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Research Assistant, Paediatrics, Cumming School of Medicine

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Job ID: 13162

Updated: July 1, 2017

Location: Foothills Campus

Position Overview

The Department of Pediatrics in the Cumming School of Medicine invites applications for a Research Assistant. This Full-time Fixed Term position is for approximately 1 year (based on length of grant funding), with the possibility of extension.

This position reports to the Research Director, Section of Neonatology, Associate Professor in the Department of Pediatrics.

The Research Assistant will work with individual Neonatologists and their research teams in the NICUs and other designated neonatology research areas (obstetrics floor and clinic).

 

Position Description

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

  • Assist with career development and prioritization of tasks
  • Obtain consents from parents for research projects
  • Obtain study samples and processing these for storage/analysis
  • Obtain blood samples from adults in certain studies
  • Assist with the study protocols/procedures done in NICUs
  • Prepare packages of information to be given to research families as needed
  • Collect data on inpatient study subjects and enter data into a comprehensive database
  • Assist with development of database for studies
  • Prepare summaries of the data for presentations and reports, including preparation of reports for multicenter studies
  • Takes minutes of meetings as requested
  • Manages own time effectively and ensures immediate reports to manager is kept informed of activities, and progress of work
  • Demonstrated strong communication, team and customer service skills, and an ability to exercise judgment within established guidelines

Qualifications / Requirements:

  • Science degree (BSc student or equivalent preferred)
  • 0-2 years related experience
  • A combination of education and experience will be considered
  • Excellent communication and interviewing skills
  • Strong organizational and time management skills
  • Ability to work independently
  • Good scientific procedure skills (careful; precise; pays close attention to details in protocols; good record keeping skills)
  • Basic knowledge of research methods, epidemiologic principles and statistics
  • Knowledge and experience of STATA/SPSS or SAS would be an asset
  • Excellent interpersonal and organizational skills
  • Demonstrated ability for professional report writing
  • Proficiency in literature search strategies
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office programs including Excel and Powerpoint
  • Familiarity with basic laboratory procedures (e.g. ELISA, PCR)
  • A positive attitude and the ability to work independently and as part of a team are critical to success
  • Knowledge of the University of Calgary processes and procedures is desirable

Application Deadline:  June 30, 2017

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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