Centre for Health Evaluation and Outcome Sciences (CHÉOS) at the Providence Health Care Research Institute (PHCRI)

Job title:
Research Coordinator (Qualitative)

Centre for Health Evaluation and Outcome Sciences (CHÉOS) at the Providence Health Care Research Institute (PHCRI)

St. Paul’s Hospital, Vancouver, BC

Salary commensurate with experience

Desired Start Date:
May 1, 2019


1 year

Possibility of Extension:
Dependent on project needs and grant funding

Application Closing Date:
Open until filled

How to Apply:
Interested candidates should email their resume with cover letter to HR. Only applications following this process will be reviewed.

Job Summary

Under the supervision of Dr. Eugenia Oviedo-Joekes, the Research Coordinator (RC) will collaborate with a multidisciplinary team of researchers and health care providers on the conduct of a qualitative research study exploring the role of nursing for a specialized treatment delivered to people with severe opioid use disorder.

The RC works closely with CHÉOS staff including physicians, epidemiologists, research nurses, research coordinators and assistants, data managers, biostatisticians, graduate students and fellows.

Located at St. Paul’s Hospital, CHÉOS is an interdisciplinary collective founded to pursue excellence in health outcomes research. In addition to conducting its own research, the Centre’s other primary function is to offer methodological expertise to other researchers, including assistance with study design, statistics, health economics, data management, and grant facilitation for both health outcomes research and clinical trials. The Centre consists of 65-70 faculty members and 130-150 staff and research personnel.

Work Performed

  • Contributes to the qualitative study design, including methodology, sampling, topic guide, data collection and analysis.
  • Conducts qualitative interviews.
  • Leads interview transcription and data coding.
  • Collaborates on results interpretation, writing, and final reporting.

Supervision Received

Reports to the Principal Investigator, Dr. Eugenia Oviedo-Joekes, and works closely with other members of the research team.

Supervision Given

This position does not include supervision of other staff.

Consequence of Error/Judgement

A high level of judgment is needed in this position. Inadequate documentation, organization, communication and planning may adversely affect the image and reputation of CHÉOS, individual investigators, their respective Faculties or PHCRI. Error would be associated with the loss of investigator productivity and the potential loss of renewal grant funding.

Working Conditions

The incumbent will work at the research office located at 45 West Cordova Street in Vancouver, and at CHÉOS’ offices located at St. Paul’s Hospital.


  • A Masters degree involving qualitative research methods or the equivalent combination of education and experience.
  • Ability to work well independently and within a multidisciplinary team.
  • Demonstrated interest in public health, nursing, and addictions research.
  • An understanding of research and research ethics.
  • Experience conducting qualitative interviews, focus groups, and experience analyzing qualitative data.
  • A patient and tolerant disposition is essential to navigate challenging interviews and interactions.
  • Proficient computer skills (e.g., Excel) and use of NVivo or other software for qualitative data analysis.
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills.

Equity and diversity are essential to research and academic excellence. An open and diverse community fosters the inclusion of voices that have been underrepresented or discouraged. We encourage applications from members of groups that have been marginalized on any grounds enumerated under the B.C. Human Rights Code, including sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, racialization, disability, political belief, religion, marital or family status, age, and/or status as a First Nation, Metis, Inuit, or Indigenous person. All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however, Canadians and permanent residents will be given priority.

We thank all applicants for their interest in this position. Only those selected for an interview will be contacted. 

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