BCCHR: Research Projects Manager, Clinical Trials

BC Children's Hospital
10 August 2023
Vancouver, B.C
Closing Date
Applications will be accepted until position is filled


Job Type:Temporary, Full-Time (Until October 1, 2024)
$72,445 - $104,139 per year

Location: 4500 Oak Street, Vancouver BC, V6H 2N9
Hours of Work:
Monday-Friday; 0800-1600/0830-1630
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.


In accordance with the Mission, Vision and Values, and strategic directions of Provincial Health Services Authority patient safety is a priority and a responsibility shared by everyone at PHSA, and as such, the requirement to continuously improve quality and safety is inherent in all aspects of this position. Reporting to the Senior Research Manager, the Research Projects Manager plans, coordinates and manages clincial trials within the Institute. In addition, this position acts to facilitate the management of individual studies from the planning and implementation to the evaluation stage. The Research Projects Manager coordinates and supervises funding application processes which may include multi-disciplinary, multi-site grant applications and/or industry partnerships. The Research Projects Manager brings researchers, partners and external consultants together and facilitates the research process by assisting with the articulation of research plans, performing background research, structuring proposals and budgets and ensuring timelines are met. Major responsibilities include providing assistance in the recruitment process of research support personnel, the preparation of funding applications and contracts, facilitating collaborations between investigators, the preparation of ethical review applications, reviewing protocols and agreements for ethical integrity and accuracy and managing regulatory documentation around the study approval and renewal process as appropriate. The Research Projects Manager ensures accurate and timely data collection and handling of participant records which may involve an audit process, education and training of study personnel and trainees, assistance with study budget setup and the monitoring and management of research space, supplies and equipment.

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.
  • Demonstrated ability to maintain a high level of efficiency and accuracy.
  • Awareness of and commitment to learning and understanding the Truth & Reconciliation Commission’s 94 Calls to Action (2015), In Plain Sight 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.).

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.

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