Research Assistant, Department of Medicine, Cumming School of Medicine – Calgary

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

Job ID:20367Updated:March 24, 2020Location:Foothills CampusPosition OverviewTheDepartment of Medicinein theCumming School of Medicine  invites applications for aResearch Assistant . This Fixed Term Recurring Part-time 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 Prinicipal Investigator.  This recurring part-time, fixed term grant funded position is working for the Refugee Health YYC research program and W21C Teams. Refugee Health YYC (RH-YYC) is a motivated team of researchers whose overall objective is to improve the health of recently arrived and resettled refugees and asylum claimants in Calgary and Canada. RH-YYC is closely partnered with the Mosaic Refugee Health Clinic (Calgary, AB) a dynamic and multi-disciplinary medical home for newly arrived refugees and asylum claimants.Position DescriptionSummary of Key Responsibilities(job functions include but are not limited to):Coordinating and carrying out research activities of key research studies in consultation with the principal investigator(s) and project research associatesUnder limited supervision, responsible for performing a range of research and coordination tasks in support of W21C program objectivesEnsuring stakeholders are kept informed of the study’s progressionAssisting with applications (e.g., ethics, grants) and development of research protocolsData collectionAssisting with interpretation and analysis of data collectedAssist with report writing, production of research papers suitable for publication, and support knowledge translation activitiesProvide general support to the Ward of the 21st Century program to facilitate the progression of the W21C vision.  Activities include research center space management, support for event planning, and contributions to the overall collaborative environmentQualifications / Requirements:Bachelors degree required, Masters level training preferred, with a preference for training in data analysis, machine learning and artificial intelligence and their application in health and healthcare. Thesis within a strong research program an asset1-2 years progressive experience in conducting research or applied data analysisExperience working in the clinical setting, particularly conducting research with physicians and patientsExperience conducting quantitative and clinical research or data analysisDatabase skills required with experience in R, Python, Excel, Access, and other databasesKnowledge of the W21C Initiative and RHYYC are an assetsLeadership, communication skills, organizational skills, problem solving skills and interpersonal skills requiredResourceful, innovative, creative, strategic, problem solvesGood 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 goalsApplication Deadline: March 31, 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 theSpecialist/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.