PHSA: Clinical Trials Coordinator, BCCDC Labs

Provincial Health Services Authority (PHSA).
10 January 2024
Vancouver, BC
Closing Date
Applications will be accepted until position is filled


Clinical Trials Coordinator, BC Centre for Disease Control (BCCDC) Labs

Provincial Laboratory Medicine Services (PLMS)

Job Type: Regular, Part-Time (0.4fte)
Salary Range: $65,884 -$94,708 /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: 655 West 12th Avenue, Vancouver, BC, V5Z 4R4
Hours of Work:
Monday to Thursday; 0800-1200
Requisition #


The Clinical Trials Coordinator, BCCDC will have ongoing communications with the Clinical Trials Team, including clinical trials unit staff, medical and clinical virologists and consultants, as well as research collaborators and staff at the BC Cancer Agency, and with various levels of management.  The Clinical Trials Coordinator will provide the Clinical Trials Team with regular updates on trial progress generally, and specifically with any issues arising during the execution of the trials that may affect their respective areas of responsibility. The Clinical Trials Coordinator, BCCDC will have regular communications with and function as the key BCCDC contact for each of the clinical trial sites.

What you’ll do

  • Coordinate the development of study documents, tools and processes in collaboration with various levels of management within PHSA Laboratories.
  • Hire, train, supervise, and evaluate assigned staff. Provide instruction on content and processes, guidance and technical advice, assign work and track to ensure accuracy and completeness and to ensure study standards are maintained and standard operating procedures are adhered to. Monitor workload and adjust schedules to ensure staff levels meet operational requirements. Identify performance shortfalls and implement remedial action as required. Identify disciplinary issues as they arise and ensure issues are resolved.
  • Provide input for budget preparation, monitor expenditures and report issues to management on a timely basis.
  • Collaborate with the Clinical Trials Team and study staff to ensure the data collection tools are comprehensive and reliable. Monitor accuracy and completeness of information collected by conducting regular review and audit of laboratory data.
  • Establish and maintain a system of effective communication with study sites to ensure that all relevant concerns are recognized and resolved.

What you have

  • A level of education, training, and experience equivalent to a Bachelor of Science degree in Microbiology plus two (2) years of recent related experience as a technologist in Microbiology including experience in research and development of diagnostic procedures and experience with conventional viral serology testing and nucleic acid based procedures.

You will also have:

  • Excellent leadership and organizational skills.
  • Superior interpersonal skills including ability to provide leadership to, and supervision of, clinical trials staff.
  • Ability to undertake challenging assignments and work with a diverse group of persons, policies and procedures.
  • Demonstrated ability to exercise initiative and independent judgment in the performance of duties.
  • Commitment to upholding the shared responsibility of creating lasting and meaningful reconciliation in Canada as per TRC (2015) and BC's Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples Act (2019).
  • Knowledge of social, economic, political and historical realities impacting indigenous communities and familiarity with Indigenous Cultural Safety and anti-racism and accompanying reports (BC DRIPA, TRC, etc.).

What we bring

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

  • Join one of BC’s largest employers with province-wide programs, services and operations – offering vast opportunities for growth, development, and recognition programs that honour the commitment and contribution of all employees.
  • Access to professional development opportunities through our in-house training programs, including +2,000 courses, such as our San’yas Indigenous Cultural Safety Training course, or Core Linx for Leadership roles.
  • Enjoy a comprehensive benefits package, including municipal pension plan, and psychological health & safety programs and holistic wellness resources.
  • Annual statutory holidays (13) with generous vacation entitlement and accruement.
  • PHSA is a remote work friendly employer, welcoming flexible work options to support our people (eligibility may vary, depending on position).
  • Access to WorkPerks, a premium discount program offering a wide range of local and national discounts on electronics, entertainment, dining, travel, wellness, apparel, and more.

What we do


Provincial Laboratory Medicine Services (PLMS) provides laboratory testing at 31 sites across the lower mainland and central coast of BC, including acute care hospital laboratories and specialty laboratories.

PLMS 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:

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

Reconciliation is an ongoing process and a shared responsibility for all of us. The BC Governments’ unanimous passage of the Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples Act was a significant step forward in this journey—one that all health authorities are expected to support as we work in cooperation with Indigenous Peoples to establish a clear and sustainable path to lasting reconciliation. True reconciliation will take time and ongoing commitment to work with Indigenous Peoples as they move toward self-determination. Guiding these efforts Crown agencies must remain focused on creating opportunities that implement the Truth and Reconciliation Commission Mandate.

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