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Research Associate, Surgery, Cumming School of Medicine

Job ID: 27249
Location: Foothills Campus
Updated June 20, 2023

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We would like to take this opportunity to acknowledge the traditional territories of the people of the Treaty 7 region in Southern Alberta.
The City of Calgary is also home to Métis Nation of Alberta, Districts 5 and 6.

Position Overview

The Department of Surgery in the Cumming School of Medicine invites applications for 4 Research Associate(s). 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 Assistant Scientific Director of the Bone and Joint Health Strategic Clinical Network. 

This position involves conducting qualitative research and working closely with the BJH SCN MSK Transformation Evaluation Team and Working Group. The successful candidate will be directly involved in (qualitative) data collection, analysis and interpretation, and preparation of a range of communication deliverables reporting on the project findings.

This is a recurring part-time position with variable hours.  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):

Research

  • Collaborate with the MSK-T evaluation team

  • Set research activity objectives in consultation with the MSK-T evaluation team

  • Conduct research interviews and/or focus group with study participants (patients and health professionals)

  • Recruit and consent participants (patients and health professionals) to the study, following appropriate ethical protocols

  • Conduct descriptive and interpretative analyses of qualitative data; co-develop and apply emergent coding frameworks

Administrative / Clinical Management

  • Manage the ethics processes related to approvals and annual updates

  • Maintain effective records of the analytic process, and iterations of the analytic outputs

  • Prepare manuscripts for academic publication and oversee the publication process

  • Write reports summarizing the evaluation, findings, and recommendations for various audiences

Leadership 

  • Ensure and contribute to a rigorous methodological process throughout the course of the study

  • Prepare presentations of evaluation processes and findings to a range of stakeholders, including: MSK-T evaluation team, BJH SCN leadership team, BJH SCN Core Committee, patients, policy makers, and decision makers

  • Undertake literature reviews, as required for study and/or report preparation

Qualifications / Requirements:

  • Masters degree in Research, training in qualitative methods, and/or program evaluation (MSc; PhD; student, candidate, or recent graduate; patient researchers)

  • Minimum of 5 years experience in health research required

  • 1-3 years of experience in conducting qualitative research – qualitative methodologies, conducting interviews and focus groups; qualitative analysis (descriptive and interpretative)

  • Training in and/or experience with qualitative software (NVIVO preferred) to support data administration and analysis

  • Strong communication (oral and written) skills

    • Record of publications in peer-reviewed academic journals

    • Experience preparing and applying various information dissemination strategies for research/evaluation projects (briefing notes, policy reports, business cases, grey reports etc.)

  • Effective collaborator and team player

    • Ability to provide support to other members of the team and related units or teams

  • Experience in working in the Alberta Health Services environment

  • Completion of tri-council ethics training (e.g. TCPS 2.0)

  • Completion of equity, diversity, and inclusion (EDI) training/modules/course

  • Knowledge of research ethics requirements and processes (for human studies)

  • Working knowledge (clinical, academic, and/or patient-experience) of the project specific bone and joint health conditions (of the knee, back and/or shoulder), and management and treatment of these conditions
     

Application Deadline: This position will remain open until filled; however, applicants will be reviewed as they are received.

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 III.

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 visit Careers in the Cumming School of Medicine.

The University strongly recommends all faculty and staff are fully vaccinated against COVID-19.

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 has launched an institution-wide Indigenous Strategy in line with the foundational goals of Eyes High, committing to creating a rich, vibrant, and culturally competent campus that welcomes and supports Indigenous Peoples, encourages Indigenous community partnerships, is inclusive of Indigenous perspectives in all that we do.

As an equitable and inclusive employer, 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 academic and professional success while they are here. In particular, we encourage members of the designated groups (women, Indigenous peoples, persons with disabilities, members of visible/racialized minorities, and diverse sexual orientation and gender identities) to apply. To ensure a fair and equitable assessment, we offer accommodation at any stage during the recruitment process to applicants with disabilities. Questions regarding [diversity] EDI at UCalgary can be sent to the Office of Equity, Diversity and Inclusion ([email protected]) and requests for accommodations can be sent to Human Resources ([email protected]).

We encourage all qualified applicants to apply, however preference will be given to Canadian citizens and permanent residents of Canada.

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