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Research Coordinator, Surgery

Job ID: 31967
Location: Foothills Campus
Updated June 10, 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 Surgery in the Cumming School of Medicine invites applications for a Research Coordinator. This Full-time Fixed Term position is for approximately 9 months (based on length of grant funding), with the possibility of extension.

Reporting to the Principal Investigator.

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

  • Assist with data collection and participant recruitment (patients and healthcare providers) and ensuring Principal Investigator is up to date and informed on progress and challenges of recruitment

  • Support the research team by coordinating research activities across several research projects and assist the Principal Investigator with strategies for completing research project deliverables according to budget and timelines

  • Assist project team with the development of recruitment strategy, data collection instruments, and data dictionary. Advise Principal Investigator if changes or adaptions are required and undertake modifications of instruments

  • Conduct knowledge syntheses and assist with systematic and scoping reviews

  • Manage and maintain comprehensive databases applying quality controls measures to ensure a clean, robust dataset is maintained (data cleaning and good data management procedures)

  • Prepare reports and write manuscripts resulting from research activities

  • Assist with ethics submissions and grant applications for new research projects

  • Participate in design and development of research processes including identification of methodologies, recruitment strategies, and data analysis processes

  • Collaborate and work with internal and external stakeholders. Establishes and maintains effective, productive relationships with staff, peers, immediate supervisor and senior management and with the campus community

Qualifications / Requirements:

  • Master's degree in health related field (epidemiology or health services research an asset)
  • Knowledge of qualitative and quantitative research methods, statistics and epidemiology, knowledge synthesis
  • Knowledge and/or experience with secondary data sources for research such as electronic medical records, administrative data and national health survey data an asset
  • Skills in statistical software (Stata, SAS, or R preferable) and database management an asset
  • Excellent organization skills, including the ability to work independently and to multitask
  • Excellent attention to details a must
  • High level of effective time management, personal initiative and team work
  • Experience writing ethics submissions and grant applications an asset
  • Exceptional written and oral communication skills is essential
  • Strong team skills as this position will have a high degree of interaction/contact with patients, researchers, students and other stakeholders
  • Strong interpersonal skills and professional demeanor
  • Ability to thrive and deliver results in a fast-paced team environment
  • Intermediate to advanced skills in Microsoft Office Suite (Word, Outlook, Excel, PowerPoint) and internet skills
  • Knowledge of University core business systems is an asset

Application Deadline:  June 24, 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 2.

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