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Research Project Assistant – BC Cancer Prince George



The Research Project Assistant (RPA) performs a variety of duties of a knowledge based nature to assist the Investigator in the execution of research. The RPA provides support for research studies by completing duties such as conducting literature searches, compiling information, completing data entry and participating in analysis, formatting research presentations and completing and updating web-based forms for research applications. The RPA prepares reports and documents for publication and is responsible for completing technically sound work independently with overall objectives provided by the supervisor. The RPA prioritizes work assignments and analyses and interprets available information in order to make decisions affecting the completion and accuracy of their work and that of others.



In this role, you will: 

  • Conduct literature searches on various topics related to the program of study. The information is required to fulfill the mandate for the research program; it will be collected for members of the research program.
  • Create and maintain various systems for document retrieval that are easily searched, including project resources and relevant articles.
  • Research funding agencies and research groups and organizations so the project can have a map of other activities.
  • Assist staff with ethics applications, and recruitment and data collection of study participants for research projects.
  • Complete data entry and participate in the analysis of both quantitative and qualitative data.


You hold:

  • A level of education, training, and experience equivalent to a bachelor’s degree in an appropriate discipline (e.g. sciences, social sciences, healthcare, or communications).
  • Two (2) years of experience conducting research project work.
  • Experience conducting literature searches, participating in data entry and analysis, and report writing considered an asset.


You have:

  • Working knowledge of library database searching methods.
  • Demonstrated computer skills including the ability to work in an intermediate Microsoft Office environment utilizing a wide variety of software.
  • Demonstrated organizational skills.
  • The ability to work independently and demonstrate good judgment.
  • Demonstrated interpersonal skills including the ability to communicate effectively both verbally and in writing with others.
  • Demonstrated the ability to write articles, newsletters and reports.
  • The ability to work under time constraints.
  • The ability to work within an environment of changing priorities.
  • Demonstrated the ability to learn.



If this sounds like you, apply now! 



About Us


BC Cancer ( is part of the Provincial Health Services Authority (PHSA). PHSA provides specialized health services to British Columbians, including cancer care, organ transplantation, pediatrics, emergency services, mental health and substance use services. Our values reflect our commitment to excellence and include: Respect people – Be compassionate – Dare to innovate  Cultivate partnerships – Serve with purpose. Learn more about PHSA and our programs:


We hire on the basis of merit and encourage all qualified applicants to apply. We recognize that our ability to provide the best care for our diverse patient populations relies on a rich diversity of skills, knowledge, backgrounds and experiences. We strive to create a safe and welcoming environment where everyone can come to work and be their best, authentic self.


  • 84790
  • Temporary, Part-Time (0.50 FTE until June 2020)
  • Rotating Days, Rotating Hours
  • 1215 Lethbridge Street, Prince George, BC V2M 7E9

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