Position Type: Full-Time Permanent
Annual Salary: $50,000
Schedule: 37.5 hours weekly (1.0 FTE) – regular working hours (approximately 9am-5pm, 5 days per week – flexible)
Start Date: Jan 1, 2022
Location: Flexible within Canada, ideally at one of CBRC’s offices (Vancouver, Edmonton, Toronto, Halifax)
Language: Primary working language is English; French language skills are an asset (please indicate language skills in your cover letter or resume).
Reports to: Research Manager
Application Deadline: November 30, 2021, 4:00PM, PST
Community-Based Research Centre (CBRC) promotes the health of people of diverse sexualities and genders through research and intervention development. The Community-Based Research Centre’s (CBRC) 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; we also have satellite offices located in Edmonton, Toronto, and Halifax.
HIV prevention is advancing rapidly. A key feature of ‘next generation’ PrEP is the emergence of long-acting technologies (e.g. injectables). The Future of PrEP is Now is an emerging community-based research team co-led by Dr. Darrell Tan (St. Michael’s Hospital and University of Toronto) and CBRC to prepare for the arrival of long-acting PrEP in Canada. The Research Coordinator will work as a member of this research team. A key priority for this work is to promote equitable access to both long-acting and daily/on-demand PrEP, especially among underserved GBT2Q in Canada (e.g. Indigenous, Black, and other racialized communities, trans and non-binary, people who use drugs).
- Collaborate with “The Future of PrEP is Now” team, CBRC staff, and external partners to implement all project activities
- Coordinate all research activities (e.g. environmental scan, interviews), research outputs (e.g. reports, manuscripts), and meetings of the team and community advisors (e.g. scheduling and note taking)
- Train, support, and supervise Peer Research Associates (PRAs) and community advisors
- Prepare research ethics submission, amendments, and reporting
- Support necessary grant and project reporting
- Maintain organized study files
- Coordinate consultation, proofreading and translation of documents
- Monitor project timelines to support timely completion of research deliverables
Education & Prior Experience
At CBRC, we recognize that some applicants have experienced barriers to traditional educational and employment opportunities. We consider various combinations of education, employment, volunteer, and lived experience and encourage applicants to highlight these experiences in their cover letter and resume. However, formal training in one of the following areas would be an asset:
- Project Management
- Social Sciences
- Community-based research
Other qualifications and skills include
- Understanding of health and HIV pre-exposure prophylaxis (PrEP) as it relates to GBT2Q communities (including and especially through lived experience)
- Understanding of community-based, anti-racism, anti-oppression, and disability justice principles/approaches
- Experience with qualitative and/or quantitative research (e.g. ethics submission, protocol development, conducting interviews, survey/guide development)
- Highly organized and have strong time management skills
- Experience working in community health and/or research settings
- Awareness of relevant community-based cultural and political values and sensitivities, including experience working with Indigenous Two-Spirit, and queer and trans Indigenous, Black and other racialized People of Colour, trans and non-binary people, and people who use/inject substances
- Demonstrated understanding and commitment to uphold confidentiality
- English language skills (oral and written) is required; fluency in French 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 ‘Future of PrEP is Now’ Research Coordinator. 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: ‘The Future of PrEP is Now’ Research Coordinator to discuss alternative formats for submitting an application.
The deadline to apply for this position is November 30, 2021, 4:00PM PST
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, Black, Indigenous, and People of Colour, Two-Spirit people, people living with HIV, people living with Hepatitis C, people with disabilities, gay and bisexual men, queer womxn, 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.