CANOC Call for Applications – Community Researchers

The Canadian Observational Cohort (CANOC) collaboration was developed to evaluate the impact of antiretroviral care on the health and wellbeing of persons living with HIV across Canada. This is Canada’s first pan-provincial cohort to examine the effectiveness of antiretroviral therapy (ART) on a population health level.

CANOC is an observational database, which allows for the analysis of non-identifying data collected from Ontario, British Columbia, and Quebec, to answer questions of clinical importance to better inform policy & practice in Canada.

CANOC is currently seeking qualified individuals to join our team as Community Researchers. CANOC Community Researchers will meet 2-3 times yearly in person and more often by teleconference. Travel expenses for meetings will be covered, but the commitment is voluntary. Initial appointments are for one year with possibility for renewal.

Roles include:

  • Contribute to research questions, priorities, and directions;
  • Provide input to studies being discussed by the Steering Committee;
  • Advise on, and help build, community partnerships;
  • Assist with knowledge translation.

We aim to reflect Canada’s HIV-positive population and therefore seek applications from a diverse population of individuals affected by HIV.

Prospective applicants should have:

  • Basic knowledge and understanding of HIV and current treatments;
  • An awareness of the issues of importance to people living with HIV in Canada;
  • An interest in HIV research.

The CANOC Steering Committee will select new researchers. Interested individuals should send a letter of interest and a brief resume, by June 1, 2011 to:

Angela Cescon – CANOC Research Coordinator
BC Centre for Excellence in HIV/AIDS
608-1081 Burrard St.
Vancouver, BC V6Z 1Y6
Phone: 604-682-2344 (ext. 63237)
Fax: 604-806-9044
[email protected]