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Research Assistant, Department of Medicine, Cumming School of Medicine

Job ID: 20100

Updated: February 13, 2020

Location: Foothills Campus

Position Overview

The Department of Medicine in the Cumming School of Medicine invites applications for a Research Assistant. 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 Principal Investigator.

This position will mainly work out of the Teaching Research and Wellness Center. Providing support of data extraction, database creation and scientific writing, for the Division of Gastroenterology at the University of Calgary.

Position Description

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

  • Perform grant related duties supporting the projects involved
  • Data analysis of data within the database
  • Provide statistical consultation to and instruct researchers, assistants and students in the methods of statistical analysis and computing
  • Interpret the results from the data analyses and write statistical sections of the study reports/publications including preparation of appropriate tables and figures
  • Provide support on preparation of manuscripts and grant applications (including conducting sample size/power calculations), review papers and protocols, design research studies, methodology, and data collection protocols
  • Prepare and review study documentation (e.g. protocols and statistical analysis plans), conduct background research such as searches, critical appraisal and summary of literature, including systematic review
  • Case management of patients involved; recruitment and enrolment of human subjects; and protection of subjects and subjects rights according to the International Conference on Harmonization (ICH), Declaration of Helsinki guidelines, the Tri-council Policy Statement and through Conjoint Health Research Ethics Board (CHREB) requirements
  • Develop and maintain proper ethics forms, submissions and legal documents
  •  Proper collection, handling and storage of bio specimens in the biobanks
  • Carry out statistical analysis using SAS, STATA or SPSS when required

Qualifications / Requirements:

  • Bachelors degree in Math or Statistics required
  • Masters degree in Science or a related field an asset
  • MSc/MMath in Statistics or equivalent an asset but not required
  • At least one year experience in a research position using clinical research methodologies preferred
  • Experience with maintaining and developing databases
  • Experience with data analysis
  • Good working knowledge of Microsoft Office applications
  • Good working knowledge of data processing systems such as SAS, STATA and SPSS an asset
  • Knowledge of internal review boards, sponsor operations and legal obligations for research projects

Application Deadline:  February 27, 2020

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 Technical 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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