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Research Administrator, Cardiac Science, Cumming School of Medicine

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Job ID: 14623

Updated: March 15, 2018

Location: Foothills Campus

Position Overview

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

The Research Administrator reports to the Research Manager of the Cardiovascular Opportunities Network Epidemiology and Clinical Trials (CON-ECT) Centre. 

This position must have broad experience in data collection systems, have an in-depth knowledge of clinical research and be aware of Good Clinical Practice (GCP) guidelines.  The Research Administrator must be highly organized and able to complete the various duties with minimal or no direction based on fluctuating position requirements.  Must have excellent communication skills, analyze and exercise judgement within established guidelines, be a strong team player and develop creative solutions to the various challenges posed.  The Research Administrator must be able to deal effectively with complex issues and concerns.
 

 

Position Description

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

  • Responsible for the coordination and administration of research programs or projects
  • Responsible for regulatory completion of clinical trials including but not limited to:
    • research ethics board submissions, modifications, renewals, reporting and closures, budget negotiations, sponsor contract submission and modifications, AHS contract completion, study archiving, accounts receivable and payable on all studies
    • assist with the conduct of multi-centre and local clinical trials, as per discretion of the research manager
  • Responsible for working in the data collection systems
  • Responsible for all aspects of clinical trial management, as directed by office standard operating procedures (SOPs)
  • Will assist other technical staff / students with data collection, labelling, entry and analysis
  • Learning various types of medical equipment and software packages
  • Will work on all aspects of clinical trial management
  • Will provide research support, produce reports, and administer research policies and procedures
  • Will assist with site communication in multisite trials through various types of media development
  • Will be responsible for tracking adjudication events and assisting with the set up and conduct of committee meetings
  • Work involves learning various types of medical equipment and software packages
  • Responsibilities include the training and supervision of students working in CON-ECT
  • Responsible for coordinating study subjects, research staff and volunteers to conduct study related activities, including the delegation of tasks and duties and scheduling
  • Develop project timelines, monitor and control of project deadlines and outcomes, and closeout of projects
  • Provide research support, produce reports, and administer research policies and procedures
  • Conduct statistical analyses to determine cost and effectiveness of research activities and processes, recommending and implementing improvements as appropriate

Qualifications / Requirements:

  • Must have a degree in Health Sciences
  • Minimum 3 years of related experience and completion of post-secondary education in Bachelor of Health Sciences or related discipline
  • Experience with the use of relational databases and electronic data capture collection systems is required
  • A combination of education and experience will be considered
  • An understanding of Case Report Forms (CRFs) is essential
  • Self-motivation, creativity and organization are essential
  • Must be proficient in the use of Microsoft Office
  • Experience in clinical trials is an asset
  • An understanding Open Clinica software, REDCAP and completion of a course in GCP are highly advantageous
  • Excellent communication skills
  • Experience with the use of relational databases and electronic data capture collection systems is required
  • Demonstrated strong communication, team and customer service skills, and an ability to exercise judgment within established guidelines
  • Excellent interpersonal and organizational skills
  • A positive attitude and the ability to work independently and as part of a team are critical to success

Application Deadline:  January 24, 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 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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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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