The University of British Columbia

Research Assistant/Tech 4 (BB-8F2BF)

Found in: Neuvoo CA


Job Summary

A position for a Research Program Manager is available for a highly motivated individual to join the dynamic Neuroscience, Engagement and Smart Tech (NEST) lab in Vancouver, BC. The NEST is currently working remotely but will return to on-site work at BC Children’s and Women’s Hospital in 2021. The position will involve the management of a research program related to the development, implementation and evaluation of novel technologies to support brain health across the lifespan. The successful individual will work closely with investigators, trainees and other members of the NEST to engage with end-user and patient communities, measure the benefits and harms of novel technologies, and explore the ethical implications of health care technology.

Organizational Status

Upwards: Directly to the Principal Investigator of the NEST lab, Dr. Julie Robillard.

Interaction and liaisons: Faculty members and trainees of research centre affiliations, including Neuroethics Canada, the BC Children’s Hospital Research Institute and the Djavad Mowafaghian Centre for Brain Health.

Work Performed

The responsibilities of this position will focus on the daily management of the NEST dry laboratory and the implementation of research in the area of assistive technology development and evaluation. It will also focus on the writing and development of resource materials to engage key stakeholders, including patients, families, health care providers, advocacy groups, and policy-makers.

Working closely with and under the supervision of the PIs, the successful candidate will:

Manage the NEST research program including all aspects of the daily operations of the laboratory: finance, admin, and personnel (staff and trainees), data management, writing, budgeting and annual reporting. Independently problem solve matters arising from and related to the research and activities of the NEST. Supervise research of students, trainees, and staff. Apply qualitative and quantitative methods to analyze, interpret and report on data. Lead the development of knowledge translation and exchange resources for patients and families, health care providers, advocacy groups and policy-makers. Lead, coordinate, and participate in laboratory meetings, seminars and journal clubs, and other academic events. Write manuscripts, and develop media resources, presentations, and outreach materials. Provide mentorship and relevant research advice to trainees and other researchers in the NEST. Other scholarship and research management responsibilities arising.

Consequence of Error/Judgement

Any procedure or data record as part of a research study must be accurate and must accurately reflect the work performed. Studies may be jeopardized if not conducted according to ethical requirements as laid out by the University and by regulatory authorities. Study files must be kept secured or patient confidentiality may be compromised.

Supervision Received
Reports directly to the Principal Investigator.

Supervision Given
Supervise research of students, trainees, and staff.

Minimum Qualifications
Undergraduate degree in a relevant discipline or Graduation from a technical college or institute. Undergraduate or graduate degree in a relevant discipline such as interdisciplinary studies, neuroscience, psychology, public health, science policy, or bioethics. Masters or PhD preferred. Minimum of 4 years of related experience or the equivalent combination of education and experience. Excellent academic credentials. Working knowledge of qualitative and quantitative research methodology and design. Computer proficiency. Excellent interpersonal, organizational skills, oral and written communication skills. Ability to work both independently and within a team environment while adhering to tight timelines.

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