Peer Research Associate

Position Type: Part-time, temporary
Hourly wage: $25
Schedule: 10-20 hours per week, Flexible hours
Start Date: May 1st, 2022
End Date: June 30th, 2023
Location: Remote within Canada
Language: English; French and Spanish are assets
Reports to: "The Future of PrEP is Now" Research Coordinator
Application Deadline: Open until filled, Application review starts on April 25, 2022
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.


The science of HIV prevention is advancing rapidly and a key feature of 'next generation' PrEP
options is the emergence of long-acting technologies (e.g. injectables). The Future of PrEP is Now is an emerging community-based research team led by Dr. Darrell Tan (St. Michael's Hospital and University of Toronto) and CBRC. This project aims to prepare Canada for the arrival of long-acting injectable HIV PrEP by better understanding community needs and preferences for accessing and taking PrEP. The research will include focus groups and a survey to understand community needs and preferences regarding PrEP, particularly among Two-Spirit, gay, bisexual, queer, and other men who have sex with men, including trans men and non-binary people (2SGBQM) underreached by oral PrEP.

Peer Research Associates will work closely in collaboration with the Research Coordinator and the Qualitative and Quantitative Research Teams to support all research activities, including participant recruitment, protocol development, questionnaire and interview guide development, data collection, data analysis, and research outputs.

Primary Job Responsibilities

  • Recruit study participants, obtain informed consent and collect data from community members.
  • Work collaboratively with the Research Team on all project research activities and research outputs.
  • Assist in administrative and logistic coordination of project activities.
  • Participate in community engagement and knowledge translation activities of project.

Core Competencies (critical to succeed in this role)

  • Demonstrated understanding of, knowledge about, and expertise in 2SGBQM community-based cultural and political values and sensitivities, including experience working with Indigenous Two-Spirit, queer, trans, and non-binary Indigenous, Black and other racialized people, those with an increased likelihood of acquiring HIV or who are living with HIV, and those who use/inject substances.
  • Interest in qualitative and/or quantitative research (particularly participant recruitment, obtaining informed consent, collecting data)
  • Strong understanding of inequality and marginalization within 2SGBQM communities and commitment to promote equity within 2SGBQM communities
  • Demonstrated understanding and commitment to uphold confidentiality is essential for this position

Other Competencies & Qualifications (assets)

  • Understanding of anti-racism, anti-oppression, and disability justice principles/approaches
  • Experience working in community health and/or research settings
  • Highly organized and have strong time management skills
  • Fluency in a second language, particularly French and/or Spanish is an asset

How to apply

Please email your application to Human Resources at [email protected] and put the job you are applying for in the subject line (Peer Research Associate). All applicants are required to provide a cover letter and a resume.


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

This position is open until filled, application review is expected to start on April 25, 2022.

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 this role does not expect that employees will disclose in the course of their work.

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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.
Peer Research Associate
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