WHRI: Research Project Manager (Hybrid)

Women's Health Research Institute at BC Women's
8 November 2022
Vancouver, B.C
Closing Date
  • Applications will be accepted until position is filled
  • Description

    Research Projects Manager, Department of Obstetrics and Gynaecology, Women’s Health Research Institute

    BC Women's Hospital & Health Centre

    Vancouver, BC

    Regular, Full-Time

    Salary Range: $65,254 - $93,802 /year. The starting salary for this position would be determined with consideration of the successful candidate’s relevant education and experience, and would be in alignment with the provincial compensation reference plan. Salary will be prorated accordingly for part time roles.

    Location: 4500 Oak Street, Vancouver, V6H 2N9 - This is a hybrid position
    Hours of work: Monday to Friday; 0800-1600
    Requisition Number: 135563

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


    Reporting to the Senior Research Manager, Women’s Health Research Institute (WHRI), and functionally reporting to the Departmental Director, Site Head, Department of Obstetrics and Gynaecology, and Division Head, Maternal Fetal Medicine at BC Women’s Hospital (BCWH), the Research Projects Manager plans, coordinates and manages the research program of the BCWH Department of Obstetrics and Gynaecology. Working through the WHRI, this position facilitates the management of individual studies from the planning and implementation to the evaluation stage, including developing and maintaining budgets and monitoring expenditures. The Research Projects Manager provides assistance in the recruitment of research support personnel and provides training and management to research support personnel and trainees. The position also develops and maintains effective working relationship within the Department of Obstetrics and Gynaecology (including both PHSA and UBC stakeholders), the Women’s Health Research Institute, BC Women’s Hospital and across external stakeholders. Experience with research management and/or coordination within a clinical trials environment is strongly desired. Note that this position’s work location is in the Department of Obstetrics and Gynaecology at BC Women’s Hospital + Health Centre.

    What you’ll do

    • Manage all aspects of study initiation, development and operational conduct including coordinating all study documentation from application to approval stages and ensuring that staff members are meeting requirements at all institutional levels. Collaborate and consult with Principal Investigators to project study needs and develop business plans to maximize research capabilities within available resources. Identify human resource, research space and equipment needs for the study and resolve as appropriate.
    • Develop research project budgets and assist with the negotiation of terms of agreement and budgets with PI’s and research collaborators. Monitor project budgets within the context of granting agency guidelines, operational demands and resource constraints and uses best practice methods to thoroughly monitor and adhere to allocated budgets. Collaborate with PI’s to source future funds and provide assistance in writing grant applications. Monitor expenditures and highlight reports for PI’s on fiscal performance as it relates to resource utilization and expenditure patterns. Identify issues and problem solve to facilitate productive relationships with collaborators, funding agencies and external stakeholders.
    • Assist with the training and management of all levels of personnel and trainees (fellows, residents, graduate and undergraduate students) within the parameters of the research program as necessary.
    • Ensure all job descriptions within area of responsibility clarify and delineate position expectations. Complete performance reviews and facilitate individual goal setting and development sessions for staff.
    • Liaise with BC Children’s & Women’s Hospitals and UBC Ethics Committees to determine status of concurrent research approvals and assist investigators in resolving related issues as needed.

    What you bring

    • A level of education, training, and experience equivalent to a Masters degree in a Health or related discipline and a minimum of five (5) years of experience in an academic health care organization or related industry including experience with research practices and clinical trials administration.

    You will also have:

    • Knowledge of medical, clinical and research terminology.
    • Organizational skills and ability to prioritize workload and work under time pressures to meet deadlines.
    • Ability to provide guidance and direction to others regarding the interpretation and application of organizational clinical trial agreement policies and procedures.
    • Demonstrated ability to work both independently, collaboratively to resolve issues, and to be flexible to meet and adapt to changes in organizational priorities.
    • Analytical skills and the ability to exercise judgment within a range of established alternatives.

    What we bring

    Every PHSA employee enables the best possible patient care for our patients and their families. Whether you are providing direct care, conducting research, or making it possible for others to do their work, you impact the lives of British Columbians today and in the future. That’s why we’re focused on your care too – offering health, wellness, development programs to support you – at work and at home.

    • Join one of BC’s largest employers with province-wide programs, services and operations – offering vast opportunities for growth and development.
    • Access to professional development opportunities through our in-house training programs, including +2,000 courses, such as our San’yas Indigenous Cultural Safety Training course, or Core Linx for Leadership roles.
    • Enjoy a comprehensive benefits package, including municipal pension plan, and psychological health & safety programs and holistic wellness resources.
    • Annual statutory holidays (13) with generous vacation entitlement and accruement.
    • PHSA is a remote work friendly employer, welcoming flexible work options to support our people (eligibility may vary, depending on position).
    • Perks include access to fitness classes and discounts to 350 BC-wide recreational programs, travel, technology, car and bike sharing, and more.

    What we do

    BC Women's Hospital & Health Centre (BCW) is dedicated to improving the health of women, newborns and families through a comprehensive range of services, research and education.

    BCW is part of The Provincial Health Services Authority (PHSA).

    The Provincial Health Services Authority (PHSA) plans, manages and evaluates specialized health services with the BC health authorities to provide equitable and cost-effective health care for people throughout the province. Our values reflect our commitment to excellence and include: Respect people – Be compassionate – Dare to innovate – Cultivate partnerships – Serve with purpose.

    Learn more about PHSA and our programs: jobs.phsa.ca/programs-and-services

    PHSA and BCW are committed to employment equity, encouraging all qualified individuals to apply. We recognize that our ability to provide the best care for our diverse patient populations relies on a rich diversity of skills, knowledge, background and experience, and value a safe, inclusive and welcoming environment.

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