Job title: Research Assistant, Faculty of Nursing
Company: University of Calgary
Job description: Position Overview
The Faculty of Nursing invites applications for a research assistant. This recurring fixed-term position for fixed term is approximately 12 months (based on the length of the grant), with the possibility of extension.
This post reports directly to the principal investigator. This position also works closely with other faculty and research coordinators within the Alberta Cancer Outcomes Research Network (ACORN). The general vision for the research program is to advance the science of cancer survival to improve the health and quality of life of cancer survivors and their families. The specific objectives are to: 1) generate knowledge about health outcomes and the physical and psychological consequences of a cancer diagnosis; 2) Generate knowledge about the efficacy of cancer delivery and current models of care for survival; 3) Test innovative supportive care interventions; and 4) Develop capacity in cancer survival research and clinical practice through mentorship of undergraduate students, graduate students, postdoctoral scholars, and health care providers.
The position requires independent judgment and decision-making in the day-to-day operations. Decisions are guided by study protocols and guidelines. The incumbent will assist the study researcher (s) to conduct literature reviews, data collection, basic data analysis, study recruitment, organization of study meetings and writing for distribution. The work requires a high degree of accuracy and the ability to re-prioritize tasks to meet deadlines. The incumbent must also be able to work with diverse teams of researchers, patient partners and community workers with different levels of experience to ensure equitable involvement in the research processes.
Summary of key responsibilities (job functions include, but are not limited to):
- Contact PI to explain information, tasks or deliveries.
- Conduct qualitative interviews with patients and organize data.
- Manage and prioritize tasks and deliveries in line with project milestones and timelines.
- Assist with study activities, including conducting literature reviews, data collection, basic data analysis and study recruitment.
- Report on team progress during team meetings, give ideas to improve processes to reach milestones and timelines for the project.
- Be present at all stages of the project, including the development of study documents, data collection, import and cleaning, and analyzes, as well as integrated and completed knowledge translation activities.
- Maintain organization and accuracy in submitting, sorting, checking and maintaining research records.
- Work with others to ensure data is recorded, entered, cleaned and interpreted correctly.
- Compile and maintain correspondence, spreadsheets, reports and presentations as needed
- Help stay true to protocols for the research project.
- Correspondence, filing (electronic and copy), scheduling of meetings, support of setting up research meetings, etc.
- Contribute to general administrative tasks in the laboratory.
- Ensure that the laboratory protocols and file management system are adhered to.
Qualifications / Requirements:
- Master’s degree in progress or completed, preferably in health care or health sciences and a minimum of 2-3 years experience in a research environment.
- Proven experience in conducting qualitative interviews with patients is required.
- Strong understanding of qualitative research methodology is required.
- The ability to conduct interviews via web platforms, such as zoom, is required.
- Experience in the field of cancer research and / or clinical practice experience in cancer is preferred.
- The ability to complete assigned and scheduled tasks on one’s own initiative with minimal supervision required.
- Experience in research projects requires methods, processes, standards and policies.
- Knowledge of research project life cycle is required.
- Knowledge of research ethics and regulations for awarding agencies, including maintaining the confidentiality of patient information and medical records.
- The ability to work well under pressure, multitasking, time management and re-prioritization of the necessary tasks.
- Excellent problem-solving and critical thinking skills are required.
- Excellent interpersonal, written and oral communication skills, especially in a team dynamic required.
- Analytical reasoning skills and decision-making skills are required.
- Knowledge of computer systems, especially Microsoft Office Suite and experience with patient health records, is preferred.
- Web-based recording software is an asset, especially with the preference of Qualtrics Inc.
- Proficient report writing skills are required.
- The ability to adapt and be flexible in a changing environment is required.
- Must be open to learning and development and willing to accept new challenges and assignments.
- A positive attitude as well as the ability to work independently and as part of a team is required.
- Knowledge of processes and procedures of the University of Calgary is preferred.
Deadline for applications: 05 October 2021
We would like to thank all applicants in advance for submitting their CVs. Please note that only the candidates selected to proceed through the selection process will be contacted.
This position is part of the AUPE bargaining unit and falls under the specialist / adviser working family, phase I.
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Job date: Thu, 23 Sep 2021 02:40:55 GMT
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