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Research Project Coordinator CDPACS, Epidemiology - BC Centre for Disease Control

Research Project Coordinator CDPACS, Epidemiology 

BC Centre for Disease Control 

Vancouver BC


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


Reporting to the Principal Investigator (Physician Lead) of the Influenza and Emerging Respiratory Pathogens team at BCCDC, the Research Project Coordinator is responsible for the coordination of related research projects, including the Sentinel Practitioner Surveillance Network for annual influenza vaccine effectiveness evaluation. The role coordinates research activities across groups and collaborators from various organizations, including research staff, sites, and teams; provincial, national and international collaborators; and other partners and stakeholders to discuss and resolve issues and challenges. 


What you’ll do


  • Contribute to the development of research proposals and projects in collaboration with the Principal Investigator; assist with developing budget and monitoring expenditures for assigned projects, grants and core activities to ensure that funds are spent as planned and within budget and that project objectives are achieved. Provide updated budget summary/milestone information and prepare written progress reports for projects, grants and collaborations.
  • Establish procedures to ensure that objectives for assigned projects, grants and core activities are met. Research project management methodologies, tools and techniques for application in assigned projects.
  • Assist in the development of funding applications, the preparation and submission of Research Ethics Board and other required approvals. Perform literature reviews and assembles relevant literature in support of research projects.
  • Provide direction and advice throughout the project lifespan at all levels of the Centre/Agency and on multiple projects and programs; participate in initiatives in project management research, methodology, design, planning, implementation, integration, evaluation and ongoing monitoring.
  • Identify, problem solve, and work to remove barriers to successful project completion, with emphasis on resolving issues and facilitating collaborative relationships on assigned projects across departments, collaborators, funding agencies and external stakeholders. Identify interdependencies between various groups and projects within the Centre/Agency and facilitates communication among task groups.


What you bring


  • A level of education, training, and experience equivalent to a Bachelor’s degree in Science, Nursing, or a related health field 
  • Five (5) years of experience in a research project coordination and/or a research development  and certification as a Project Management Professional.
  • Tri-Counsel Ethics Training for Research Involving Human Subjects and Good Clinical Practice (GCP) Certification would be considered an asset.

You will have:

  • Broad knowledge of project design, methodologies, developing and managing project strategies, evaluation and monitoring, project management principles, and multiple project interaction and integration. 
  • Organizational, analytical and decision-making skills. 
  • Organize work and communicate effectively. 
  • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills and the ability to exercise a high level of poise, tact, diplomacy, and discretion in dealing with a wide variety of sensitive and confidential situations and contacts. 
  • Strong computer skills with an intermediate knowledge of MS Office as well as statistical software and academic literature databases.

You are able to:

  • Manage multiple resource intense projects within a fast paced environment. Demonstrated research subject recruiting skills and experience. 
  • Work under pressure of deadlines. 
  • Accept responsibility and work independently. 
  • Exercise initiative and independent judgment in the performance of duties
  • Independently and as part of a team and maintain cooperative relationships under any circumstances. 


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 and development.
  • 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).
  • Perks include access to fitness classes and discounts to 350 BC-wide recreational programs, travel, technology, car and bike sharing, and more.



Job Type: Temporary, Full-Time (Until August 02, 2024)
Salary Range: $59,344 - $74,181+ / 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.
Location: 655 W 12th Ave, Vancouver, BC V5Z 4R4

Hours of Work: Monday to Friday; 0800-1600
Requisition # 130393E



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.


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