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Research Assistant, Psychiatry, Cumming School of Medicine

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Job ID: 12102

Updated: March 2, 2017

Location: Foothills Campus

Position Overview

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

The Research Assistants primary purpose is to assist the Principal Investigator and the research team by conducting qualitative interviews with students and parents, providing analytical support for both qualitative and quantitative data, and preparing reports and presentations. This position is involved in a variety of analyses using different software and techniques, as required by the research team and Principal Investigator. The Research Assistant will assemble data and prepare periodic and special reports, manuals, and correspondence. Success in the role will require some judgment and decision making, following procedures and guidelines set by the PI, and collaboration with the research team.

 

 

 

Position Description

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

  • Conducting qualitative interviews with students and parents
  • Collect, consolidate, cross-tabulate and format data from various sources to prepare draft reports
  • Assist with preparation of manuscripts, reports and proposals relevant to the project including literature searches, and editing
  • Produce powerpoint presentations on behalf of Principal Investigator and research team, to be used when presenting to various internal and external stakeholders
  • Compile tables, charts, graphs, and summarized statistics for integration in research papers, reports and presentations
  • Conduct qualitative analysis of focus groups and interviews with different samples and writing up data analysis for presentation and publication
  • Assist with Research Ethics Board applications
  • Other related duties as assigned. Specific duties will vary with the needs and stage of development of the project

Qualifications / Requirements:

  • Masters Degree in Social work, psychology or other area related to child mental health
  • Experience working in the area of school mental health, anti-stigma programs and qualitative research
  • Individuals with experience working directly with adolescents or young adults in clinical or school mental health settings (e.g. through a practicum)
  • Minimum 2 years of related experience
  • A combination of education and experience will be considered
  • Intermediate to advanced skills in Microsoft Office Suite (Word, Outlook, Excel, PowerPoint), Internet skills
  • Excellent interpersonal and organizational skills
  • Demonstrated ability for professional report writing
  • Knowledge of research ethics and regulations for granting agencies (eg. Tri Council)
  • Ability to problem solve in complex situations
  • Demonstrated strong communication, team and customer service skills, and an ability to exercise judgment within established guidelines
  • Must be open to learning and development, and be willing to accept new challenges and assignments
  • A positive attitude and the ability to work independently and as part of a team are critical to success
  • Knowledge of the University of Calgary processes and procedures is desirable

Application Deadline:  February 17, 2017

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

 

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 become 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. Ranked as the top young university in Canada and North America, the University of Calgary inspires and supports discovery, creativity and innovation across all disciplines. For more information, visit ucalgary.ca.

The University of Calgary believes that a respectful workplace, equal opportunity and building a diverse workforce contribute to the richness of the environment for teaching, learning and research, and provide faculty, staff, students and the public with a university that reflects the society it serves. We encourage all qualified applicants to apply, however preference will be given to Canadian citizens and permanent residents of Canada.


 

 

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