The McCaig Institute for Bone & Joint Health in the Cumming School of Medicine invites applications for a Program Manager, Moblity for Life Project. This Full-time Fixed Term position is for 1 year, with the possibility of extension.
This position reports to the Director of the McCaig Institute for Bone and Joint Health (MIBJH). The MIBJH is one of the largest and most comprehensive Canadian research institutes dedicated to bone, muscle and joint health that strives to improve the lives of Albertans through disease prevention, preservation of mobility and disease amelioration. This Institute's excellence in research has been a significant factor in moving Alberta to the forefront as a leader in bone, muscle and joint health research internationally.
The Mobility for Life Project is a new strategic initiative within the McCaig Institute. This project will be a large cohort study bringing together existing and future MSK research cohorts together to provide a foundation of data for research studies now and in the future. Research data will be collected and combined with clinical data to provide a robust, population-based dataset that can be used to help solve how and why MSK diseases develop and progress.
This position will work closely with the Manager, Business & Operations of the McCaig Institute and the Project Manager, Research in the Centre for Mobility and Joint Health.
The Program Manager will be an expert in conducting large, epidemiological / cohort studies in bone and joint health. They will provide leadership in determining the direction of the Mobility for Life Project, manage the overall project, and work with the various stakeholder groups across multiple departments, institutes, and faculties at the University of Calgary to ensure success of the initiative. They will provide support to groups with existing cohort studies to maintain alignment across all studies under the Mobility for Life umbrella (for example with ethics, recruitment, and protocols), as well as will manage the newly recruited cohort that constitute the "healthy living" theme of the Mobility for Life cohort.
Summary of Key Responsibilities (job functions include but are not limited to):
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Application Deadline: This position will remain open until filled; however, applicants will be reviewed as they are received.
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.
This position is classified in the Research Career Band, Level 3 of the Management and Professional Staff Career Framework.
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