University of Calgary Clinical Research Coordinator

As found on the University of Calgary website:

Job ID: 16742

Updated: Yesterday

Location: Foothills Campus

Position Overview:

The Department of Clinical Neurosciences in the Cumming School of Medicine invites applications for a Clinical Research Coordinator. This Full-time Fixed Term position is for approximately 6 months (based on length of grant funding), with the possibility of extension.

This position reports to the Manager, MS Clinical Trials.  The Multiple Sclerosis research program is a multi-disciplinary program.  All team members of the research and clinical team work closely together for the benefit of patients afflicted with multiple sclerosis. 

 The position will work in the Multiple Sclerosis (MS) research program.  Hours are 7 hours per day, usually 8:30 to 4 pm.  The position is indoors and involves work at a computer station as well as phone communication.

There may be required to work out of multiple sites (Foothills Campus, South Health Campus)

This position may require occasional national and international travel.  

Position Description

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

  • Recruit eligible subjects for research projects by checking charts and scheduling sources
  • Coordinate and schedule research visits according to study procedures
  • Abstract data from an existing databases of MS patients
  • Collaborate with the study investigators
  • Perform physician delegated functions
  • Develop informed consent forms, source documents worksheets and case report forms
  • Contribute to protocol development
  • Liaise with all research team members and sponsor/other collaborators
  • Prepare and submit  study documents to the ethic boards
  • 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.
  • Obtain consent from subjects wishing to participate in health research projects and clinical trials according to standard approved protocol
  • Educate patients and their families on research procedures
  • Performing outcomes measures and procedures required to measure functional ability in patients with MS
  • Collect and maintain data logs
  • Perform data entry for studies and update databases
  • Provide training and coordinate work with research assistants and volunteers

Qualifications / Requirements:

  • Bachelor of Science or equivalent degree. (Background in neurology preferred)
  • 1-3 years of related experience
  • Previous experience as a research coordinator (Background in clinical trials preferred)
  • Knowledge of University policies including submission of projects to ethics boards
  • Ability work simultaneously on multiple projects
  • Fluent in English
  • Computer literacy MS Windows, Word, Excel, MS Outlook and MS Access
  • Strong leadership skills
  • Must be able to work independently and with others
  • Strong organizational skills and detail oriented
  • Effective communication skills
  • Strong interpersonal skills
  • Diligent and detailed work even when under pressure
  • Cooperative and dependable
  • Effective multi-tasking skills

Application Deadline: November 2, 2018

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 Technical Job Family, Phase I.

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 about the Cumming School of Medicine visit Careers in the Cumming School of Medicine.

About the University of Calgary

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