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Research Assistant, Psychiatry, Cumming School of Medicine

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Job ID: 16080

Updated: August 11, 2018

Location: Foothills Campus

Position Overview

The Department of Psychiatry in the Cumming School of Medicine invites applications for a Research Assistant. This Fixed Term Recurring Part-time position is for approximately 1 year (based on length of grant funding), with the possibility of extension.

The Research Assistant will report to the Principal Investigator on the research program "Impact of Child Maltreatment". The overall aim of this study is to assist the PI in coordinating multiple projects related to child maltreatment and child and adolescent mental health. 

The Research Assistant's primary purpose is to support the Principal Investigator and the research team through coordinating meetings at the Mathison Centre, assisting in data entry, and data analysis of both qualitative and quantitative data.

This is a recurring part-time position.  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):

  • Responsible for the coordination and administration of research project
  • In collaboration with the Principal Investigator, develop the structure, objectives, and policies of the research project, evaluating research activities and recommending improvements when appropriate
  • Working closely with the Principal Investigator in the coordination of project resources
  • Manages own time effectively and ensures Principal Investigator is kept informed of activities and progress of work
  • Advise regarding selection of appropriate ways to analyze qualitative data
  • Compile study data and oversee data entry into project database
  • Work closely with the Principal Investigator in the development of manuscripts, reports and grant proposals relevant to the project including literature searches, and editing
  • Works closely with the Principal Investigator in the preparation of presentations related to the research project, and may be called upon by the Principal Investigator to act as their representative in the presentation of the research material to internal or external agencies, related publications, or journals
  • Responsible for preparation of Research Ethics Board applications
  • Other related duties as assigned. Specific duties will vary with the needs and stage of development of the project

Qualifications / Requirements:

  • Minimum Master's degree in Arts, Social Work or other area related to adolescent mental health is required
  • 1 to 2 years of experience in research programs or program coordination, including coordination of meetings
  • A combination of education, training and experience may be considered
  • Ability to provide support to other members of the team and related units or teams
  • Ability to solve complex problems related to data management
  • Intermediate to advanced skills in Microsoft Office Suite (Word, Outlook, Excel, Powerpoint) is required
  • Experience with SPSS and NiVIO is a strong asset
  • Excellent interpersonal, communication (written and oral), and organizational skills are required
  • Knowledge of research ethics and regulations for granting agencies (e.g. Tri Council)
  • Demonstrated ability in professional writing, preparing reports and conducting literature reviews for the purpose of presentation and publication
  • Open to learning and development and willing to accept new challenges and assignments

Application Deadline:  August 10, 2018

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 I.

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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