Department of Pediatrics
Competition No. - S100844960
Posting Date - Apr 26, 2021
Closing Date - May 24, 2021
Hourly Rate - $25.62 - $34.59
Grade - 07
Hours - 7
This competition is open to all applicants, however, internal candidates and applicants who were former employees of the University of Alberta in the past 18 months will be given priority consideration before external candidates.
This position has an end date 12 months from the date of hire.
The Department of Pediatrics within the University of Alberta is one of Canada’s leading academic pediatric institutions in medical education and pediatric research. We also work in conjunction with the Stollery Children’s Hospital to provide leading-edge clinical care. We are dedicated to the advancement of child health through the delivery of exemplary education, research, and patient care. Further information on the Department of Pediatrics can be found at www.pediatrics.ualberta.ca.
Reporting to Dr. Francois Bolduc, the ERP Research Technician will administer electroencephalography (EEG) on study participants in order to measure evoked-response potentials (ERPs) for several specific study tasks. This includes set-up/clean-up, installation of the 128-channel net, ensuring adequate impedance of the electrodes, running the recording software, administering study tasks, and ensuring the quality of recorded data.
Be familiar with the clinical research study which will include an in-depth review of the protocol and source materials.
Administer electroencephalography (EEG) on study participants in order to measure evoked-response potentials (ERPs) for several specific study tasks. This includes set-up/clean-up, installation of the 128-channel net, ensuring adequate impedance of the electrodes, running the recording software, administering study tasks, and ensuring the quality of recorded data.
Coordinate with a second, more junior technician who will be assisting.
Study participants will be individuals with intellectual disabilities ranging in age from 6-35, and will typically require extra care, patience, and comforting during testing.
Explanation and demonstration of the tasks to the participant and caregiver in order to increase comfort with the testing.
Ensure EEG nets and computer systems are ready for participant visit, as there is a precisely timed schedule for the day.
Rigorous documentation of all necessary information about the participant visit, as well as storing this information in a database.
Gathering data files and storing them on a project server, as well as sending them to collaborators for analysis.
Keep patient data/information confidential.
Assist other members of the research team.
Experience administering EEG using a net-based system.
Experience with children/young adults with intellectual disability.
Background in science with a degree in a related field.
Ability to identify the most pressing matters and work efficiently to complete tasks in a timely manner.
Strong communication and teamwork skills.
Strong record-keeping and following of protocols.
Experience with NetStation or E-Prime is an asset.
Experience with REDCap is an asset.
Good Clinical Practice Division 5 Training is an asset (training will be provided if
UofA and/or AHS privacy training is an asset (training will be provided if necessary).
How to Apply
Note: Online applications are accepted until midnight Mountain Standard Time of the closing date.
We thank all applicants for their interest; however, only those individuals selected for an interview will be contacted.
The University of Alberta is committed to an equitable, diverse, and inclusive workforce. We welcome applications from all qualified persons. We encourage women; First Nations, Métis and Inuit persons; members of visible minority groups; persons with disabilities; persons of any sexual orientation or gender identity and expression; and all those who may contribute to the further diversification of ideas and the University to apply.