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Lead, Research and Knowledge Translation - Provincial Infection Control Network of BC, PHSA

Lead, Research and Knowledge Translation

Provincial Infection Control Network of BC, PHSA

Vancouver, BC



Reporting to PICNet’s Network Director, the Lead, Research and Knowledge Translation provides professional expertise in the areas of critical appraisal, epidemiologic, health services research and knowledge translation as it relates to infection prevention and control (IPC).  Works in close partnership with the supervisor, colleagues and collaborators, as well as other experts both internal and external to PHSA, including health authorities and Ministry of Health.


The Lead, Research and Knowledge Translation role is primarily responsible for conducting and/or facilitating literature searches by first creating key research questions and developing a search strategy. Refining the evidence to be reviewed, conducting critical appraisal of literature and synthesizing evidence will be paramount along with identifying knowledge gaps and validating integrity of the evidence. Conducting research and knowledge translation projects are aspects of the position, as well as educating stakeholders about research methodologies and interpretation. Responsibilities can include writing and editing scientific manuscripts, reports, and other documents.


What you’ll do:

  • Undertake critical appraisals of epidemiological, statistical and scientific evidence and clinical research to conduct risk assessment, identify knowledge gaps, and validate data integrity.
  • Synthesize and promote the utilization of research findings through knowledge translation strategies. Educate PICNet team and stakeholders about research methodologies and interpretation of relevant research studies.
  • Develop, coordinate, lead and conduct research and knowledge translation projects for IPAC in consultation with PICNet team.
  • Collaborate in the planning, design, and development of a framework for research, scientific analysis and knowledge translation to achieve PICNet goals. Contribute expertise to development of projects including methodologies, approaches, and models. 
  • Develop, write, coordinate and edit scientific manuscripts, reports and other knowledge translation products (e.g., evidence reviews, guidelines).



What you bring:

  • A level of education, training, and experience equivalent to a Masters Degree in Epidemiology, Public or Population Health, Health Services Research or related discipline, PhD preferred; and a minimum of five (5) years’ related experience in a research environment.
  • Demonstrated experience working in the health care system and conducting research. Clinical and IPAC experience is considered an asset.


You will also have:

  • Advanced knowledge of study designs, data collection and analysis.
  • Demonstrated ability to conduct literature reviews and critical appraisals of epidemiological, statistical and scientific evidence and clinical research  (e.g., expertise in using established tools/templates to assess quality of evidence).
  • Demonstrated ability to write for a wide range of audiences (e.g., researchers, clinicians, the public).
  • Excellent communication and leadership skills. 
  • Awareness of and commitment to learning and understanding the Truth & Reconciliation Commission’s 94 Calls to Action (2015), In Plain Sight Report (2020), BC's Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples Act (2019), and Reclaiming Power and Place Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women & Girls calls for justice, and how they intersect across the health care system.
  • Supports team members on their learning journey, ensuring education strategy for team/department to implement Indigenous Cultural Safety at a practical level.
  • Works collaboratively with appropriate Indigenous teams/departments to ensure ICS lens applied holistically.
  • Commitment to upholding the shared responsibility of creating lasting and meaningful reconciliation in Canada as per TRC (2015) and BC's Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples Act (2019).
  • As a strong asset for consideration, we are looking for our successful candidate to have: Knowledge of social, economic, political and historical realities impacting indigenous communities and familiarity with Indigenous Cultural Safety and anti-racism and accompanying reports (BC DRIPA, TRC, etc.).


What we bring


Every PHSA employee enables the best possible patient care for our patients and their families. Whether you are providing direct care, conducting research, or making it possible for others to do their work, you impact the lives of British Columbians today and in the future. That’s why we’re focused on your care too – offering health, wellness, development programs to support you – at work and at home.

  • Join one of BC’s largest employers with province-wide programs, services and operations – offering vast opportunities for growth, development, and recognition programs that honour the commitment and contribution of all employees.
  • Access to professional development opportunities through our in-house training programs, including +2,000 courses, such as our San’yas Indigenous Cultural Safety Training course, or Core Linx for Leadership roles.
  • Enjoy a comprehensive benefits package, including municipal pension plan, and psychological health & safety programs and holistic wellness resources.
  • Annual statutory holidays (13) with generous vacation entitlement and accruement.
  • PHSA is a remote work friendly employer, welcoming flexible work options to support our people (eligibility may vary, depending on position).
  • Access to WorkPerks, a premium discount program offering a wide range of local and national discounts on electronics, entertainment, dining, travel, wellness, apparel, and more.


Job Type: Regular, Full-Time
Salary Range: $ 80,935 - $116,344 /year. The starting salary for this position would be determined with consideration of the successful candidate’s relevant education and experience, and would be in alignment with the provincial compensation reference plan. Salary will be prorated accordingly for part time roles.

Location: #504-1001 West Broadway, Vancouver, BC, V6H 4E4
Applications will be accepted until position is filled.

Hours of Work: Monday to Friday; shift pattern AGY_1W_75_1.0_8 for work hours of 0800 – 1600
Requisition # 145241


As per the current Public Health Order, full vaccination against COVID-19 is a condition of employment with PHSA as of October 26, 2021.




What we do


The BC Centre for Disease Control (BCCDC) is dedicated to preventing and controlling communicable diseases and promoting environmental health for the province of BC.


BCCDC is part of the Provincial Health Services Authority (PHSA).


The Provincial Health Services Authority (PHSA) plans, manages and evaluates specialized health services with the BC health authorities to provide equitable and cost-effective health care for people throughout the province. Our values reflect our commitment to excellence and include: Respect people – Be compassionate – Dare to innovate – Cultivate partnerships – Serve with purpose.


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PHSA and BCCDC are committed to employment equity, encouraging all qualified individuals to apply. We recognize that our ability to provide the best care for our diverse patient populations relies on a rich diversity of skills, knowledge, background and experience, and value a safe, inclusive and welcoming environment.


Reconciliation is an ongoing process and a shared responsibility for all of us. The BC Governments’ unanimous passage of the Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples Act was a significant step forward in this journey—one that all health authorities are expected to support as we work in cooperation with Indigenous Peoples to establish a clear and sustainable path to lasting reconciliation. True reconciliation will take time and ongoing commitment to work with Indigenous Peoples as they move toward self-determination. Guiding these efforts Crown agencies must remain focused on creating opportunities that implement the Truth and Reconciliation Commission Mandate.



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