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Research Assistant, Clinical Neurosciences, Cumming School of Medicine

Job ID: 21762

Updated: November 19, 2020

Location: Foothills Campus

Position Overview

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

This position reports to the Principal Investigator.  They will work closely with Scientists and Clinicians in the Phillips and RESTORE Network.  

The Research Assistant's primary purpose is to be responsible for supporting and coordinating activities within the Phillips Lab and RESTORE. This will include coordinating the regulatory filings for a clinical trial, as well the execution of a trial, as part of team. Other purposes are to support and advise on the day to day activities within the Phillips Lab. The incumbent may support other research projects by providing knowledge, skills, and on-the-job training to others.

Position Description

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

  • Assists with completion of regulatory filing paperwork (clinical trial ethics, health Canada, FDA, etc.)
  • Prepare and submit study documents to ethics and regulatory boards Interacts with patients and assists with data collection (physiological outcome measures)
  • Obtain consent from subjects wishing to participate in health research projects according to standard approved protocol
  • Ensures reliable collection of data and maintenance of RESTORE Network databases
  • Perform data entry for studies and update databases
  • Extract data from databases
  • Assist with the preparation and submission of grants
  • Operate and maintain complex technical equipment
  • Assist with organization and coordination of research tasks and resources
  • Provides clients and patients with information and advice about program/Network
  • Develops and suggests updates to the standard operating procedures for laboratory protocols
  • Provide technical support for other team members through advice on technical lab issues
  • Effectively communicate with other members of the team via email, reports, presentations

Qualifications / Requirements:

  • Bachelor Degree in Science
  • 1-2 years of related experience
  • A combination of education and experience will be considered
  • Basic skills in statistical software programs (eg. SAS, STATA)
  • Intermediate to advanced skills in Microsoft Office Suite (Word, Outlook, Excel, PowerPoint), Internet skills
  • Excellent interpersonal and organizational skills
  • Experience in providing advice and recommendations on policies, processes and prodecures
  • Demonstrated ability for professional report writing
  • Knowledge of research ethics and regulations for granting agencies (eg. Tri Council)
  • Ability to problem solve in complex situations
  • Demonstrated strong communication, team and customer service skills, and an ability to exercise judgment within established guidelines
  • Open to learning and development, and willing to accept new challenges and assignments
  • Knowledge of the University of Calgary processes and procedures is desirable
  • WHIMS Certification

Application Deadline:  December 3, 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 Specialist 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 has launched an institution-wide Indigenous Strategy in line with the foundational goals of Eyes High, committing to creating a rich, vibrant, and culturally competent campus that welcomes and supports Indigenous Peoples, encourages Indigenous community partnerships, is inclusive of Indigenous perspectives in all that we do.

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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