Post Doctoral Research Fellow
Providence Health Care
Vancouver, Canada
8d ago


Post-Doctoral Research Fellowship opportunity with BC Centre on Substance Use (BCCSU). Under the supervision of the Research Scientist, the Post-

Doctoral Research Fellow will be expected to design and implement studies, analyze qualitative and / or quantitative interview data, draft reports and findings, while also contributing to other team-

based projects. This position will focus on utilizing qualitative and / or quantitative skills in social science, implementation science and public health research.

Organization :

The British Columbia Centre on Substance Use (BCCSU) is the provincial resource for evidence-based information and treatment guidance in the field of addiction.

The BCCSU plays an advocacy role for positive and public policy change, reducing stigma, and supporting patients and their families.

The BCCSU is committed to conducting and translating leading-edge research into improved addiction care across BC. The BCCSU develops training curricula, program standards, and practice guidelines for delivery throughout BC.

The BCCSU builds collaborative networks across regional health authorities, researchers, educators, and care providers, and other allied care professionals across the province to ensure that research and innovation efficiently reach the people they are intended to serve.

The administrative core of BCCSU is accountable for enabling the research, translation and practice of the organization through timely, innovative and sound management services.

The BCCSU values and respects all members of its communities, each of whom individually and collaboratively make a contribution to transforming care, education, training, and research in this area.


Strong understanding of qualitative methods and mixed research methods

Minimum of three years of experience collecting and reporting data

Strong knowledge and / or experience conducting research in the following domains : public health, health services, HCV and substance use

Experience in organizing, coordinating, and managing research projects and / or grant-based programs, and supervising data collection activities

Experience working with affected populations in research activities, including people who use drugs and people living with HCV

Excellent project organization, implementation, and networking skills

Excellent oral and written communication skills

An understanding of and sensitivity to diversity issues

Excellent research skills, with an ability to analyse results

Experience with qualitative and quantitative data analysis software

Experience in Microsoft Office suite and database management

Strong analytical and planning skills


Recent PhD in public health, sociology, medical anthropology, or related social sciences discipline


Under the mentorship and supervision of the Principal Investigator, the Post-Doctoral Research Fellow will be responsible for :

Designing and implementing qualitative research studies, including recruiting research participants, conducting interviews, analyzing data, and drafting manuscripts for submission to peer-reviewed journals

Contributing to team-based research studies, including data collection, analysis, manuscript development, and public presentations of research findings

Seeking external peer-reviewed salary funding

Facilitating the integration of peer researchers into research program activities, including direct supervision and mentorship

Liaising with community research partners (e.g., research team members, health authorities, physicians (specialists and generalists), research staff and research participants around study design and implementation

Mentoring junior research staff and trainees (e.g., Undergraduate and Graduate Students, Research Assistants)

Delivering presentations to community and academic audiences

Assisting with the development and submission of funding proposals

Performing other research tasks, as required

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