Research Assistant III
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Department, Unit or Project Description:
The Centre for Advanced Research in Experimental and Applied Linguistics (ARiEAL) is an innovative and interdisciplinary research centre that brings together researchers around the world versed in experimental and applied methods, behavioural and neurophysiological approaches to linguistics, language, cognition, and cognitive neuroscience. ARiEAL is uniquely positioned to investigate all elements of language structure and function, and changes in language ability due to developmental and life events. For additional information please visit: https://arieal.mcmaster.ca/
Dr. John Connolly and the Coma Research Team at ARiEAL Research Centre is seeking a part-time research assistant to assist with a CIHR/NSERC funded prospective cohort study focusing on the development of a point of care system for automated coma prognosis. For more information about the study, please refer to: https://bmjopen.bmj.com/content/9/7/e029621
We are seeking a highly motivated and self-directed research assistant to assist with the Coma Study based at Hamilton General Hospital at 0.5FTE. The responsibilities include patient screening, recruitment, data management, study administration, and other study related tasks under the direction of the Principal Investigator and Highly Qualified Personnel of the Coma Team.
Adhering to established research methodology, perform patient screening and conduct recruitment.
Use REDCap for data management.
Record, classify, and summarize research data according to established procedures.
Liaise between the Coma Team and the recruitment site at Hamilton General Hospital
Participate in research project meetings and site-specific research meetings and propose recommendations for procedure modifications and development in the areas of data management, quality control, and assurance.
Contribute to the preparation of data for reports, journal articles, papers, etc.
Conduct literature reviews and synthesize findings.
Perform other related tasks as outlined by the researcher.
Education: Bachelor’s degree in a relevant field of study, such as (but not limited to), cognitive neuroscience, psychology, kinesiology, and other Health Sciences related training.
Experience: Minimum of 6 months of related experience in a research environment.
Experience working within a health research environment
Experience using MEDITECH and/or familiarity with electronic health records
Highly organized and strong attention to detail
Ability to work independently and as part of a team
Ability to prioritize multiple tasks with short timelines
Commitment to high standards of professionalism
Hourly rate ranges from $18.08 to $25.32 depending on experience/qualifications.
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