CSFS and UNBC Research Manager Job Posting

CSFS and UNBC Research Manager Job Posting

July 25, 2016

Research Manager – Health Sciences

 (Term, Part-time, 28 hours per week, July 2016 to July 2017)


The Executive Director of Research, Primary Care and Strategic Services at Carrier Sekani Family Services and the Dr. Donald B. Rix BC Leadership Chair for Aboriginal Environmental Health Chair at UNBC is looking for a forward thinking leader with strong communication, management, and organizational skills to lead a research project surrounding resiliency-based suicide prevention.  Having a strong background in research and the ability to lead a team, work with community groups, and manage research projects will be essential for the success of this position.  


Specific areas of responsibility include the following:

  • Coordinate The ‘Strength Inside’ research project;
  • Assist in planning, arranging, and implementation of all related research activities;
  • Liaise and communicate directly with research partners, including primarily, Carrier Sekani Family Services (Principle Knowledge User);
  • Work with research partners, community organizations, and local businesses for research event planning;
  • Work with UNBC administration to assure proper management of project funds and personnel;
  • Liaise and communicate with research team members and collaborators from UNBC as well as related local, regional, provincial, and as necessary national and international partners;
  • Work with and mentor junior researchers according to experience levels.
  • Will be required to directly manage additional research personnel, including project specific Research Assistants
  • Required to provide reports on research-related personnel and finances 
  • Be flexible to assume additional duties as deemed necessary;
  • Other duties as assigned. 


The successful candidate will possess a Master’s degree in a related field, with knowledge of both quantitative and qualitative methodologies. A Project Management Professional or project management training is desirable but not required. Having demonstrated the ability to work independently, and across multi-disciplinary or cross-functional teams to meet deadlines and external requirements will be very important. Ability to work with researchers from a range of disciplines across the health sciences sector and to synthesize research approaches and knowledge along with some experience in coordination and facilitation of public meetings and events will be an asset to this role.

Applicants do not need to be familiar or expert in all of these areas, but the successful applicant will have the abilities to learn quickly, communicate well, keep organized and build relationships. Experience managing large projects will be an asset

An equivalent combination of education and experience will be considered.


Salary will be commensurate with education and experience.  Normal hours of work may vary, and some flexibility may be required for meetings and travel.

UNBC offers excellent benefit and pension packages, as well as employee training and development opportunities. For more details please see

Normal hours of work will be 8:30am – 4:30pm Monday through Friday

To Apply:

Please forward your resume and proof of education quoting competition #16-083AC to:

Human Resources, University of Northern British Columbia,

3333 University Way, Prince George, BC, V2N 4Z9 

Email submissions:     

Inquiries:                      (250) 960-5521

All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however, Canadians and permanent residents will be given priority.  The University of Northern British Columbia is committed to employment equity and encourages applications from women, aboriginal peoples, persons with disabilities and members of visible minorities.

We thank all applicants for their interest in UNBC however, only those applicants selected for further consideration will be contacted. 


Applications will be accepted until the position is filled



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