Casual Research Student Assistant, Clinical Neurosciences, Cumming School of Medicine – Calgary

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

Job ID:20092Updated:February 13, 2020Location:Foothills CampusPosition OverviewTheDepartment of Clinical Neurosciences  in theCumming School of Medicine  invites applications for aCasual Research Student Assistant . This Casual Part-time Fixed Term Hourly position is for approximately 4 months (based on length of grant funding), with the possibility of extension.Reports to the Principal Investigator of the Monitoring of mOtor fUnction iN sTroke (“MOUNT”) study and will liaise with the supervising Program Manager. The summer student will be involved with technical aspects of the devices for monitoring the movement of stroke patients on the units. Each patient will be monitored for 48-72 hours and the student will be responsible for up to 5 patients at a time. This position would be ideal for someone interested in learning about nursing and/or clinical trials.This position is only open to students current registered at the University of Calgary. Applicants are encouraged to apply for summer studentship funding, although it is not strictly a requirement.The program is based at Foothills Medical Centre with work requiring 12-15 hours per week.  Position DescriptionSummary of Key Responsibilities(job functions include but are not limited to):Assist the research team with placement of devices in patient rooms, including pressure sensors on the beds and cameras above the bedsEnsure all equipment is functional, coordinating the equipment with the unit nursesEnsure that when a device is turned off for any reason, it is turned back on againResponsible for physically transferring the data hard drive to the Biometric Technologies Laboratory (Schulich School of Engineering) biweekly and maintaining confidentiality of research dataRespect patient autonomy and confidentialityOther duties to support the Stroke Clinical Trials Group (SCTG) as requiredQualifications / Requirements:Must be registered in a student at the University of Calgary, preferably in the areas of Health Sciences, Biomedical Engineering, Engineering or Computer scienceExperience with digital recording equipmentExcellent interpersonal skills with the ability to communicate and interact effectively with health professionalsExperience and comfort with interacting with patients in a hospital setting is an assetApplication Deadline:This position will remain open until filled; however, applicants will be reviewed as they are received.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 InformationThis 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 ourManagement and Staff Careers website. For more information about the Cumming 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.