Research Assistant, Systematic Reviews

REQ: 
PHC18-115727
Work Area: 
BC Centre on Substance Use
Base Site: 
1045 Howe
City: 
Vancouver
Status: 
Temporary Full Time
End Date: 
Dec 10, 2019 or return of incumbent
FTE: 
1.00
Job Category: 
Research
Category: 
Corporate
Hours: 
0900-1700

Summary

Reporting to the Manager, Principle Investigator, or other designate, the Research Assistant, Systematic Reviews assists the research team in the implementation, execution and evaluation of research- and systematic-review activities. The Research Assistant, Systematic Reviews collects, transcribes and organizes empirical and literature-review study-related data. This role also provides support with protocol submissions to systematic review registers (e.g., Prospero).

Skills

Strong knowledge of systematic reviews and basic health-research design is preferred
Excellent time management, data entry skills, attention to detail, prioritizing and meeting deadlines.
Demonstrated verbal and written communication skills.
Demonstrated ability and knowledge in use PubMed/ Medline, Google Scholar, Microsoft Office Software, Reference Manager (e.g., EndNote) and familiarity with Email and Internet.
Demonstrated knowledge of medical terminology, hospital charting and clinical trials.
Ability to work independently with minimum supervision.

Education

Completion of a post-secondary degree in a relevant discipline in a health, social science or related field. Master’s Degree preferred. One (1) to three (3) years’ previous research experience working in the healthcare field or an equivalent combination of education, training and experience.

Duties

Assists with systematic literature reviews on substance use disorders.
Collects back-up source documentation, as required.
Develops, updates and maintains study databases and source document worksheets.
Maintains strict confidentiality related to identification and release of study data.
Assists in the preparation and submission of research protocols for funding and ethics review.
Conducts literature searches and assists in the study eligibility assessments and critical appraisal.
Assists with the preparation of systematic review manuscripts for publication in peer reviewed journals.
Performs other related duties as assigned.