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Research Coordinator, Pathology & Laboratory Medicine, Cumming School of Medicine

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Job ID: 13761

Updated: October 18, 2017

Location: Foothills Campus

Position Overview

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

Reporting to the Department Head of Pathology & Laboratory Medicine, the Research Coordinator will work closely with the Primary Investigator (PI) in the development of research projects and proposals for the purpose of presentations and publications, as well as contributing to and assisting in research grant applications and budgeting.  This role may be called upon to act as a liaison for the PI and the research project.  This position will also provide in-scope supervision of other laboratory staff, managing the laboratory and research projects through the development of project timelines and monitoring project deadlines and outcomes.  The incumbent will support research projects by providing knowledge, skills, and on-the-job training to others.  This role will provide guidance and direction to research staff, graduate students and supporting collaborators.  Success in the role will require judgement and decision making.

Recurring Part time positions work on an irregular schedule.

 

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 PI, develop structure, objectives and policies of research projects, evaluating research activities and recommending improvements when appropriate
  • Responsible for coordination of project resources
  • Involved in coordinating research staff and collaborators, including the delegation of tasks and duties
  • Monitor research funding and budgeting resources, collaborating with the PI and Research Accounting
  • Participate in the design and development of grants and proposals
  • Develop project timelines, monitor and control project deadlines and outcomes, and closeout of projects
  • Recommend changes to methods, procedures, and practices within the lab
  • Under limited supervision and direction, develop and implement original experiments within the guidelines of the research
  • Conduct literature review, surveys, data analysis and interpretation, laboratory experiments and other research for use in scholarly publications
  • Provides research support through knowledge transfer in training, mentoring and supervision of other staff, students, and relevant stakeholders
  • Manages own time effectively and ensures immediate reports to manager is kept informed of activities, and progress of work
  • Demonstrated strong communication, team and interpersonal skills, and an ability to exercise judgment within established guidelines
  • Establishes and maintains effective, productive relationships with staff, peers, immediate supervisor and senior management and with the campus community
  • May be called upon by the PI to act as their representative in the presentation of research material to internal or external agencies, related publications or journals
  • Extensive understanding, continued learning and development of healthcare related research

Qualifications / Requirements:

  • Master's Degree or higher in Medical Science/Community Health Science/Biological Sciences is required
  • Minimum 3 years of related technical experience within the research specialty field
  • 1 to 3 years of supervisory/research coordinating experience
  • Knowledge of the healthcare industry and its roles, responsibilities and processes with respect to the University of Calgary's research projects
  • Extensive knowledge of conducting research in the healthcare sector
  • Ability to manage projects crossing multiple departments, business processes and stakeholder groups
  • Ability to plan and direct research and administrative activities within a team environment
  • Ability to manage multiple project priorities and deliverables
  • Leadership and mentoring skills to provide support to other members of the team
  • Ability to work collaboratively within a team environment
  • Ability to provide technical support for other team members through advice on technical lab issues
  • Must be open to learning and development, and be willing to accept new challenges and assignments
  • Demonstrated communication, organizational, problem solving, and interpersonal skills
  • Demonstrated ability in professional writing, preparing reports and literature reviews for presentation and publication
  • Intermediate to advanced skills in Microsoft Office Suite (Word, Outlook, Excel, PowerPoint), Internet skills

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 II.

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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