BCCHR: Clinical Research Coordinator – Clinical Research Support Unit

BC Children's Hospital Research Institute
21 November 2022
Vancouver, B.C
Closing Date
  • Applications will be accepted until position is filled
  • Description

    Job Type: Temporary Full-time (until December 6, 2023)
    (if applicable) (NC) Salary Range: $50,150 - $65,822 /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
    Closing date: Applications will be accepted until position is filled
    Hours of Work: 
    Monday – Friday; 08:30-17:00 / 09:00 - 17:30
    Requisition # 

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


    The Clinical Research Coordinator, plans, manages, and communicates the administration of research activities. This role manages patient recruitment, screening, database management, online Research Ethics Board (REB) submissions and other research activities. It includes the responsibility for managing research budgets and furthering funding opportunities to advance research endeavors. The focus of research includes sponsor-driven studies and investigator or longitudinal sponsor driven studies to advance medical knowledge, evaluation of technology and optimization of patient care.

    What you’ll do

    • Plan and oversee set-up and day-to-day activities related to clinical trial initiation and/or management, including liaising with hospital staff and collaborating researchers, procuring study equipment and materials, subject recruitment and follow-up, tracking study progress, creating and maintaining study databases and troubleshooting study related problems. Communication and approval from clinical operators when required.
    • Assist in research proposal and protocol development and collaborates on grant applications to facilitate project funding and liaise with funding sources. Drafts and manages budgets and detailed scopes for studies. Assists in preparing and editing manuscripts and presentations.
    • Ensure adherence to appropriate procedures and practices for patient consent and ethical review in studies by following good clinical practice (GCP); including standard operating procedures (SOP) development, REB applications and meeting Health Canada regulatory and industry sponsor requirements.
    • Supervises, schedules and trains research assistants, volunteers and medical students and facilitates residents or trainees in conducting research. Makes recommendations with respect to hiring and provides input into staff performance.

    What you bring


    • A level of education, training, and experience equivalent to a recognized Bachelor’s program in an appropriate health related discipline
    • Three (3) years of recent related experience in a clinical research setting.
    • Proficiency in patient interview techniques, research subject counseling, database management and online Research Ethics Board submissions.

    You will have the ability to:

    • Ability to work on all phases (I-IV) of clinical development, Health Canada documentation and Sponsor monitoring visits.
    • Ability to accept responsibility and work independently under minimal supervision. Solid judgment and a proven ability to maintain confidentiality, tact and discretion in interactions and in handling information.
    • Demonstrated computer literacy in Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook, and Internet. Effective organizational skills, including ability to prioritize work, multi-task, and to meet deadlines and schedules.
    • Demonstrated ability to maintain a high degree of accuracy and attention to detail.
    • Effective in interpersonal, analytical, problem-solving and organizational skills.
    • Ability to work on multiple projects without compromising the integrity of each project.

    Skills & Knowledge

    • Awareness of and commitment to learning and understanding the Truth & Reconciliation Commission’s 94 Calls to Action (2015), In Plain Site Report (2020), BC's Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples Act (2019), and other related reports.
    • 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).
    • As a strong asset for consideration, we are looking for our successful candidate to have: 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.).
    • 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).

    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

    BC Children’s Hospital (BCCH) provides care for the most seriously ill or injured children and youth from across British Columbia.

    BCCH 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 BCCH 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.