Job Posting: Peer Research Associate for the Canadian HIV Stigma Index: 2.0 British Columbia Implementation


Do you want to be a community researcher? Here is how!

The Stigma Index Team at St. Michael’s Hospital’s Centre for Urban Health Solutions is seeking three (3) highly motivated, enthusiastic individuals in British Columbia to fill a part-time, intermittent, 6-month service provider position of “Peer Research Associate” (PRA) in The Canadian People Living with HIV Stigma Index, a community-led, multi-site study to document the experiences of HIV-related stigma resilience. Project to begin in early 2023.

PRAs will be trained to recruit participants, coordinate and conduct study interviews online using a computer or tablet. In some cases, they may be completed on the phone or in-person. PRAs will also complete administrative work associated with study surveys including maintenance of records and invoicing.

Eligibility Criteria: In this study a PRA is defined as a person living with HIV/AIDS. All candidates must be willing to have their HIV-status be known by interviewees and the research team. PRA must be available for two – three (2- 3) days of paid training.



  • Work/volunteer experience in research and/or a disposition to learn
  • Excellent communication and time management skills
  • Ability to travel and flexibility in working hoursLiving experience as a person living with HIV
  • Ability to work independently and as part of the project team
  • Familiarity with the use of email and internet-based programs (Zoom, Outlook etc.)
  • Familiarity with Microsoft Word, and Microsoft Excel and is an asset
  • Experience working in community settings
  • Supportive, non-judgmental, and confidential interaction with diverse populations of people living with HIV
  • Knowledge and/or experience of issues experienced by people at risk, affected or living with HIV is an asset
  • Demonstrated understanding and commitment to anti-oppression, and anti-racism and empowerment principles and practices


St. Michael’s Hospital is committed to equity and diversity and encourages applications from ethno-racial communities. We are committed to fostering an inclusive and accessible environment. We will take into account accessibility needs to support participation in all aspects of the peer research assessment process. If you need accommodation at any point in of this process, please advise us.

Compensation Type: Payment provided per interview (incl. interview related administrative work @ $65.00 per interview). Project related costs for any out of city time and travel expenses will also be reimbursed. Training, strategic / debrief meetings and work not related to the administration of a participant interview will be paid at $25.00 per hour.


Please forward your resume (Email Only) with cover letter to James Watson at [email protected]