Research Site Coordinator - CLSA

UVic Institute on Aging and Lifelong Health - Victoria, BC (30+ days ago)

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The Institute on Aging and Lifelong Health (IALH), University of Victoria, invites applications for a Site Coordinator for the Canadian Longitudinal Study on Aging (CLSA). The CLSA is a national study of adult development and aging that has recruited over 50,000 individuals across Canada. UVic supports 1 of 11 comprehensive data collection sites.

Summary of Position

The Site Coordinator will oversee all aspects of the research project, including the collection of questionnaire based information, the coordination of clinical assessments conducted at the Data Collection Site (DCS) located at the Gorge Road Hospital, and the overall administration of the UVic CLSA site. The Site Coordinator will be supported by the Research Manager at IALH and the CLSA Principal Investigator at UVic. The position is demanding, fast-paced, and rewarding.

Key responsibilities include:

  • Coordinating and supervising staff to ensure the smooth and efficient operation of the study site
  • Serving as a Research Assistant and performing research protocols as required
  • Monitoring all research activities, including the management of study participants, the data collection process, the calibration and maintenance of equipment, overall quality control processes, and the training and certification of staff
  • Acting as the primary point of contact for participants and study staff, staff at the National Coordinating Centre, and other study sites
  • Developing records of research activities and preparing periodic and ad hoc reports
  • Maintaining all ethical standards, including proper reporting and assisting with ethics submissions as required
  • Monitoring, ordering and maintaining supplies and equipment
  • Managing all financial aspects of the study, including participant honoraria, staff timesheets, and the purchase of supplies
  • Monitoring and balancing the study budget

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*Requirements

  • Postgraduate degree in a health or social science, or equivalent experience in a health care-related field
  • Minimum of 4 years recent experience in project coordination, including supervision of research staff and monitoring of project budgets
  • Strong research skills and knowledge of issues related to implementing study protocols
  • Organized, detail-oriented, reliable and professional
  • Excellent oral and written communication and interpersonal skills
  • Exceptional ability to solve problems and make decisions
  • Strong computer skills and familiarity with hardware and software in a PC environment
  • Aptitude for learning new software
  • Ability to multi-task and readily adapt to changes in task requirements
  • Ability to work independently and collaboratively within a team environment (both locally and at a distance)
  • Willing to work during the day and early evening as well as on Saturdays
  • Experience working with older adults is an asset
  • Experience in clinical research an asset.

Terms of Employment

  • This is a full time grant-funded position for one year with the possibility of extension.
  • Salary will be commensurate with qualifications and experience. The salary range is $63,000 to $68,000.
  • Please send a cover letter, CV, and contact information for three references, to Jo Ann Miller
  • Include “Site Coordinator Job Posting” in the subject line
  • Application deadline is August 6, 2019.

Job Type: Contract

Salary: $63,000.00 to $68,000.00 /year

Experience:

  • project coordination, including staff supervision: 4 years (Required)
  • implementing research prococols: 3 years (Required)
  • managing research study budgets: 2 years (Required)
  • managing study participants: 3 years (Required)
  • data collection: 3 years (Required)
  • managing health research study equipment: 2 years (Preferred)

Education:

  • Master's Degree (Required)

Location:

  • Victoria, BC (Preferred)

Language:

  • English (Required)