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Clinical Research Projects Delivery Coordinator, CSM Clinical Research, Cumming School of Medicine

Job ID: 22000

Updated: January 20, 2021

Location: Foothills Campus

Position Overview

The Department of CSM Clinical Research in the Cumming School of Medicine invites applications for a Clinical Research Projects Delivery Coordinator. 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 Program Manager, Health Platforms in the CSM Clinical Research Unit.

The Clinical Research Project Delivery Coordinator will coordinate the end-to-end implementation of software development platforms for clinical research projects (e.g., clinical trials, research studies).  There will be peak periods during the year that are stressful due to overlapping deadlines and shifting priorities. 

Position Description

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

  • IT Project Management and Administration

    • Responsible for the coordination and administration of software development projects for clinical research studies

    • Support and coordinate the implementation of research platform development projects, including clinical trial data management systems (e.g., REDCap Cloud), electronic data capture solutions (e.g., REDCap), and custom web-based applications

    • Develop project timelines, monitor and control of project deadlines and outcomes, and closeout of projects to ensure client and project success

    • Planning, organizing, and directing project implementation (e.g., by scoping, tracking, and managing requests for the development team); and collaborating with other internal and external resources as needed

  • Developing budget estimates

    • Effectively prioritize between multiple projects, often with conflicting timelines

    • Proactively identify project risks, and develop and implement mitigation strategies

  • Planning, Delivery, and Support

    • Responsible for conducting intake meetings, develop project timelines, monitor project deadlines and outcomes, and be responsible for project closeout processes

    • Organizes and attends meetings to discuss study plans and progress

    • Accountable for identifying needs, securing commitments and monitoring progress of deliverable from internal and external service providers

    • Accountable for ensuring technological solutions comply with architectural standards

    • Provide study setup support in research platforms (e.g., REDCap Cloud, REDCap)

  • Client Liaison and Oversight of Research Project Activities

    • Responsible for supporting the CRU's clients (i.e., Principal Investigator's and their research teams) through the coordination and delivery of research software and platforms

    • Work closely with Principal Investigators/researchers to understand project requirements, scope technical requirements, and coordinate delivery with internal CRU technical development team

    • Reviewing research documentation (e.g., protocols and case report forms) to understand project needs and inform project implementation plans

  • Continuous Improvement and Knowledge Management

    • Provide professional services to other team members, guidance and knowledge transfer in training, procedures, and policy development

    • Develop and coordinate a variety of analytical processes, using complex software and techniques as required by the project and/or CRU management team

    • Contribute to and support implementation of CRU process and operational improvement activities

Qualifications / Requirements:

  • Bachelor's Degree (or equivalent) in health research, biological sciences, computer science, statistics, engineering or similar field of study
  • Master's Degree in a related field is an asset
  • Project management professional designation or SOCRA certification are an asset
  • Minimum of 5 years of related experience in managing/coordinating the delivery of clinical research projects or software delivery across multiple platforms
  • Experience with clinical trials and trial management software (e.g., REDCap Cloud, REDCap)
  • Experience in clinical research practice guidelines and compliance (Health Canada, FDA, ICH, GFP, 21 CFR Part 11)
  • High degree of judgment, creativity, analytical, and problem-solving skills
  • Ability to strategically manage multiple projects and conflicting priorities/deadlines
  • Must be comfortable working within a multi-disciplinary team of researchers and will strive for the highest level of accuracy in all tasks and responsibilities
  • Experience working with centralized project management systems (e.g., Jira) and documentation
  • Excellent interpersonal and organizational skills
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • Knowledge of research ethics and regulations for granting agencies (e.g. Tri Council)
  • Demonstrated proficiency in budgeting and resource planning
  • Knowledge of University core business systems is desirable

Application Deadline:  January 28, 2021

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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