Schedule Casual (See Additional Information Below)
Education Level Bachelor’s degree in a relevant field of study
Career Level Requires 2 years of relevant health care experience
Location Alberta, Saskatchewan or Manitoba
Hourly Rate $28.68
The Mark Loeb Research Group (MLRG) located at McMaster University is an internationally recognized research group specializing in infectious diseases. The Group’s studies focus on influenza and other respiratory infections, along with COVID-19. The MLRG is currently accepting applications for the role of Research Assistant to support a community-based study looking at the community spread of respiratory viruses, including COVID-19. Under the direct supervision of Coordinating Centre (CC) located at McMaster University in Hamilton, Ontario, a study Research Assistant is required for research operating in the rural areas in Alberta, Saskatchewan and Manitoba.
Responsible for organizing and administering one or more research projects within required deadlines under the direction of a Principal Investigator or project leader
- Oversee the collection, entry, verification, management, analysis, and reporting of data. Use statistical software to analyze data and interpret results.
- Design and maintain databases, data collection forms, error checking methods and related programs for efficient collection, analysis, and reporting.
- Modify and reconfigure databases to ensure the optimal storage of data and minimize data entry complexities. Troubleshoot moderately complex computer problems.
- Write data management and operations documentation for the project. Liaise between the project centre and remote project sites and personnel. Conduct structured project participant interviews.
- Ensure that the relevant research methodology is applied and all research material is handled in accordance with established protocols, policies, and procedures.
- Participate in the development of promotional strategies and related materials to encourage participation and support for research projects.
- Develop presentations and present information and training sessions to project personnel and project participants. Keep project participants informed of project progress through regular reports and newsletters.
- Gather and compile information and data required for the preparation of scientific papers, abstracts, and graphs. Conduct literature searches.
- Oversee the extraction and compilation of data required for reports and disseminate data to research groups and collaborating partners.
- Implement and maintain the research project budget. Create financial projections and make adjustments to the research project budget throughout the fiscal year.
- Exercise appropriate budget controls, monitor, and reconcile accounts. Write a variety of letters and memos.
- Participate in research project meetings and propose recommendations for procedure modifications and development in the areas of data management, quality control, and assurance.
- Write, update, and archive data management and quality assurance conventions.
- Respond to inquiries received from project personnel regarding relevant project issues and procedures. May be required to perform venipuncture and pipette a variety of samples.
Bachelor’s degree in a relevant field of study
Requires 2 years of relevant health care experience.
Candidates must have experience with venipuncture and be able to perform blood draws on both adults and children. Current registration and/or certification with a provincial licensing organization is required.
The successful candidate will have:
- venipuncture is required (adults and children)
- background in Nursing preferred
- excellent written and oral communication skills
- strong critical thinking skills
- the ability to work independently and with a team
- high attention to detail
- strong organizational skills and time management abilities
- experience with remote work and the ability to liaise with team members working in different geographic locations
This is a casual position and work hours will depend upon the demands of the research study.
This position requires access to reliable transportation
How To Apply
To apply for this job, please submit your application online.
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