The Department of Clinical Neurosciences in the Cumming School of Medicine invites applications for a Research Coordinator. This Part-time Fixed Term position is for approximately 1 year (based on length of grant funding), with the possibility of extension.
Reporting to the Principle Investigator, the Research Coordinator will work collaboratively with the managers, administrative staff, and quality improvement leads to coordinate a number of active research projects in Medical Education and within and outside of the Division of Neurology. The position will involve coordinating relevant stakeholder groups to undertake an innovation projects, quality improvement projects, and medical education research projects.
The primary purpose of this position is to support research and innovation projects involving audit and feedback, physician learning, and medical education research with the goal of supporting the development of a cohesive program of research in medical education and physician learning with the Principle Investigator.
Summary of Key Responsibilities (job functions include but are not limited to):
Project Coordination & Research
Coordinate, organize, monitor and control projects plans, scope, calendar
Organizing, attending, participating in stakeholder meetings and documenting and following up on important actions and decisions from meetings. Preparing necessary presentation materials for meetings to develop audit and feedback program for neurology and other research projects that arise
Ensuring project deadlines are met
Assist with the documentation and implementation of complex quality improvement and research projects including writing ethics proposals where relevant. This may include writing and submitting ethics proposals, budgeting, data collection, data analysis, and regular communication with the research team
Drives development and implementation of health services quality improvement and research projects, accomplishing project objectives by planning, monitoring and evaluating project activities and collecting and analyzing quantitative and qualitative data
Creating systems for effective and efficient project operation to ensure timely completion and quality reporting on project outcomes (project charters, Gantt charts, monitoring progress, etc)
Identifying operational issues that inhibit the optimal functioning of the project and bringing these to the attention of the principle investigator/project leads
Communication with stakeholders
Establishes and maintains good working relationships with all team members and external parties
Facilitates the communication and interaction among the functional representatives by acting as liaison on project tasks between staff and both internal and external stakeholders
Accurate and timely project controlling and monitoring as well preparation of periodic project progress reports and presentations
Plan and handle logistics and arrangements for any special events such as online and in -person stakeholder meetings
Qualifications / Requirements:
Post-secondary honors degree (MSc/MA/MEd Degree minimum) with relevant training in education research, knowledge translation, implementation science, and writing ethics proposals and research proposals
Demonstrated experience of more than 5 years of managing and coordinating large projects
Demonstrated track record of work in medical education research
Ability to apply best-practices for project coordination, determining project changes and communicating risks as well identifying opportunities for process improvement
Advanced skills in Microsoft Office Suite (Excel, Word, PowerPoint, Outlook) and qualitative research software (QSR NViVO)
Able to manage deadlines and communicate clearly with the team about requirements
Understanding of budgeting, resource planning, and resource allocation
Excellent written and verbal communication skills
High level of problem solving, organizational skill and interpersonal skills
Positive attitude and ability to work independently and as part of a team
Familiarity with quality improvement processes and health systems organization including points of intersection between medical schools and the health care system
Knowledge of University on-line systems such as PeopleSoft as well as other University systems and procedures
Experience working with key stakeholders such as committees, partners, sponsors, donors and high profile speakers and agents
Attention to details even when under pressure
Application Deadline: January 23, 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.
This position is part of the AUPE bargaining unit, and falls under the Specialist/Advisor Job Family, Phase II.
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