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Research Projects Coordinator - BC Cancer - Vancouver

Research Projects Coordinator

BC Cancer

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.


The Research Projects Coordinator works in collaboration with senior scientists and Principal Investigators (PI’s) to manage various projects and grants with a PHSA Research Centre or Entity.

What you’ll do

  • Contribute to the development of budgets for research proposals and projects in collaboration with the Leader or designate; monitor 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 with the Leader or designate 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.
  • Provide direction and advice throughout the project lifespan at all levels of the Centre/Entity 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/Entity and facilitates communication among task groups.
  • Evaluate whether project objectives/milestones are met in consultation with the department heads and leaders and identifies discrepancies for the attention of the Leader or designate.
  • Recommend strategies and develop plans in collaboration with project leaders to resolve project efficiency issues where required.


What you bring


  • A level of education, training, and experience equivalent to completion of a Bachelor’s degree from a recognized university in Science or Business Administration.
  • A minimum of three (3) years of recent related experience in project management and/or a research development management role and/or certification as a Project Management Professional.


You also have:

  • Broad knowledge of project design, methodologies, developing and managing project strategies, evaluation and monitoring, project management principles, and multiple project interaction and integration.
  • Demonstrated ability to manage multiple resource intense projects within a fast paced environment.
  • Demonstrated organizational, analytical and decision-making skills.
  • Excellent ability to organize work and communicate effectively.
  • Excellent communication skills both verbal and written.
  • Demonstrated computer literacy (Microsoft Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Project). Ability to work under pressure of deadlines. Ability to accept responsibility and work independently. Demonstrated ability to exercise initiative and independent judgment in the performance of duties.


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.
  • 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: Casual 
675 West 10th Avenue, Vancouver BC, V5Z 1G1
Hours of Work: 
Monday-Friday; 0830-1630
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What we do



BC Cancer provides comprehensive cancer control for the people of British Columbia. BC Cancer 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 BC Cancer 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.