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Research Assistant, Community Health Sciences, Cumming School of Medicine

Job ID: 17254

Updated: January 11, 2019

Location: Foothills Campus

Position Overview

The Department of Community Health Sciences in the Cumming School of Medicine invites applications for a Research Assistant. This Fixed Term Recurring Part-time position is for approximately 12 months (based on length of grant funding), with the possibility of extension.

The Research Assistant reports to the Principal Investigator.

The Research Assistant will work on different projects investigating the health impact of urban design features on physical activity and well-being in Calgary and the Edmonton area.  Data collection may involve some travel to study sites (including in Edmonton) to conduct environment assessments.

This is a recurring part-time position with variable work hours.  Recurring part-time employees are engaged to perform work on an irregular schedule.  This position is for approximately 21 to 28 hours a week.

Position Description

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

  • Develop and maintain records and folders including study databases
  • Prepare ethics applications
  • Develop data collection tools
  • Assist in the recruitment of study participants, prepare data collection materials, and coordinate data collection at various research sites
  • Involved in website design and development, and the creation of materials for communicating research findings to non-academic audiences
  • Develop timelines for major project milestones
  • Create material for reporting research findings to non-academic audiences
  • Design and development of a website
  • Communicate with research team members, stakeholders, and study participants 
  • Establish and maintain effective, productive relationships with staff, students, investigative team members, immediate supervisor, and with the campus community
  • Manages own time effectively and ensures immediate reports to the principal investigator is kept informed of activities, and progress of work
  • Demonstrated strong communication, team skills, and an ability to exercise judgment within established guidelines

Qualifications / Requirements:

  • Completed a Bachelor of Science degree with honours, in Health Sciences, Kinesiology, Public Health or equivalent
  • 2-5 years research experience
  • Experience in primary data collection from human participants
  • Experience in preparing and submitting ethics applications to University ethics boards
  • Experience in developing and formatting questionnaires
  • Experience in using data management software (e.g., Excel)
  • Experience in using word processing software (e.g., Word)
  • Experience in designing and developing websites

Application Deadline:  January 18, 2019

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 Operational/Administration Job Family, Phase II.

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.

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 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 professional success while they are here. We encourage all qualified applicants to apply, however preference will be given to Canadian citizens and permanent residents of Canada.

 

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