Hiring Now: Administrative Research Assistant #JR17627

Job Summary

The Research Assistant will work as part of the Digital Emergency Medicine research team in the Department of Emergency Medicine to support digital health projects focused on three broad areas: technology-enabled innovations in health practice and education contexts, multi-channel community engagement to support health education and patient centered care, and digital health innovation and collaborative partnerships. The incumbent will work on various digital health projects involving both quantitative and qualitative methods and will be involved in evaluating the efficacy of digital health interventions. This research portfolio includes projects that relate to initiatives involving learning technologies, program evaluation, and community-based health research. The incumbent will also be asked to assist with project administrative duties and development of funding proposals for the Office.


Work Performed

Assists in planning research project activities including organizing, scheduling, coordinating and documenting meetings, related administrative and filing duties, and communicating with diverse project partners.
Conducts literature searches, as well as reviews and assists with the synthesis of literature.
Assists with data collection by co-facilitating focus groups, conducting interviews and administering surveys
Assists in data preparation, collection, entry, and analysis
Supports the preparation of reports, publications, and presentations.
Assists in the development of funding proposals by searching and compiling submission criteria, and drafting funding application forms and documents.
Performs other duties as required.


Minimum Qualifications
High school graduation, some additional training in a related field and a minimum two years of related experience or an equivalent combination of education and experience.

– Willingness to respect diverse perspectives, including perspectives in conflict with one’s own

– Demonstrates a commitment to enhancing one’s own awareness, knowledge, and skills related to equity, diversity, and inclusion


Preferred Qualifications

Education: Undergraduate degree in an area of social science, health science, communication, or public health with research experience preferred.

Experience: Knowledge and understanding of basic social science research methods. Experiences with BC health professional organizations, Indigenous health, community development, cross-cultural projects, and liaising and engaging with external organizations are assets. Punjabi or Cantonese/Mandarin language skills are an asset. Preference will be given to candidates with some grant writing experience and experience working in a not-for-profit environment.


Knowledge, Skills, & Abilities:
• Ability to effectively use computer software, such as MS Office, data analysis software, familiarity with online literature search tools.
• Ability to work effectively independently and in a team environment.
• Ability to show initiative and judgment.
• Ability to prioritize and work effectively under pressure to meet deadlines.
• Ability to communicate effectively verbally and in writing.


To apply:

Posting End Date: July 1st, 2024

Note: Applications will be accepted until 11:59 PM on the day prior to the Posting End Date above.