Clinical Research Coordinator, Surgery, Cumming School of Medicine

The University of Calgary - Calgary, AB (30+ days ago)

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Position Overview

The Department of Surgery in the Cumming School of Medicine invites applications for a Clinical Research Coordinator. This Full-time Fixed Term position is for approximately 12 months (based on length of grant funding), with the possibility of extension.

The Clinical Research Coordinator will report to the Orthopaedic Trauma Research Program Manager and be accountable to the Orthopaedic Trauma Research Lead, in the Department of Surgery, Cumming School of Medicine.

The role offers a challenging working environment featuring high volumes and variety of work with frequent interruptions. This position may require, at times, scheduled after-hour work for time-sensitive data collection. There will be periods of high volume with strict deadlines as required for the preparation for patient visits and data collection, contacting patients for clinic appointments, compiling data for submission to lead sites and maintenance of study databases.

Position Description

Summary of Key Responsibilities (job functions include but are not limited to):

Responsible for the coordination and administration of various research projects in collaboration with members of the Orthopaedic Trauma Research Team
In collaboration with the Orthopaedic Trauma Research Lead, develop the structure, objectives, and policies of the research project, evaluating research activities and recommending improvements when appropriate
Develop project timelines, monitor and control of project deadlines and outcomes, and closeout of projects
Provide research support, produce reports, and administer research policies and procedures
Responsible for the upkeep and maintenance of work spaces and labs, ensuring facilities are stocked with supplies and clean
Contributes to and assists in submitting research grant proposals
May be called upon by the Principal Investigator to act as their representative in the presentation of the research material to internal or external agencies, related publications, or journals
Organization and maintenance of all research patient records (hard copy and electronic) according to research policies and guidelines
Recruitment of patients into clinical research projects, booking appointments, collecting patient data, taking clinical patient histories, and patient education
Scheduling appointments for current research patients within study protocol guidelines
Blood sample collection and blood sample analysis using laboratory equipment

Qualifications / Requirements:
Bachelor's Degree in health science related field required, Graduate Degree preferred (Kinesiology, Nursing, Health Sciences)
Minimum of 3 years related experience in medical/clinical setting with clinical research involvement required
A combination of education, training and experience may be considered
Extensive knowledge of theory and practical application of research policies and procedures
Phlebotomy/venipuncture certification is required or willingness to obtain certification
Knowledge of musculoskeletal and/or medical terminology is an asset
Experience in Orthopaedic Trauma Research is an asset
Intermediate to advanced skills in Microsoft Office Suite
Excellent interpersonal and organizational skills
Understanding and knowledge of research ethics and regulations for ethics applications, renewals, and amendments
Demonstrated ability in professional writing, preparing reports, and conducting literature reviews for the purpose of presentation and publication
Experience with electronic medical records in AHS is an asset (Sunrise Clinical Manager, IMPAX, and/or Netcare)
Biohazard laboratory training and certifications required for the conduct of clinical research involving human subjects is an asset

Application Deadline: January 20, 2020

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.

Additional Information

This position is part of the AUPE bargaining unit, and falls under the Specialist/Advisor Job Family, Phase II.

To find out more about management and staff opportunities at the University of Calgary and all we have to offer, view our Management and Staff Careers website. For more information about the Cumming School of Medicine visit Careers in the Cumming School of Medicine.

About the University of Calgary

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