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    sarbast rashid

    Full Job Description:
    Position Overview:
    The O’Brien Institute for Public Health in the Cumming School of Medicine invites applications for a Research Coordinator. 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 BSCoA Manager.

    The Brenda Strafford Centre on Aging (BSCoA) is a cross-faculty, interdisciplinary entity embedded in the O’Brien Institute for Public Health in the Cumming School of Medicine. The BSCoA aims to create an ecosystem of innovation that transforms environments, practices, and policies impacting the health and well-being of older adults. It catalyzes networks and leads collaborative innovations through research, education, and community engagement.

    The primary purpose of this position is to support BSCoA leadership with achieving two strategic priorities: (1) demonstrating leadership in rethinking facility-based continuing care through establishing an experiential ecosystem for innovation; and (2) catalyzing transdisciplinary aging research and scholarship that focuses on age-inclusive innovations, environments, practices, and policies. The position is located at Cambridge Manor, a continuing care facility operated by the Brenda Strafford Foundation in the University District.

    Position Description:
    Summary of Key Responsibilities (job functions include but are not limited to):
    – Research Coordination
    – Liaise with BSCoA’s affiliated researchers to provide support for research projects that involve the BSCoA and the Brenda Strafford Foundation
    – Work closely with principal investigators, research collaborators, and administration from across the University of Calgary and the Brenda Strafford Foundation
    – Assist BSCoA’s affiliated researchers with preparing and submitting research projects for funding competitions and ethics approval; recruiting participants; collecting and analyzing data; and developing knowledge translation materials
    – Coordinate research team members, Brenda Strafford Foundation research and administrative personnel, other stakeholders outside of the University of Calgary, and prospective research participants
    – Assist research teams with managing secure data storage on University of Calgary servers, following appropriate institutional guidelines
    – Coordinate BSCoA-led projects and initiatives to build capacity in interdisciplinary research and education that supports older persons and the aging population
    – Operate with minimal direction in carrying out assignments and projects, seeking guidance and consulting others when appropriate
    – Stakeholder Relationships
    – Organize and facilitate meetings among both internal and external stakeholders whose interests and activities align with those of the BSCoA
    – Coordinate and enhance the BSCoA research-related partnership with the Brenda Strafford Foundation. Examples would include: liaising with University of Calgary faculties, research institutes, and their members who have research interests in aging that involve the Brenda Strafford Foundation; and working with relevant – – – Alberta Health Services employees, not-for-profit agencies, and the public
    – Support the development of research funding applications involving interdisciplinary and multi-sectoral teams under the guidance of BSCoA and other institutional leadership
    Qualifications / Requirements:
    – Masters in a discipline that is relevant to aging and/or health
    At least three years of experience in a setting with relevant activities that emphasize research administration including:
    – Coordinating, preparing, and submitting research proposals and ethics applications; preparing grant applications; conducting literature reviews; supporting participant recruitment, data collection, and data analysis; preparing manuscripts for peer-review publication; and preparing reports for knowledge users and other stakeholders
    – Highly developed organization, time management, and communication skills, including the ability to plan, organize, coordinate, and perform work accordingly in a range of situations, which may include complex, sensitive and confidential matters
    – Strong interpersonal skills in order to relate effectively with university researchers, students, administrator, and external stakeholders, particularly staff, family, and residents of the Brenda Strafford Foundation’s congregate living facilities
    – Teamwork skills and the ability to work independently, with minimal supervision
    – Experience disseminating knowledge via presentations and reports to multiple stakeholder groups
    – Proficiency in Microsoft Office applications such as Outlook, Teams, Word, Excel, and PowerPoint and experience using data analysis software such as SPSS, N-Vivo, etc
    – A combination of education and experience will be considered
    – Direct experience in a setting relevant to older adults, particularly continuing care is considered an asset

    For more information on how to apply, visit:

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