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Research Assistant, Oncology, Cumming School of Medicine

Job ID: 13827

Updated: September 11, 2017

Location: Foothills Campus

Position Overview

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

This position reports to the Enbridge Research Chair in Psychosocial Oncology and will be part of the Mindfulness and Tai Chi for Cancer Health (MATCH) study. 

The Research Assistant will be responsible for a range of activities related to the MATCH study including screening potentially eligible participants on the phone, scheduling appointments, conducting baseline and follow-up testing, organizing materials including saliva and blood collection tubes, entering data and helping with recruitment materials and methods. Work is routinely reviewed by a Supervisor or Principal Investigator.

This is a recurring part-time position working approximately 14 hours per week, majority of the hours will be on Mondays and Tuesdays with some flexibility.  Recurring part-time employees are hourly employees engaged to perform work on an irregular schedule. 

 

Position Description

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

  • Establishes and maintains effective, productive relationships with study participants, staff, peers, immediate supervisor and senior management and with the campus community
  • Manages own time effectively and ensures immediate reports to manager is kept informed of activities, and progress of work
  • Demonstrates strong communication, team and patient/customer service skills, and an ability to exercise judgment within established guidelines
  • Keep office and work area clean and safe
  • May provide mentoring and direction to others (e.g., volunteers)
  • Monitor and track patient phone calls and emails expressing interest in study participation
  • Contacting and screening potentially eligible participants in a professional, confidential, secure, respectful and timely manner
  • Booking, reminding, consenting and testing study participants in a safe, professional, respectful and confidential manner
  • Tracking and entering data into appropriate software programs as directed by the Study Co-ordinator
  • Communicates with other team members to complete tasks effectively
  • Other related duties as assigned

Qualifications / Requirements:

  • Bachelors Degree completed
  • Clinical volunteer or paid experience
  • 1-2 years of related experience
  • A combination of education and experience will be considered
  • Excellent interpersonal and organizational skills
  • 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

Application Deadline:  September 25, 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.

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 be recognized as 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. 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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