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Research Coordinator, Digital Health - Women's Health Research Institute

Research Coordinator, Digital Health


Women’s Health Research Institute

Vancouver, BC


Reporting to the Digital Health Research Manager and working within the context of a research culture and in accordance with established policies and procedures, vision and values of the Women’s Health Research Institute (WHRI) and BC Children’s Hospital Research Institute (BCCHR) the Research Coordinator, Digital Health works with the leader(s) of the Digital Health Research Initiative as well as specific project scientists and PIs to monitor project progress and compile data for reporting both internal and external to the organization. The Research Coordinator works across projects and teams and provides a link for staff on project activities and progress and the use of templates and tools to assist in project activities. The Research Coordinator requires the ability to exercise independent judgment in facilitating communication and compilation of appropriate project data. Flexibility is required in order to respond to stakeholder’s needs, contractual requirements and strategic priorities. The Research Coordinator also creates tools and techniques such as spreadsheets to gather and monitor routine data on progress and status to help ensure that the project objectives/milestones as well as reporting requirements are met.  


The Research Coordinator, Digital Health facilitates and promotes an environment that values and enhances innovation, collaboration and team-work both within the BC Children’s Hospital Research Institute and Women’s Health Research Institute, and across external stakeholders. This position is shared jointly between research institutes. The main responsibilities of this position will be to assist with capacity building events and activities for research-related digital health initiatives and to support clinical programs and research teams in the execution of digital health research projects that can address gaps and solve issues in clinical care settings. Having a strong familiarity with digital health approaches and sectors that support and/or intersect with digital health is desired.

What you’ll do


  • Participates in a number of digital health research program initiatives and projects by providing feedback to Investigators, Managers and Directors on project progress. Highlights concerns and issues from Research Assistants and administrative staff regarding project activities such as data entry, survey administration, data collection and communicates concerns to the Research Projects Manager and/or PI along with recommendations for improvement.
  • Compiles, analyzes, summarizes and communicates data to facilitate project progress. Evaluates whether project objectives/milestones are met in consultation with the thematic unit leader(s) and Research Projects Manager.
  • Provides feedback on issues/concerns with past projects and makes recommendations to assist the thematic unit leader(s) and Research Projects Managers in the preparation of letters of intent, grants and collaborations and final applications for inter- and trans-disciplinary research grants in digital health
  • As directed by the Research Projects Manager, the Coordinator facilitates ethics submissions by communicating with the ethics board and directing the Research Assistant to upload documents, type consent forms etc.
  • Assists in the recruitment of suitable research project participants by performing duties such as contacting eligible participants, communicating research projects goals and processes to participants, explaining potential risks and possible benefits, answering participant questions and reviewing and witnessing consent forms. Maintains research subject records using appropriate filing systems.
  • Schedules and coordinates study meetings by booking rooms for use in interviews and communicating with participants/ stakeholders about appointments by phone/email.
  • Drafts consent forms in consultation with the Research Projects Manager and/or PI, completes case report forms and follows up on data queries brought to their attention by Research Assistants or Analyst. Acts a resource for Research Assistants.
  • Contributes to the preparation, assembly, presentation and distribution of project proposals and reports by compiling information, preparing reporting information including charts, tables and figures. Responds to requests from the Digital Health Research Manager or Study PIs for updates on study progress
  • Provides guidance and assistance to the Research Assistants in conducting research literature searches and reviews and edits and formats for reports and articles for submission to journals.
  • Acts as a liaison between research managers, research assistants and participants.
  • Supports the capacity building work of the digital health research initiative by assisting with planning ongoing seminars and events under the direction of the Digital Health Research Manager


What you bring



  • A level of education, training, and experience equivalent to an undergraduate degree and a minimum of 3 years of recent, related experience in a health research environment.


You will also have:

  • Knowledge of the process of research projects from proposals to publications.
  • Knowledge of grant application procedures and granting agency requirements, scientific terminology and research methodology in the health sector
  • Manage multiple tasks and assignments within a fast paced environment.
  • Organizational, analytical and decision-making skills.
  • computer literacy using word processing, database and internet applications and tools.
  • 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 other related reports.
  • 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: $52,156 - $68,455 /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: 4500 Oak Street, Vancouver BC, V6H 2N9
Applications will be accepted until position is filled.

Hours of Work: Monday to Friday; 08:30 - 16:30/ 9:00-17:00
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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


BC Women's Hospital & Health Centre (BCW) is dedicated to improving the health of women, newborns and families through a comprehensive range of services, research and education.


BCW 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 BCW 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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