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Research Projects Coordinator, Research Genome - BC Cancer - Vancouver

Research Projects Coordinator, Research Genome

BC Cancer

Vancouver, BC


The Research Projects Coordinator assists in establishing budgets and milestones for various projects and grants and develops strategies to monitor the progress of projects to ensure project objectives and milestones are met.


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 facilitate 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 develops plans in collaboration with project leaders to resolve project efficiency issues where required.
  • Provide work direction to study clerks and other study staff, students, trainees and staff as required. Provide feedback on performance and orients new staff within assigned projects.


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
  • 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.
  • Broad knowledge of project design, methodologies, developing and managing project strategies, evaluation and monitoring, project management principles, and multiple project interaction and integration.
  • Excellent communication skills both verbal and written.
  • Demonstrated computer literacy (Microsoft Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Project).

Skills & Knowledge

  • Manage multiple resource intense projects within a fast paced environment.
  • Organizational, analytical and decision-making skills.
  • Organize work and communicate effectively.
  • Work under pressure of deadlines.
  • Accept responsibility and work independently.
  • Exercise initiative and independent judgment in the performance of duties.
  • 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).
  • 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: $61,718 - $88,720. 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: 600 W 10th Ave, Vancouver, BC V5Z 4E6

Applications will be accepted until position is filled.

Hours of Work: Monday to Friday; 0830-1630

Requisition #139443E


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 Cancer provides comprehensive cancer control for the people of British Columbia. BC Cancer is part of the Provincial Health Services Authority (PHSA).


(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.


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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