediate level.

  • Strong attention to detail, organizational and interpersonal skills.

  • Ability to effectively prioritize tasks, adapt to changing priorities, multi-task and meet deadlines.

  • Ability to exercise sound judgement, responsibility, and maintain confidentiality.

  • Ability to communicate effectively verbally and in writing.

  • Ability to work effectively independently and within a collaborative team environment.

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