Research Manager

Website University of British Columbia

Location: St. Paul’s Hospital, Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada

Compensation Range: $4,688.67 – $6,754.00 CAD per month

Initial Job Term: September 1, 2021 (anticipated) to August 31, 2022 (with the possibility of extension)

Deadline to Apply: August 23, 2021

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Please include (1) a cover letter, and (2) a CV or resume with your application.



A Research Manager position is available in the lab of Dr. Mari DeMarco in the Department of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine at the University of British Columbia ( The successful applicant will support the lab’s research in the design, development and implementation of new biomarker tests to improve patient care. Examples of current projects include Alzheimer’s disease interventional ( and observational ( studies.

The candidate will be based at St Paul’s Hospital, a teaching hospital of the University of British Columbia in downtown Vancouver, Canada. The candidate will work in a collaborative clinical research environment, including at the Centre for Heart Lung Innovation at St. Paul’s Hospital, and have the opportunity to interact with clinicians, biostatisticians and other collaborators. The successful applicant will be joining a dedicated, experienced and highly motivated team working to develop and implement new diagnostic tests.

The role of Research Manager will involve a lot of written communications and presentation materials (e.g., preparation of study related documents, grant development, communications with co-investigators, etc), targeting different audiences from the more general (e.g., graphical knowledge translation pamphlets for study participants) to more technical documents. As such, the successful applicant will be one that excels in written communication and the ability to synthesize and simplify complex topics into engaging and impactful products.  



  • Works closely with the principal investigator in all aspects of the research process
  • Coordinates day-to-day operations of research studies
  • Writes reports (e.g., study updates to collaborators, reports to funders) and protocols
  • Leads research projects, which includes writing the research proposal, strategizing and identifying goals
  • Works with principal investigator and/or with key stakeholders in the development and execution of meaningful knowledge translation activities (e.g., developing concise and visually engaging summaries of a particular area of the research)
  • Works closely with the principal investigator to identify funding opportunities and to develop, prepare, review, and submit research grant applications
  • Participates in manuscript preparation and review
  • Prepares, coordinates and submits ethics review applications/updates for the lab, in collaboration with the research site’s ethics team
  • Works alongside the principal investigator to develop study budgets, and monitor and forecast budgetary expenditures for the laboratory, and to facilitate financial reporting requirements for research studies/agreements/contracts
  • Collects and maintains research data, study logs and other documentation
  • Performs quality assurance of data including quantitative data checking and organization to ensure accuracy and integrity
  • Codes, synthesizes, analyzes and interprets research data, including performing basic statistical calculations (more complex statistical plans are led by the team’s biostatistician)
  • Plan, schedules and attends meetings, prepares and distributes agendas, minutes and relevant documents
  • Communicates effectively and professionally (both verbally and in writing) with the research team, collaborators and staff
  • Responsible for the management of study biospecimens
  • Ensures laboratory work areas are well-maintained, clean, organized and meet safety standards
  • Responsible for the management and oversight of laboratory equipment inventory documentation, ordering and receiving supplies
  • Supervises and mentors research staff and students
  • Provides organizational orientation and training specific to the research activities of the laboratory to new research staff and students
  • Conducts other duties as required



  • Demonstrated knowledge of, and experience in, writing and coordinating research grant proposals.
  • Strong analytical and project management skills and experience.
  • Demonstrated ability to organize and prioritize workload, handle multiple assignments effectively and meet deadlines.
  • Demonstrated ability and experience in preparing documents, reports, and communication materials.
  • Excellent research skills, with an ability to organize and conduct analysis of research data at a high level.
  • Experience in working with multidisciplinary, multi-site research teams, health care providers, foundations, community partners and patient oriented research is an asset.
  • Proven ability to lead teams and to promote teamwork, work collaboratively, and build consensus with collaborators from diverse backgrounds.
  • Ability to work effectively independently and in an interdisciplinary team environment.
  • Knowledge of Good Clinical Practice (GCP), FDA and Health Canada regulations, and training in the ethical conduct of research involving human and human biological material (TCPS2) is an asset.

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