Junior Research Associate, Human Factors, Department of Medicine, Cumming School of Medicine – Calgary

  • Company:
    University of Calgary
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  • Salary:
    negotiable / monthly
  • Job type:
    Full-Time
  • Posted:
    8 hours ago
  • Category:
    Business / Mgmt

Job ID:20303Updated:March 16, 2020Location:Foothills CampusPosition OverviewTheDepartment of Medicinein theCumming School of Medicineinvites applications for aJunior Research Associate, Human Factors . This Full-time Fixed Term position is for approximately 6 months (based on length of grant funding), with the possibility of extension.The Ward of the 21st Century (W21C) is a research and innovation initiative based at the University of Calgary and in the Calgary zone of Alberta Health Services (AHS). The W21C was created to respond to the urgent need for innovation in health care. This position reports to the Director, W21C.  The Junior Research Associate, Human Factors will provide support, manage projects and equipment, and conduct research activities for Human Factors research and innovation projects within W21C. It is anticipated that the Junior Research Associate will be involved in 2-4 projects at any given time.  Position DescriptionSummary of Key Responsibilities(job functions include but are not limited to):Oversees of the W21C’s Healthcare Human Factors Simulation LaboratoryWorks closely with project leads in the execution of research protocols and programsEnsures compliance with all hospital and government regulations for research involving human subjectsAdvances Human Factors research priorities with input from the W21C teamProvides Human Factors expertise to W21C collaborators in identifying and improving Human Factors designCoordinates and carrying out research activities of key research studies in consultation with the principal investigator(s) and Human Factors project Research AssociatesUnder limited supervision, performs a range of research and coordination tasks in support of W21C Human Factors program objectivesOperates and programs patient simulators and simulation equipment for simulation sessionsProvides on-going support for audio/visual and laboratory equipment within the HHFSLDemonstrates safe use of equipment, respecting data security and privacy guidelinesUnderstands the use and operation of different simulation technologiesInstalls software and hardware upgrades for HHFSL equipmentProvides expertise in the development of Human Factors and simulation education and researchProvides training for educators and faculty members in the utilization of simulation equipmentParticipates in development, coordination, and implementation of simulation trainingAssists in preparation for simulation presentations, tours, and national meetingsSchedules activities, lead tours and demonstrations, and maintain records of simulation activitiesMaintains warranty informationManages supplies and equipment inventoryProvides advice on purchase of capital equipmentEstablishes equipment and inventory control and maintenanceQualifications / Requirements:Bachelors degree, with a preference for training related to healthcare human factorsExperience working in the clinical setting, particularly conducting research with physicians and patientsLess than 1 year of practical experience applying Human Factors evaluation techniques and design principles within a healthcare settingExperience operating and maintaining usability/patient-simulation laboratory equipmentExperience conducting quantitative and qualitative clinical researchKnowledge of the W21C and W21C Human Factors program is an assetLeadership, communication skills, organizational skills, problem solving skills and interpersonal skills requiredKnowledge of Human Factors research principles and theoriesExcellent people skillsResourceful, innovative, creative, strategic, solves problemGood judgment and concern for detail and accuracyAbility to receive direction, collaborate with others in setting goals, and work effectively in teams to achieve agreed upon goalsAbility to work independently and promote good teamworkApplication Deadline: March 26, 2020We 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 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 ourManagement and Staff Careers website. For more information about the Faculty of XXX 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.