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Research Assistant, Clinical Neurosciences, Cumming School of Medicine

Job ID: 21764

Updated: November 20, 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. However, tasks and instructions may be handed out from other team members within the unit.

The Research Assistant may be required to assist in leading any number of part-time unit members and students.

The work is provided with general instructions and the employee must make choices about how the work will be completed within set deadlines

Position Description

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

  • Responsible for making recommendations to policy or procedural changes
  • Assist in the development, designing and implementation of policy which governs team objectives
  • Maintain established programs
  • Ability to demonstrate assigned and scheduled tasks are done on own initiative and that results are beneficial to the success of the department
  • Ability to demonstrate and explain how work is performed to individuals in other positions performing similar work
  • Maintain established procedures and programs including but not limited to the assurance of a hazard free working environment
  • Good relationships are established and maintained with all unit members, including part time members who may report to this position
  • Data entry in order to maintain existing reports and for the development of new reports
  • Proofreads, creates and assists in the editing process of spreadsheets and other documents for members within the unit
  • May be required to assist in the maintenance and upkeep of departmental websites
  • Provides general office duties including typing, distribution of memos and announcements, photocopying, and mailing and faxing
  • Must maintain the ethical and confidentiality standards set by external institutions (in regards to such legislation as FOIP) as well as those internally set by the University

Qualifications / Requirements:

  • Undergraduate degree or Diploma or equivalent work experience is required
  • A degree in psychology or neuropsychology is strongly preferred
  • Previous experience in human subject research is required
  • Experience with administration and interpretation of neuropsychological testing is required, particularly in older populations or populations with stroke or cerebrovascular disease
  • Experience in administration and interpretation of the following neuropsychological tests is strongly preferred: Mini-Mental Status Exam, Trail Making Test, California Verbal Learning Test, Clock Drawing Test,  WAIS-R digit symbol Test, Rey Osterrieth Complex Figure Test,  Digit Span Test,  Controlled Oral Word Association Test, Boston Diagnostic Aphasia Examination 
  • Experience and knowledge of Post-Secondary institution software and organizational structure is an asset
  • Proficient working knowledge of the Microsoft Office suite, specifically Word and Excel, is required
  • Full working knowledge of safety regulations and government legislation is an asset
  • Strong written and oral communication skills
  • Ability to time manage and determine priorities
  • English fluency is essential

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/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 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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