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W21C Research Associate, Department of Medicine, Cumming School of Medicine

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Job ID: 13825

Updated: October 20, 2017

Location: Foothills Campus

Position Overview

The Department of Medicine in the Cumming School of Medicine invites applications for 2 W21C Research Associates. This Full-time Fixed Term position is for approximately 6 months (based on length of grant funding), with the possibility of extension.

The W21C Research Associate reports to the Director at the W21C and will receive direction from the Lead Investigator(s) of the project(s) they are assigned to. The Research Associate will be responsible for supporting project specific and general W21C activities.

It is anticipated that the Research Associate will be involved in 2-4 projects at any given time.  The Research Associate will supervise junior project staff and trainees on the research projects.

The Ward of the 21st Century (W21C) is a research and innovation initiative based at the University of Calgary and in the Calgary zone of Alberta Health Services (AHS). The W21C was created to respond to the urgent need for innovation in health care.

 

Position Description

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

  • Developing, coordinating, and carrying out research activities of key research studies in consultation with the principal investigator(s) and W21C's Director
  • Ensuring all stakeholders are kept informed of study's progression
  • Supervise junior project staff and trainees on the research projects
  • Work closely with project leads in the execution of research protocols and programs
  • Ensures compliance with all hospital and government regulations for research involving human subjects
  • Management of activities and research tasks with various internal and external stakeholders
  • Under limited supervision, responsible for performing a range of research and coordination tasks in support of W21C's program objectives
  • Determines priorities with input from the W21C team
  • Deals with complex team and related issues
  • Provide research expertise to the W21C initiative
  • Developing research questions, hypotheses and models to analyze data using a mixed methods approach
  • Analyzing qualitative interviews and observation data over time
  • Conducting cross-sectional and longitudinal multivariate analysis of the multiple waves of survey data
  • Interpreting qualitative and quantitative data
  • Writing research papers suitable for publication; preparing posters and presentation for the unit

Qualifications / Requirements:

  • Masters level training required, with a preference for training within a health related field
  • Thesis within a strong research program required
  • 3-4 year's progressive experience in conducting research
  • Well-developed knowledge and expertise working in the clinical setting, particularly conducting research with physicians and patients
  • Expertise in coordinating and conducting quantitative and qualitative clinical research required
  • Database skills required with experience is SPSS, Excel, Access, and other databases
  • Experience with hospital staff and in the hospital setting is essential
  • Experience and expertise in the W21C Initiative is an asset
  • Experience analyzing qualitative interview data

Application Deadline:  October 19, 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 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.

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 become 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. Ranked as the top young university in Canada and North America, 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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