Research Assistant, Clinical Neurosciences
University of Calgary - Cumming School of Medicine

Position Description

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

  • Establishes and maintains effective, productive relationships with staff, peers, immediate supervisor and senior management and with the campus community

  • Collect data on patients with Parkinsons disease

  • Input data into appropriate databases

  • Under the supervision of the Principal Investigator, analyze and interpret data for grant writing, abstracts and manuscripts

  • Manages own time effectively and ensures immediate reports to manager is kept informed of activities, and progress of work

  • Generate various reports as required by Principal Investigator and research team

  • May require presentation of reports to various stakeholders

  • Compile tables, charts, graphs, and summarized statistics for integration in research papers and reports.  This includes materials for presentation and publication

Qualifications / Requirements:

  • Bachelors degree required
  • Masters Degree preferred, ideally in Neurosciences (or Health Sciences)
  • Knowledge and understanding of interview research methodology
  • Minimum 2 years of experience in data collection and management
  • Excellent interpersonal and organizational skills
  • Advanced to advanced skills in Microsoft Office Suite (Word, Outlook, Excel, PowerPoint), Intermediate skills in statistical software programs
  • Demonstrated ability for professional report writing
  • Knowledge of research ethics and regulations for granting agencies (eg. Tri Council)
  • Demonstrated strong communication, team and customer service skills, and an ability to exercise judgment within established guidelines
  • Must be open to learning and development
  • Knowledge of the University of Calgary processes and procedures is desirable


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