CHIWOS Study hiring Peer Research Associates

logoThe BC CHIWOS (Canadian HIV Women’s Sexual and Reproductive Health Cohort Study) Team is officially transitioning to the second phase of CHIWOS, the national survey phase, where they plan to enroll 350 women living with HIV from across British Columbia into their study beginning in May 2013.

In anticipation of roll-out in May, they are now initiating a hiring process to bring an additional 4-6 Peer Research Associates (PRAs) onto the existing PRA team. In this study, PRAs are women living with HIV who are hired and trained as researchers on our core study team, and who have experiences and identities in common with the study participants that they will recruit and interview.

PRAs will receive training in research methods, privacy and confidentiality, administering interviews, the CHIWOS survey, computer literacy, participant support, and self care. After training, PRAs will interview study participants over an 18-month period across BC’s five regional health authorities and the Oak Tree Clinic in Vancouver, and will be based in or around Vancouver, Surrey, Victoria, Kelowna, or Prince George.

Please see the job description and accompanying application form. All candidates are asked to complete and submit the attached application form via email, mail or fax to Allison Carter (contact details on application form). Applicants may also attach and submit a resume, although this is optional. The deadline for applications is February 15th, 2013.