WHRI: Research Project Manager

Women's Health Research Institute at BC Women's
1 November 2023
Vancouver, B.C
Closing Date
Applications will be accepted until position is filled


Research Projects Manager, Maternal Newborn Program – Women’s Health Research Institute

BC Women's Hospital & Health Centre

Vancouver, BC

Temporary, Part-Time (0.5FTE; Until November 30, 2026)

Salary Range: $72,445 - $104,139/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: Tuesday to Thursday; 0800-1600
Requisition Number: 153558

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 Senior Research Manager, Women’s Health Research Institute (WHRI), the Research Projects Manager supports research facilitation within the Maternal Newborn program of BC Women’s Hospital + Health Centre. This position will enable the conduct high-quality clinical research within the program and will serve as a liaison between research teams and the clinical program. The Research Projects Manager will meet regularly with Program leadership to review and approve upcoming studies, discuss research priorities and emerging research issues within the program. This position will also work with clinical staff and research teams to introduce new studies into the program and will provide training and support to research teams conducting studies within the program. The Research Projects Manager will oversee the development of program-specific research infrastructure (including the establishment of research advisory committees and/or patient research advisory groups) and will work with program leadership to identify competing program priorities that may impact research activities (i.e., QI/QA projects). Experience with research management and/or coordination within a clinical research environment is strongly desired. Note that this position requires predominantly onsite work at BC Women’s Hospital + Health Centre.

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 use 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.
  • Demonstrated 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.
  • 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 Reclaiming Power and Place Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women & Girls calls for justice, and how they intersect across the health care system.
  • Supports team members on their learning journey, ensuring education strategy for team/department to implement Indigenous Cultural Safety at a practical level.
  • Works collaboratively with appropriate Indigenous teams/departments to ensure ICS lens applied holistically.
  • 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 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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