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Research Associate, Sugery, Cumming School of Medicine

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Job ID: 14621

Updated: Yesterday

Location: Foothills Campus

Position Overview

The Department of Surgery in the Cumming School of Medicine invites applications for a Research Associate. This Fixed Term Recurring Part-time position is for approximately 3 months (based on length of grant funding), with the possibility of extension.

This position reports to the Scientific Director of the Bone and Joint Health Strategic Clinical Network (BJH SCN), with accountabilities from the Scientific Director, the Assistant Scientific Director and the Project Lead.  The successful candidate will be expected to work with/ project co-leads and research teams

This is an excellent opportunity to participate in the work of the BJH SCN, which is mandated to function as a driver of innovation and transformation of bone, joint and muscle health in Alberta. It also provides opportunity to develop important research skills and publish in peer reviewed journals.

This is a recurring part-time position.  Recurring part-time employees are hourly employees engaged to perform work on an irregular schedule. 

 

 

Position Description

Summary of Key Responsibilities (job functions include but are not limited to):

  • Participant recruitment (RA)
  • Manage and safe keeping of participant master list Manage study equipment (e.g. wearables)
  • Support recruitment protocols at study sites
  • Support transition of data from ABJHI to Vivametrica
  • Conduct semi-structured interviews, and organize transcription of recorded interview data
  • Develop and coordinate a variety of analytical processes, using appropriate techniques as required by the project and in support of the Principle Investigator (data analysis of quantitative and qualitative data)  
  • Data entry
  • Complete chart review (with co-lead/coordinator)
  • Track participant progress and status Track study progress and activities and ensure timelines are met
  • Prepare reports as required (BJH SCN leadership team, AHS, funder) Prepare presentations outlining the project and preliminary results
  • Prepare manuscript(s) for publication
  • Co-manage ethics approvals
  • Effectively communicate with study team (co-leads; analysts)
  • Coordinate team meetings 
  • Develop project timelines, monitor and control of project deadlines and outcomes, and closeout of projects
  • Provide research support, produce reports, and administer research policies and procedures
  • Manages own time effectively and ensures immediate reports to manager is kept informed of activities and progress of work
  • Establishes and maintains effective, productive relationships with staff, peers, immediate supervisor, senior management, and with the campus community
  • May be called upon by the Principle Investigator to act as their representative in the presentation of the research material to internal or external agencies, related publications, or journals

Qualifications / Requirements:

  • Graduate level training (MSc; PhD; student, candidate, or recent graduate) in health-related sciences, and/or health-related professional program (nursing, medicine, allied health)
  • Minimum of 3 years related experience and completion of post-secondary education in related discipline
  • A combination of education, training and experience may be considered
  • Content knowledge (wearable technologies, exercise programming, osteoarthritis, arthroplasty) is an asset but not a requirement
  • Demonstrate knowledge of research methods, particularly with qualitative approaches and evaluation of health interventions through course work, projects, and/or publications.
  • Experienced in professional writing, preparing reports and conducting literature reviews for the purpose of presentation and publication Demonstrated ability to manage research projects
  • Ability to effectively collaborate with various stakeholders (administrator, clinicians, students, project team members)
  • Ability to travel between Calgary, Edmonton and Red Deer
  • Works effectively independently  – self-directed, organized, efficient
  • Completes work within the allotted time and consistently meets deadlines
  • Must be open to learning and advancing skill development
  • Ability to plan and direct research and administrative activities within a team environment
  • Ability to provide support to other members of the team and related units or teams
  • Knowledge of research ethics and regulations for granting agencies (e.g. Tri Council)
  • Intermediate to advanced skills in Microsoft Office Suite (Word, Outlook, Excel, PowerPoint), Internet skills
  • Knowledge of University and/or Alberta Health Services core business systems is an asset

Application Deadline:  January 18, 2018

We would like to thank all applicants in advance for submitting their resumes. Please note, only those candidates chosen to continue on through the selection process will be contacted.

Additional Information

This position is part of the AUPE bargaining unit, and falls under the Specialist/Advisor Job Family, Phase II.

To find out more about management and staff opportunities at the University of Calgary and all we have to offer, view our Management and Staff Careers website. For more information about the Cumming School of Medicine visit Careers in the Cumming School of Medicine.

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