Job Posting: Technical Writer & Project Coordinator

May 2018: PWHS is seeking a technical writer and project coordinator to join our research team in learning from occupational health big data to create safer and more secure workplaces.

Job description

The Partnership for Work, Health and Safety brings together researchers, policymakers, and data resources from the University of BC School of Population and Public Health, WorkSafeBC (the Workers’ Compensation Board of BC), and external partners to address current and emerging issues of work-related health and workers’ compensation in innovative ways, using both quantitative and qualitative methods. The Technical Writer will use their knowledge and experience in research strategies, methodologies, protocol writing, and preparation of publications to lead the writing of technical and research reports, research and policy briefs, and academic and knowledge user presentations. They will also be responsible for the development of documentation strategies for data cleaning and analysis and will serve as a project coordinator, identifying timelines and milestones and performing necessary reporting and communications, both internally and externally, to the Partnership’s stakeholders.

Desired skills and experience

  • Bachelor’s degree in a technical or communication discipline. Graduate degree in a health or social science discipline preferred.
  • Training in project management and technical writing.
  • Minimum three years of experience working in project management and/or technical writing, with proven experience in technical writing and coordination of multi-stakeholder and time-sensitive projects.
  • Ability to write in explanatory and procedural styles for multiple audiences and to effectively manage multiple tasks and priorities
  • Effective oral and written communication skills and ability to work both independently and as part of a team.
  • Ability to maintain accuracy and attention to detail within a privacy sensitive environment.

About our organization

The Partnership for Work, Health and Safety takes the lead in work-related health research in BC by developing and promoting the use of routinely collected health and compensation data from multiple sources via our data partner, Population Data BC. The data allows us to conduct research on the entire working-age population over a 25 year period, providing a unique and comprehensive portrait of the health and well being of BC’s workers. Our research results inform the design of evidence-based policies and prevention programs to create safer and more secure workplaces, and help improve opportunities for recovery after injuries occur. Our team is comprised of a diverse and multidisciplinary group of faculty, students, and staff, situated in the School of Population and Public Health in the Faculty of Medicine at UBC.

To apply

Apply via the UBC Staff Careers website, or email Partnership Director of Privacy and Operations Suhail Marino at

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