Research Support Officer, Vancouver

Position Type: Part-time (20 hours/week) for 15 weeks starting July 5, 2021
Hourly Wage: $22.00 per hour
Location: Vancouver Centre, British Columbia (working virtually as per public health restrictions)
Language: Primary working language is English, French language skills are an asset (indicate language skills in cover letter or resume)
Eligibility: This position is funded by Canada Summer Jobs - applicants must be between 15 and 30 years of age; and be legally eligible to work in Canada
Reports to: Sex Now Research Manager
Application Deadline: June 28, 2021, at 9:00AM (PDT)
Status: Closed

Community-Based Research Centre (CBRC) promotes the health of gay, bi, trans, Two-Spirit, and queer men (GBT2Q) 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; we also have satellite offices located in Edmonton, Toronto, and Halifax.


Working under the supervision of the Research Manager and as part of CBRC’s research team, the Research Support Officer will support data analysis and knowledge translation activities for a variety of CBRC research projects, including Sex Now 2021, the National 2SLGBTQQIA+ COVID-19 Study, and LGBTQ2+ Serious Legal Problems project. Through these activities, the Research Support Officer will develop qualitative and quantitative research skills, LGBTQ2+ cultural competency, knowledge of community-based research methods and health models, and communications skills.

Job Responsibilities

  • Prepare Sex Now 2021 data for input into the Our Stats data dashboard
    Assist with the development of community-facing reports for the National 2SLGBTQQIA+ COVID-19 Study, including reports for key sub-communities
  • Support development of webinar presentations and a community toolkit for LGBTQ2+ community members based on CBRC’s qualitative LGBTQ2+
  • Serious Legal Problems project to highlight existing legal resource sand barriers to accessing justice
  • Support development of a knowledge transfer and exchange (KTE) event that highlights research data and informs next steps in community action for GBT2Q people on human papillomavirus (HPV)
  • Collaborate with CBRC’s other research staff and external stakeholders to implement all tasks; this includes coordinating meetings, acting as a liaison between stakeholders, and maintaining ongoing communications
  • Uphold and embody community-based research and applied ethics principles by working with community and organizational stakeholders to implement all tasks
  • Uphold LGBTQ2+ community-based cultural and political values and sensitivities and anti-racist principles throughout all work

Other Qualifications

  • Awareness of 2SLGBTQQIA+ community-based cultural and political values and sensitivities, including experience working with Indigenous Two-Spirit and QTBIPOC people
  • Experience with developing and delivering training or educational materials
  • Excellent communication skills
  • Capacity to prioritize tasks and function under tight and/or competing deadlines
  • Autonomous worker with an ability to adapt and work within a team setting
  • Ability to interact professionally and effectively with partners from varying sectors including academic, government and community agencies
  • Effective critical analysis and problem-solving skills
  • Experience with quantitative and/or qualitative research and/or data (e.g., surveys, statistics) is an asset; and
  • Bilingual (English and French language) skills are an asset

Hiring Priorities

This position supports hiring based on the following Canada Summer Jobs priorities:

  • Youth who self-identify as being part of underrepresented groups, or having barriers to entering or staying in the labour market;
  • Disabled youth/youth with disabilities;
  • New immigrant/refugee youth;
  • Racialized youth; and
  • 2SLGBTQQIA+ youth.

We encourage applicants to voluntarily self-identify which of these priority groups they belong to in their cover letter.

How to Apply

All applicants are required to provide a cover letter and resume. Please email your cover letter and resume to Human Resources at [email protected] with the subject line: Research Support Officer, Vancouver.

If this process presents barriers, please get in touch via email with the subject line Access: Research Support Officer or call us at (604) 568-7478 to discuss alternative formats for submitting an application by June 28.

The deadline to apply for this position is June 28, 2021, at 9:00AM (PDT).

CBRC believes in work led by and for the community. As part of our commitment to employment equity, we encourage applications from lesbian, gay, bi, trans, queer and non-binary people, Black, Indigenous, and People of Colour, Two-Spirit people, people living with HIV, people living with Hepatitis C, people living with chronic health conditions, disabled people/people with disabilities, and other people with fabulous and diverse identities and experiences.

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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.
Research Support Officer
Research Support Officer, Vancouver
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