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Research Coordinator, Critical Care Medicine, Cumming School of Medicine

Job ID: 18658

Updated: July 8, 2019

Location: Foothills Campus

Position Overview

The Department of Critical Care Medicine in the Cumming School of Medicine invites applications for a Research Coordinator. This Fixed Term Recurring Part-time position is for approximately 8 months (based on length of grant funding), with the possibility of extension.

Reports to the Principal Investigator.

The Research Coordinator must be proficient in qualitative research methods and qualitative analysis, and must be comfortable with planning, organizing, directing, and evaluating the activities surrounding the INSPIRE research project.

This is a recurring part time position with variable hours.  Recurring part time 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):

  • Planning and Development

    • Develop a project plan for the INSPIRE research program, including project milestones and objectives

    • Leading a research project with the direct support of the Principal Investigator

    • Develop plans for other research projects, as assigned by the Principal Investigator

  • Execution / Research

    • Recruit participants for focus groups and interviews, and lead focus groups and interviews

    • Lead data collection, data organization and data management

  • Data Analysis and Reporting

    • Performed qualitative and quantitative analysis on data they have collected

    • Report the data they have collected through a variety of means including study manuscripts, future grant applications, study presentations

  • Communications / Relationship Building / Meetings

    • Relationship building with a variety of team members including clinicians, nurses, ICU staff and other researchers

    • Coordinate and respond to the majority of study related correspondence (phone calls, emails, mail ect.)

    • Coordinate study meetings, prepare meeting agenda’s, take study minutes and distribute to necessary team members

    • Present study finding to a variety of audiences including Principal Investigator, study meetings, conferences

  • Resource Management

    • Monitor research funding

    • Monitor and order / replenish other research resources such as flipcharts, study guides, consent forms

    • Perform detailed management of the design, documentation and implementation of complex research projects

    • Liaise and manage relationships with academic and industry partners, develop collaborative

Qualifications / Requirements:

  • Master's Degree – In a Health Related Field

  • Master's Degree in Sociology is preferred

  • Training and demonstrated experience conducting focus groups and interviews is an asset

  • Training and demonstrated experience conducting qualitative analysis is an asset

  • Minimum of 3 years related experience and completion of post-secondary education in related discipline

  • Previous qualitative research training and experience is an asset

  • Advanced skills in qualitative statistical software and analysis programs  is required (e.g. NVIVO)

  • Ability to plan and direct research and administrative activities within a team environment

  • Ability to solve complex problems

  • Ability to leading a research project

  • Intermediate to advanced skills in Microsoft Office Suite

  • Excellent interpersonal and organizational skills. Previous experience working within a multi-disciplinary team is an asset

  • Extensive knowledge of research ethics and regulations for granting agencies (e.g. Tri Council)

  • Demonstrated proficiency in budgeting, resource planning and grant applications

  • Demonstrated ability in professional writing, and preparing reports for the purpose of presentation and publication

Application Deadline:  July 17, 2019

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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