Vancouver - Hospital Site
Technicians & Research Assists
Non Union Research/Technical
Research Asst/Tech 2
Research Asst/Tech 2
Faculty of Medicine
Obstetrics & Gynaecology
$42,713.00 (minimum) - $46,805.00 (midpoint) - $50,899.00 (maximum)
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"Midpoint" of the hiring salary range means the individual possesses full job knowledge, qualifications and experience.
This position is expected to be filled by promotion/reassignment and is included here to inform you of its vacancy at the University.
The primary focus of this position will be to provide assistance with the PRE-EMPT (PRE-eclampsia-Eclampsia Monitoring, Prevention and Treatment) initiative, a multi-million dollar initiative coordinated centrally from the Department of Obstetrics and Gynaecology Research Program. The major responsibilities will include assisting with the planning, development, and production of a major international collaboration meeting, including development and distribution of meeting materials, travel planning, event planning, recording the research meeting, and assisting with report writing and distribution. Furthermore, the Research Assistant will play a key role in scheduling and recording all local and international research meetings and travel for the PRE-EMPT Research Program. In addition, the Research Assistant will be responsible for maintain PRE-EMPT's social media and online presence via newsletters, website, and twitter). The Research Assistant must possess exceptional organizational and interpersonal skills, and be highly self-motivated.
The PRE-EMPT (PRE-eclampsia-Eclampsia Monitoring, Prevention and Treatment) initiative is a multi-million dollar initiative funded by the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation. It consists of five interrelated projects over a seven year period (Nov 2010 - Nov 2018), spanning four continents and more than fifteen countries. The projects include: 1) a placebo-controlled randomized controlled trial (RCT) of pre-pregnancy and early pregnancy calcium supplementation in low intake women at high risk for pre-eclampsia in their next pregnancy, to be conducted in South Africa and Zimbabwe; 2) the development and validation of the miniPIERS (Pre-eclampsia Integrated Estimate of RiSk) and use of mobile health technology for monitoring 3) conducting the CLIP (Community Level Interventions for Pre-eclampsia) Cluster RCT Trial, that will test the impact of a community-level package of care on adverse maternal and perinatal outcomes related to pre-eclampsia, which is being conducted in Pakistan, India, Nigeria and Mozambique;; 4) establishment of an international CoLaboratory to bring together investigators to share clinical data and biological samples for collaborative studies to facilitate new knowledge generation; and 5) development and distribution of pre-eclampsia guidelines for LMIC, in collaboration with the World Health Organization (WHO). The Principal Investigator and Co-ordinating Centre are located in the Department of Obstetrics and Gynaecology on-site at the Children and Women's Health Centre of British Columbia. The Research Assistant will assist the Research Manager and PI with the activities of the PRE-EMPT initiative.
The Research Assistant will be supervised by and report to the PRE-EMPT Research Manager and the PRE-EMPT Principal Investigator at the Co-ordinating Centre in Vancouver. The successful candidate will work with the Principal Investigator, Co-Investigators, PRE-EMPT Research Manager, and CLIP Trial Staff on related studies, and other clerical and administrative staff members.
The Research Assistant will be responsible for:
- Assisting with the review of data collection forms
- Assisting with data entry and data queries
- Assisting with literature reviews
- Formatting and producing study materials
- Producing and distributing bi-monthly newsletters and other study-related mass mailings
- Organizing the Annual PRE-EMPT International meeting including liaising with venue, contractors, catering and with the international PRE-EMPT team regarding travel and logistics, and meeting presentations and agenda
- Maintaining and updating the PRE-EMPT website
- Compiling the Annual PRE-EMPT Report publication and liaising with graphic designer
- Assisting with the preparation of ethics applications and keeping PRE-EMPT ethics up to date
- Organizing and participating in research meetings and teleconferences
- Recording minutes for Steering Committee and other study-related meetings
- Managing the calendar for PRE-EMPT Principal Investigator's research related activities and travel
- Organizing and distributing study materials by international mail or courier
- Assisting with the planning and booking of international conferences and study site visits for PRE-EMPT team
- Assisting with the preparation of abstracts, manuscripts, and (poster) presentations
- Ensuring that the study is performed according to ethical guidelines
- Processing financial requisitions, and tracking and reconciliation of expenses
- Ordering and maintaining inventory of study materials and promotional items
- Filing, photocopying, and other study-related clerical tasks
Some aspects of work will be done independently, while other aspects will be done under the supervision of the PRE-EMPT Research Manager and/or Principal Investigator.
Consequence of Error/Judgement
The Research Assistant is required to conduct all activities in an ethical manner and with adherence to the Tri-Council Policy Statement concerning Ethical Conduct for Research Involving Humans.
High School graduation. University degree preferred. Minimum of 2 years related experience or the equivalent combination of education and experience. Health sciences research experience preferred. Knowledge of a second language an asset. Knowledge of research environment an asset. Ability to effectively use MS Word, MS Excel, MS Access, MS Publisher, MS Visio, MS Outlook, Quicken, Adobe at an intermediate level. Desktop publishing skills. Exceptional organizational and interpersonal skills. Ability to work independently, as well as within a research team. Ability to effectively manage multiple tasks and priorities. Ability to communicate effectively verbally and in writing. Web skills (e.g. social media, wikis) would be an asset. Ability to maintain accuracy and attention to detail. Ability to work effectively independently and in a team environment.
Equity and diversity are essential to 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 status as a First Nation, Metis, Inuit, or Indigenous person.
All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however Canadians and permanent residents will be given priority.