The Department of Clinical Nuerosciences in the Cumming School of Medicine invites applications for a Research Coordinator. This Full-time Fixed Term position is for approximately 12 months (based on length of grant funding), with the possibility of extension.
This position reports to the Principal Investigator.
The Research Coordinator may be required to assist in leading any number of part-time unit members and students.
The position is comprised of technical, research and clerical functions related to a multi-centre research study.
The incumbent must be capable of evaluating situations where escalating workload may lead to higher stress levels. The ability to prioritize and determine importance from a large volume of work on a constant basis is essential.
This is a maternity leave replacement position.
Summary of Key Responsibilities (job functions include but are not limited to):
Develop informed consent forms, source documents worksheets and case report forms
Contribute to protocol development by bringing forth feasible ideas for patient recruitment (eg. suggesting locations to recruit patients from, writing advertisements for patient recruitment), study design and methodology (eg. provide input on visit structure and timelines) and patient retention in studies
Draft and negotiate budgets for agreements with sponsors
Negotiate and liaise with sponsors during the contract stages
Liaise with all research team members and sponsor/other collaborators. Prepare and submit study documents to the ethic boards
Prepare invoices for billing purposes for various research trials
Overseeing team members and coaching them with respect to conducting research visits and maintaining good ethical conduct
Responsible for all procurement and maintenance of study supplies, as well as reconciliation of lab p-card and t&e card
Manages study funds to ensure spending aligns with study budgets
Influences decisions on hiring and employee review
Maintain research study binders with regulatory documents and patient data
Keep electronic records of all study material including protocols, informed consent forms, questionnaires, renewals, modifications, etc
Train research assistants on study procedures and questionnaires/ tests
Obtain consent from subjects wishing to participate in health research projects according to standard approved protocol
Educate patients and their families on research procedures
Collect and maintain data logs
Perform data entry for studies and update database
Recruit eligible subjects for research projects by checking charts and other sources Coordinate and schedule research visits according to study procedures
Collaborate with the study investigators to perform and complete relevant parts of the study, such as obtaining signatures, discussing questions that come up, reviewing abnormal results of tests, etc.
Qualifications / Requirements:
Undergraduate degree (B.Sc or BA) is required
Previous experience as a research coordinator (Minimum 2 years experience). Background in clinical trials preferred
3 to 5 years of experience in a research environment
Certificate in Phlebotomy is preferred
Previous experience in human subject research is required
Experience with administration of questionnaires and neuropsychological tests; management of neuropsychological test data is preferred
Clinical Trial Coordinator training, including many of the following courses, is strongly preferred: Alberta SPOR SUPPORT Unit: Leadership in Patient Oriented Research: Pragmatic Clinical Trials Certificate Program; Collaborative Institutional Training Initiative (CITI Program); National Institutes of Health (NIH): Protecting Human Research Participants; Tri-Council Policy Statement: Ethical Conduct for Research Involving Humans; Northern Alberta Clinical Trials + Research Centre (NACTRC) - Study Coordinator Training Program
Knowledge of University policies including submission of projects to ethics boards Experience in administration and interpretation of the following neuropsychological tests is preferred
Experience and knowledge of Post-Secondary institution software and organizational structure is an asset
Proficient working knowledge of the Microsoft Office suite, specifically Word and Excel, is required
Strong organizational and time management skills and ability to work independently as well as in a team environment
Full working knowledge of safety regulations and government legislation is an asset. Strong written and oral communication skills
English fluency is essential
Application Deadline: March 6, 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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