Research Assistant, Surgery, Cumming School of Medicine

University of Calgary
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Researcher / analyst

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20893

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Position Overview

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

The Clinical Research Assistant will report to the Orthopaedic Trauma Research Program Manager and be accountable to the Orthopaedic Trauma Research Lead, in the Department of Surgery.

This position is for approximately 28 hours a week, 4 days per week, Sunday-Wednesday. Scheduled after-hour work and work on Saturdays may be required. 

Position Description

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

  • Responsible for the coordination and administration of various research projects in collaboration with members of the Orthopaedic Trauma Research Team
  • Provide research support, produce reports, and administer research policies and procedures
  • Responsible for the upkeep and maintenance of work spaces and labs, ensuring facilities are stocked with supplies and clean
  • Recruitment of patients into clinical research projects, booking appointments, collecting patient data, taking clinical patient histories, and patient education
  • Scheduling appointments for current research patients within study protocol guidelines
  • Blood sample collection and blood sample analysis using laboratory equipment
  • Work closely with the Research Manager and Principal Investigator in areas of analytics and reporting, in the development of documents and proposals for the purpose of presentation and publication
  • Assists in submitting research grant proposals
  • Organization and maintenance of all research patient records (hard copy and electronic) according to research policies and guidelines
  • Preparation of grant proposals, ethics applications, and reports for current and future research projects
  • Maintenance of filing system and archiving as required and in compliance with current standard operating procedures
  • Obtaining and maintaining certifications in the regulations and guidelines governing the conduct of clinical research involving human subjects
  • Obtaining and maintaining certifications required for Lab and Biohazard Lab Personnel
  • Obtaining and maintaining certifications required for phlebotomy

Qualifications / Requirements:

  • Bachelor’s Degree in health science related field OR Licensed Practical Nurse (LPN) certification required, Graduate Degree preferred (Kinesiology, Nursing, Health Sciences)
  • A minimum of 1 to 3 years of related technical experience in a medical/clinical setting with clinical research involvement required
  • A combination of education, training and experience may be considered
  • Good knowledge of theory and practical application of research policies and procedures
  • Phlebotomy/venipuncture certification is required or willingness to obtain certification
  • Ability and willingness to work with various biological samples (e.g., blood, tissues, urine)
  • Provide semi-skilled to skilled technical procedures to support the research project
  • Operate technical equipment
  • Experience in Orthopaedic Trauma Research is an asset
  • Intermediate to advanced skills in Microsoft Office Suite
  • Excellent interpersonal and organizational skills
  • Understanding and knowledge of research ethics and regulations for ethics applications, renewals, and amendments
  • Demonstrated ability in professional writing, preparing reports, and conducting literature reviews for the purpose of presentation and publication
  • Experience with electronic medical records in AHS is an asset (Sunrise Clinical Manager, IMPAX, and/or Netcare)
  • Biohazard laboratory training and certifications required for the conduct of clinical research involving human subjects is an asset

Application Deadline:  July 30, 2020

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 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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Posted

Post Expires

Application Deadline

Expired

Type

Researcher / analyst

Reference Number

20893

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