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Research Coordinator, McCaig Bone and Joint Health Institute

Job ID: 32128
Location: Foothills Campus
Updated July 04, 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 McCaig Bone and Joint Health Institute in the Cumming School of Medicine invites applications for a Research Coordinator. This Full-time Fixed Term position is for approximately 12 months (based on length of grant funding), with the possibility of extension.

Reporting to the Director, McCaig Institute for Bone and Joint Health.

The Research Coordinator will work on ongoing projects conducted at the Bone Imaging Laboratory.

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

  • Assist with human ethics applications, amendments, and renewals

  • Responsible for regularly collecting, entering and filing completed electronic (sometimes paper) study questionnaires, and quality assessment of online participant surveys

  • Facilitation of study data collection, de-identification of data and data cleaning

  • Scheduling, consenting and recruitment of participants

  • Regulatory document management

  • Advise on and contribute to protocol development by bringing forth feasible ideas for participant recruitment, study design and methodology and patient retention in studies

  • Develop informed consent forms, source documents worksheets and case report forms, as required

  • Perform participant retention functions, such as answering participants questions and concerns, educating participants and their families on research procedures, support completion of questionnaires when needed, etc

  • Coordinate and schedule research visits according to procedures

  • Ensure that data collection proceeds according to protocol and assist participants when needed

  • Work with data capture systems (e.g. REDCap) by making edits or additional data instruments/questionnaires and related study materials

  • Perform data entry into study database and ensure quality control in the data collected

  • Provide study reports, including analytics and visual displays, to study team, collaborators, and sponsors regularly

Qualifications / Requirements:

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Health Sciences, Biomedical Engineering or related disciplines is required
  • A minimum of three years of experience as a Research Coordinator with human participants in a research environment is required, or an equivalent combination of education and experience
  • Experience screening and consenting participants for research studies in a clinical environment is required
  • Experience in a clinic or acute care environment an asset
  • Strong communication skills and ability to interact with study participants, imaging technicians, clinicians, scientists, etc., is an asset
  • Experience with Research Ethics Boards management system (e.g. University of Calgary IRISS) for protocol submission, modification, and approvals required
  • Competence in at least one statistical program (e.g. STATA, SAS, SPSS, R), data analytical and visualization skills is preferred
  • Work experience with data management systems such as REDCap or QUALTRICS is preferred
  • Clinical Trial Coordinator training is strongly preferred, including the following: Collaborative Institutional Training Initiative (CITI Program), Good Clinical Practice (GCP) and Health Canada Division 5 certification; National Institutes of Health (NIH): Protecting Human Research Participants; Tri-Council Policy Statement: Ethical Conduct for Research Involving Humans (TCPS2); Alberta SPOR SUPPORT Unit: Leadership in Patient Oriented Research
  • Knowledge of the University of Calgary processes and procedures is desirable
  • Ability to work simultaneously on multiple projects and multi-task
  • Ability to recruit study participants, including at environments in the university/hospital as well as places within or near the City of Calgary as required. Daily interaction with study participants will be important for participant retention. Access to a vehicle is required
  • A valid Class 5 driver’s license with proven good driving record (abstract required)
  • Fluent in English; excellent written and oral communication skills required
  • Strong organizational skills and detail oriented

Application Deadline:  July 4, 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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