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Clinical Research Associate (Nurse), Psychiatry

Job ID: 31847
Location: Foothills Campus
Updated May 15, 2024

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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.


The Department of Psychiatry in the Cumming School of Medicine invites applications for a Clinical Research Associate (Nurse). This Full-time Fixed Term position is for approximately 24 months (based on length of grant funding), with the possibility of extension.

This position reports to the Principal Investigator.

Must be able to work flexible hours to accommodate studies and patient schedules and will require occasional extended workday (early morning start and late evening finish).

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

  • Schedule and complete screening sessions with potential study participants, including psychiatric and physical health assessments, and use expertise to evaluate appropriateness for study participation

  • Educate study participants on trial procedures and the investigational compound, including potential side effects, duration of effects, and expectations during drug administration sessions

  • Monitor study participants during drug administration sessions

  • Collect and process biological samples (e.g. blood and urine)

  • Maintain accurate and complete patient clinical care documentation

  • Manage and maintain study databases ensuring data entry is accurate and up-to-date on REDCap

  • Assist with clinical trial coordination, including patient management and liaising with other team members (coordinator, research assistant, trainees, study therapists) and PI to ensure all study tasks are complete according to protocol)

Qualifications / Requirements:

  • Minimum Bachelor's Degree in Nursing and provincial professional licensure
  • Experience working directly with clinical trials and/or patients in a medical/psychiatric clinic setting (preferably 2+ years); experience with psychiatric clinical populations essential
  • Experience in patient engagement, recruitment, and interviewing
  • Experience performing routine medical tests (blood sampling, IV, ECG, physical assessments) and/or psychiatric evaluations
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills
  • Ability to set priorities & work independently with accuracy in a dynamic multidisciplinary environment
  • Knowledge in ICH/GCP guidelines, Division 5, TCPS 2 and other clinical trial components considered an asset 

Application Deadline:  May 22, 2024

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.

This position is part of the AUPE bargaining unit, and falls under the Specialist/Advisor Job Family, Phase 3.

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