Vancouver Prostate Centre: Data Coordinator, Clinical Trials

Vancouver Prostate Centre
8 March 2023
Closing Date
Applications will be accepted until position is filled.


The Vancouver Prostate Centre (VPC) has an exciting career opportunity for a temporary, part time (0.6FTE or 22.5 hours per week) Data Coordinator interested in pursuing a role in data management.

As per the current Public Health Orders (Long Term Care/Seniors Assisted Living Provincial Health Officer Order and the Health Sector Order), as of October 26, 2021, all employees must be fully vaccinated for COVID-19. Proof of vaccination status will be required.


The Vancouver Prostate Centre

VPC has a large, multi-disciplinary research program that undertakes basic, clinic, and translational research. It is a National Centre of Excellence and a designated Centre of Excellence for Commercialization and Research. It is affiliated with the University of British Columbia and the Vancouver Coastal Health Authority. Further details on VPC and its research programs are available at


Clinical Trials

Clinical Trials are a core service at the Vancouver Prostate Centre and are conducted in close partnership with the BC Cancer Agency, national and international clinical trials networks, and industry partners. These networks serve to enhance enrollment in our clinical trials, while the structure of the Canadian medical system and centralized treatment centres such as ours mean that patient follow-up information is closely tracked.

By combining the genitourinary research programs at the Vancouver Prostate Centre and the BC Cancer Agency, clinical trial patients can participate in a full range of investigational studies.

Our networks have performed numerous co-operative group and industry-sponsored trials, involving well-known pharmaceutical and biotech companies. In addition, this group has sponsored clinical trial submissions to Health Canada and has been successfully audited by regulatory agencies including Health Canada and US FDA.


Typical Responsibilities

Serve as data coordinator for Prostate Cancer outcomes database and the Genomic Biomarker-Selected Umbrella Neoadjuvant (GUNS) study, duties of which may include:

  • Perform data entry/data migration and ensure that data is accurate, up-to-date and complete
  • Work with the PIs, clinicians, and various members of the Clinical Trials team to continue development of the Prostate Cancer outcomes database and GUNS database
  • Design and implement processes to ensure all participant visit data has been quality checked and entered within the pre-defined turn-around timelines
  • In collaboration with the Clinical Trials Manager, identify areas for process and efficiency improvement
  • Identify and, in collaboration with the Clinical Trials Manager, implement solutions to data management issues and concerns, including proactive prevention strategies based on metrics and forecasts
  • Perform quality control on all aspects of work undertaken in data management to ensure that data quality and integrity is maintained. Provide constructive feedback on relevant issues and initiate process review as appropriate
  • Maintain accurate records of all work undertaken
  • Observe and comply with applicable VPC, VCH/VCHRI and UBC policies and regulations at all times
  • Provide updates at team meetings as required


Decision Making/Level of Accountability/Extent of Authority

Works within well-defined guidelines and procedures. Exercises judgement in establishing priorities and carrying out tasks within established guidelines. Will solve routine problems; most new or unusual problems are referred to the supervisor. Assignments may require adapting established methods and procedures to obtain the desired end result, but this would be done in consultation with the Clinical Trials Manager.


Supervision Received

Work under the general direction and supervision of the Clinical Trials Manager.


Supervision Given



Minimum Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s degree in any of the following required: Life Sciences, Mathematics, or Statistics
  • Demonstrable knowledge of handling confidential information and a basic understanding of current legislation and requirements in clinical and research environments
  • Knowledge of data capture and study management systems, and sufficient technical knowledge to work with existing systems required.
  • Demonstrable and relevant work experience in data management preferred
  • Experience in proposing and implementing technical solutions in a team environment
  • Excellent organizational and time management skills and the ability to meet deadlines
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills
  • Intermediate to advanced Microsoft Office skills
  • Demonstrated ability to be thorough and accurate in completing tasks. Strong attention to deal required
  • Ability to work independently and demonstrate high level of initiative and self-directedness



The starting salary range for this position is $45,327 per annum to $49,670 per annum, plus benefits. Salary would be prorated to reflect part-time (0.6FTE) status: $27,196.20 per annum to $29,802 per annum. Initial placement is dependent upon education and experience.


Application Procedures

To join our team, please email with subject line Data Coordinator, Clinical Trials with the following items attached:

• Covering letter

• Resume

NOTE: This position will remain open until a suitable candidate is found. No telephone calls or drop-in inquiries accepted. Only those under consideration will be contacted.

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