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Research Project Coordinator, Department of Medicine, Cumming School of Medicine

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Job ID: 13590

Updated: September 22, 2017

Location: Foothills Campus

Position Overview

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

This position reports to the Principal Investigator and is part of the Division of Nephrology Research Group.  The research group is engaged in cutting-edge health services research in the areas of kidney disease and cardiovascular related disease management and evaluation.

The Project Coordinator will be part of an established and dynamic research group and interact with several research teams and front-line clinical staff. He/she will work with stakeholders on the design, development and implementation of research projects using clinical decision support systems, electronic medical records, and clinical research databases.

The ability to maintain a flexible work schedule within a standard work week, and to accommodate occasional overtime and travel, primarily in Alberta, but potentially outside the province.

 

Position Description

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

Technical and Professional Skills:

  • Under the guidance of the Principal Investigator and Project Manager successfully manage, monitor and report all phases of the project life-cycle including scope, timelines, costs, issues, risk management, change management, quality and resource management.
  • Develops and implements project tools and templates.
  • Responsible for management and maintenance of project documentation and records associated with the implementation of highly complex technological systems, specifically the clinical decision support tools in clinical care, that directly impact patient care
  • Ensures all projects adhere to ethical and privacy requirements, including regular audit of performance
  • Support clinical stakeholders with resources and training on the use of decision support systems and clinical pathways that directly impact patient care
  • Responsible for implementation and updating of electronic decision support tools and coordinating data retrieval for evaluation studies from the electronic systems
  • Assists with the management of resources to support the development of the project
  • Synthesizes and creates draft documents taken from secondary sources of information

Communication / Interaction:

  • Works with project staff and stakeholders to design, develop and disseminate project applicable communications, presentations, publications and research findings
  • Works independently, takes initiative in defining work needs and priorities and work as part of a team to manage multidisciplinary projects with a broad range of internal and external stakeholders
  • Sets up and manages project meetings (including taking minutes, preparing meeting documentation and creating project presentations)
  • Liaises and communicates with key stakeholder groups to promote awareness of the project
  • Initiates and manages relationships with third party organizations to facilitate operations pertinent to the projects

 Qualifications / Requirements:

  • Bachelor's and/or Master's degree in a health research related discipline, plus prior related experience as a Project Coordinator working in clinical research
  • Experience with clinical care path design, development, implementation and evaluation of knowledge translation strategies in clinical care
  • Working knowledge of health services research, secondary use of administrative data for research, health systems evaluation and monitoring and health informatics, Alberta privacy legislation (including the submission of ethics applications and creation of privacy impact assessments)
  • Knowledge of Alberta's health system and Canada's health research environment
  • A clear understanding of the sponsor's responsibilities under ICH/GCP requirements and experience in applying ICH/GCP guidelines, research ethics policies and Tri-Council policies for research involving humans
  • Prior project management experience preferably in research, healthcare or health services research sectors. A professional designation in Project Management is considered an asset
  • Experience setting-up and managing clinical research projects is required
  • A clear understanding of the Health Information Act and how it applies to research, quality improvement and evaluation
  • Exceptional interpersonal, collaborative, written and oral communication and presentation skills and the ability to communicate effectively at all levels is required
  • The ability to prioritize workload and manage multiple projects with tight timelines
  • Previous experience managing / coordinating multiple complex projects is required
  • Strong organization skills, attention to detail, ability to take initiative, make decisions and troubleshoot problems
  • Experience developing research project work plans, critical paths, standard operating procedures, writing reports and designing study documents
  • An understanding of knowledge translation is an asset
  • Experience supporting grant applications
  • Experience developing ethics applications

Application Deadline:  August 21, 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 2.

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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