REB Coordinator – Emily Carr University of Art + Design

As the REB Coordinator, you will provide administrative support to the Research Ethics Board by organizing and administering ethics applications made by researchers working with human subjects. The REB Coordinator provides information and workshops to faculty regarding internal and external policy on ethical standards of research involving human subjects, and provides general administrative support to the Research services area.

As the successful applicant, you should possess:
• Bachelor’s Degree in an art and design related field.
• Minimum three years’ direct experience with a focus on administrative support of research in an academic context.
• Or an equivalent combination of education and experience.
• Thorough knowledge of the Tri-Council Policy and Ethical Conduct for Research involving Human Subjects.
• Experience working in a unionized environment within an academic context.
• Highly developed organizational skills and the ability to work independently, multi- task, and set priorities.
• Highly developed interpersonal skills and ability to exercise sensitivity to relate professionally and effectively to industry
representatives and other outside contacts as well as students, staff, and faculty.
• Excellent judgment and discretion.
• Ability to gather information from various sources, analyze and report results.
• Excellent oral and written communication skills.
• Proficiency with PC applications, including Microsoft Office (Excel, Word), Adobe Pro, and basic website management.
• Ability to exercise sound and independent judgment, tact, and diplomacy.
• Ability to work flexible hours as required.

Some Typical Duties:
1 Supports the Research Ethics Board by coordinating meetings, drafting agendas and minutes, and providing the necessary information for the Board Members to make informed decisions regarding applications.
2 Advises faculty, graduate supervisors, graduate, and undergraduate students on their ethics applications. Reviews applications and provides preliminary feedback to applicants.
3 Provides information regarding Tri-Council policy and Emily Carr’s ethics review policies and procedures to the Emily Carr Community.
4 Sets up application files. Updates and tracks applications as required.
5 Communicates recommendations from the Research Ethics Board to applicants, assists in making the required changes and communicates revisions from applicants to Research Ethics Board.
6 Updates the Research Ethics Board website and other information documents.
7 Conducts information sessions on the role and function of the Research Ethics Board to faculty and graduate students once per semester.
8 Conducts Research Ethics Board application workshops for faculty and graduate students once per semester.
9 Liaises with other Research Ethics Boards working with creative research.
10 Makes recommendations to the supervisor for changes to practice, procedures, and policy.
11 Provides general administrative support and facilitates special projects for the AVP Research + Dean of Graduate Studies on an as needed basis.

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Competition closes on Monday, 28 March 2022.