Research Coordinator, Clinical Neurosciences, Cumming School of Medicine

  • Company:
    University of Calgary
  • Location:
  • Salary:
    negotiable / monthly
  • Job type:
    Full-Time
  • Posted:
    4 weeks ago
  • Category:
    Health Care

Job ID:16648Updated:October 11, 2018Location:Foothills CampusPosition OverviewTheDepartment of Clinical Neurosciencesin theCumming School of Medicineinvites applications for aResearch Coordinator . 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 Principal Investigator.  The position will be part of the Epilepsy Genetics Research group. Genetic factors play a major role in the etiology of epilepsy. Identifying an underlying genetic cause in a patient with epilepsy has a major impact on diagnosis as well as patient information and management. The genetic diagnosis avoids further potentially harmful diagnostic tests, may allow to anticipate prognosis, allows genetic counselling and is beginning to inform treatment.This position will require occasional national and international travel.Position DescriptionSummary of Key Responsibilities(job functions include but are not limited to):Responsible to maintain established programs and proceduresSupport the PI with preparing an ethics application for the planned biobank and setup of the recruitment structureInform eligible patients and their relatives about the research project, obtain written informed consent and arrange a blood or saliva sample. Adult patients will be recruited at Foothills Hospital. Paediatric patients will be recruited at a monthly clinic of the PI at the Alberta Children’s HospitalSupport the phenotyping of relatives by taking a medical history using a validated questionnaire (usually via telephone)Access and Obtain available medical recordsEnter the phenotypic information of the participants into a RedCap databaseProvide administrative support to the PI when recruited patients are included into additional research projects. These can be local or international collaborative projectsSupport the PI with preparing ethics applications for additional research projectsCollect blood samples (training provided) from patients when requiredProvide clients with information and advice about programs/servicesEnsure that services meet the continuously changing needs of the department and the UniversityMake recommendations to policy or procedural changes as neededMaintain established programs and proceduresRecruit eligible subjects for research projects by checking charts and other sourcesCoordinate and schedule research visits according to study proceduresAbstract data from existing databasesQualifications / Requirements:Bachelor Degree required, preferably in Health Sciences or Biomedical Sciences3-5 years of related research experiencePhlebotomy experience an asset, but not requiredKnowledge of University policies including submission of projects to ethics boardsAbility to work simultaneously on multiple projectsFluent in English; excellent communication skillsComputer literacy MS Windows, Word, Excel, MS Outlook and MS Access or RedCapStrong leadership skillsMust be able to work independently and with othersStrong organizational skills and detail orientedEffective communication skillsStrong interpersonal skillsCooperative and dependableEffective multi-tasking skillsApplication Deadline: October 25, 2018We 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 InformationThis 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 ourManagement and Staff Careers website. For more information about theCumming School of Medicine visitCareers in the Cumming School of Medicine.About the University of CalgaryThe 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, visitucalgary.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.