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Research Coordinator, Oncology, Cumming School of Medicine

Job ID: 25821

Updated: June 29, 2022

Location: Foothills Campus

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Position Overview

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

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

The Research Coordinator will provide support for a number of research projects and Division members within the Division of Palliative Medicine. The Research Coordinator will be responsible for the following aspects: administrative activities (e.g. organizing meetings, preparing agendas and minutes, processing expenses); study-specific activities (e.g. preparation of study protocols and ethics applications, recruitment and enrolment of human subjects, data collection and analysis); project management; grant writing; and communication and knowledge translation (e.g. preparing presentations, manuscripts).  

Position can work between a 0.6 FTE to a 1.0 FTE depending on the interests of the candidate and the needs of the project.

Position Description

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

  • Administrative activities:
    • Organizing meetings, which may involve scheduling, preparing agendas, taking, transcribing and disseminating minutes
    • Financial operations (e.g. submitting expense claims, purchasing supplies, processing invoices)
  • Study-specific activities:
    • Working with study investigators to develop study protocols and associated documents (e.g. recruitment materials, consent forms, questionnaires)
    • Submitting ethics applications, amendments and renewals to Research Ethics Board(s)
    • Working with research and clinical personnel to coordinate recruitment of study participants
    • Recruiting and consenting study participants according to GCP and ICH guidelines
    • Participating in data collection e.g. administering questionnaires, conducting interviews
    • Maintaining source documents and ensure all aspects of privacy and data integrity are adhered to
  • Grant writing activities:
    • Working with Division members to identify grant opportunities
    • Supporting Division members with grant applications (e.g. literature reviews, drafting application content, drafting budgets, obtaining institutional approvals)
    • Reviewing and critically analyzing funding proposals for Division members
    • Supervising assembly of grant application to ensure that all required information is collated
  • Communication and knowledge translation activities:
    • Assisting with the preparation of abstracts, reports, manuscripts and presentations
    • Generating presentations on behalf of the research team(s), to be used when presenting to various internal and external stakeholders. Assisting with presenting (e.g. at conferences, meetings) as required and interested
    • Generating various reports as required (e.g. for funders)
    • Establishing and maintaining good communication and working relationships with study investigator(s), research collaborators, Division support staff, healthcare providers, and other stakeholders e.g. REB personnel, RSO staff, finance staff, etc.
  • Other duties:
    • Demonstrates ability to follow specific protocol required procedures
    • Demonstrates professional behavior when dealing with patients, caregivers, visitors, physicians and other health care providers
    • Manages own time effectively and ensure immediate reports-to manager is kept informed of activities and progress of work
    • Performs other related duties as required

Qualifications / Requirements:

  • Undergraduate degree required; graduate degree in a healthcare related field preferred; equivalent education and/or experience will be considered
  • 3-5 years progressive experience in clinical healthcare research required, with experience completing research ethics board submissions, amendments and renewals, recruiting and consenting research participants, and conducting data collection and analysis
  • Knowledge of IRISS platform and regulations for granting agencies (e.g. Tri Council) is required
  • REDCap experience would be an asset
  • Excellent communication skills (verbal and written) and interpersonal skills are required
  • Demonstrated ability in professional writing; experience with grant writing, report writing, and manuscript publishing is required
  • Intermediate to advanced skills in Microsoft Office Suite (Word, Outlook, Excel, PowerPoint), Internet skills are required
  • Experience with research funding agencies and granting processes would be an asset
  • Knowledge of the AHS and the University of Calgary research environment would be an asset
  • Knowledge of University of Calgary systems would be an asset (e.g. MyUofC portal, Peoplesoft, RMS, IT, etc.)
  • Knowledge of palliative care services delivery would be an asset
  • Good Clinical Practice (GCP) and Tri Council Policy Statement (TCPS 2) training would be an asset
  • Demonstrated ability to function independently and within a team environment
  • Demonstrated strong organizational skills
  • Project management skills or certification would be an asset

Application Deadline:  July 12, 2022

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.

The University strongly recommends all faculty and staff are fully vaccinated against COVID-19.

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.

As an equitable and inclusive employer, 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 academic and professional success while they are here. In particular, we encourage members of the designated groups (women, Indigenous peoples, persons with disabilities, members of visible/racialized minorities, and diverse sexual orientation and gender identities) to apply. To ensure a fair and equitable assessment, we offer accommodation at any stage during the recruitment process to applicants with disabilities. Questions regarding [diversity] EDI at UCalgary can be sent to the Office of Equity, Diversity and Inclusion ([email protected]) and requests for accommodations can be sent to Human Resources ([email protected]).

We encourage all qualified applicants to apply, however preference will be given to Canadian citizens and permanent residents of Canada.

 

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