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Research Coordinator, Oncology, Cumming School of Medicine

Job ID: 22639

Updated: May 4, 2021

Location: Foothills Campus

We would like to take this opportunity to acknowledge the traditional territories of the people of the Treaty 7 region in Southern Alberta. The City of Calgary is also home to Métis Nation of Alberta, Region III.

Position Overview

The Department of Oncology in the Cumming School of Medicine invites applications for a Research Coordinator. This Full-time Fixed Term position is for approximately1 year (based on length of grant funding), with the possibility of extension.

The Research Coordinator reports to the Research Program Manager, Division of Palliative Medicine, Department of Oncology.

The Research Coordinator will work closely with the Principal Investigator and co-investigators, the Research Manager, clinical partners, and others as necessary.

The primary purpose of this role will be to provide end-to-end research project support for one or more projects in the Division of Palliative Medicine. Success in the role will require judgment and decision-making, ability to work independently, following procedures and guidelines set by the investigators, and collaboration with the research team.

Position Description

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

  • Organize meetings of the research team which may involve scheduling, preparing agendas, taking and transcribing minutes
  • Work with study investigators to develop study protocols and associated documents (e.g. recruitment materials, consent forms, questionnaires)
  • Prepare ethics submissions and amendments to Research Ethics Board(s)
  • Work with research and clinical personnel to coordinate recruitment of study participants
  • Recruit and consent study participants according to GCP and ICH guidelines
  • Participate in data collection e.g. administering questionnaires, conducting interviews
  • Maintain source documents and ensure all aspects of privacy and data integrity are adhered to
  • Work closely with Principal Investigator and other research team members to conduct data analysis, including defining cohorts, statistical programming, analytical work, and contributing insights to the statistical modelling process
  • Assist with the preparation of abstracts, reports, manuscripts and presentations
  • Generate PowerPoint presentations on behalf of Principal Investigator and research team, to be used when presenting to various internal and external stakeholders. Assist with presenting as required.
  • Generate various reports as required by Principal Investigator and research team. Compile tables, charts, graphs, and summarized statistics for integration in research papers and reports. This includes materials for presentation and publication.
  • Establish and maintain good communication and working relationships with study investigator(s), research network members, research staff, healthcare providers, and other stakeholders
  • Manage own time effectively and ensure immediate reports-to manager is kept informed of activities and progress of work

Qualifications / Requirements:

  • Undergraduate degree required, with a preference for training in a health-related field
  • Masters degree preferred
  • A minimum of 2 years of related experience, with a strong foundation in quantitative data analyses and statistics
  • Previous clinical research experience required (quantitative and qualitative), with experience recruiting and consenting research participants
  • Previous experience required completing research ethics board submissions, amendments and renewals
  • REDCap experience would be an asset
  • Knowledge of research ethics, IRISS platform, and regulations for granting agencies (e.g. Tri Council) is required
  • Proficiency with large databases (i.e. Microsoft SharePoint, Access and Oracle SQL), database design, statistical software (e.g. SAS) and electronic medical records is required
  • Knowledge of palliative care services delivery would be an asset
  • Good Clinical Practice (GCP) and Tri Council Policy Statement (TCPS 2) training is an asset
  • Excellent communication skills (verbal and written) and interpersonal skills are required
  • Intermediate to advanced skills in Microsoft Office Suite (Word, Outlook, Excel, PowerPoint), Internet skills are required
  • Demonstrated ability to function independently and within a team environment
  • Demonstrated strong organizational skills

Application Deadline:  May 14, 2021

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 has launched an institution-wide Indigenous Strategy in line with the foundational goals of Eyes High, committing to creating a rich, vibrant, and culturally competent campus that welcomes and supports Indigenous Peoples, encourages Indigenous community partnerships, is inclusive of Indigenous perspectives in all that we do.

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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