The Clinical Research Assistant (CRA) will assist with all aspects of ongoing research in the area of pediatric traumatic brain injury. Specifically, the CRA will help with coordinating participant appointments, data entry, participant follow-up, and help maintain day-to-day coordination of participants in a busy clinical trial. Workdays will vary in length and may rarely include evening and weekend hours as well as attendance at pediatric traumatic brain injury events, training sessions and educational opportunities. Most of the work will take place at the University of Calgary Sports Medicine Centre and a small amount at the Alberta Children’s Hospital.
The successful applicant will assist with all aspects of ongoing research and will work closely with the Clinical Trials Research Nurse in the Brain Injury Research in Children (BIRch) lab. Relevant activities include recruitment and enrolment in research studies; protection of participants’ rights according to the International Conference on Harmonization (ICH), Declaration of Helsinki guidelines, the Tri-council Policy Statement and through Conjoint Health Research Ethics Board (CHREB) requirements; research participant assessments, data collection, data entry, and data analyses; assisting with literature reviews; preparation of presentations and manuscripts; and other reporting to various funding agencies.