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Research Assistant, Critical Care Medicine, Cumming School of Medicine

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Job ID: 13736

Updated: October 2, 2017

Location: Foothills Campus

Position Overview

The Department of Critical Care Medicine in the Cumming School of Medicine invites applications for a Research Assistant. This Part-time Fixed Term position is for approximately 8 months (based on length of grant funding), with the possibility of extension.

This position reports to the Principal Investigator.

The Research Assistant’s primary purpose is to assist the Principle Investigator and the research team in all phases of research on family-administered delirium screening in the intensive care unit.

This is a part-time position working approximately 15 hours a week.   

Position Description

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

  • Carries out initial contact with bedside RNs regarding eligibility of patient/family enrolment in PI’s studies
  • Organize times for the research team to approach eligible patients/families for consent
  • Responsible for regularly collecting and filing completed study questionnaires
  • De-identify all study data
  • Electronically enter screening results from completed patient and family questionnaires
  • Generate PowerPoint presentations on behalf of Principal Investigator and research team, to be used when presenting to various internal and external stakeholders
  • Assist with presenting as required
  • Generate various reports as required by Principal Investigator and research team.  May require presentation of reports to various stakeholders.
  • Compile tables, charts, graphs, and summarized statistics for integration in research papers and reports.  This includes materials for presentation and publication
  • Process data using statistical software to conduct basic analyses of trends in support of the research project

Qualifications / Requirements:

  • Bachelor Degree – in a health-related field
  • Minimum 2 years of related experience
  • A combination of education and experience will be considered
  • Advanced skills in statistical software programs
  • Intermediate to advanced skills in Microsoft Office Suite, Internet skills
  • Excellent interpersonal and organizational skills
  • Demonstrated ability for professional report writing.
  • Knowledge of research ethics and regulations for granting agencies
  • 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:  September 14, 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. 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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