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The Department of Anaesthesia in the Cumming School of Medicine invites applications for a Research Assistant. This Fixed Term Recurring Part-time position is for approximately 8 months (based on length of grant funding), with the possibility of extension.

Reporting to the Principal Investigator.

This position will primarily be based remotely with a minority of time spent at the Alberta Children’s Hospital. Workdays may vary in length and may occasionally include evening and weekend hours to facilitate data collection, management, and oversight.

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.  This position is for approximately 17.5 hours  a week.

Position Description

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

Research Administration and Support

  • Upholds the strongest ethical and privacy standards and exercises judgement within established guidelines
  • Assisting with systematic literature reviews including database searches, screening of literature as well as data entry and coding
  • Assisting with recruitment and follow-up with participants, data collection and upkeep
  • Analyzing data using Excel, Access and appropriate statistical software (e.g., NVivo, SPSS)
  • Ensuring that studies are carried out to a high quality and as per regulations stipulated by Health Canada, the Research Ethics Board, and other oversight and regulatory bodies
  • Proactively anticipating problems and developing preventative solutions; helping to establish quality performance standards
  • Liaising with clinicians, researchers and other team members
  • Resolving minor issues in the lab and research studies
  • Delivering engaging, informative, well-organized presentations
  • Providing stakeholders with information and advice about our program
  • Other administrative and data collection related to projects as needed

Qualifications / Requirements:

  • A Bachelor’s degree in Psychology or a related discipline; students completing undergraduate degree in Psychology or a related discipline are also considered
  • At least 3 months experience working in a medical field
  • Experience working with children and teens in a professional capacity is strongly preferred
  • Experience conducting systematic literature reviews is preferred
  • Proficiency with computer software including Microsoft Office programs such as Excel, Word, Outlook, Access and PowerPoint
  • Experience with Covidence, NVivo, SPSS, data analysis, online data collection (REDCap), and IRISS is considered an asset
  • Strong oral and written communication skills: ability to communicate effectively with internal and external stakeholders and collaborators at all levels of the organization, and deal with difficult, sensitive and confidential information tactfully
  • Exhibit strong attention to detail and accuracy, as well as excellent organizational and time management skills
  • Ability to deal with multiple simultaneous priorities in an effective and efficient manner
  • Ability to work well both in a team environment and independently
  • Experience working with children and teens in a professional capacity is strongly preferred

Application Deadline:  January 17, 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 Operational/Administration 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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