Centre for Health Evaluation and Outcome Sciences (CHÉOS) & CIHR Canadian HIV Trials Network (CTN) at the Providence Health Care Research Institute (PHCRI)

Job title:                                              Informatics Student

Departments:                                    Centre for Health Evaluation and Outcome Sciences (CHÉOS) & CIHR Canadian HIV Trials Network (CTN) at the Providence Health Care Research Institute (PHCRI)

Location:                                             St. Paul’s Hospital, Vancouver, BC

Salary:                                                  Salary commensurate with experience

Desired Start Date:                         November 1, 2019

Full/Part-time:                                 Part-time, 15 hours/week

Term End Date:                                 April 30, 2020

Possibility of Extension:               Dependent on grant funding

Application Closing Date:            Position open until filled

How to Apply:                                   Interested candidates should email their resume with cover letter to HR.

Job Summary

This position is responsible for quality control, database testing, and documentation of data pertaining to clinical trials.

The Informatics Student works closely with CHÉOS/CTN 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 70 faculty members and 130-150 staff and research personnel.

The CTN is an innovative partnership of clinical investigators, physicians, nurses, people living with HIV/AIDS, pharmaceutical manufacturers and others that facilitate HIV clinical trials of the highest scientific and ethical standards. Established in 1990 as a cornerstone of the federal AIDS Strategy, the CTN is funded by the Canadian Institutes of Health Research (CIHR), and jointly sponsored by the University of British Columbia (UBC) and St. Paul’s Hospital (Providence Health Care) in Vancouver.


Work Performed

  • Quality control – identifies and corrects discrepancies between Case Report Forms (CRFs) and database outputs
  • Provides ongoing assistance to the Data Management team for query resolutions
  • Conducts edit check testing and documentation for InForm Databases
  • Performs other related duties as assigned

Supervision Received

Reports to the Data Management Operations Lead, works closely with and takes direction from other Data Management team members.

Supervision Given

This position does not include supervision of other staff.

Consequence of Error/Judgement

Errors or indiscretions could jeopardize the reputation of the Centre/Network and its relationships with partners and faculty.

Working Conditions

The applicant will be working in CHÉOS/CTN located at St. Paul’s Hospital. The incumbent will be provided with appropriate work space.


  • Must be enrolled in a post-secondary institution, preferably in a biomedical, life science, or computer science program
  • Strong written and oral communication skills
  • Proactive problem-solving skills
  • Desire for greater understanding of the role of data management in biomedical and social science research
  • Ability to comply with rules and regulations pertaining to clinical research
  • No specific computer programming or clinical data management knowledge is required, but proficiency in MS Office applications is necessary
  • Works well both within a team environment and independently

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. 

To apply for this job email your details to hr@cheos.ubc.ca