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Research Coordinator – Sexually Transmitted Infections (STI), Cooperative Research Center (CRC)

Please note: Only Canadian Citizens, legal residents or residents with a legal work permit will be considered.
STATUS: This is a full-time position, initially for one year with extension possible for up to a total of 5 years.
PERFORMANCE REVIEW: After a six month probationary period, performance will be assessed and, if satisfactory, the position will be extended for an additional 6 months, with extension possible for an additional 4 years (upon successful annual review).

JOB START DATE: As soon as possible
SALARY: $70,000 per year
LOCATION: Department of Biochemistry and Microbiology, University of Victoria, Victoria, BC, Canada

JOB: Under the direction of the Principal Investigator and Senior Research Scientists, the Research Coordinator oversees the regulatory and administrative duties associated with the Sexually Transmitted Infections (STI) Cooperative Research Center (CRC) and other projects within the Sexually Transmitted and Blood Borne Infection (STBBI) laboratory.
ORGANIZATION: The STBBI laboratory studies the pathogenesis of the bacterium Treponema pallidum, causative agent of syphilis, with the goal of identifying novel diagnostic and vaccine candidates for combating this pathogen.
BENEFITS: Grant-funded employees are eligible for extended benefits including medical and dental after one year of employment

JOB RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Coordination of research team meetings between international academic and industry partners
  • Oversight of the financial, regulatory, and administrative duties associated with the STI CRC project and other related projects
  • Manages day-to-day project activities, including, but not limited to, coordinating meetings, managing research budgets, providing progress report preparation and
    oversight, submitting REB applications, liaising with academic and industry partners, assisting with grant preparation, and contributing to knowledge translation and
    engagement activities.
  • Contributes to the design and creation of communications tools, including coordinating meetings among the staff, research teams, and support staff.
  • Supports the research team by facilitating grant and manuscript submissions.
  • Assists with various administrative tasks associated with the day-to-day operations of research studies and projects.
  • Leads and supports various data analyses with the support of the technical and scientific teams.
  • Assists with knowledge translation activities.
  • Performs other duties as required

JOB QUALIFICATIONS:

  • Undergraduate or Master’s (preferred) degree in a science-related discipline.
  • Minimum of two years of experience in a health research setting including coordinating research projects and grant based programs.
  • Ability to work independently and take initiative.
  • Excellent problem-solver.
  • Superb communication skills and proven ability to work collaboratively on a team.
  • An ability to synthesize scientific literature and interpret statistical data.
  • Ability to prepare publications, documents, reports and communication materials.
  • Demonstrated experience in grant preparation.
  • Demonstrated knowledge of the principles of research design.
  • Superior verbal and written communication skills.
  • Proven strong research skills with the ability to critically analyze results.
  • Ability to work with diverse groups.
  • Strong commitment to Equity, Diversity and Inclusivity

Please include in your letter of submission:

  • Curriculum Vitae.
  • Cover letter detailing experience, interests, and reason for applying for the position.

CONTACT: Alloysius Gomez, alloymgomez@uvic.ca
APPLICATION DEADLINE: until position is filled

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