Research Assistant



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

  • Under general supervision & direction of the PI, develop and implement original experiments within the guidelines of the research
  • Adapt existing programs to new datasets and perform analysis independently. Communicate with the different disciplinary teams involved in a project as well as with subjects and patients to schedule experiments
  • Perform literature review on a specific question to enable the PI to get a quick overview over a research topic and thus adapt a research project accordingly
  • Conduct literature review, surveys, laboratory experiments and other research for use in scholarly publications as required
  • Obtaining consents from parents for research projects
  • Obtaining study samples and processing these for storage/analysis; Obtaining blood samples from adults in certain studies
  • Assist with the study protocols/procedures done in NICUs
  • Prepare packages of information to be given to research families as needed
  • Collect data on inpatient study subjects and enter data into a comprehensive database; Assist with development of database for studies
  • Prepare summaries of the data for presentations and reports, including preparation of reports for multicenter studies
  • Oversight and supervises in the data collection and entry for ongoing studies and maintain a secure database for an ongoing clinical trial
  • Will advise other members of the program including research nurses, post-doctoral residents, research assistants, and other collaborators

Qualifications / Requirements:

  • Bachelor or Master Degree in the discipline of Biological or related Sciences

  • Minimum 1 year recent, related experience

  • Working knowledge of perinatal physiology, neonatal respiratory control is desirable

  • Should feel comfortable in managing equipment to record and analyze respiratory responses under control and experimental conditions

  • Prior clinical research experience will be an asset

  • Excellent interpersonal, communication and relationship building skills are required including interacting with parents

  • Basic knowledge of research methods, epidemiologic principles, and statistics. Knowledge and experience of STATA/SPSS or SAS would be an asset

  • Demonstrated ability for professional report writing. Proficiency in literature search strategies

Organization The University of Calgary
Industry Medical / Healthcare Jobs
Occupational Category Research Assistant
Job Location Calgary,Canada
Shift Type Morning
Job Type Full Time
Gender No Preference
Career Level Intermediate
Experience 2 Years
Posted at 2023-01-27 4:14 pm
Expires on 2023-04-29