Join the Team

We are seeking graduate students at the master’s and doctoral level as well as post-doctoral fellows who are interested in working in a collaborative team environment on a variety of research projects, in the following areas:

  • Issues arising with increased use of information technology to gather and analyze health information;
  • Issues related to health information production, including the relationship between information system architecture / cyber-infrastructures, organizations and health indicators and data quality,
  • Issues related to the use of health information, including information literacy and use of health information by decision makers;
  • Issues related to cyber-infrastructure and e-science, particularly in health;
  • Issues arising for health care providers with increased use of information technology, (e.g., technology use in context and work practice studies; issues of standardization);
  • Ethical, legal and governance issues related to health sector information technology;
  • Development of active prescription drug surveillance framework for drug safety and effectiveness research and pharmacovigilance;
  • Randomized control trials;
  • Alert effectiveness;
  • Implementation science.

Working as a Research Assistant with the Adverse Drug Event Research Group

c570cde0967705a0a4b386e77d71a27bAs a research assistant, you will have an opportunity to conduct research in a variety of settings (such as hospitals, pharmacies, community health clinics, doctor’s offices, and community organizations that provide health services), while enrolled in a graduate program at Simon Fraser University or the University of British Columbia. You will have access to mentors from a variety of disciplines, a strong network of field research settings, and access to research funding opportunities.

Benefits to students and Post-doctoral fellows include:

  • Funded research opportunities to complete thesis research (check for availability);
  • Working in a multidisciplinary environment;
  • Hands-on mentorship by experienced and productive mid-career and senior scholars;
  • Developing required skills for communicating with multiple stakeholder audiences;
  • Gaining transferable research skills;
  • Having the unconditional support of the outstanding members of the Adverse Drug Event Research Group, a down to earth, outgoing group of people;
  • Living, playing and working in beautiful, culturally diverse Vancouver, British Columbia, which affords numerous year-round recreational opportunities (skiing, biking, sailing, hiking, curling).

Experience, Education and other Requirements

  • Interest in issues related to our current research;
  • Strong academic record;
  • Excellent communication skills;
  • Excellent organizational skills including ability to meet deadlines;
  • Relevant previous academic and / or employment experience (academic discipline open);
  • Admission into a graduate program at either the University of British Columbia or Simon Fraser University, or, for post-doctoral fellows, completion of a doctorate;
  • That you enjoy life and have a sense of humour

If you are interested in working with us, please get in touch.