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The Centre for Gender & Sexual Health Equity is a network of more than 30 faculty members and their University of British Columbia and Simon Fraser University teams committed to shared goals of advancing gender equity and sexual health for all. Below are current UBC and SFU job postings and graduate trainee opportunities at UBC/SFU to work with one or more of our CGSHE faculty members. Opportunities to join the core CGSHE operations team at UBC Faculty of Medicine will also be posted here, when available.

UNIVERSITY OF BRITISH COLUMBIA POSTINGS

Project Coordinator - Drive for Change

Compensation range: 4,558.75 – 4,956.58 – 5,354.67 CAD Monthly (pro-rated to FTE)

Status: 1-year term, 0.6 FTE

JOB SUMMARY

“Drive for Change: A mixed methods project to address systemic racism in health care among African-Canadian people living with HIV in BC” is a community-based participatory action study funded by the Vancouver Foundation. The overarching project objectives are to: investigate the gendered experiences of racism, discrimination and HIV stigma in the health care system of African-Canadian people living with HIV; identify and evaluate the core components of a peer navigation program to address the effects of gendered racism and discrimination in the health care system. The project is committed to ‘GIPA/MEPA’ principles of greater and meaningful involvement and engagement of people living with HIV.

The Project Coordinator will work with community partners, participatory advisory groups and oversee informed consent, recruitment and screening of participants for both qualitative and quantitative research as well as knowledge translation to support project goals, retention and follow-up, and community connections. Responsible for ensuring communication with community and fostering stakeholder relationships and functions as the point of contact to receive and convey information related to the project(s). Coordinates the development of qualitative focus groups interview guides and quantitative surveys. Documents, tracks and reports of key activities; maintains an understanding of the project schedule, deliverables, and commitments; works with relevant staff on developing project actions and monitoring deliverables. Communicates project status to all stakeholders and prepares and establishes reports, briefing documents and presentations. Coordinates and schedules research-related appointments and meetings.

Supervised by and reporting to a UBC faculty member, the incumbent works closely with academic and clinical researchers, the Division of Social Medicine, the UBC Department of Medicine, PHC, and PHCRI support staff, CGSHE staff, trainees, peer researchers, and a variety of community stakeholders. The Project Coordinator liaises with community stakeholders to facilitate knowledge translation activities to build awareness of research and to facilitate and maintain research capacity.

ORGANIZATIONAL STATUS

This UBC position/project working jointly under a UBC faculty co-Principal Investigator and community co-Principal Investigator would be based at the Centre for Gender & Sexual Equity (CGSHE).

Located on unceded Coast Salish territories (Vancouver, BC), CGSHE is a UBC Faculty of Medicine research centre (www.cgshe.ca) and affiliated with SFU. The CGSHE has a strategic mandate of leadership in promoting gender equity and sexual health for all through research, policy and practice. The Centre includes over 40 faculty members, hosts an equity-oriented and interdisciplinary training program with a large cohort of affiliated undergraduate trainees, graduate students, and postdoctoral fellows, and supports a growing number of UBC/SFU community-engaged research teams working across BC, nationally and globally. CGSHE works in highly collaborative space and strives to hire members from diverse backgrounds and lived experiences.

WORK PERFORMED

  • Responsible for day-to-day management and implementation of the project, including remote and in-person surveys and leading qualitative focus group interviews with people living with HIV.
  • Oversees recruitment, informed consent, and conducts in-office and outreach interviews, and active referral to services to support project goals and ethical standards, following standard operating procedures.
  • Tracks project progress according to project plan, monitors and reports on the status of projects and major issues/obstacles encountered.
  • In collaboration with the Principal Investigators, identify and support resolution to problems or barriers for successful research projects/change initiatives completion.
  • Provides training, support, and day-to-day supervision to relevant project interviewer/outreach staff.
  • Oversees and responsible for project budget and reconciliation of project finances for project, as needed.
  • Manages the project schedule(s), deliverables, and commitments as set out in project charters and other work plans, including timeline.
  • Executes project plan according to project methodologies, ensuring the successful and coordinated completion of project components.
  • Communicates project status and contributes to positive working relationships with a diverse set of stakeholders, including community partners, members of communities affected by the research, government officials, policymakers, and practitioners (e.g., healthcare providers).
  • Writes reports and develops project knowledge translation materials for a wide range of audiences, and effective strategies for distribution of promotional materials.
  • Together with faculty lead, plans and manages all logistics for community advisory and partner meetings, including preparation and delivery of materials and presentations, producing research meeting agendas, minutes, and summaries, and follow-up with relevant stakeholders.
  • Oversees administration of research protocol, standard operating procedures, communication processes, and ethical guidelines for research involving human subjects (e.g., secure data storage and transfer, confidentiality).
  • Performs other related duties as assigned.
  • The incumbent will work out of the CGSHE/ UBC Gender Research Hub, a community/ clinical research space in the Downtown Eastside and/or in community office spaces in Surrey. Travel to communities for meetings will be required from time to time.

CONSEQUENCE OF ERROR/JUDGEMENT

This position works with a high degree of independence and responsibility and exercises a considerable amount of judgement. Errors in judgment could result in serious financial or reputational consequences for the Centre, undermining the Centre’s ability to meet commitments and achieve its strategic objectives, including the inability to successfully meet granting agencies’ deliverables. Inaccurate projections and forecasts could cause the Centre to make costly decisions regarding levels of investigator and staff resources and other support. Poor public/private sector relationships could result in a negative image of CGSHE / UBC and may impact levels of research funding made available through partnerships. Errors could result in significant concerns regarding the liability, credibility and integrity of the Centre, PHC/ PHCRI, and University.

SUPERVISION RECEIVED

Reports directly to the co-Principal Investigators. Works under general direction within established policies, procedures, and standards. Work reviewed against task objectives and conformity to standards.

SUPERVISION GIVEN

Provides supervision and training to research staff (e.g., Interviewers, Research Assistants).

QUALIFICATIONS

Minimum Qualifications

  • Completion of a university degree in a relevant discipline or technical program and a minimum four years of related experience or an equivalent combination of education and experience. Some positions may require a graduate degree.

Preferred Qualifications

  • Master’s Degree in Public Health or Social Sciences, Sociology, Public Policy, Health Informatics or related field, or an equivalent combination of education, training and experience. Minimum two (2) years recent, related work experience in project coordination, research or other relevant frontline work.

  • Experience or training in quantitative, qualitative and/or mixed methods research an asset.

  • Community knowledge, direct and/or lived experience with communities marginalized due to social and economic disadvantage.

  • Strong gender and sexual health equity and anti-oppressive lens and knowledge and experience with underserviced populations.

  • Experience with conflict management and supervision of diverse staff.

  • Research experience or training is an asset.

  • Current CPR or naloxone administration training an asset.

  • Class 5 Driver’s License an asset for use of CGSHE / UBC outreach van.

  • Excellent time management skills including the ability to prioritize work and meet deadlines.

  • Ability to work collaboratively with other team members and ability to work independently with minimal supervision, following project Standard Operating Procedures.

  • Ability to communicate effectively both verbally and in writing.

  • Excellent interpersonal skills and ability to work collaboratively with individuals at all levels internally and externally.

  •  Ability to manage multiple competing priorities and projects simultaneously in a fast-paced environment under deadlines.

  • Demonstrated knowledge of and commitment to anti-oppression principles.

  • Flexibility in hours and willingness to work across CGSHE/UBC offices and community to support outreach and recruitment.

  • Ability to maintain researcher-participant confidentiality.

  • Computer skills including experience in Microsoft Office suite (Word, Excel, PowerPoint), and MS-Project for windows.

  • We are prioritizing BIPOC and LGBTQ/2S people, as well as other grounded expertise with human rights, sexual health, and reproductive justice lens.

We encourage applications from members of groups that have been marginalized on any grounds including sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, racialization, experience as a sex worker, disability, political belief, religion, marital or family status, age, and/or status as a First Nation, Metis, Inuit, or Indigenous person.

Apply

Please CLICK HERE submit your cover letter and resume via UBC’s online application portal.

We thank all applicants for their interest, however only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.

 

Interviewer/Outreach Worker - Drive for Change

Compensation range: 3,777.25 – 4,139.17 – 4,501.17 CAD Monthly (pro-rated to FTE)

Status: 1-year term, 0.4 FTE. Two positions available.

JOB SUMMARY

“Drive for Change: A mixed methods project to address systemic racism in health care among African-Canadian people living with HIV in BC” is a community-based study funded by the Vancouver Foundation. The overarching project objectives are to: investigate the gendered experiences of racism, discrimination and HIV stigma in the health care system of African-Canadian people living with HIV; identify and evaluate the core components of a peer navigation program to address the effects of gendered racism and discrimination in the health care system. The project is committed to ‘GIPA/MEPA’ principles of greater and meaningful involvement and engagement of people living with HIV.

The Interviewer/Outreach Worker operates as a member of a multidisciplinary, collaborative research team. The Interviewer recruits and pre-screens potential participants, leads/facilitates/co-facilitates focus group interviews as needed; and assists in development of surveys, data collection, data cleansing, and data entry resulting from interviews. The Interviewer/Outreach Worker also performs outreach activities and connects people with community services as needed.

ORGANIZATIONAL STATUS

This UBC position/project working jointly under a UBC faculty co-Principal Investigator and community co-Principal Investigator would be based at the Centre for Gender & Sexual Equity (CGSHE).

Located on unceded Coast Salish territories (Vancouver, BC), CGSHE is a UBC Faculty of Medicine research centre (www.cgshe.ca) and affiliated with SFU. The CGSHE has a strategic mandate of leadership in promoting gender equity and sexual health for all through research, policy and practice. The Centre includes over 40 faculty members, hosts an equity-oriented and interdisciplinary training program with a large cohort of affiliated undergraduate trainees, graduate students, and postdoctoral fellows, and supports a growing number of UBC/SFU community-engaged research teams working across BC, nationally and globally. CGSHE works in highly collaborative space and strives to hire members from diverse backgrounds and lived experiences.

WORK PERFORMED

  • Recruits potential participants, provides information and answers questions about research studies.
  • Prescreens potential research subjects in person according to study protocols and enrolls eligible participants.
  • Conducts qualitative and quantitative structured interviews with eligible participants and performs outreach for follow up interviews.
  • Conducts outreach and interviews off site at community services and/or other facilities with varying environments (e.g., health care facilities, public spaces) using approved transportation options.
  • Adheres to informed consent procedures and ethical guidelines for research involving human subjects.
  • Reviews questionnaires for completeness and accuracy.
  • Ensures policies and procedures for data management are followed and all documents are entered and filed as required by ethical guidelines.
  • Responsible for processing participant honoraria, including paying participant and recording honoraria for daily float reconciliation.
  • Participates in knowledge translation presentations to community organizations as needed.
  • Assists with training staff on data collection protocols as needed.
  • Refers participants to appropriate services and/or provides initial support when required. Performs other related duties as required.

The incumbent will work out of the CGSHE/ UBC Gender Research Hub, a community/ clinical research space in the Downtown Eastside and/or in community office spaces in Surrey. Travel to communities for meetings will be required from time to time.

CONSEQUENCE OF ERROR/JUDGEMENT

This position entails a high level of confidentiality and discretion. Errors could result in significant concerns regarding the liability, credibility, and integrity of the Centre. Work may involve simple techniques and methods requiring knowledge and/or procedures that are readily acquired, requiring little judgment; the nature of work is routine and clearly defined; all problems are referred to supervisor.

SUPERVISION RECEIVED

Reports to the co-Principal Investigators. Works under direct supervision of the Project Coordinator in accordance with detailed oral or written instructions; routine duties are carried out under general supervision.

SUPERVISION GIVEN

None but may explain work sequences to others.

QUALIFICATIONS

Minimum Qualifications

  • High school graduation, some additional training in a related field and a minimum two years of related experience or an equivalent combination of education and experience.

Preferred Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s degree in health care, social services or social sciences preferred. Minimum two (2) years’ experience in frontline/ community services experience with marginalized communities we serve.
  • Strong gender and sexual health equity and anti-oppressive lens and knowledge and experience with underserviced populations.
  • Community knowledge, direct and/or lived experience with communities marginalized due to social and economic disadvantage.
  • Experience with focus groups, semi-structured or structured interviewing techniques an asset. Community-based research experience or training is an asset.
  • Current CPR, and naloxone administration training an asset.
  • Exceptional communication skills, both oral and written.
  • Excellent interpersonal skills including conflict management / crisis resolution skills.
  • Organized with meticulous attention to detail.
  • Ability to work independently following SOPs, while taking supervision and direction from coordinators, and within a diverse team environment.
  • Flexibility in hours and willingness to work across CGSHE offices and community to support outreach and recruitment.
  • Familiarity with Metro Vancouver (for Outreach) and community services related to HIV care.
  • Demonstrated computer skills including experience in Microsoft Office Suite (Word, Excel) and proficiency with data entry.
  • Excellent time management and data entry skills.
  • Demonstrated ability to establish priorities and meet deadlines.
  • Demonstrates professional judgment when supporting participants and referring to appropriate services.
  • Physical ability to perform the duties of the position.
  • Class 5 BC Driver’s License is an asset.
  • Knowledge and skills to work with diverse community collaborators, service providers and other stakeholders. We are prioritizing BIPOC and LGBTQ/2S people, as well as other grounded expertise with human rights, sexual health, and reproductive justice lens.

Apply

Please CLICK HERE submit your cover letter and resume via UBC’s online application portal.

We thank all applicants for their interest, however only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.

 

Project Coordinator - Sexual Health

Compensation range: 4,558.75 – 4,956.58 – 5,354.67 CAD Monthly

Status: 1-year term, full-time

JOB SUMMARY

As part of a multidisciplinary and diverse team, the Project Coordinator – Sexual Health provides oversight, management and research administrative coordination for 2-3 UBC faculty/ CGSHE directors on their faculty-led research projects and Centre-wide initiatives (e.g. Research Equity Toolkits; Speaker Series; Decolonizing Sexual Health Series; Trainee Symposium).

Reporting and supervised by relevant director(s)/ faculty, the Project Coordinator provides coordination and research administrative support for gender equity and sexual health research events, resource development, and campaigns. The Project Coordinator is a key resource onsite for research staff and students of 2 faculty/ directors, including onboarding, budget, and research admin support. At a centre level, this position also acts as the point person for CGSHE faculty members and manages sharing of resources and opportunities within faculty as well as to broader CGSHE network. The position regularly collaborates on centre-wide events and activities that intersect with the Operations team (e.g. Communications Lead).

ORGANIZATIONAL STATUS

Located on unceded Coast Salish territories (Vancouver, BC), the Centre for Gender and Sexual Equity (CGSHE) is a UBC Faculty of Medicine research centre (www.cgshe.ca) and affiliated with SFU and PHC. The CGSHE has a strategic mandate of leadership in promoting gender equity and sexual health for all through research, policy and practice. The Centre includes over 40 faculty members (primarily across FoM, including School of Population and Public Health and Departments of Family Practice, Medicine, OBGYN, and Program of Midwifery), hosts an equity-oriented and interdisciplinary training program with a large cohort of affiliated undergraduate trainees, graduate students, and postdoctoral fellows, and supports and hosts a growing number of UBC/SFU community-engaged research teams working across BC, nationally and globally. CGSHE works in highly collaborative space and supports faculty members and their research teams and graduate students from diverse backgrounds and lived experiences.

WORK PERFORMED

  • Provides oversight, management, and research administrative coordination for key gender equity and sexual health equity research and practice initiatives led by directors/ leads
  • Manages UBC FoM 4th Year Undergraduate Research Elective in Gender and Sexual Health Equity and FLEX placements hosted at CGSHE, including coordination with UBC site coordinator, relevant faculty, and prospective elective students
  • Manages onboarding, onsite set up and logistical support for undergraduate, graduate students and postdoctoral fellows and research staff working with 2 faculty/ directors
  • Provides coordination and logistics oversight for CGSHE research and practice virtual and in-person events and symposiums at CGSHE/ UBC FoM (e.g. Speaker Series; Decolonizing Sexual Health Series; Lunch and Learns; Trainee Symposiums)
  • Manages and oversees the budgets and track expenses and submits for reconciliation for vendors and petty cash for 2-3 UBC faculty/ directors
  • Promotes and prepares copy for sexual health research equity and KT initiatives (e.g. reports, newsletters, blogs) for relevant directors/ research leads and community advisories
  • Tracks CGSHE faculty member publications, writes content for research reports and assists in writing funding and KT applications
  • Conducts literature and policy reviews and drafts content and research coordination for strategic funding applications to support core Centre-wide initiatives
  • Coordinates meetings with diverse stakeholders and develops supporting materials and summaries
  • Oversees the research and academic affairs of 2 faculty/directors (e.g., CVs, scheduling, travel, teaching dossier)
  • Facilitates effective triaging of internal and external correspondence, determination of appropriate action, and timely follow-up as appropriate.
  • Facilitates faculty membership onboarding, communication and membership support for faculty / faculty e-list (e.g sharing of grants, opportunities)
  • Develops and executes team correspondence, presentation materials, and resources.
  • Edits and finalizes reports for accuracy and formatting
  • Liaises and communicates in a professional and courteous manner with faculty, collaborators, partners, staff, funding agencies, and the public to share information.
  • Manages logistics for Centre-wide meetings for the relevant directors, including preparation and dissemination of supporting materials and reports.
  • Performs other related duties as required.

This is primarily an onsite position based at the CGSHE-UBC Hornby St office supporting teams onsite with some flexibility for hybrid/ remote work 1-2 days/ week. Travel to meetings may be required from time to time.

CONSEQUENCE OF ERROR/JUDGEMENT

This position works with a high degree of independence and responsibility and exercises a considerable amount of judgement. Errors in judgment could result in serious financial or reputational consequences for the CGSHE/ UBC, undermining the Centre’s ability to meet commitments and achieve its strategic objectives, including the inability to successfully meet granting agencies’ deliverables. Inaccurate projections and forecasts could cause the Centre to make costly decisions regarding levels of investigator and staff resources and other support. Poor public/private sector relationships could result in a negative image of CGSHE / UBC and may impact levels of research funding made available through partnerships. Errors could result in significant concerns regarding the liability, credibility and integrity of the CGSHE and UBC.

SUPERVISION RECEIVED

Supervised by and reports to relevant director(s).

SUPERVISION GIVEN

Provides supervision support to research administrators, as needed.

QUALIFICATIONS

Minimum Qualifications

  • Completion of a university degree in a relevant discipline or technical program and a minimum four years of related experience or an equivalent combination of education and experience. Some positions may require a graduate degree.

Preferred Qualifications

  • Master’s degree in public health, social or public policy, sociology, or related discipline preferred or relevant combination of experience.
  • Minimum two (2) years of experience in academic / research settings, or an equivalent combination of education, training and experience.
  • Experience with UBC and UBC WorkDay grant management support a strong asset, but not required.
  • Demonstrated project management skills.
  • Ability to manage multiple competing priorities and projects simultaneously in a fast-paced environment under deadlines.
  • Content knowledge of sexual health equity, reproductive justice and intersectional feminist approaches a strong asset.
  • Excellent attention to detail and time management skills required.
  • Ability to work collaboratively with other team members and ability to work independently with minimal supervision.
  • Excellent ability to communicate effectively both verbally and in writing.
  • Excellent interpersonal skills and ability to work collaboratively with individuals at all levels internally and externally.
  • Demonstrated knowledge of Macintosh computers and Microsoft for Macintosh Office Suite.
  • Familiarity with Mailchimp and WordPress an asset.
  • Strong interpersonal skills, including tact and diplomacy, in dealing with a variety of work situations and liaising with departmental and organizational staff, academics, hospital staff, community partners, and the general public.
  • Demonstrated flexibility and excellent communication skills to respond effectively to inquiries, both verbally and in writing.
  • Adaptability, a high level of judgment, considerable initiative, and ability managing issues, projects, and people.
  • Demonstrated aptitude for detailed work and capability of decision making/problem solving within predetermined guidelines.
  • Strong organizational, time management, and prioritization skills with the ability to multi-task and manage competing priorities.
  • Self-directed and able to work independently.

We encourage applications from members of groups that have been marginalized on any grounds including sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, racialization, experience as a sex worker, disability, political belief, religion, marital or family status, age, and/or status as a First Nation, Metis, Inuit, or Indigenous person.

Apply

Please CLICK HERE submit your cover letter and resume via UBC’s online application portal.

We thank all applicants for their interest, however only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.

Statistician / Database Manager

Compensation range: $5,468.83 – 6,565.17 – 7,878.17  CAD per month

Status: 1-year term, full-time

JOB SUMMARY

The Statistician/Database Manager works independently and as part of a team, to provide statistician and database support to Centre for Gender and Sexual Health Equity (CGSHE) researchers for data-related research tasks associated with ongoing cohort/quantitative studies, including the AESHA and SHAWNA projects. This position includes advising researchers on study design, analysis and application of statistical methods; extracting information for research analysis; conducting statistical analyses; management and oversight of project data and management systems according to ethical and privacy protocols.

ORGANIZATIONAL STATUS

Located in Vancouver, BC, the Centre for Gender and Sexual Equity (CGSHE) is a UBC academic research centre housed at Providence Health Care (www.cgshe.ca,www.gendersexualhealth.ubc.ca). The CGSHE has a strategic mandate of leadership in promoting gender equity and sexual health equity through in BC, Canada and globally. The CGSHE currently consists of over 100 staff and faculty, including academic and clinical researchers, graduate students, and frontline research staff, working out of our CGSHE administrative offices and our community/clinical research hub in Vancouver’s Downtown Eastside. We work in a highly collaborative team and strive to hire members from diverse backgrounds and lived experiences.

WORK PERFORMED

  • Manages data for epidemiological cohort-based studies, including updating, cleaning and editing data for quality assurance.
  • Conducts and advises on statistical analyses of epidemiological data in collaboration with all members of teams, including trainees under supervision of Principal Investigators and other investigators.
  • Develops and prepares training materials for various relevant aspects of data analysis, including presentations to trainees and investigators as needed.
  • Prepares data specific to the projects by understanding project requirements, needs and restrictions, ensuring data is clean and accurate.
  • Collects variables from multiple databases, including linkages to databases for databases housed within and outside of the CGSHE to create new datasets.
  • Codes and develops SAS macros to merge data.
  • Supervises, provides training, and day-to-day support to the Data Analysis Team, facilitating workflow and communication.
  • Evaluates data quality, applications, and functions, and makes changes to the output process when necessary.
  • Provides leadership in the improvement in data delivery and presentation.
  • Presents data to Principal Investigator and other relevant members of the team and outlines the data requirements in the creation of the dataset.
  • Oversees electronic data capture projects in REDCap.
  • Provides leadership in the development of and follows all project and institutional protocols regarding the handling of research data, including confidentiality protocols and appropriate data management and storage.
  • Performs other related duties as required.

The incumbent will work at a designated, appropriate workspace, with time spent at the CGSHE’s Hornby St Office as well as CGSHE’s Gender Research Hub in the Downtown Eastside. Travel to meetings may be required from time to time.

DECISION MAKING / ACCOUNTABILITY

This position works with a high degree of independence and responsibility and exercises a considerable amount of judgement. Errors in judgment could result in serious financial or reputational consequences for the CGSHE/ UBC, undermining the Centre’s ability to meet commitments and achieve its strategic objectives, including the inability to successfully meet granting agencies’ deliverables. Inaccurate projections and forecasts could cause the Centre to make costly decisions regarding levels of investigator and staff resources and other support. Poor public/private sector relationships could result in a negative image of CGSHE / UBC and may impact levels of research funding made available through partnerships. Errors could result in significant concerns regarding the liability, credibility and integrity of the CGSHE and UBC.

SUPERVISION RECEIVED

Supervised by and reporting to the Principal Investigators.

SUPERVISION GIVEN

Supervises and provides day-to-day support and training to members of the Data Analysis Team.

QUALIFICATIONS

  • Post-graduate degree in Statistics. An equivalent combination of education training and experience may be considered.
  • Undergraduate or graduate coursework in statistics, data analysis or research methods are an asset.
  • High proficiency with SAS and SQL software.
  • Minimum of two years of related experience in research analysis, or the equivalent combination of education and experience. Experience with M-Plus and R an asset.
  • Demonstrated ability to work with relational databases, large datasets and multiple data sources.
  • Ability to validate and audit data.
  • Demonstrated ability working with information systems and data files, including large and complex files: analysing file structure, transforming raw data into finished products.
  • Ability to self-motivate, with managerial, leadership and project management skills.
  • Excellent oral and written communication, organizational, multi-tasking and problem-solving skills.
  • Demonstrated ability to meet and establish deadlines.
  • Ability to work independently following SOPs, and within a diverse team environment.
  • Experience programming in REDCap or similar electronic data capture systems an asset.

We encourage applications from members of groups that have been marginalized on any grounds including sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, racialization, experience as a sex worker, disability, political belief, religion, marital or family status, age, and/or status as a First Nation, Metis, Inuit, or Indigenous person.

Apply

Please CLICK HERE submit your cover letter and resume via UBC’s online application portal.

We thank all applicants for their interest, however only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.

Communications Lead

Compensation range: $5,906.25 – $8,508.42 CAD Monthly

Status: 1-year term, full-time

JOB SUMMARY

The Communications Lead is responsible for the overall strategic planning and execution of all of CGSHE’s external communications, marketing, and branding functions in alignment with the Centre’s Five-year Strategic Plan, including strategic communications for core CGSHE activities/ events and curating and producing stories to increase visibility of CGSHE, faculty members, trainees, and gender equity and sexual health research, policy, and practice. The Communications Lead is responsible for day-to-day planning, development and execution of all external strategic communications (e.g. website content, digital channels, events promotion, media relations, public engagement) and directly supervises a growing team of KT/Design Specialists.

The Communications Lead is a core member of Centre’s Operations Team and will provide expertise and guidance to all directors and research leads. The position collaborates with faculty members and affiliated trainees to develop and execute communications (e.g. media promotion, website stories, social media promotion) that enhance visibility of their gender equity and sexual health research. The Communications Lead supports the growth and brand identity of the CGSHE with a focus on the Centre’s research, policy and practice goals of advancing gender equity and sexual health equity for all in BC, Canada, and globally. The Communications Lead builds relationships with both internal communications teams (e.g. UBC FoM Comms, Media Relations; SFU) and external stakeholders (e.g. reporters, media outlets, policy and community partners).

The incumbent is passionate about creating social change through compelling storytelling to advance gender equity and sexual health for all. CGSHE’s communication team is committed to ongoing work of building EDI and Indigenous reconciliation within science communications, in alignment with CGSHE’s strategic goals including enhancing accessibility and inclusivity in language, communication as collaborative storytelling and sharing back stories for review and approval, and using CGSHE’s written digital platforms to enhance visibility of diverse researchers and create positive change in gender equity and sexual health policy and practice.

ORGANIZATIONAL STATUS

Located on unceded Coast Salish territories (Vancouver, BC), the Centre for Gender and Sexual Equity (CGSHE) is a University of British Columbia Faculty of Medicine research centre (www.cgshe.ca) and affiliated with Simon Fraser University and Providence Health Care. CGSHE has a strategic mandate of leadership in promoting gender equity and sexual health for all through research, policy and practice. The Centre includes over 40 faculty members (primarily across UBC FoM, including School of Population and Public Health and Departments of Family Practice, Medicine, OBGYN, and Program of Midwifery). It hosts an equity-oriented and interdisciplinary training program with a large cohort of affiliated undergraduate trainees, graduate students, and postdoctoral fellows, and supports and hosts a growing number of UBC/SFU community-engaged research teams working across BC, nationally and globally. CGSHE works in highly collaborative space and supports faculty members and their research teams and graduate students from diverse backgrounds and lived experiences.

WORK PERFORMED

Developing, implementing and evaluating CGSHE’s external strategic communications

  • Provides strategic counsel and recommendations to the directors, regarding branding, media engagement and execution of the communications strategy to meet the Centre’s strategic goals
  • Plans and implements all strategic communications, marketing and digital engagement plans for the centre to support continued growth and visibility – both core CGSHE activities and faculty/trainee support to increase visibility of gender equity and sexual health research
  • Evaluates and monitors the effectiveness of communication marketing strategies, providing recommendations and guidance to directors and faculty based on data and audience
  • Researches, writes, edits and produces original content for various communication assets for external audiences, including CGSHE e-newsletters, reports, editorials, web content, advertisement, e-brochures and various print materials
  • Collaborates with faculty members and provides strategic communications support (e.g. drafts press releases, media pitches, curates stories for web and digital content)
  • Serves as Centre liaison and grows connections within all UBC and SFU comms, committees and campus units (such as FoM Communications, Media Relations, Brand and Marketing), and external partners (e.g. MSFHR, Vancouver Foundation, CIHR) where needed
  • Oversees CGSHE’s KT/Design cost recovery program, ensuring design and development by KT/ Design Specialists align with CGSHE’s branding, language, messaging and strategic priorities
  • Supports and manages the growing KT/Design Specialist Team, providing clear frameworks for collaborative communications, team-building, and workload, and hosts weekly check-in team meetings with the KT/Comms Team
  • Perform other duties as requested

Digital Engagement and Creation

  • Develops and executes online engagement strategies for website and digital channels (Twitter, Instagram, YouTube), including all content development, environmental scanning, day-to-day management, maintenance and ongoing updates, and evaluation and analytics.
  • Evaluates and maintains all functions of CGSHE’s website at the highest professional standard, including routine updates, ongoing analytics and measurement, and structural changes to improve user experience
  • Develops and executes communications and social media campaigns to maximize reach and impact of research in alignment with CGSHE practices
  • Drafts high-level written and digital communications to CGSHE stakeholders and potential donors
  • Provides guidance, training and support to faculty and trainees to help grow their social media engagement and presence to share and promote research

Supporting Centre-wide events, promotions and marketing efforts

  • Works independently and in collaboration with CGSHE senior leaders and external experts to develop a wide range of communications materials to promote CGSHE’s brand (e.g. newsletter and web copy, blogs, interviews, marketing materials, social media content, presentations, media kits/releases, policy briefs and reports).
  • Develops, oversees executive communications for all CGSHE core events, including the CGSHE Speaker Series (monthly academic rounds), Decolonizing Sexual Health Spotlight Series, Annual Trainee Research Symposium, and CGSHE Lunch and Learns, in close partnership with relevant director(s)/ research lead(s)
  • Collaborates with the Centre’s faculty/students to produce and effectively promote and market a broad range of academic and community engagement programming, such as roundtables, conferences, and public outreach events
  • Manages the ongoing promotion and marketing of events and programs that further enhance gender equity/ sexual health research visibility and CGSHE’s mission
  • Collaborates with UBC Faculty of Medicine, Media Relatives, units (and SFU as relevant(, community organizations, government departments, and industry partners on various promotions and marketing efforts
  • Implements and track the external communications strategy that aligns with CGSHE strategic plan goals (e.g., meetings and presentations, media interviews and stories, lay reports and publications, web page(s), responses to requests for information, supporter lists and databases, etc.

Increase public visibility of gender equity/ sexual health research(ers)

  • Curates stories for faculty research, student/trainee work, and public engagement opportunities within the Centre; prepares media pitches that help advance the Centre’s strategic priorities, working in partnership with Faculty of Medicine and UBC Media Relations, as well as SFU Communications Team
  • Conducts an annual summary of how CGSHE faculty, students, and alumni are covered in the press (both local and global)
  • Designs, executes and evaluates various public relations tactics for shaping media narratives, including the engagement of target outlets and reporters
  • Builds and sustains productive relationships with external stakeholders (e.g. media outlets/reporters, policy makers, community partners)
  • Liaises with community and policy members, other organizations, and key stakeholders to strengthen connections, share information, and create opportunities for partnership.
  • Plans and coordinates news conferences, media outreach, campaign events, public forums and media events.

The incumbent will work onsite at CGSHE in a designated office at the CGSHE-UBC Hornby St. office, with flexibility for 1-2 days remote/hybrid work. Travel to meetings will be required from time to time.

CONSEQUENCES OF ERROR/JUDGEMENT

This position entails a high level of confidentiality and discretion. Failure to maintain information in confidence could result in damage to credibility and poor relations with internal and external stakeholders. Implications of decisions or advice may result in restricted operations and legal and/or financial liability. Poor judgment or failure to act in a professional, tactful manner will have an adverse effect on the image of the CGSHE, UBC and SFU. Poor public/private sector relationships could result in a negative image of CGSHE and may impact levels of research funding made available through partnerships. Errors could result in significant concerns regarding the liability, credibility, and integrity of the Centre and the University.

SUPERVISION RECEIVED

Works with broad latitude and independently with guidance and consultation from relevant directors and in close collaboration with CGSHE’s faculty and teams on researcher-led projects. As CGSHE operates a shared leadership model, this position works closely with designated directors/leads on core CGSHE activities (e.g. Operations Director; Director of Indigenous Research; Research Education Leads).

SUPERVISION GIVEN

Directly supervises a team of UBC KT/Comms Specialists and manages external consultants/service providers.

QUALIFICATIONS

  • Advanced graduate degree in marketing, communications, journalism, digital media or related field.
  • Minimum of six years’ experience in a communications role including four years of hands-on experience working with digital communications including social media and WordPress.
  • Work experience in research, academic or health care setting a strong asset OR equivalent combination of education, training and experience.
  • Familiarity and commitment to gender equity and sexual health equity issues.
  • Strong commitment to equity, diversity, inclusion (EDI) within communications and commitment to ongoing work of reconciliation and Indigenous cultural safety and humility.
  • Demonstrated experience in areas of strategic planning, communications planning, media engagement, project management, risk management, and research.
  • Ability to communicate effectively with the media and public relations agencies.
  • Superior English-language written, editing and oral communication skills with proven ability to write for diverse audiences and translate complicated scientific concepts into lay language.
  • High-level understanding of branding principles.
  • Experience in designing, developing, leading and managing social and/or digital engagement campaigns.
  • Extensive experience in preparing copy-editing, proofreading, and preparing content for publications, documents, reports and communication materials for mass distribution.
  • Experience in conference/event planning.
  • Experience giving presentations to diverse audiences.
  • Demonstrated experience leading a team.
  • Ability to develop and maintain cooperative and productive working relationships.
  • Ability to work effectively independently and in a team environment.
  • Ability to effectively market and promote projects and to select the most effective communication media for a situation.
  • Ability to effectively lead committees and plan meetings.
  • Ability to effectively identify, obtain and manage organizational resources (e.g. people, materials, assets, budgets).
  • Ability to effectively manage multiple tasks and prioritize.
  • Ability to mentor and coach staff, and act as a resource.
  • Experienced in building and maintaining relationships with stakeholders across diverse contexts, various levels and organizations.
  • Demonstrated ability to take initiative.
  • Willing to learn.
  • Strong organizational skills in a fast-paced environment, with a proven ability to identify priorities, complete multiple tasks and deliver results on deadline.
  • Demonstrated ongoing career development through active and self-motivated professional development.
  • Demonstrated track record and commitment to delivering results and proactively supporting projects.
  • Demonstrated knowledge of and experience in social media, including best practices and tools.
  • Demonstrated ability to provide total website management, including advanced editing skills using a content management system, content strategy, usability and information architecture skills and a search engine optimization and web analytics abilities.
  • Demonstrated experience with IT products and services, such as HTML, content management systems (e.g. WordPress), Eventbrite, Mailchimp, Flickr, Zoom, and Canva.
  • Comprehensive computer literacy including demonstrated intermediate level skills with Microsoft Office programs.
  • Working knowledge of Adobe Creative Suite (Illustrator, InDesign) and multimedia practices (online video, podcasts, animation, music, online forums, etc.) are assets.

Equity and diversity are essential to academic excellence. An open and diverse community fosters the inclusion of voices that have been underrepresented or discouraged. We encourage applications from members of groups that have been marginalized on any grounds enumerated under the B.C. Human Rights Code, including sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, racialization, disability, political belief, religion, marital or family status, age, and/or status as a First Nation, Métis, Inuit, or Indigenous person.

Apply

Please CLICK HERE submit your cover letter and resume via UBC’s online application portal.

We thank all applicants for their interest, however only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.

Project Coordinator, AESHA Qualitative

Starting Salary: $54,705 – $64,256 CAD per annum

Status: 1-year term, full-time; part-time candidates may be considered.

JOB SUMMARY

As part of a multidisciplinary and diverse team, the Project Coordinator is responsible for day-to-day coordination and implementation of the project. Oversees recruitment and screening of participants, outreach and interview activities to support project goals, retention and follow-up, and community and clinical connections. Responsible for ensuring communication with community and clinical collaborators and fostering stakeholder relationships and functions as the point of contact to receive and convey information related to the project(s). Documents, tracks and reports of key activities; maintains an understanding of the project schedule, deliverables, and commitments; works with relevant staff on developing project actions and monitoring deliverables. Communicates project status to all stakeholders and prepares and establishes reports, briefing documents and presentations. Coordinates and schedules research-related appointments and meetings.

Supervised by and reporting to UBC faculty, the incumbent works closely with academic and clinical researchers, the Division of Social Medicine, the UBC Department of Medicine, PHC, and PHCRI support staff, CGSHE staff, trainees, peer researchers, and a variety of community stakeholders. The Project Coordinator liaises with community stakeholders to facilitate knowledge translation activities to build awareness of research and to facilitate and maintain research capacity.

ORGANIZATIONAL STATUS

Located in Vancouver, BC, the Centre for Gender and Sexual Equity (CGSHE) is a UBC and SFU-affiliated academic research centre housed at Providence Health Care (www.cgshe.ca). The CGSHE has a strategic mandate of leadership in promoting gender equity and sexual health equity through in BC, Canada and globally. The CGSHE currently consists of over 100 staff and faculty, including academic and clinical researchers, graduate students, and frontline research staff, working out of our CGSHE administrative offices and our community/clinical research hub in Vancouver’s Downtown Eastside. We work in a highly collaborative team and strive to hire members from diverse backgrounds and lived experiences.

WORK PERFORMED

  1. Responsible for the development and operational implementation of assigned projects and initiatives. Act as a resource to project team and staff, including developing project actions, providing support, monitoring deliverables, and maintaining project timelines.
  2. Responsible for day-to-day coordination and implementation of research projects, including recruitment, informed consent, in-office and outreach interviews, and active referral to services to support project goals and ethical standards, following standard operating procedures.
  3. Assists in qualitative data collection, analysis and drafting of research reports as needed.
  4. Responsible for acting as a liaison between AESHA cohort and qualitative research arms.
  5. Tracks project progress according to project plan, monitors and reports on the status of projects and major issues/obstacles encountered. In collaboration with the Principal Investigator, identify and support resolution to problems or barriers for successful research projects/change initiatives completion.
  6. Provides training, support, and day-to-day supervision to relevant project staff.
  7. Responsible for scheduling.
  8. Maintains an understanding of the project schedule(s), deliverables, and commitments as set out in project charters and other work plans. Executes project plan according to project methodologies, ensuring the successful and coordinated completion of project components.
  9. Communicates project status and contributes to positive working relationships with a diverse set of stakeholders, including community partners, members of communities affected by the research, government officials, policymakers, and practitioners (e.g., healthcare providers).
  10. Prepares reporting materials, including written reports, briefing documents, and presentations. Gathers and summarizes financial information related to assigned projects for submission to the Principal Investigator and funder(s), as needed.
  11. Assists in the communication of findings and development of knowledge translation materials for a wide range of audiences, and effective strategies for distribution of promotional materials.
  12. Plans and manages logistics for meetings, ranging from small team meetings to large stakeholder meetings, including preparation and delivery of materials and presentations, producing research meeting agendas, minutes, and summaries, and follow-up with relevant stakeholders.
  13. Ensures project is administered according to research protocol, standard operating procedures, communication processes, and ethical guidelines for research involving human subjects (e.g., secure data storage and transfer, confidentiality).
  14. Performs other related duties as assigned.

The incumbent will work out of CGSHE in designated, appropriate workspace at the CGSHE/ UBC Gender Research Hub and/or CGSHE Hornby St offices. Travel to communities for meetings will be required from time to time.

CONSEQUENCES OF ERROR/JUDGEMENT

This position works with a high degree of independence and responsibility and exercises a considerable amount of judgement. Errors in judgment could result in serious financial or reputational consequences for the Centre, undermining the Centre’s ability to meet commitments and achieve its strategic objectives, including the inability to successfully meet granting agencies’ deliverables. Inaccurate projections and forecasts could cause the Centre to make costly decisions regarding levels of investigator and staff resources and other support. Poor public/private sector relationships could result in a negative image of CGSHE /UBC and may impact levels of research funding made available through partnerships. Errors could result in significant concerns regarding the liability, credibility and integrity of the Centre, PHC/ PHCRI, and University.

SUPERVISION RECEIVED

Reports directly to the project UBC faculty lead. Works under general direction within established policies, procedures, and standards. Work reviewed against task objectives and conformity to standards.

SUPERVISION GIVEN

Provides supervision and training to research staff (e.g., Interviewers, Research Assistants, and Graduate Research Assistants).

QUALIFICATIONS

  • Masters’s Degree in Public Health or Social Sciences, Sociology, Public Policy or related field, or an equivalent combination of education, training and experience.
  • Experience or training in qualitative or mixed methods research an asset.
  • Minimum two (2) years recent, related work experience in project coordination, research or other relevant frontline work.
  • Community knowledge or direct experience with communities marginalized due to social and economic disadvantage.
  • Strong gender and sexual health equity and anti-oppressive lens and knowledge and experience with underserviced populations.
  • Experience with conflict management and supervision of diverse staff.
  • Research experience or training is an asset.
  • Current CPR, sexual health, or naloxone administration training an asset.
  • Class 5 Driver’s License an asset for use of CGSHE / UBC outreach van.
  • Excellent time management skills including the ability to prioritize work and meet deadlines.
  • Ability to work collaboratively with other team members and ability to work independently with minimal supervision, following project AESHA – Qualitative Project Manual.
  • Ability to communicate effectively both verbally and in writing.Excellent interpersonal skills and ability to work collaboratively with individuals at all levels internally and externally.
  • Ability to manage multiple competing priorities and projects simultaneously in a fast-paced environment under deadlines. Demonstrated knowledge of and commitment to anti-oppression principles.
  • Flexibility in hours and willingness to work across CGSHE/UBC offices and community to support outreach and recruitment.
  • Ability to maintain researcher-participant confidentiality.
  • Computer skills including experience in Microsoft Office suite (Word, Excel, PowerPoint).
  • We are prioritizing BIPOC and LGBTQ/2S people, as well as other grounded expertise with human rights, sexual health, and reproductive justice lens.

We encourage applications from members of groups that have been marginalized on any grounds including sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, racialization, experience as a sex worker, disability, political belief, religion, marital or family status, age, and/or status as a First Nation, Métis, Inuit, or Indigenous person.

Apply

Please CLICK HERE submit your cover letter and resume via UBC’s online application portal.

We thank all applicants for their interest, however only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.

Postdoctoral Fellow, AESHA

Starting Salary: $50,000-$60,000 CAD per annum

Status: 1-year term, full-time

JOB SUMMARY

This position is an exciting opportunity for a Postdoctoral Fellow to join the longstanding An Evaluation of Sex Workers’ Health Access (AESHA) project (https://www.cgshe.ca/research/community-based-cohorts-social-policy-research/aesha/). AESHA is a community-based, U.S. NIH and CIHR-funded study that includes a community-based prospective cohort study, as well as a qualitative arm focused on in-depth interviews and ethnography documenting the lived experiences of sex workers. Current project objectives are:

To evaluate the impacts of changes in system-level and community-based interventions and policies on sex workers’ sexual and physical health, overdose risk, and occupational health outcomes. To delineate the pathways through which law reform and renewed policy frameworks (e.g. federal law; municipal licensing and zoning, local policing, provincial workplace and occupational safety standards) can best support sex workers’ health and rights.

Under the supervision of and with the support of PIs and faculty leads Drs. Shira Goldenberg and Andrea Krüsi, the primary activities of the Postdoctoral Research Fellow include, but are not limited to: developing manuscripts for peer-reviewed publication, supporting leadership of community-based data collection activities, engaging in knowledge translation activities with community partners, writing reports, and developing and writing research grants.

The Fellow will work closely with and receive support from the PIs as well as other AESHA team members, including a highly skilled team of project coordinators, data analysts, interviewers/outreach workers, and trainees.

This position will suit recent PhD graduates in a health-related field with strong independent and community-based research skills who are seeking to advance an academic career in public health and health equity research. It is particularly well suited to those with experience and/or substantial interest in addressing structural inequities among marginalized women and sex workers.

Applicants are expected to apply for external funding (e.g., career development awards). Ample opportunities for professional development, mentorship, and academic and research leadership, publications, community engagement, and knowledge translation will be supported by the faculty leads.

ORGANIZATIONAL STATUS

This UBC position/project working under UBC faculty leads would be based at the Centre for Gender & Sexual Equity (CGSHE), a UBC and SFU-affiliated academic research centre housed at Providence Health Care. The CGSHE has a strategic mandate of leadership in promoting gender equity and sexual health equity through in BC, Canada and globally. The CGSHE is a network of over 30+ UBC and SFU faculty, their UBC/SFU research teams, and affiliated trainees with shared mission and goals.

WORK PERFORMED

The successful candidate will:

  1. Contribute to a productive research program with a focus on health equity among sex workers;
  2. Support ongoing and planned community-based qualitative and quantitative data collection activities;
  3. Lead and co-lead the development of academic outputs, including peer reviewed journal manuscripts and conference and community presentations;
  4. Support the preparation of research reports and other knowledge translation activities;
  5. Support, develop, and evaluate strategies that encourage community, researcher, and other stakeholder participation in research activities;
  6. Assist with teaching and mentoring of students and trainees;
  7. Participate in other research and/or teaching activities that the PI’s and Post-Doctoral Fellow identify together;
  8. Keep current with developments in the areas of sexual health, substance use, and health equity research;
  9. Conform with ethical standards in research;
  10. Assist the Principal Investigators and Project Coordinators with various administrative tasks associated with the day-to-day operations of research studies (e.g., grant reporting);
  11. Perform other duties as required.

The Fellow will have flexible working conditions, and a laptop computer will be provided. Workspace will be offered at the Centre for Gender & Sexual Health Equity in downtown Vancouver.

DECISION MAKING / ACCOUNTABILITY

This position works with a high degree of independence and responsibility and exercises a considerable amount of judgement. Errors in judgment could result in serious financial or reputational consequences for the CGSHE/ UBC, undermining the Centre’s ability to meet commitments and achieve its strategic objectives, including the inability to successfully meet granting agencies’ deliverables. Inaccurate projections and forecasts could cause the Centre to make costly decisions regarding levels of investigator and staff resources and other support. Poor public/private sector relationships could result in a negative image of CGSHE / UBC and may impact levels of research funding made available through partnerships. Errors could result in significant concerns regarding the liability, credibility and integrity of the CGSHE and UBC.

SUPERVISION RECEIVED

Supervised by and reporting to the Principal Investigators.

SUPERVISION GIVEN

None.

QUALIFICATIONS

  • Minimum of a PhD degree in Health or Social Sciences, Epidemiology, Public Health, or a related field obtained within the last 5 years;
  • Strong knowledge and research experience in sexual health, sex work, substance use, public health, health services, housing systems or related research fields from a health equity lens;
  • Excellent knowledge and skills in designing, analyzing and interpreting qualitative and epidemiologic health data;
  • Clear understanding of the academic research process acquired through practical and/or academic experience;
  • Experience in organizing, coordinating, and managing research projects and/or grant based research programs;
  • Experience in preparing peer-reviewed publications, reports, and communication materials;
  • Excellent time management skills;
  • Ability to work both independently and with diverse team members and stakeholders;
  • Understanding of the effects of colonization in Canada and ongoing structural inequities;
  • Experience working with marginalized populations in research activities;
  • Excellent organization, implementation, and networking skills;
  • Excellent interpersonal, oral, and written communication skills;
  • An understanding of and sensitivity to diversity and inclusion issues;
  • Experience in quantitative and qualitative data analysis software programmes.

We encourage applications from members of groups that have been marginalized on any grounds including sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, racialization, experience as a sex worker, disability, political belief, religion, marital or family status, age, and/or status as a First Nation, Metis, Inuit, or Indigenous person.

Apply

Please CLICK HERE to submit your application via the UBC website.

Applicants are asked to provide:

  • Cover letter outlining experience and interests
  • Curriculum Vitae
  • Academic writing sample
  • Names of three references

We thank all applicants for their interest, however only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.

Postdoctoral Fellow, SHAWNA

Starting Salary: $50,000 CAD per annum

Status: 1-year term, full-time

JOB SUMMARY

The Sexual Health and HIV/AIDS: Longitudinal Women’s Needs Assessment (SHAWNA) is a community-based research project focused on the experiences of cis and trans women living with HIV in accessing and navigating care, housing, social and legal supports throughout their lifetime. The project is committed to ‘GIPA/MEPA’ principles of greater and meaningful involvement and engagement of people living with HIV. Working with the SHAWNA cohort project while being supervised by the Principal Investigator (PI), and also reporting to the PI, the Postdoctoral Fellow operates as a member of a multidisciplinary, collaborative research team.

The Fellow, working under the PI, Dr. Kathleen Deering, assists the research group in the implementation, execution and evaluation of research and research related activities, including literature reviews, data analysis and drafting of manuscripts for peer review. Assists with routine tasks in data collection, sampling, transcription, and analysis. Provides support with protocol submissions to Institutional Review Boards (IRB). We are seeking someone with expertise and interests in quantitative research methodological approaches, anti-oppression approaches and the application of trauma-informed principles in health care with marginalized populations.

We are seeking applicants with a PhD degree in public health, health sciences, or a related discipline. Those with intermediate or advanced skills and interests in quantitative social epidemiology, community-based research, mixed-methods research, geographic mapping and spatial analysis methods, anti-oppression and the application of trauma-informed principles in health care are strongly encouraged to apply.

Ample opportunities for professional development, mentorship, academic and research leadership, publication, and applied knowledge translation will be provided through the CGSHE’s cutting edge trainee program, as well as through the interdisciplinary training environment in at multiple departments at UBC (e.g., School of Population and Public Health; Interdisciplinary Studies). This opportunity involves being part of a tight-knit team of interdisciplinary faculty, trainees and staff working in the areas of health equity, community-based research, social epidemiology, qualitative methods, and social justice research with sex workers, women living with HIV, im/migrant communities, and other marginalized populations.

FUNDING

Funding is dependent on awards secured. Salaries start at $50,000 CAD plus benefits and four weeks’ vacation. Applicants are expected to be competitive to and apply for external salary awards (e.g., Michael Smith Foundation for Health Research, Canadian Institutes of Health Research). Highly competitive trainees may be offered the option of additional support in the form of CGSHE top-up award.

ORGANIZATIONAL STATUS

Located on unceded Coast Salish territories (Vancouver, BC), the Centre for Gender and Sexual Equity (CGSHE) is a UBC Faculty of Medicine research centre (www.cgshe.ca) and affiliated with SFU. The CGSHE has a strategic mandate of leadership in promoting gender equity and sexual health for all through research, policy and practice. The Centre includes over 40 faculty members, hosts an equity-oriented and interdisciplinary training program with a large cohort of affiliated undergraduate trainees, graduate students, and postdoctoral fellows, and supports a growing number of UBC/SFU community-engaged research teams working across BC, nationally and globally. CGSHE works in highly collaborative space and strives to hire members from diverse backgrounds and lived experiences.

WORK PERFORMED

  • Conduct literature reviews, develop research questions;
  • Drafts, edits and reviews abstracts and manuscripts for peer review publication based on SHAWNA data;
  • Presents results in meetings, conferences, and other settings where relevant/required;
  • Provides critical feedback on questionnaire design and development where relevant/required;
  • Meets with participants, community organizations and stakeholders to discussion key aspects of the study, including study design, question development and research results;
  • Performs other duties, as required to support the work of the SHAWNA cohort research team, in keeping with the qualifications and requirements of positions in this classification.

The Fellow will work at the CGSHE in a designated, appropriate workspace at the CGSHE’s head offices located at 1190 Hornby St., and may also work from the CGSHE’s Downtown Eastside community office (647 E Hastings St). The incumbent will work from home when this is mutually agreed on between supervisor and incumbent. Travel to meetings may be required from time to time.

SUPERVISION RECEIVED

Works under direct supervision in accordance with detailed oral or written instructions; routine duties are carried out under general supervision. Reports to the Principal Investigator.

SUPERVISION GIVEN

None but may explain work sequences to others.

CONSEQUENCES OF ERROR/JUDGEMENT

This position entails a high level of confidentiality and discretion. Errors could result in significant concerns regarding the liability, credibility, and integrity of the Centre. Work may involve simple techniques and methods requiring knowledge and/or procedures that are readily acquired, requiring little judgment; the nature of work is routine and clearly defined; all problems are referred to supervisor.

QUALIFICATIONS

  • PhD degree in public health, health sciences, or a related discipline;
  • Strong knowledge and research experience in HIV, sexual health, substance use, public health, health services, housing systems or related research fields from a health equity lens;
  • Intermediate or advanced skills and interests in quantitative social epidemiology, community-based research, mixed-methods research, geographic mapping and spatial analysis methods;
  • Ability to conduct literature searches and synthesize findings.
  • Experience in preparing peer-reviewed publications, reports, and communication materials;
  • Excellent time management skills;
  • Ability to establish priorities and meet deadlines.
  • Ability to work both independently with minimal supervision and with diverse team members and stakeholders;
  • Understanding of the effects of colonization in Canada and ongoing structural inequities;
  • Experience working with marginalized populations in research activities;
  • Excellent organization, implementation, and networking skills;
  • Excellent interpersonal, oral, and written communication skills;
  • An understanding of and sensitivity to diversity and inclusion issues;
  • Knowledge of basic health research design and protocol development and Clear understanding of the academic research process acquired through practical and/or academic experience;
  • Computer competency with Microsoft Office Software, Mendeley and/or related software.

We encourage applications from members of groups that have been marginalized on any grounds including sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, racialization, experience as a sex worker, disability, political belief, religion, marital or family status, age, and/or status as a First Nation, Metis, Inuit, or Indigenous person.

Apply

If interested, please CLICK HERE to submit the following documents via the online UBC application portal:

  • a one-page statement of academic/research interests
  • academic CV (e.g., Canadian Common CV)
  • contact information for three academic references
  • academic transcripts for the most recent degree completed/in progress

Applications will start being reviewed until position is filled. Applications received without a cover letter will NOT be considered. The CGSHE is an equal opportunity employer and is committed to GIPA/ MEPA principles.

We thank all applicants for their interest, however only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.

 

PhD Trainee, SHAWNA

Starting Salary: $22,000-27,000 CAD per annum

Status: 4-year term, full-time

JOB SUMMARY

The Sexual Health and HIV/AIDS: Longitudinal Women’s Needs Assessment (SHAWNA) is a community-based research project focused on the experiences of cis and trans women living with HIV in accessing and navigating care, housing, social and legal supports throughout their lifetime. The project is committed to ‘GIPA/MEPA’ principles of greater and meaningful involvement and engagement of people living with HIV.  Working with the SHAWNA cohort project while being supervised by the Principal Investigator (PI), and also reporting to the PI, the PhD Trainee operates as a member of a multidisciplinary, collaborative research team.

The Trainee, working under the PI, Dr. Kathleen Deering, assists the research group in the implementation, execution and evaluation of research and research related activities, including literature reviews, data analysis and drafting of manuscripts for peer review. Assists with routine tasks in data collection, sampling, transcription, and analysis. Provides support with protocol submissions to Institutional Review Boards (IRB). We are seeking someone with expertise and interests in quantitative research methodological approaches, anti-oppression approaches and the application of trauma-informed principles in health care with marginalized populations.

We are seeking an applicants with a Master’s degree or acceptance into a PhD program in public health, health sciences, or a related discipline. Those with intermediate or advanced skills and interests in quantitative social epidemiology, community-based research, mixed-methods research, geographic mapping and spatial analysis methods, anti-oppression and the application of trauma-informed principles in health care are strongly encouraged to apply.

Ample opportunities for professional development, mentorship, academic and research leadership, publication, and applied knowledge translation will be provided through the CGSHE’s cutting edge trainee program, as well as through the interdisciplinary training environment in at multiple departments at UBC (e.g., School of Population and Public Health; Interdisciplinary Studies). This opportunity involves being part of a tight-knit team of interdisciplinary faculty, trainees and staff working in the areas of health equity, community-based research, social epidemiology, qualitative methods, and social justice research with sex workers, women living with HIV, im/migrant communities, and other marginalized populations.

FUNDING

Funding is dependent on awards secured. For PhD trainees, this generally involves a minimum funding package of $22,000 CAD/year, which may be based on a variety of sources (e.g., internal funding, Graduate Fellowships, TA-ships, or other types of awards). Applicants are expected to be competitive to and apply for external salary awards (e.g., Michael Smith Foundation for Health Research, Canadian Institutes of Health Research). Highly competitive trainees may be offered the option of additional support in the form of CGSHE top-up award.

ORGANIZATIONAL STATUS

Located on unceded Coast Salish territories (Vancouver, BC), the Centre for Gender and Sexual Equity (CGSHE) is a UBC Faculty of Medicine research centre (www.cgshe.ca) and affiliated with SFU. The CGSHE has a strategic mandate of leadership in promoting gender equity and sexual health for all through research, policy and practice. The Centre includes over 40 faculty members, hosts an equity-oriented and interdisciplinary training program with a large cohort of affiliated undergraduate trainees, graduate students, and postdoctoral fellows, and supports a growing number of UBC/SFU community-engaged research teams working across BC, nationally and globally. CGSHE works in highly collaborative space and strives to hire members from diverse backgrounds and lived experiences.

WORK PERFORMED

  • Conduct literature reviews, develop research questions towards a successful completion of PhD thesis/dissertation if applicable;
  • Drafts, edits and reviews abstracts and manuscripts for peer review publication based on SHAWNA data;
  • Presents results in meetings, conferences, and other settings where relevant/required;
  • Provides critical feedback on questionnaire design and development where relevant/required;
  • Meets with participants, community organizations and stakeholders to discussion key aspects of the study, including study design, question development and research results;
  • Performs other duties, as required to support the work of the SHAWNA cohort research team, in keeping with the qualifications and requirements of positions in this classification.

The trainee will work at the CGSHE in a designated, appropriate workspace at the CGSHE’s head offices located at 1190 Hornby St., and may also work from the CGSHE’s Downtown Eastside community office (647 E Hastings St). The incumbent will work from home when this is mutually agreed on between supervisor and incumbent. Travel to meetings may be required from time to time.

SUPERVISION RECEIVED

Works under direct supervision in accordance with detailed oral or written instructions; routine duties are carried out under general supervision. Reports to the Principal Investigator.

SUPERVISION GIVEN

None but may explain work sequences to others.

CONSEQUENCES OF ERROR/JUDGEMENT

This position entails a high level of confidentiality and discretion. Errors could result in significant concerns regarding the liability, credibility, and integrity of the Centre. Work may involve simple techniques and methods requiring knowledge and/or procedures that are readily acquired, requiring little judgment; the nature of work is routine and clearly defined; all problems are referred to supervisor.

QUALIFICATIONS

  • Master’s degree or acceptance into a PhD program in public health, health sciences, or a related discipline.
  • Strong knowledge and research experience in HIV, sexual health, substance use, public health, health services, housing systems or related research fields from a health equity lens;
  • Intermediate or advanced skills and interests in quantitative social epidemiology, community-based research, mixed-methods research, geographic mapping and spatial analysis methods;
  • Ability to conduct literature searches and synthesize findings.
  • Experience in preparing peer-reviewed publications, reports, and communication materials;
  • Excellent time management skills;
  • Ability to establish priorities and meet deadlines.
  • Ability to work both independently with minimal supervision and with diverse team members and stakeholders;
  • Understanding of the effects of colonization in Canada and ongoing structural inequities;
  • Experience working with marginalized populations in research activities;
  • Excellent organization, implementation, and networking skills;
  • Excellent interpersonal, oral, and written communication skills;
  • An understanding of and sensitivity to diversity and inclusion issues;
  • Knowledge of basic health research design and protocol development.
  • Computer competency with Microsoft Office Software, Mendeley and/or related software.
We encourage applications from members of groups that have been marginalized on any grounds including sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, racialization, experience as a sex worker, disability, political belief, religion, marital or family status, age, and/or status as a First Nation, Metis, Inuit, or Indigenous person.

Apply

If interested, please CLICK HERE to submit the following documents via the online UBC application portal:

  • a one-page statement of academic/research interests
  • academic CV (e.g., Canadian Common CV)
  • contact information for three academic references
  • academic transcripts for the most recent degree completed/in progress

Applications will start being reviewed until position is filled. Applications received without a cover letter will NOT be considered. The CGSHE is an equal opportunity employer and is committed to GIPA/ MEPA principles.

We thank all applicants for their interest, however only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.

 

Research Assistant, SHAWNA

Starting Salary: $23.24-27.70 per hour

Status: 1-year term, part-time

JOB SUMMARY

The SHAWNA project is a community-based research project focused on the experiences of cis and trans women living with HIV in accessing and navigating care, housing, social and legal supports. The project is committed to ‘GIPA/MEPA’ principles of greater and meaningful involvement and engagement of people living with HIV. Working with the SHAWNA cohort project while being supervised by the PI, and also reporting to the PI, the Research Assistant operates as a member of a multidisciplinary, collaborative research team.

The Research Assistant, working under the Principal Investigator, assists the research group in the implementation, execution and evaluation of research and research related activities, including literature reviews, data analysis and drafting of manuscripts for peer review. Assists with routine tasks in data collection, sampling, transcription, and analysis. Provides support with protocol submissions to Institutional Review Boards (IRB).

Organizational Status

Located on unceded Coast Salish territories (Vancouver, BC), the Centre for Gender and Sexual Equity (CGSHE) is a UBC Faculty of Medicine research centre (www.cgshe.ca) and affiliated with SFU. The CGSHE has a strategic mandate of leadership in promoting gender equity and sexual health for all through research, policy and practice. The Centre includes over 40 faculty members, hosts an equity-oriented and interdisciplinary training program with a large cohort of affiliated undergraduate trainees, graduate students, and postdoctoral fellows, and supports a growing number of UBC/SFU community-engaged research teams working across BC, nationally and globally. CGSHE works in highly collaborative space and strives to hire members from diverse backgrounds and lived experiences.

WORK PERFORMED

  • Drafts, edits and reviews manuscripts for peer review publication based on SHAWNA data
  • Performs other duties, as required to support the work of the SHAWNA cohort research team, in keeping with the qualifications and requirements of positions in this classification.

The incumbent will work at the CGSHE in a designated, appropriate workspace at the CGSHE’s head offices located at 1190 Hornby St., and may also work from the CGSHE’s Downtown Eastside community office (647 E Hastings St). The incumbent will work from home when this is mutually agreed on between supervisor and incumbent. Travel to meetings may be required from time to time.

SUPERVISION RECEIVED

Works under direct supervision in accordance with detailed oral or written instructions; routine duties are carried out under general supervision. Reports to the Principal Investigator.

SUPERVISION GIVEN

None but may explain work sequences to others.

CONSEQUENCES OF ERROR/JUDGEMENT

This position entails a high level of confidentiality and discretion. Failure to maintain research and program information in confidence could result in damage to credibility and poor relations with internal and external stakeholders. Errors in judgment could result in serious financial or reputational consequences for the Centre, undermining the Centre’s ability to meet commitments and achieve its strategic objectives, including the inability to successfully meet granting agencies’ deliverables. Poor public/private sector relationships could result in a negative image of CGSHE and may impact levels of research funding made available through partnerships. Errors could result in significant concerns regarding the liability, credibility, and integrity of the Centre, PHC/ PHCRI, and the University.

QUALIFICATIONS

  • High school graduation and a minimum one year of related experience or an equivalent combination of education, training, and experience.
  • Ability to conduct literature searches and synthesis of findings.
  • Knowledge of basic health research design and protocol development.
  • Ability to work independently and with minimal supervision.
  • Excellent time management and data entry skills.
  • Effective oral and written communication skills.
  • Ability to establish priorities and meet deadlines.
  • Computer competency with Microsoft Office Software, Reference Manager or related software.

We encourage applications from members of groups that have been marginalized on any grounds including sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, racialization, experience as a sex worker, disability, political belief, religion, marital or family status, age, and/or status as a First Nation, Metis, Inuit, or Indigenous person.

APPLY

Please CLICK HERE to submit your application via the UBC website.

We thank all applicants for their interest, however only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.

 

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