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Research Assistant, Radiology, Cumming School of Medicine

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Job ID: 14600

Updated: January 12, 2018

Location: Foothills Campus

Position Overview

The Department of Radiology in the Cumming School of Medicine invites applications for a Research Assistant. This Full-time Fixed Term position is for approximately 1 year (based on length of grant funding), with the possibility of extension.

Reporting to the Principal Investigator, the research assistant will work day shifts at the Alberta Children's Hospital. Tasks will involve recruitment and screening of research volunteers, data collection (imaging and behavioural), data management, basic image processing, and research dissemination.

The Research Assistant will work primarily in an office setting, completing tasks on a computer. Recruitment activities may be performed over telephone and email; data collection will involve interaction with children and families. The RA will assist with other aspects of study management as required.

Position Description

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

  • Works with data from human volunteers and will uphold the strongest ethical and privacy standards
  • Supports a variety of lab activities and research projects being conducted by the PI and trainees
  • Oversee participant recruitment and screening
  • Collect imaging and behavioural data from participants
  • Organize, process, and distribute data as needed
  • Conduct data processing and analysis, e.g., using FSL, AFNI, and/or ExploreDTI tools
  • Ensure high quality data by conducting quality control assessments as needed
  • Assist with project reporting
  • Update website and maintain ongoing communication with families
  • Supervise casual staff who assist on projects as required
  • Assist graduate students and postdoctoral scholars with locating and downloading data for their research projects
  • Other duties as required

Qualifications / Requirements:

  • BSc in a related field
  • 0-2 years of experience, a combination of education and experience will be considered
  • Experience working with children aged 2-13 years
  • Ability to communicate effectively with children, families, and other staff
  • Ability to work in a team environment and to work independently
  • Ability to work successfully within a timeframe
  • Ability to self-motivate and take initiative
  • Resourceful, energetic, self-directed and creative
  • Strong people skills
  • Neuroscience, imaging, and/or psychology experience an asset

Application Deadline:  January 11, 2018

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 I.

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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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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