The Department of Psychiatry in the Cumming School of Medicine invites applications for a Research Assistant. This Full-time Fixed Term position is for approximately 12 months (based on length of grant funding), with the possibility of extension.
Reporting to the Principal Investigator.
The Research Assistant will support the clinical research programs in geriatric mental health and dementia at the Hotchkiss Brain Institute.
Summary of Key Responsibilities (job functions include but are not limited to):
Manages own time effectively and ensures supervisors are kept informed of activities, and progress of work
Demonstrated strong communication and team skills, and an ability to exercise judgment within established guidelines
Perform multiple roles in different projects which may include:
literature reviews and syntheses
assistance with grant applications
completion of ethics applications
collecting, organizing, and analysing primary data
assistance in analysing secondary data
assistance with document preparation
supporting/assisting students and other researchers associated with the projects
meet with project stakeholders
Generate presentations on behalf of research team, to be used when presenting to various internal and external stakeholders
Generate various reports as required. May require presentation of reports to various stakeholders
Compile tables, charts, graphs, and summarized statistics for integration in research papers and reports
Assist in collection, compilation, and tracking of data
Qualifications / Requirements:
Bachelor degree required, Master’s degree preferred in health sciences, epidemiology, gerontology, neurosciences, or related health care field of study
A combination of education and experience will be considered
Intermediate to advanced skills in Microsoft Office Suite (Word, Outlook, Excel, PowerPoint)
Familiarity with reference management software (Endnote, Mendeley)
Excellent interpersonal and organizational skills
Demonstrated ability for professional report writing, literature
Knowledge of research ethics and regulations for granting agencies (eg. Tri-Council)
Ability to problem solve in complex situations
Demonstrated strong communication, team skills, and an ability to exercise judgment within established guidelines
Open to learning and development, and a willingness to accept new challenges
Knowledge of the University of Calgary processes and procedures is desirable
Application Deadline: March 9, 2021
We 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.
This position is part of the AUPE bargaining unit, and falls under the Specialist/Advisor Job Family, Phase I.
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