BC Centre on Substance Use – Clinical Research Assistant (SROM Clinical Study)

BC Centre on Substance Use

Temporary Full Time Clinical Research Assistant (SROM Clinical Study)



The BC Centre on Substance Use (BCCSU) is a provincially networked organization with a mandate to develop, help implement, and evaluate evidence-based approaches to substance use and addiction. BC Centre on Substance Use (BCCSU) seeks to improve the integration of best practices and care across the continuum of substance use through the collaborative development of evidence-based policies, guidelines, and standards. With the support of the Province of BC, BC Centre on Substance Use (BCCSU) aims to transform substance use policies and care by translating research into education and care guidance, thereby serving all British Columbians.



Reporting to the Clinical Research Manager, Principal Investigator or designate, the Clinical Research Assistant provides operational and administrative support to the Principal Investigator(s) and other study staff in the implementation and conduct of clinical research studies evaluating treatments for substance use disorders in accordance with applicable policies, standards, procedures, and protocols.




  • Prepares data collection forms, study consent forms, and recruitment materials.
  • Recruits, screens, schedules and evaluates research participants.
  • Performs data coding, entry, checking using electronic data capture systems.
  • Collects back-up source documentation as required.
  • Understands the data requirements of various study protocols.
  • Updates and maintains study databases and develops source document worksheets.
  • Maintains strict confidentiality and ethical requirements related to identification and release of study data.
  • Assists in the preparation and submission of research protocols for funding applications and REB review.
  • Conducts literature reviews and assists in the development of proposals and associated documents.
  • Performs other related duties as required. Maintains an understanding of schedule(s), deliverables, and commitments as set out in the development and implementation of the Indigenous Cultural Safety Framework. Executes according to plan ensuring the successful and coordinated completion of all components.
  • Communicates development and implementation status and contributes to positive working relationships with all stakeholders.
  • Prepares reporting materials, including written reports, briefing documents, and presentations. Monitors period, quarterly, mid-year and year-end budget expenditures and reports variances.
  • Plans and manages logistics for meetings, ranging from small team meetings to large stakeholder meetings and training sessions, including management of catering, facilities, preparation and delivery of materials and presentations, producing meeting agendas, minutes, and summaries, and follow-up.
  • Performs other related duties as required.





  • Demonstrated knowledge in using PubMed, Medline, Google Scholar, Microsoft Office Software, and reference manager software.
  • Demonstrated knowledge of medical terminology, hospital charting and clinical trials.
  • Excellent time management skills including the ability to prioritize work and meet deadlines.
  • Demonstrated data entry and data management skills.
  • Ability to communicate effectively both verbally and in writing.
  • Ability to work collaboratively with other team members and ability to work independently with minimum supervision.



  • Bachelor’s Degree in a health-related science or discipline.
  • One (1) to three (3) years’ previous research experience working in the healthcare field or an equivalent combination of education, training and experience.
  • Experience with recruitment, interviewing and data collection in human research studies, and with marginalized populations is an asset.




Should you meet the above qualifications and if you are interested in being part of a team that cares please click here or contact srajabali@providencehealth.bc.ca .   When applying please ensure to submit a resume and cover letter

Applications will be accepted until position is filled