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Research Coordinator, Family Medicine, Cumming School of Medicine

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Job ID: 14251

Updated: November 17, 2017

Location: Foothills Campus

Position Overview

The Department of Family Medicine in the Cumming School of Medicine invites applications for a Research Coordinator. This Fixed Term Recurring Part-time position is for approximately 4 months (based on length of grant funding), with the possibility of extension.

The position reports to the principal investigator for the Canadian Indigenous Cognitive Assessment project and will collaborate with research coordinators from the other project sites across Canada. 

The work requires local site project coordination, community engagement/outreach, research data organization and analysis (qualitative and quantitative) and scientific writing.  The work can be done during regular office hours and will require occasional outreach to community and research sites. 

This is a recurring part-time position working approximately 10.5 hours per week.  Recurring part-time employees are hourly employee engaged to perform work on an irregular schedule.   

Position Description

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

  • Serve as a liaison between researchers, Indigenous community members, partners, and organizations
  • Coordinate and facilitate research advisory group meetings
  • Facilitate research partnership development and maintenance of strong partnerships with relevant organizations.
  • Coordinate the research process including relationship building, recruitment, data collection, data organization and analysis of both qualitative and quantitative research aspects
  • Organize, analyze and provide analysis reports to investigators with regards to qualitative research aspects
  • Develop culturally safe and culturally appropriate tools and training materials related to dementia and diabetes
  • Coordinate research collaboration meetings with researchers, community partners and advisory groups
  • Presentation of research findings to community partners, organizations and national and international audiences
  • Contribute to literature reviews and critical appraisal of evidence

Qualifications / Requirements:

  • Must be organized, maintain excellent oral and written skills and be familiar with Microsoft Excel, library database search and academic citation techniques
  • Experience with survey and qualitative research methods
  • A minimum of a Master's degree in the field of health or social science research with experience in project coordination
  • A minimum of 3 years of experience in Indigenous health research and/or Indigenous community work experience
  • Understanding of the history of colonization in Canada is an asset
  • Previous research experience, including the preparation of research papers for academic journals
  • Experience with NVivo and SPSS software is an asset
  • Intercultural communication skills grounded in concepts of cultural sensitivity and safety
  • Ability to travel and participate in field work
  • Be able to work with minimum supervision

Application Deadline:  November 16, 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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