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Research Assistant

WorkplaceEdmonton, Canada


Research Assistant

MED Medicine Department

Competition No.: S104647882

Posting Date: May 25, 2022

Closing Date: June 14, 2022

Position Type: Part Time - Grant Funded

Salary Range: $21,415 to $28,682 (pro-rated) per year

Grade: 06

Hours: 17.5

This competition is open to all applicants however internal candidates and applicants who were former employees of the University of Alberta in the past 18 months will be given priority consideration before external candidates. Please indicate your internal status using the "Advertisement" drop down menu when applying.

This position is a part of the Non-Academic Staff Association (NASA).

This position has a term length of 18 months and offers a comprehensive benefits package which can be viewed on our Benefits Overview page.

Location: Work primarily takes place at North Campus Edmonton.

Working for the University of Alberta

The University of Alberta acknowledges that we are located on Treaty 6 territory, and respects the histories, languages and cultures of First Nations, Métis, Inuit and all First Peoples of Canada, whose presence continues to enrich our vibrant community.

The University of Alberta is teeming with change makers, community builders, and world shapers who lead with purpose each and every day. We are home to more than 40,000 students in 200+ undergraduate and 500+ graduate programs, over 13,000 faculty and staff, 260,000 alumni worldwide and have been recognized as one of Canada’s Greenest Employers for over a decade.

Your work will have a meaningful influence on a fascinating cross section of people—from our students and stakeholders, to our renowned researchers and innovators who are quite literally curing diseases, making discoveries and generating solutions that make the world healthier, safer, stronger, and more just.

Position Summary

This position is part of the Geriatric Medicine Research Program at the University of Alberta. The candidate will work under the supervision of Research Coordinators and the Principal Investigators in the program on a variety of studies. The candidate will assist in the general research operations of the program, which has a focus on clinically oriented research, including multi-centre studies and clinical trials. The candidate will have strong interpersonal and organizational skills to assist with a wide range of clinical research activities. Primarily, this role will concentrate upon the running of a trial of a smartsensor for the delivery of continence care for older residents of nursing homes and will involve working with sites to ensure the smooth running of the study.


  • Assists with the recruitment of study sites
  • Administers study questionnaires and compiles responses; participates in other data-gathering processes as required
  • Edits and updates ethics applications for the Health Research Ethics board pertaining to protocol amendments and ICF revisions with the assistance of supervisors
  • Prepares data and materials to assist with grant submissions; Interacts with other research personnel on common and related projects
  • Performs other administrative duties as assigned
  • Data entry - paper and electronic; Records data in databases Literature searches

Minimum Qualifications

  • High school diploma required. A degree in any health discipline is an asset
  • Prior experience working with subjects in a clinical setting is preferred
  • Computer proficiency using MS Office applications (Word, Excel, Outlook) required

Preferred Qualifications

  • Ability to meet deadlines and prioritize work effectively.
  • Ability to work independently with minimal supervision
  • Able to perform searches on databases, websites, etc. to support project activities; experience with literature reviews
  • Excellent spelling, grammar, editing, and proofreading skills
  • Excellent time management and organizational skills and attention to detail

Note: Online applications are accepted until midnight Mountain Standard Time of the closing date.

We thank all applicants for their interest; however, only those individuals selected for an interview will be contacted.

The University of Alberta is committed to an equitable, diverse, and inclusive workforce. We welcome applications from all qualified persons. We encourage women; First Nations, Métis and Inuit persons; members of visible minority groups; persons with disabilities; persons of any sexual orientation or gender identity and expression; and all those who may contribute to the further diversification of ideas and the University to apply.

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