Summer Research Student, Family 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:20349Updated:March 19, 2020Location:Foothills CampusPosition OverviewTheDepartment of Family Medicine  in theCumming School of Medicineinvites applications for aSummer Research Student . This Fixed Term Recurring Part-time position is for approximately 16 weeks (based on length of grant funding), with the possibility of extension. This position reports to the Principal Investigator. This is a 16 week summer position May and August.  The summer student will work with a team to develop materials and content for the Practical Leadership for University Scholars Indigenous Leadership program (PLUS 3I). This studentship is part funded by the Indigenous Summer Student Program and the Rupertsland Institute so applicants must be between the age of 15 and 29, be of Metis ancestry and able to provide one of the following documents:A current Metis Nation of Alberta membership card; orA current Metis Nation of Alberta membership card from a parent, sibling or grandparent; orA valid membership card from Metis Nation British Columbia, Metis Nation Saskatchewan, Manitoba Metis Federation or Metis Nation Ontario; orA copy of a verifiable genealogical profile showing Metis ancestry and linkage to the Metis Nation homeland, orA detailed written description detailing the reason(s) for claiming Metis identity and from where the Metis heritage descendsThe summer research student will provide administrative support, research, analysis and data collection facilitation, writing and critical thinking expertise to the project.Position DescriptionSummary of Key Responsibilities(job functions include but are not limited to):Advise on, review and synthesise current Indigenous Health curriculum in the Cumming School of MedicineReview and synthesise the design and structure of current PLUS 3 program offered by the Office of Faculty DevelopmentAct as a student advisor to the design and structure of the new PLUS 3I program to be offered by the Office of Faculty DevelopmentLiaise with the advisory group and organize advisory group meetingsCollect data from group meetings, and synthesize/analyse feedback from group meetingsHelp develop the course content, etc.; create course materials; help plan delivery and evaluation of course as a team memberConduct literature reviews, knowledge syntheses and assist with systematic reviews as neededEstablish and maintain effective, productive relationships with clinic and university staff, fellow research team members, immediate supervisor and senior management, and with the campus communityManage own time and project tasks effectively. Demonstrate strong communication, team and interpersonal skills, and an ability to exercise judgment and take initiative to problem solve within established guidelines via conversation with project lead and managerQualifications / Requirements:Currently enrolled in an undergraduate program and returning to studies in fallKnowledge of Indigenous approaches to research and decolonizing approaches to research is necessaryExperience working with Indigenous communities beneficialKnowledge of both quantitative and qualitative research methods, statistics and epidemiological principlesExperience doing interviews or focus groups in a health research environment an assetExcellent organization skills, including the ability to work independently and to multitaskExperience with literature reviews and/or searching library databases for literature an assetHigh level of effective time management, personal initiative and team workExcellent written and oral communication skillsMust be open to learning and development, and be flexible and willing to accept new challenges and assignmentsIntermediate to advanced skills in Microsoft Office Suite (Word, Outlook, Excel, PowerPoint)Application Deadline: April 2, 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 Operational/Administrative Job Family, Phase 1.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.