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Research Assistant, W21C, Department of Medicine, Cumming School of Medicine

Job ID: 19691

Updated: December 2, 2019

Location: Foothills Campus

Position Overview

The Ward of the 21st Century in Department of Medicine in the Cumming School of Medicine invites applications for a Research Assistant, W21C. This Fixed Term Recurring Part-time position is for approximately 6 months (based on length of grant funding), with the possibility of extension.

The W21C Research Assistant reports to the W21C Research Manager and will receive direction from the Lead Investigator(s) of the project(s) they are assigned to. The Research Assistant will be responsible for supporting project specific and general W21C activities.  It is anticipated that the Research Assistant will be involved in 2-5 projects at any given time.
 
This position works closely with the project leads and research associates in the execution of research protocols and programs within the W21C. The position will require involvement in multiple research tasks with various internal and external stakeholders. The position requires discretionary decision making, professionalism and comfort interacting with healthcare providers and patients and has the potential to impact the integrity and success of the W21C program. Peak periods of the year are stressful due to high volume of work and competing demands.

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):

  • Coordinating and carrying out research activities of key research studies in consultation with the principal investigator(s) and project research associates
  • Under limited supervision, responsible for performing a range of research and coordination tasks in support of W21C program objectives
  • Ensuring stakeholders are kept informed of the study's progression
  • Assisting with applications (e.g., ethics, grants) and development of research protocols
  • Data collection
  • Assisting with interpretation and analysis of data collected
  • Assist with report writing, production of research papers suitable for publication, and support knowledge translation activities
  • Provide general support to the Ward of the 21st Century program to facilitate the progression of the W21C vision.  Activities include research center space management, support for event planning, and contributions to the overall collaborative environment

Qualifications / Requirements:

  • Bachelors degree, with a preference for training within a health related field
  • Experience working in the clinical setting, particularly conducting research with physicians and patients
  • Experience conducting quantitative and qualitative clinical research
  • Database skills required with experience in SPSS, Excel, Access, and other databases
  • Knowledge of the W21C Initiative is an asset
  • Leadership, communication skills, organizational skills, problem solving skills and interpersonal skills required
  • Resourceful, innovative, creative, strategic, problem solves
  • Good judgment and concern for detail and accuracy
  • Ability to receive direction, collaborate with others in setting goals, and work effectively in teams to achieve agreed upon goals
  • Ability to work independently and promote good teamwork
  • Ability to demonstrate tact and courtesy dealing with patients, staff and physicians
  • Ability to communicate well with colleagues from various disciplines and external collaborators within a complex initiative
  • Must be able to maintain strict confidentiality of patient records
  • Computer skills (Microsoft Word, Access, PowerPoint and Excel)
  • Experience with statistical software packages

Application Deadline:  December 9, 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 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.

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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