Knowledge Translation Specialist (contractor)

Position Type: Independent contractor
Compensation: CAD38-43/hr (depending on experience and skills)
Positions Available: 2-3 with an estimated 15+ hours per week
Start Date: As soon as possible
End Date: March 31, 2024
Location: Remote, within Canada
Language: English
Status: Closed

Community-Based Research Centre (CBRC) promotes the health of people of diverse sexualities and genders through research and intervention development. CBRC’s core pillars – community-led research, knowledge exchange, network building, and leadership development – position the organization as a thought leader, transforming ideas into actions that make a difference in our communities. CBRC was incorporated in 1999 and is a non-profit charitable organization. Our main office is located in Vancouver, British Columbia, and we also have satellite offices located in Edmonton, Toronto, and Halifax.

CBRC believes in work led by and for the community. As part of our commitment to employment equity, we encourage applications from queer, trans and non-binary people, Indigenous, Black and people of colour (IBPOC) individuals, Two-Spirit people, people living with HIV, people living with Hepatitis C, disabled people, 2SLGBTQQIA+ women, and other people with fabulous and diverse identities and experiences. CBRC acknowledges that not everyone is able to publicly disclose these identities, and we do not expect that employees will disclose this in the course of their work. At CBRC, we also recognize the value of a variety of educational experiences, including but not limited to academic, career-based, and personal learnings. No one’s submission will be ignored due to having not met a formal educational threshold.


The Knowledge Translation Specialist (contractor) will research, write, and edit copy for CBRC’s various advocacy and educational campaigns. The ideal individuals will possess a strong understanding of 2SLGBTQIA+ health and have experience writing about complex topics for lay audiences. They will also have experience and interest translating data and research as a tool for health promotion, community engagement, and structural change.

Primary Job Responsibilities

  • Read and analyze research publications to write, review and edit content created for CBRC’s policy development and education activities. This includes the development of policy papers, reports, and related materials (e.g. blog posts, digital media) to target different audiences.
  • Repurpose and mobilize existing CBRC content for various audiences.
  • Produce evidence summaries and environmental scans on identified issues.

Minimum Requirements

  • A Bachelor's or Master's degree in an area related to health science, social science, public health, or public policy, or equivalent experience.
  • Experience interpreting different forms of evidence, and an understanding of the hierarchy of evidence in the context of published research.
  • The ability to use data to write and develop engaging messages, while also maintaining strict standards of quality control and reinforcing CBRC’s style.
  • Excellent verbal and written skills in English.

Other Competencies & Qualifications (assets)

  • Communication skills in French
  • Highly organized and strong attention to detail
  • Capacity to prioritize tasks and function under tight and/or competing deadlines
  • Ability to interact professionally and effectively with partners from varying sectors including academic, government and community agencies
  • Effective critical analysis and problem-solving skills


If this process presents barriers, please get in touch via email ([email protected]) with the subject line Access: Knowledge Translation or call us (604-568-7478) to discuss alternative formats for submitting an application.

How to apply

Please submit your resume and two writing samples to [email protected]. Applications are accepted on rolling basis.

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About CBRC

Community-Based Research Centre (CBRC) promotes the health of people of diverse sexualities and genders through research and intervention development.
Knowledge Translation Specialist (contractor)
Knowledge Translation Specialist (contractor)
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