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Research Program Facilitator, Surgery, Cumming School of Medicine

Job ID: 17517

Updated: February 13, 2019

Location: Foothills Campus

Position Overview

The Department of Surgery in the Cumming School of Medicine invites applications for a Research Program Facilitator. 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 Orthopaedic Trauma Research Lead.

Position Description

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

  • Budget

    • Allocations, revenues and expenditures administered effectively for the research group

    • Budget preparation for research grants

    • Responsible for budget negotiation for incoming projects

    • Prepare budget for clinical trials based on anticipated study costs

    • Negotiate fees for associated services with outside stakeholders

    • Manage and maintain payments and contracts to subsites for multi-centre projects

    • Performing physician delegated functions

    • Study-specific grant and budget development/maintenance

    • Management of research funding and accounts

  • Project Management

    • Projects effectively managed on time, within budget, and within the project overall objectives

    • Negotiate with sponsors/collaborators for appropriate study-specific equipment and budget

    • Assist with submissions to the appropriate regulatory boards for approvals (ethics, legal, AHS, etc)

    • Manage grant submissions for internal review

    • Assistance with protocol writing, research ethics applications, maintenance of research ethics approvals for ongoing studies

    • Assist with research protocols from orthopaedic trauma surgeons, orthopaedic residents and fellows, graduate students, and summer students

    • Occasional coverage of other staff for the recruitment and enrolment of human subjects as needed

    • Interaction with local, provincial, national collaborative research bodies

    • Quarterly research reports

  • Policies & Procedures

    • Maintain established policies (specifically standard operating procedures (SOPs)) that govern the research team activities and objectives within the scope of University, Provincial, National, and International legislation

    • Make recommendations to policy or procedural changes that govern project or team objectives

    • Maintain protection of subjects and rights according to the International Conference on Harmonization (ICH), Declaration of Helsinki guidelines, the Tri-council Policy Statement, Good Clinical Practice guidelines, Health Canada Division 5, the Health Information Act (HIA) and through Conjoint Health Research Ethics Board (CHREB) requirements

  • Data Management

    • Maintain confidentiality of patient information and medical records

    • Ensure accuracy of data collection

    • Assess data integrity and manage data cleaning for thorough assessment of research outcomes

    • Evaluate protocols for appropriate data extraction and feasibility of data linkage

    • Oversight of data management with electronic data capture systems

    • Maintenance of device or drug and study records

    • Study-specific report preparation and maintenance of project databases

  • Education

    • Provide training sessions for orthopaedic trauma research team members

    • Provide one-on-one training to individuals (trainees, researchers, and technical staff)

    • Monitor and maintain supplies of orthopaedic trauma research office and project-specific equipment

Qualifications / Requirements:

  • University Degree in health/social sciences, required

  • Current professional affiliation and licensure, required

  • Research certification CCRP or CRA Level I (SoCRA or ACRP) is an asset

  • Membership in SoCRA or ACRP

  • Minimum of 5 years’ experience in a clinical research setting is an asset

  • Experience working with a multi-centre clinical research organization

  • Clinical experience

  • Knowledge of University of Calgary research systems is an asset (IRISS, CSM Legal, Finance)

  • Knowledge of patient care information systems in AHS is an asset (Sunrise Clinical Manager, IMPAX, Millenium)

  • Evidence of participation in continuing professional growth

  • Intermediate to advanced skills in Microsoft Office Suite

  • Extensive knowledge of theory and practical application of research policies and procedures

Application Deadline:  February 20, 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 Specialist/Advisor Job Family, Phase III.

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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