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Clinical Research Coordinator, Department of Medicine, Cumming School of Medicine

Job ID: 22584

Updated: April 7, 2021

Location: Foothills Campus

We would like to take this opportunity to acknowledge the traditional territories of the people of the Treaty 7 region in Southern Alberta. The City of Calgary is also home to Métis Nation of Alberta, Region III.

Position Overview

The Department of Medicine in the Cumming School of Medicine invites applications for a Clinical Research Coordinator. This Full-time Fixed Term position is for approximately 6 months (based on length of grant funding), with the possibility of extension.

The Ward of the 21st Century (W21C) is a research and innovation initiative based at the University of Calgary and in the Calgary zone of Alberta Health Services (AHS). The W21C was created to respond to the urgent need for innovation in health care. The Canadian Adverse Events Study (2004) reported that as many as 20,000 deaths occur annually in Canadian hospitals from preventable adverse events. This finding drew considerable attention to the issues of safety and quality in health care, resulting in a call for strategic research and innovation to address the challenges in health care systems.

The Clinical Research Coordinator reports to the W21C Program Manager and will receive direction from the Lead Investigator(s) of relevant project(s). The Clinical Research Coordinator will be responsible for both project specific and general W21C work.  

This position works closely with the project lead(s) as well as the W21C Program Manager in the development of new processes and will exercise considerable independent discretion of execution of research protocols.  The successful incumbent will be responsible for ensuring compliance with all hospital and government regulations for research involving human subjects. 

Position Description

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

  • Meet the continuously changing needs of the department and the University
  • Responsible for process development of procedures that fit within established program guidelines
  • Under limited supervision, responsible for performing a range of research coordination tasks in support of W21C’s program objectives
  • Determines priorities with input from the W21C management and team
  • Provide research expertise to the W21C initiative
  • Provide clients with information and advice about programs/services
  • Ensure that services meet the continuously changing needs of the department and the University
  • Make recommendations to policy or procedural changes
  • Coordinate and schedule research visits according to study procedures
  • Extract data from existing databases
  • Collaborate with the study investigators to perform and complete relevant parts of the study (may include tasks such as obtaining signatures, discussing questions that come up, reviewing abnormal results of tests, etc.)
  • Perform investigator-delegated functions, such as interviewing and educating patients, completing questionnaires, performing simple physical exam tasks such as measuring weight, height and blood pressure, etc
  • Develop informed consent forms, source documents worksheets and case report forms
  • Contribute to protocol development by bringing forth feasible ideas for patient recruitment, study design and methodology and patient retention in studies
  • Liaise with all research team members and sponsor/other collaborators
  • Prepare and submit study documents to relevant ethic boards, CROs, and sponsors

Qualifications / Requirements:

  • Bachelor’s degree – with a preference for training within a health-related field 
  • Previous experience as a research coordinator (minimum one year experience) with a background in clinical trials
  • Phlebotomy and venipuncture training would be an asset.
  • Minimum of 2-5 years of experience in a research environment
  • Clinical Trial Coordinator training (may include courses such as the following: Alberta SPOR SUPPORT Unit: Leadership in Patient Oriented Research: Pragmatic Clinical Trials Certificate Program; Collaborative Institutional Training Initiative (CITI Program); National Institutes of Health (NIH): Protecting Human Research Participants; Tri-Council Policy Statement: Ethical Conduct for Research Involving Humans;  Northern Alberta Clinical Trials + Research Centre (NACTRC) - Study Coordinator Training Program
  • Experience with hospital staff and in the hospital setting is essential
  • Knowledge of University policies including submission of projects to ethics boards
  • Ability to manage competing priorities on multiple projects
  • Fluent in English; excellent communication skills
  • Computer literacy MS Windows, Word, Excel, MS Outlook and MS Access
  • Strong leadership skills
  • Must be able to work independently and with others
  • Strong organizational skills and detail oriented
  • Effective communication skills
  • Strong interpersonal skills

Application Deadline:  April 15, 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 II.

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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