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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

Research Assistant, AESHA Qualitative

Starting Salary: $3,777 – $4,501 CAD per month

Status: 1-year term, part-time

Job Summary

The AESHA project is a community-based research project that includes a quantitative cohort and qualitative/ethnographic arm. As part of the quantitative arm, AESHA operates a community-based prospective cohort that involves semi-annual questionnaires and sexual health research visits with our community-based staff. The qualitative arm is focused on documenting the lived-experiences of sex workers of all genders, and third parties who provide services for sex workers, like receptionists, venue managers, owners and security personnel.

Working with the AESHA 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 team 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

This UBC position/project working under UBC faculty leads is based at the Centre for Gender and 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

  1. Drafts, edits and reviews manuscripts for peer review publication based on AESHA data.
  2. Performs other duties, as required to support the work of the AESHA project 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 offices located at 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.

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.

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.

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 and research methods.
  • 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 apply via the UBC application portal.

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

Assistant Project Coordinator, AESHA

Starting Salary: $3,982.67-$4,703.83 CAD per month

Status: 1-year term, full-time

Job Summary

Reporting to the Principal Investigator(s) and supervised by the Project Coordinator, the Assistant Project Coordinator facilitates the recruitment of potential study participants, through direct in-person, phone and online outreach activities. The Assistant Project Coordinator will also support Community-Based Interviewers in carrying out outreach activities in their home communities, by providing necessary project resources. This position contributes to the development and maintenance of contacts with individuals, community-based organizations, service providers across the province of BC.

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

  1. Conducts outreach activities off-site in the community services setting and/or other facilities with varying environments (e.g. drop-in centres, shelters, non-profit residences, private SROs, health care facilities, public spaces in inner city setting). Outreach activities will also include phone and internet-based communication (e.g. e-mail, online forums).
  2. Establishes contact and networks with provincial community organizations/services over the phone, by e-mail, or other means of communication as necessary.
  3. Facilitates participant recruitment activities and is point of contact regarding study information and questions.
  4. Pre-screens potential research participants according to study protocols and enrolls eligible participants.
  5. Responsible for assuring informed consent procedures and ethical guidelines for research involving human subjects is followed as per provided training.
  6. Trains Community-Based Interviewers on outreach and data collection protocols as needed.
  7. Supports Community-Based Interviewers with outreach materials, pre-screening prospective participants, provides questionnaires and resources required for conducting research interviews.
  8. Ensures policies and procedures for data management are followed and all documents are entered and filed as required by ethical guidelines.
  9. Participates in presentations to community organizations as needed.
  10. Refers participants to appropriate services when required.
  11. Performs other related duties as required.

The incumbent will work out of CGSHE in designated, appropriate workspace at the CGSHE/ UBC Clinical / Community Research Hub and/or CGSHE/UBC Hornby St offices.

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.

Supervision Received

Reports directly to Principal Investigators and works under the supervision of the Project Coordinator(s). Works under general direction within established policies, procedures, and standards. Work reviewed against task objectives and conformity to standards.

Supervision Given

None.

Qualifications

  • A level of education equivalent to High School Diploma plus additional course work. Bachelor’s Degree in Health or Social Sciences, Public Health, Public Policy or related field an asset. Plus two (2) years minimum experience in frontline/ community services or community organizing experience with underserved communities.
  • Community knowledge and/or lived experience working with relevant communities.
  • Strong gender and social equity lens and knowledge and experience with underserviced populations.
  • Research experience or training is an asset.
  • Current CPR, sexual health, and/or naloxone administration training an asset.
  • Class 5 Drivers License 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 and within a diverse team environment
  • Familiarity with community services locally (Metro Vancouver) and provincially is an asset.
  • Flexibility in hours and willingness to work across CGSHE offices and community to support outreach and recruitment.
  • Experience with data entry is an asset.
  • Excellent time management skills.
  • Demonstrated ability to establish priorities and meet deadlines.
  • Knowledge and skills to work with diverse community collaborators, service providers and other stakeholders.
  • Computer skills including experience in Microsoft Office Suite (Word, Excel).

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.

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.

 

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