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Research Coordinator in Youth Mental Health, Paediatrics, Cumming School of Medicine

Job ID: 19777

Updated: January 17, 2020

Location: Foothills Campus

Position Overview

The Department of Paediatrics in the Cumming School of Medicine invites applications for a Research Coordinator in Youth Mental Health. This Full-time Fixed Term position is for approximately 12 months (based on length of grant funding), with the possibility of extension.

The primary role of the Research Coordinator in Youth Mental Health will be to conduct mental health interviews with children and parents and to oversee the team of mental health interviewers. The Developmental Psychobiology Laboratory collects a variety of biological, clinical, and self-report data. 

This position will report to the Principal Investigator.

Position Description

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

  • Make recommendations to policy or procedural changes as needed
  • Responsible for the coordination and administration of research programs or projects
  • Recruit eligible participants for research projects by checking charts and other sources
  • Coordinate and schedule research visits according to study procedures
  • Abstract data from existing databases
  • Collaborate with the study investigators to perform and complete relevant parts of the study, such as obtaining signatures, discussing questions that come up, reviewing abnormal results of tests, etc.
  • Perform PI delegated functions, such as interviewing research participants, completing questionnaires, performing simple physical exam tasks such as measuring weight, height and blood pressure, properly tracking and storing biological samples, etc.
  • Contribute to protocol development by bringing forth feasible ideas for participant recruitment, study design and methodology and participant retention in studies
  • Prepare and submit study documents to the ethic boards
  • Develop project timelines, monitor and control of project deadlines and outcomes, and closeout of projects
  • Keep electronic records of all study material including protocols, informed consent forms, questionnaires, renewals, modifications, etc.
  • Obtain consent from participants wishing to participate in research projects according to standard approved protocol
  • Proofreads, creates and assists in the editing process of spreadsheets and other documents for members within the unit

Qualifications / Requirements:

  • Master's Degree - (psychology preferred)
  • Must have previous training and experience in semi-structured mental health interviews (please state in your letter which tools you have used)
  • Minimum of 3 years related experience and completion of post secondary education in related discipline
  • Previous experience as a research assistant (Minimum 3 years experience)
  • Background in clinical research preferred
  • Advanced skills in statistical software and analysis programs (e.g. SPSS, FSL, Matlab)
  • Experience in data management and data entry preferred
  • Knowledge of University policies including submission of projects to ethics boards
  • Fluent in English and strong communication skills
  • Demonstrated ability for professional report writing
  • Advanced skills in Microsoft Office Suite (especially Access and Excel)

Application Deadline:  December 20, 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.

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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