Research Assistant (BCCSU) (Regular, Full-Time)
Providence Health Care
Reporting to the Manager, Principal Investigator or other designate, the Research Assistant (BCCSU) provides operational and administrative support to the Principal Investigator(s) and other staff in the implementation and conduct of various research studies and related activities in accordance with applicable policies, standards, procedures, and protocols.
Qualifications / Skills and Education
Bachelor's Degree in a relevant discipline. One (1) to three (3) years' previous research experience or an equivalent combination of education, training and experience. Experience with recruitment, interviewing and data collection in research studies, and with marginalized populations is an asset.
Skills and Abilities
Demonstrated knowledge in using NVivo, PubMed, Medline, Google Scholar, Microsoft Office Software, and reference manager software and e-mail and Intranet.
Knowledge of basic research design and protocol development.
Effective interview skills, ability to establish rapport, ability to assess a situation and respond accordingly.
Excellent time management skills including the ability to prioritize work and meet deadlines.
Demonstrated data entry and data management skills.
Demonstrated knowledge of terminology relating to substance use
Ability to communicate effectively both verbally and in writing.
Ability to work collaboratively with other team members and ability to work independently with minimum supervision.
Ability to conduct literature searches and synthesis of findings.
Physical ability to perform the duties of the position.
Duties and Responsibilities
Prepares data collection forms, study consent forms, and recruitment materials.
Recruits, screens, schedules and evaluates research participants.
Performs data coding, entry, checking using electronic data capture systems.
Collects back-up source documentation as required.
Understands the data requirements of various study protocols.
Updates and maintains study databases and develops source document worksheets.
Maintains strict confidentiality and ethical requirements related to identification and release of study data.
Assists in the preparation and submission of research protocols for funding applications and REB review.
Conducts literature reviews and assists in the development of proposals and associated documents.
Participates in ongoing training and efforts to ensure data integrity.
Analyzes data (qualitative and quantitative), under the guidance of the Principal Investigator or designate, using relevant information systems to perform statistical analysis where appropriate.
Supports the development of academic outputs, including presentations and manuscripts.
Supports the preparation of relevant research and reports as directed by the Principal Investigator or designate. This would include activities such as but not limited to: taking and preparation of minutes, document writing and editing, graphics or other visual material preparations.
Performs other related duties as required.
As per the current Public Health Orders (Long Term Care/Seniors Assisted Living Provincial Health Order and the Health Sector Order), as of October 26, 2021, all employees working for Providence Health Care must be fully vaccinated against COVID-19. Proof of vaccination status will be required.