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Research Assistant, Family Medicine, Cumming School of Medicine

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Job ID: 13779

Updated: October 6, 2017

Location: Foothills Campus

Position Overview

The Department of Family Medicine in the Cumming School of Medicine invites applications for 2 Research Assistants. This Fixed Term Recurring Part-time position is for approximately 6 months (based on length of grant funding), with the possibility of extension.

This position reports to the Principal Investigator and will provide assistance for the research project.  He/she will facilitate communication between team members and contribute to data collection and analysis, traveling to participating project sites as necessary.

Flexibility is required for this position as work hours and location will vary with stakeholder availability, including at the Peter Lougheed Centre and inner city agencies.

This is a recurring part-time position working 10-12 hours per week.  Recurring part-time employee are hourly employee engaged to perform work on an irregular schedule. 

Position Description

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

  • Contribute to, understand and adhere to the study protocols and procedures
  • Coordinate with the Project Team to ensure that research activities are conducted as required to meet Program milestones
  • Assist investigators with the preparation of documents for ethics submission
  • Work with Department of Family Medicine Financial Administrators to purchase study materials,
  • Assemble study specific source documents and prepare study reports to ensure documentation is maintained to meet Research Management Plan, quarterly reporting, and other study requirements
  • Conduct screening and recruitment of potential study participants including obtaining consent, data collection
  • Adhere to ethical conduct and privacy requirements at all times
  • Ensure regular communication across the team
  • Assist the research team in the preparation of research publications, to be submitted to peer-reviewed journals

Qualifications / Requirements:

  • Post-secondary education, Bachelors degree or higher preferred in public health, social sciences or health-related field.
  • Minimum 1 year of related health services research coordination experience required.
  • Experience communicating and working with vulnerable patient populations required.
  • Strong project coordination and leadership skills
  • Valid Driver’s license
  • Intermediate to advanced skills in Microsoft Office Suite (Word, Outlook, Excel, PowerPoint), Internet skills
  • Strong communication, organizational, time management and problem solving skills
  • Ability to work independently
  • Must have a thorough understanding of qualitative and quantitative data collection requirements, and methodologies.
  • Must be able to work independently and with a team
  • A rich understanding of working with vulnerable populations
  • Research experience, understanding the Ethics protocol and how to protect privacy of all research participants

Application Deadline:  September 18, 2017

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 Technical Job Family, Phase I.

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.

About the University of Calgary

The University of Calgary is Canada’s leading next-generation university – a living, growing and youthful institution that embraces change and opportunity with a can-do attitude. Located in the nation’s most enterprising city, the university is making tremendous progress on its Eyes High journey to be recognized as one of Canada’s top five research universities, grounded in innovative learning and teaching and fully integrated with the community it both serves and leads. The University of Calgary inspires and supports discovery, creativity and innovation across all disciplines. For more information, visit ucalgary.ca.

The University of Calgary recognizes that a diverse staff/faculty benefits and enriches the work, learning and research experiences of the entire campus and greater community. We are committed to removing barriers that have been historically encountered by some people in our society. We strive to recruit individuals who will further enhance our diversity and will support their professional success while they are here. We encourage all qualified applicants to apply, however preference will be given to Canadian citizens and permanent residents of Canada.

 

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