Research Coordinator, RESP

University of British Columbia

Staff – Non Union

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AAPS Salaried – Research and Facilitation, Level A

Job Title
Research Coordinator, RESP

Research Sadatsafavi Lab Faculty of Pharmaceutical Sciences

Compensation Range
$4,688.67 – $6,754.00 CAD Monthly

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Posting End Date
April 7, 2023

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

Job End Date

Apr 16, 2024

At UBC, we believe that attracting and sustaining a diverse workforce is key to the successful pursuit of excellence in research, innovation, and learning for all faculty, staff and students. Our commitment to employment equity helps achieve inclusion and fairness, brings rich diversity to UBC as a workplace, and creates the necessary conditions for a rewarding career. 

Job Summary

The Research Coordinator, RESP will collaborate with members of the Respiratory Evaluation Sciences Program (RESP) team within the Faculty of Pharmaceutical Sciences by participating in the design, coordination, and execution of projects related to the field of Epidemiology and health outcomes, and will help with the day to day activities of the lab.

The incumbent will provide coordination support for RESP’s research activities, and will be responsible for assisting with the development of research protocols, coordinating the collection of data and research sites, the entry of data, preparing and editing ethics applications, and will coordinate the analysis of data and writing of research findings. Other activities include updating and composing documents for the principal investigators, maintaining and updating the lab website and project-related web pages. Major responsibilities include but are not limited to: identifying, developing, preparing and coordinating research grant and academic proposals, letters of intent, background documentation, research program rationales, ethics submissions, data access requests, scientific reports, and other documents as required.

Organizational Status
The RESP lab is embedded within the Collaboration for Outcomes Research and Evaluation (CORE) and investigates methods to improve healthcare related outcomes in patients with asthma and COPD. The incumbent will work with RESP’s multi-disciplinary team of researchers and associated principal investigators.
Work Performed

  • Evaluates designs, develops, prepares and coordinates inter-and trans-disciplinary grants, research, and academic proposals, letters of intent, background documentation, ethics submissions, program rationales and other reports.

  • Liaises with the UBC Office of Research Services and the University Industry Liaison Office to facilitate ethics and grant applications.

  • Coordinates and participates in the development and submission of grant applications including the collection of relevant grant information, research budgets, statistics and other relevant documents.

  • Collaborates with investigators within and outside of CORE, nationally and internationally, in the completion of research projects and development and submission of research grants.

  • Coordinates data linkage through applications to Population Data BC and other related bodies.

  • Manages data access and ethics submissions, renewals, and amendments.

  • Translates research initiatives and concepts into written documentation.

  • Responsible for writing and editing technically substantial sections of research grant proposals based on interviews with investigators and faculty.

  • Coordinates and participates in the preparation of conference presentations, academic manuscripts, and technical reports as required.

  • Participates and contributes to research rounds and related activities.

  • Participates in quality improvement initiatives with special reference to the economic impact of such initiatives.

  • Coordinates the planning of special projects and research-related events.

  • Prepares, composes, edits and proofs promotional material (videos, pamphlets, webpages) relevant to the active studies.

  • Develops and maintains the Research Program website.

  • Performs other related duties, as required.

Consequence of Error/Judgement

The position requires the exercise of judgment in the preparation of ethics proposals, grants, and manuscripts for research projects. This incumbent receives general supervision and exercises judgment regarding the completion of assigned tasks.

The incumbent will be required to maintain good academic judgment and will need to function within ethical standards. Judgment in this regard includes such things as: taking appropriate measures to ensure the confidentiality of sensitive data is preserved, not using coercion to enroll a potential participant in a study. The consequences of unethical conduct would reflect on the principal investigator and all those associated. Error would also be associated with the loss of investigator productivity, as well as the potential loss of renewal grant funding.

Supervision Received
This position will report directly to Dr. Mohsen Sadatsafavi
Supervision Given
The research coordinator may be involved in the supervision of students and technicians.
Minimum Qualifications
Undergraduate degree in a relevant discipline. Minimum of two years of related experience, or an equivalent combination of education and experience.

Willingness to respect diverse perspectives, including perspectives in conflict with one’s own.

Demonstrates a commitment to enhancing one’s own awareness, knowledge, and skills related to equity, diversity, and inclusion

Preferred Qualifications

University degree in Health Sciences or relevant discipline plus minimum two years of related experience. Experience in epidemiology with a micro/health economics background is preferred; Demonstrated experience in research and statistical analysis in basic epidemiology; Experience with publications, grant writing, and the preparation of data access requests preferred. Computer experience required. Detail oriented, effective oral and written communication, analytical, interpersonal and organizational skills; Ability to work both independently and within a team environment. Experience in qualitative research methods would be an asset.

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