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Research Psychometrist, Physiology & Pharmacology, Cumming School of Medicine

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Job ID: 13765

Updated: September 16, 2017

Location: Foothills Campus

Position Overview

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

Reporting to the Principal Investigator, (PI) the Research Assistant's primary purpose is to contribute to the ongoing psychometric data collection for numerous research studies by assisting with study administration, providing general testing support and collection and scoring of study test data. This requires experience administering and scoring neuropsychological or other psychometric tests and communicating effectively and with care with participants in the studies.

Position Description

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

  • Standardized Test Administration: administers, scores and records results of neuropsychological and other standardized tests
  • Data Management: scores and enters collected data into database system, and develops and maintains filing system for subject and test documentation
  • General Administrative Support:  provides a test procedures list and test description for submission of forms to Research Ethics Board or granting agencies and orders, maintains and monitors neuropsychological test library, normative data documentation and supplies (e.g., copyrighted forms)
  • Performs other related duties as required

Qualifications / Requirements:

  • BSc or BA in psychology, neuroscience or a closely related discipline
  • Completion of an undergraduate level neuropsychology or abnormal psychology course and an assessment course or equivalent training
  • Experience administering and scoring neuropsychological or other psychometric tests
  • Thorough knowledge of research design is a must
  • Knowledge of (or commitment to training in) administration and scoring of standardized psychological tests and their updates as needed for various research projects
  • Experience in Microsoft Office programs, including Word, Excel, and PowerPoint
  • Experience with SPSS, clinical populations, and data analysis
  • Meticulous attention to detail, strong organizational and time management skills, keen observational skills, i.e., strong attention to detail regarding patient behaviour and emotional reactions in testing situation
  • Great interpersonal skills

Application Deadline:  September 15, 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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