The Department of Psychiatry in the Cumming School of Medicine invites applications for a Research Assistant. This Full-time Fixed Term position is for approximately 12 months (based on length of grant funding), with the possibility of extension.
Reporting to the Principal Investigator.
The Research Assistant work activities will involve assisting the Principal Investigator with all aspects of his program of research in the fields of dementia and mental health, epidemiology and health services research. The primary project that the research assistant will be assisting with is a study evaluating risk factors for the development of dementia using administrative health care databases. Tasks include reviewing literature related to dementia risk factors, reviewing algorithms to define potential risk factors using administrative health care data, preparation of reports and presentations for the results of the project, assisting with preparation of grant applications related to the study project, and preparation and management of research accounting and research ethics boards submissions for the project. The research assistant will also assist with coordinating communications between Principal Investigator, students and other investigators involved in the study.
Summary of Key Responsibilities (job functions include but are not limited to):
Generate PowerPoint presentations on behalf of Principal Investigator and research team, to be used when presenting to various internal and external stakeholders
Assist with presenting as required
Assisting with preparation of grant applications related to the study project
Preparation and management of research accounting and research ethics boards submissions
Generate various reports as required by Principal Investigator and research team. May require presentation of reports to various stakeholders
Compile tables, charts, graphs, and summarized statistics for integration in research papers and reports. This includes materials for presentation and publication
Process data using statistical software to conduct basic analyses of trends in support of the research project
Collect, consolidate, cross-tabulate and format data from various sources to prepare draft reports
Assist in collection and tracking of data from monitored use of services and provide information to various internal and external stakeholders
Qualifications / Requirements:
Bachelor Degree or Master's degree required in health sciences, epidemiology, gerontology, neurosciences, or related health care field of study
A combination of education and experience will be considered
Advanced skills in statistical software programs (eg. SAS, STATA)
Intermediate to advanced skills in Microsoft Office Suite, Internet skills
Excellent interpersonal and organizational skills
Demonstrated ability for professional report writing
Knowledge of research ethics and regulations for granting agencies (eg. Tri-Council)
Knowledge of the University of Calgary processes and procedures is desirable
Application Deadline: February 14, 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 I.
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