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Research Assistant, Family Medicine, Cumming School of Medicine

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Job ID: 12317

Updated: April 13, 2017

Location: Foothills Campus

Position Overview

The Department of Family Medicine in the Cumming School of Medicine invites applications for a Research Assistant. This Temporary Full-time Fixed Term position is for approximately 4 months (based on length of grant funding), with the strong possibility of extension.

Under the direction of the Calgary site lead, this position will support data collection for the “Enhanced Multidisciplinary Care for Inner City Patients With High Acute Care Use” project.

The aim of this Partnerships for Research and Innovation in the Health System (PRIHS) project is to determine whether providing enhanced multidisciplinary care for the target population in an acute care setting results in improved health care resource use, social stability, and health status compared to usual care.

The Research Assistant will work in collaboration with the project Site Coordinator. The incumbent will carry out all aspects of participant recruitment, enrolment, orientation, data collection, data entry and tracking, and traveling to participating project sites as part of this workflow. The incumbent will also assist with engaging with stakeholders (participating in and supporting meetings, communications, etc), and disseminating research findings (preparing lay summaries, submitting abstracts, etc).

Flexibility is required for this position as work hours and location will vary with patient recruitment at the Sheldon Chumir Family Medicine Clinic, the Peter Lougheed Centre and inner city clinics. 

 

Position Description

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

  • Understand and adhere to the study protocols and procedures
  • Coordinate with the Project Team to ensure that research activities are conducted as required to meet Program milestones
  • Conduct screening and recruitment of potential study participants including obtaining consent and participant orientation (1-on-1).
  • Study specific baseline and follow-up data collection (ie. survey administration, administrative data retrieval)
  • Perform accurate and efficient data entry as the impact for error is high
  • Adhere to University of Calgary ethical conduct and privacy requirements at all times
  • Assist the research team in the preparation of research publications, to be submitted to peer-reviewed journals
  • Assist in the production of dissemination materials such as conference presentations and posters, educational materials and other forms of knowledge transfer and exchange resources for scientific and lay audiences, as necessary
  • Attend project meetings, as required

Qualifications / Requirements:

  • Post-secondary education in public health, social sciences or health related field
  • Minimum 2 years of experience in health services research
  • Previous experience with participant recruitment is required.
  • Experience communicating and working with vulnerable patient populations required.
  • Valid Driver’s license
  • Intermediate skills in Microsoft Office Suite (Word, Outlook, Excel, PowerPoint), Internet skills
  • Strong communication (written and verbal), organizational, time management and problem solving skills
  • Ability to work with minimal supervision

Application Deadline:  March 20, 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 Technical 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.

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 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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