HELP is an interdisciplinary team of faculty, staff and affiliates dedicated to improving the health and well-being of children and promoting equity from the start. Having established itself as a well-respected and internationally renowned research centre for over 20 years, HELP maintains strong relationships with school districts and other key partners (health, municipal, community). These relationships have allowed the centre to make an impact at multiple levels, ranging from government policy and investment, to regional and community development and service planning, to local school district programs and initiatives. 

Working at HELP is an opportunity to be involved in data collection and research, as well as community partnerships and engagement. HELP also offers hybrid working arrangements, a beautiful campus environment at UBC, not to mention a friendly and collegial atmosphere with opportunities to work collaboratively with a number of teams on many cross-functional projects. 

We hope you will consider joining us!

Current Opportunities

Sunny Hill BC Leadership Chair in Child Development
The BC Leadership Chair in Child Development will support the evolution of Sunny Hill, BC Children’s Hospital and BC Women’s Hospital & Health Centre as international leaders in the field of child development. Their work will examine the ways in which systematic differences in childhood environments varying by neighborhood, community, or socioeconomic context affect development, to advance our understanding of the factors that foster healthy child outcomes. The research program will address issues both of typical and atypical development. The Faculty of Medicine, University of British Columbia (UBC), Sunny Hill Health Centre, and the Centre for Human Early Learning Partnership (HELP) invite applications for a successful candidate eligible to be nominated for the approved Sunny Hill BC Leadership Chair in Child Development in the Department of Pediatrics, and appointed a faculty position at the rank of Professor with tenure.

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Research Associate, Actualizing Indigenous Data Sovereignty Principles
HELP is recruiting a Research Associate – Actualizing Indigenous Data Sovereignty Principles who will lead the strategic development, direction and implementation of a data platform and data access framework to support Indigenous data sovereignty. This will bring equity to HELP’s data and knowledge sharing processes and support research and evidence-based decision making to improve the health and well-being of First Nations, Inuit and Métis children. The Research Associate will work in consultation with statisticians on data analyses, using population level data such as the EDI (Early Development Instrument) and the MDI (Middle Development Instrument). They will continue to explore the application of data sovereignty principles to research and data sharing at HELP and will focus on data coding and analyses and have access to unique data sources working within an interdisciplinary research environment.

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Graduate Research Assistant – CoRE-LAB
The University of British Columbia’s Community Research and Engagement (CoRE) Lab in the Human Early Learning Partnership (HELP) is seeking a highly motivated UBC graduate student to assist our research team on several research projects. In regular contact with the Principal Investigator(s) and Research Administrator, the student will assist in various aspects of data collection, data cleaning and analysis, and facilitating research partnership communications and knowledge translation. This student will benefit from a strong collaboration between UBC, HELP, and the CoRE-Lab. More information, including application details, are found in the link below.

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