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Research Assistant, Clinical Neurosciences, Cumming School of Medicine

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Job ID: 12103

Updated: Today

Location: Foothills Campus

Position Overview

The Department of Clinical Neuroscience in the Cumming School of Medicine invites applications for a Research Assistant. This Full-time Fixed Term position is for approximately 24 months (based on length of grant funding), with the possibility of extension.

The Research Assistants primary purpose is to assist the Principle Investigator and the research team by providing analytical support, including 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):

  • Responsible for the coordination and administration of research programs or projects
  • In collaboration with the Principle Investigator, develop the structure, objectives, and policies of the research project, evaluating research activities and recommending improvements when appropriate
  • Working closely with the Principle Investigator in the coordination of project resources
  • Monitor research funding and budgeting resources, collaborating with the Principle Investigator and Research Accounting
  • Responsible for coordinating research staff and volunteers, including the delegation of tasks and duties
  • 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
  • Responsible for the upkeep and maintenance of work spaces and labs, ensuring facilities are stocked with supplies and clean
  • Work closely with the Principle Investigator in areas of analytics and reporting, in the development of documents and proposals for the purpose of presentation and publication
  • Contributes to and assists in submitting research grant proposals, may be required to act on behalf of the Principle Investigator to granting agencies, or other internal or external agencies
  • Provide professional services to other team members, internal and external to the research, providing guidance and knowledge transfer in training, procedures, and policy development
  • Develop and coordinate a variety of analytical processes, using complex software and techniques as required by the project and in support of the Principle Investigator
  • May provide supervision and direction to administrative and research staff and students in the assignment of tasks and duties
  • Manages own time effectively and ensures immediate reports to manager is kept informed of activities and progress of work
  • Establishes and maintains effective, productive relationships with staff, peers, immediate supervisor, senior management, and with the campus community
  • May be called upon by the Principle Investigator to act as their representative in the presentation of the research material to internal or external agencies, related publications, or journals
  • Understanding of safety codes, standards, and systems related to specialization

Qualifications / Requirements:

  • Undergraduate degree required. Previous experience as an RA recommended
  • Understanding of RedCAP database and some background in manuscript writing
  • Extensive knowledge of theory and practical application of research policies and procedures
  • Ability to plan and direct research and administrative activities within a team environment
  • Ability to provide support to other members of the team and related units or teams
  • Ability to solve complex problems
  • Intermediate to advanced skills in Microsoft Office Suite (Word, Outlook, Excel, Powerpoint)
  • Excellent interpersonal and organizational skills
  • Knowledge of research ethics and regulations for granting agencies (e.g. Tri Council)
  • Demonstrated proficiency in budgeting, resource planning and grant applications
  • Demonstrated ability in professional writing, preparing reports and conducting literature reviews for the purpose of presentation and publication
  • Understanding of safety codes, technical equipment and quality assurance procedures, as related to specialization
  • Open to learning and develop and will be willing to accept new challenges and assignments
  • Knowledge of University core business systems is desirable

Application Deadline:  April 27, 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.

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