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 School of Drugs

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

Posting Finish Date
September 26, 2023

Be aware: Purposes will probably 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 consider that attracting and sustaining a various workforce is essential to the profitable pursuit of excellence in analysis, innovation, and studying for all school, workers and college students. Our dedication to employment fairness helps obtain inclusion and equity, brings wealthy range to UBC as a office, and creates the required circumstances 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 dependancy and public well being, particularly, diversified opioid prescription together with injectable opioid agonist therapy (iOAT). This work is located throughout the Particular person-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 will probably be to organize scientific reviews, conduct analysis interviews, and assist the evaluation and interpretation of quantitative knowledge for the expansive scope of analysis initiatives below the course of the Principal Investigator (PI). The RA can even assist recruitment, outreach and retention actions for a multi-pronged observational examine that goals to know affected person views on iOAT.

Organizational Standing:

This undertaking operates out of the Faculty of Inhabitants and Public Well being (SPPH), School of Drugs, on the Vancouver Campus of the College of British Columbia. Housed throughout the School of Drugs, the Faculty of Inhabitants and Public Well being (SPPH) is an progressive unit that encompasses lots 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 Apply; 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 reinforce studying

Work Carried out:

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

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

  • Conducts evaluation and interpretation of quantitative interview knowledge, collaborates with statisticians for complicated knowledge analyses, and gives 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 amenities with various environments all through the Decrease Mainland and BC (e.g., iOAT clinics, well being care amenities, overdose prevention websites, and so on.).

  • Builds sturdy rapport with analysis individuals and group companions.

  • Prepares and updates knowledge assortment types, examine consent types, and recruitment supplies.

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

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

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

It is a hybrid place involving a mix of working at a area analysis workplace within the Downtown Eastside of Vancouver and dealing from residence. The Analysis Assistant can also be required to work from workplaces situated in St. Paul’s Hospital and the UBC Faculty of Inhabitants and Public Well being. A shared workstation geared up with a phone, laptop monitor, and furnishings will probably be offered at every in-person workplace.

Consequence of Error/Judgment

A excessive degree of judgment is required on this place. Insufficient documentation, group, communication and planning could adversely have an effect on the picture and status 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 Obtained

Workout routines 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 workers. The RA could have enter into workers 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 schooling and expertise. Some

positions could require a graduate diploma.

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

  • Demonstrates a dedication to enhancing one’s personal consciousness, information, 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 area (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 dependancy 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 reviews and presenting analysis.

  • Sturdy expertise in group, accuracy, and a spotlight 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 resembling folks residing with substance use problems 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 ideas of conducting community-based well being analysis and analysis ethics.

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

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

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

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