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Research Assistant, Psychiatry, Cumming School of Medicine

Job ID: 22030

Updated: January 13, 2021

Location: Foothills Campus

Position Overview

The Department of Psychiatry in the Cumming School of Medicine invites applications for a Research Assistant. This Fixed Term Recurring Part-time position is for approximately 12 months (based on length of grant funding), with the possibility of extension.

Reporting to the Principal Investigator.

This is a recurring part-time position with variable hours.  Recurring part-time employees are hourly employees engaged to perform work on an irregular schedule.  An hourly position working approximately 17.5 hours a week.

Position Description

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

  • Work closely and collaboratively with the principal investigator and associated staff and students
  • Literature reviews and syntheses
  • Assistance with grant applications
  • Completion of ethics applications
  • Collecting, organizing, and analyzing primary data
  • Assistance in analyzing secondary data
  • Assistant with document preparation
  • Supporting/assisting students and other researchers associated with the projects
  • Meeting with project stakeholders
  • Maintain clear tracking of work tasks and their completion

Qualifications / Requirements:

  • Minimum of a master degree relevant to health and/or psychology field
  • Minimum of 2 years of experience managing health services and/or mental health research projects
  • Knowledge of the mental and health service systems in Canada
  • Experience with ethics applications, research ethics, and regulations for granting agencies (e.g., Tri-Council)
  • Ability to interact with internal and external stakeholders
  • Intermediate to advanced skills in Microsoft Office Suite
  • Experience with both qualitative and quantitative research, with advance skills in at least one of these domains
  • Experience with analytic software (preferably with SPSS and NVIVO)
  • Excellent interpersonal, communication (written and oral), and organizational skills
  • Demonstrated ability in professional writing, preparing reports and conducting literature reviews for the purpose of presentations and publications
  • Willingness to take on additional responsibilities
  • Ability to work flexible hours

Application Deadline:  January 27, 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 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 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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