Research Coordinator (UPHN and SPARK)
University of Saskatchewan
Saskatchewan, CA
4d ago

Duties and responsibilities :

  • Plan and coordinate the initiation of research study protocol, and the establishment of operating policies and procedures.
  • Promote research capacity building among community-based organizations and student groups.
  • Prepare research ethics board applications.
  • Plan, implement, and maintain data collection and analysis systems in support of research protocol; may coordinate the collection and analysis of research data.
  • Recruit, instruct, and coordinate research subjects and / or volunteers, as appropriate to specific study objectives and work scope.
  • Ensure the smooth and efficient day-to-day operation of research and data collection activities; act as the primary administrative point of contact for internal research staff and as the principle operational liaison for other research organizations, funding agencies and regulating bodies.
  • Coordinate the day-to-day activities of any technical support staff specifically engaged in the carrying out of research / clinical protocol, as appropriate to the position;
  • may perform aspects of research protocol, as required, in accordance with specified program objectives.

  • Plan and coordinate the staffing of research studies, to include the recruitment and administration of research support staff, as appropriate to the activity.
  • Supervise and coordinate the provision of support services to investigators and researchers.
  • Monitor the progress of research activities; develop and maintain records of research activities, and prepare periodic and ad hoc reports, as required by investigators, administrators, funding agencies, and / or regulatory bodies.
  • Plan and coordinate regular advisory board and steering committee meetings.
  • Implement quality control processes
  • Perform miscellaneous job-related duties as assigned, including support for other programs related to UPHN and SPARK Study.
  • Desired competencies : Based on the , UPHN and SPARK Study are seeking someone with demonstrable experience in : policy and program planning, implementation and evaluation;
  • analysis and evaluation of public and population health and health-related policies and programs; and leadership. Graduate-

    level training in a related field or an equivalent combination of education and experience coordinating research in a clinical and / or non-

    clinical settings is preferred. Project planning and management, personal and team organization, writing skills, and attention to detail are important in this role.

    Remuneration : The position is a full-time position remunerated at $50,000-year, including benefits. The Research Coordinator will also be provided with a budget of up to $10,000 for project-

    related research, training, and travel expenses (for example, to attend bi-annual UPHN meetings). If the researcher is located in Saskatoon, a workspace will be provided for them on the University of Saskatchewan campus.

    Duration and Location : 24 months. Start time Fall 2019 (TBD according to availability but no later than February 2020).

    Supervisor(s) : The Fellow will be co-supervised by and work closely with Dr. Cordell Neudorf and Dr. Nazeem Muhajarine, professors in the Department of Community Health and Epidemiology at the University of Saskatchewan.

    Dr. Neudorf is also the Medical Director of Health Surveillance and Reporting for the Saskatchewan Health Authority and President of the UPHN.

    Important Dates : Applicants interested in exploring this Fellowship opportunity with UPHN should submit an application package consisting of a cover letter, CV to Dr.

    Neudorf. We will begin reviewing applications on November 4th, 2019.

    Contact : Dr. Cordell Neudorf,

    The University of Saskatchewan is strongly committed to a diverse and inclusive workplace that empowers all employees to reach their full potential.

    All members of the university community share a responsibility for developing and maintaining an environment in which differences are valued and inclusiveness is practiced.

    The university welcomes applications from those who will contribute to the diversity of our community. The University must, however, comply with federal immigration requirements.

    All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however, Canadian citizens and permanent residents will be given priority.

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