University of British Columbia Research Assistant/Tech 3 Part Time in Vancouver, BC

University of British Columbia

Branch Vancouver BC CA

Research Assistant/Tech 3
Vancouver, BC

Knowledge and understanding of University administrative processes and preferred. Proven ability to work in a confidential environment….

CHES was formed in April 2008 to enhance health education scholarship across the Faculty of Medicine through collaboration, team-building, mentorship of new faculty, successful funding applications, and other activities. CHES serves as a resource to help support best practices related to the delivery and assessment of the Faculty’s educational programs.
The Research Assistant will be responsible for providing research support for ongoing CHES research projects and support to faculty members engaged in educational scholarship across the Faculty of Medicine.

Organizational Status

The Research Assistant:

  • Directly reports to the Associate Director, Research of CHES
  • Reports to the CHES Office Manager on operational issues
  • Interacts/works closely with the Director and Associate Director of CHES
  • Interacts/works closely with other CHES faculty
  • Interacts with collaborators within UBC and at other universities and institutions

Work Performed

  • Coordinates data collection and indexing
  • Provides support for literature searches of scientific publications and resources as required
  • Conducts quantitative and qualitative data analysis
  • Supports preparation of grant applications and ethics applications for CHES faculty
  • Prepares manuscripts for dissemination of research results
  • Maintains an up-to-date library of Medical Education literature
  • Maintains an up-to-date listing of Medical Education conferences
  • Provides information to the CHES Office Manager on research activities within the CHES community for communication purposes
  • Drafts written reports and presentations
  • Supports the administration of the Centre’s research funds and research study budgets, contributing to the management of research funding. This may include, but is not limited to, account set-up, monitoring and reporting.
  • Is involved in decision-making regarding hardware, software and other research-related acquisitions and ensures training is available to CHES members for the research software available within CHES.
  • Assists faculty members with research-related inquiries
  • Performs other duties as required to ensure the successful completion of CHES research projects

Supervision Received

Works under general direction within established policies, procedures and standards. Work reviewed against task objectives and conformity to standards.

Supervision Given


Consequence of Error/Judgement

Poor decisions could delay timely completion of the projects, cause financial loss and be damaging to reputation of the Director, the UBC Medical School, the Faculty of Medicine and the University of British Columbia. In addition, the impact, if an error occurred, would be misinterpretation of results in information disseminated to decision-makers, the public, and academic audiences. The consequences could lead to inappropriate policy and decision-making related to medical education.


Undergraduate degree in a relevant discipline or Graduation from a technical college or institute. Minimum of 3 years related experience or the equivalent combination of education and experience. Experience in working in research area preferred. Strong interpersonal and project management skills are required. Demonstrated oral and written communication, presentation, problem-solving and organizational skills. Ability to prioritize, multi-task and work effectively under pressure to meet multiple deadlines. Proficient in the Microsoft Office suite, or equivalent technology, including database management. Knowledge of research software including SPSS, nVivo, and citation management software such as EndNote. Ability to exercise initiative, judgment, tact and discretion. Accuracy and attention to detail required. Proven ability to work in a confidential environment. Knowledge and understanding of University administrative processes and preferred. Basic working knowledge of WordPress preferred.

UBC hires on the basis of merit and is strongly committed to equity and diversity within its community. We especially welcome applications from visible minority group members, women, Aboriginal persons, persons with disabilities, persons of minority sexual orientations and gender identities, and others with the skills and knowledge to productively engage with diverse communities. All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however Canadians and permanent residents will be given priority.

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Employment Type: Part Time
Location: Vancouver, BC, CA
Posted on: 2015-08-01
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