BCWH: Research Projects Assistant, Breast Health

BC Woman's Hospital + Health Centre
11 January 2024
Vancouver, BC
Closing Date
Applications will be accepted until position is filled


Research Project Assistant, Breast Health, Women's Health Research Institute

BC Women's Hospital & Health Centre

Vancouver, BC

Job Type: Temporary, Full-Time (Until January 29, 2025)

Salary Range: $47, 064 - $61,771 /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
Hours of work: Monday to Friday; 0800-1600/0830-1630/0900-1700
Requisition# 156918

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 Research Projects Manager, Breast Health, and the Principal Investigator, the Research Project Assistant, Breast Health provides assistance for two clinical trials of screening mammography, including a pilot trial and the main trial, for the Vancouver site. The pilot trial is a national trial and recruitment is now closed. The main trial is an internationally run trial and recruitment remains open. The Research Projects Assistant, Breast Health provides assistance with the recruitment of research participants, collection of study data, editing of research-related forms, and participant communication. Having a strong familiarity with research and/or experience with providing support within a clinical trials environment is desired.'

What you’ll do

  • Conduct relevant and timely research literature searches and reviews on various topics related to the research project. Collate and synthesize information into a written format such as reports and articles to assist Investigators and Managers for grant applications and journal submissions.
  • Participate in meetings and gather background materials and documents specific to research topics.
  • Assist in the recruitment of suitable research project participants by performing duties such as contacting eligible participants, communicating research projects goals and processes to participants, answering participant questions and reviewing and witnessing consent forms.
  • Collect data for research by administering questionnaires or extracting data from hospital health records as directed by the Research Manager or PI.
  • Type consent forms as directed and assemble research participant packages with appropriate documents according to PI’s and ethics guidelines.

What you bring

  • A level of education, training, and experience equivalent to an undergraduate degree in a field such as public health, health sciences, statistics or psychology and two (2) years of recent, related experience in a health research environment conducting literature searches.

You will also have knowledge of:

  • Library database searching methods.
  • The process of research projects from proposals to publications.
  • Scientific terminology and research methodology in the health sector.
  • Proficiency in computer applications using word processing, database and internet applications and tools.
  • Ability to apply sound research skills and organize various data for record and collection purposes.
  • 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

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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