Research Coordinator, Psychiatry, Cumming School of Medicine

University of Calgary

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Position Overview

The Department of Psychiatry in the Cumming School of Medicine invites applications for a Research Coordinator. This Full-time Fixed Term position is for approximately 7 months (based on length of grant funding), with the possibility of extension.

This position reports to the Principal Investigator.

The Research Coordinator will generally work during normal business hours, but will occasionally be asked to work evenings or weekends to accommodate the schedules of research partners and study participants. This position allows some flexibility to work from home, but much of the work will need to be done in-person in the Calgary area.

Position Description

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

  • Building and maintaining relationships with school district partners
  • Scheduling and coordinating meetings between stakeholders
  • Conducting literature reviews
  • Securing ethics approvals
  • Recruiting research participants
  • Conducting qualitative interviews and focus groups
  • Youth engagement and participatory action research
  • Administering surveys and assessments
  • Analyzing qualitative data
  • Writing research reports
  • Presenting results to stakeholders
  • Supporting Principal Investigator and team members on related projects as needed

Qualifications / Requirements:

  • Master’s degree in social science, biomedical science or related discipline (Bachelor’s degree with sufficient experience will be considered)

  • At least 3 years of experience conducting research in social, behavioural or clinical fields

  • Experience with qualitative interviewing, focus groups and qualitative analysis, especially consensus building and co-design methodologies

  • Experience working with youth, especially adolescents

  • Experience working with schools

  • Understanding of mental health and interventions to support mental health

  • Understanding of ethical guidelines in human research

  • Friendly and approachable personality that can rapidly build rapport with stakeholders

  • Collaborative approach and team-oriented mindset

  • Exceptional attention-to-detail, especially when working with research data

  • Strong written and verbal communication skills

  • Ability to travel to multiple sites around the city of Calgary to meet with partners and collect research data

  • Skill with Microsoft Office suite (e.g. Word, Excel, PowerPoint)

  • Intellectual curiosity and desire to accept new challenges and learn new skills

  • Experience with quantitative data collection and analysis is an asset

  • Experience developing, testing or administering mental health interventions is an asset

  • Skill with software for data collection and analysis is an asset (e.g. NVivo, SPSS, REDCap, Qualtrics)

Application Deadline:  November 29, 2022

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 visit Careers in the Cumming School of Medicine.

The University strongly recommends all faculty and staff are fully vaccinated against COVID-19.

About the University of Calgary

The University of Calgary is Canada’s leading next-generation university – a living, growing and youthful institution that embraces change and opportunity with a can-do attitude. Located in the nation’s most enterprising city, the university is making tremendous progress on its Eyes High journey to be recognized as one of Canada’s top five research universities, grounded in innovative learning and teaching and fully integrated with the community it both serves and leads. The University of Calgary inspires and supports discovery, creativity and innovation across all disciplines. For more information, visit ucalgary.ca .

The University of Calgary has launched an institution-wide Indigenous Strategy in line with the foundational goals of Eyes High , committing to creating a rich, vibrant, and culturally competent campus that welcomes and supports Indigenous Peoples, encourages Indigenous community partnerships, is inclusive of Indigenous perspectives in all that we do.

As an equitable and inclusive employer, the University of Calgary recognizes that a diverse staff/faculty benefits and enriches the work, learning and research experiences of the entire campus and greater community. We are committed to removing barriers that have been historically encountered by some people in our society. We strive to recruit individuals who will further enhance our diversity and will support their academic and professional success while they are here. In particular, we encourage members of the designated groups (women, Indigenous peoples, persons with disabilities, members of visible/racialized minorities, and diverse sexual orientation and gender identities) to apply. To ensure a fair and equitable assessment, we offer accommodation at any stage during the recruitment process to applicants with disabilities. Questions regarding [diversity] EDI at UCalgary can be sent to the Office of Equity, Diversity and Inclusion ([email protected] ) and requests for accommodations can be sent to Human Resources ([email protected] ).

We encourage all qualified applicants to apply, however preference will be given to Canadian citizens and permanent residents of Canada.

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