Research Assistantship - THRIVE, BC Centre for Excellence in HIV/AIDS, Vancouver, BC

January 20, 2021

Are you an SFU Master’s student who is passionate about community-based health research?

Do you long to collaborate with an experienced, diverse team of community and academic researchers, while working safely from home?

If this sounds like you, please consider applying for a unique internship opportunity with the Thrive project, based at the world-renowned BC Centre for Excellence in HIV/AIDS.

Thrive is a community-driven investigation of the home and community care needs of older adults living with HIV/AIDS in British Columbia. In this study, a team of academic researchers works alongside community researchers (who are older adults living with HIV themselves) to interview study participants, conduct data analysis and produce knowledge translation outputs for a diverse stakeholder audience, including community members, HIV and home care providers, community-based organizations, and policy makers.

We are looking for an SFU Masters student who is interested in joining our dynamic team to learn about community-based research and topics, such as: home and community care services for older adults, HIV and aging, and the impact of stigma and discrimination. The prospective student will join our team for the duration of January-May 2021, and will receive training in community-based research and qualitative data analysis with the aid of NVivo 12.0 software. We have developed a unique team-based participatory analysis process in which community researchers are involved equally not only in the data collection, but also in the data analysis process. The student intern will be involved in the team coding and analysis sessions, as well as translating research findings into peer-reviewed manuscripts and other knowledge translation materials - the intern’s responsibilities will be tailored to their interests, where possible. Joining our team will provide a student with hands-on experience of practicing community-based research, skills in qualitative research methods, and an opportunity to author a peer-reviewed manuscript. Compensation will be on a scale ranging from $22-$25/hour and will be commensurate with experience. Interested applicants are asked to send their CV and a brief writing sample to

Please circulate this opportunity widely within your networks!