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Research Assistant, Cardiac Science, Cumming School of Medicine

Job ID: 24517

Updated: November 24, 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 Cardiac Science in the Cumming School of Medicine invites applications for a Research Assistant This Full-time Fixed Term position is for approximately 6 months (based on length of grant funding), with the possibility of extension.

This position reports to the Director, Investigators and Managers of the Cardiovascular Opportunities Network Epidemiology and Clinical Trials (CON-ECT) Centre.

The primary purpose of this position is to assist the principal investigators and the research team with the conduct and coordination of sponsor-initiated and investigator-initiated clinical trials.

Position Description

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

  • Coordinate trial activities from study initiation to study closure for multi-site clinical trials
  • Data capture and data entry into an established computer database and maintaining optimal data recording practices
  • Assist with the preparation of research ethics board applications and maintenance of regulatory documents
  • Aid in the collection of data from local subjects and conduct basic data analysis under the supervision of the investigator
  • Administrative duties including organizing and filing of confidential study records
  • Assist in development and maintenance of data collection system for analysis and study related payments.
  • Work closely with the Principal Investigator and research team in the coordination of project resources and study-related payments
  • Assist with development of research-related documents (e.g. electronic case report forms, informed consent forms, patient information material)- Responsible for tracking study progress and outcome adjudication events
  • Prepare study reports, presentations and correspondence in close collaboration with the Principal Investigator
  • Independently label, track and store study related data, as well as research equipment.
  • Able to prioritize tasks to comply with research protocol needs
  • Flexibility and the ability to meet deadlines and cope with the dynamic nature of clinical research are key
  • May provide supervision and training to students working at the CON-ECT centre

Qualifications / Requirements:

  • University Degree in Health Sciences is preferred
  • Basic or intermediate knowledge of statistical principles is required
  • SOCRA (Society of Clinical Research Associates) CCRP (Certified Clinical Research Professional) designation or equivalent are an asset
  • Minimum of two years of experience in clinical research is required
  • Current BCLS certification for healthcare providers is required
  • Current GCP certification training is required
  • In-depth understanding of a clinical research is required
  • Self-motivation and advanced time-management skills are essential
  • Intermediate to advanced skills on Microsoft Office Suite (Word, Outlook, Excel, Powerpoint) required
  • Experience with different clinical databases (Netcare, SCM, Approach etc.) is an asset
  • Knowledge of electronic data capture (EDC) system (e.g REDCap) is an asset
  • Excellent interpersonal and organizational skills are required
  • Well-developed communication skills, verbal and written, are required
  • Ability to maintain accurate records and attention to details is required

Application Deadline:  December 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 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.

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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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