Clinical Research Coordinator

Updated: 2 months ago
Deadline: 09 $54,531 - $74,751 per year; Dec 01, 2022

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

This position has a term length of 12 months plus a day and offers a comprehensive benefits package which can be viewed at: Faculty & Staff Benefits .

Location: North campus with a mix of in office and hybrid work.

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.

Department Summary:

The Women and Children’s Health Research Institute (WCHRI) was founded in 2006 as a partnership between the University of Alberta and Alberta Health Services, with core funding from the Stollery Children’s Hospital Foundation (SCHF) and the Royal Alexandra Hospital Foundation/Alberta Women’s Hospital Foundation (RAHF/AWHF). Through the generous contributions of both foundations, WCHRI has been able to support the research excellence, training and development activities of investigators from a wide range of clinical and academic disciplines, all focusing their efforts on improving health outcomes for women and children in our province. WCHRI is the only research institute in Canada—and one of the few in the world—to focus on women’s and children’s health, including perinatal health. The Institute is considered to be a national authority and leader in women’s and children’s health issues. The scope and complexity of WCHRI is extensive—supporting over 430 members from 14 faculties and three colleges across the University of Alberta. 

Position Summary:

The Clinical Research Coordinator is responsible for supporting multiple clinical research studies in the area of pediatric oncology. The position works within the Support Platforms for Integrated Research (SPIR) team at the Women and Children's Health Research Institute and reports to the Senior Research Coordinator and/or the Clinical Research Director. The Clinical Research Coordinator works collaboratively with investigators, study participants, health care providers, and other research support staff in order to ensure safe and successful conduct of clinical research studies. The position may provide a range of research support services, including (but not limited to) contract and ethics submissions; study setup, conduct, and closeout.


  • Under minimal supervision, reviews, becomes knowledgeable about, and adheres to multiple pediatric oncology research protocols, including industry-sponsored clinical trials, investigator-initiated research studies, observational studies, registry studies, and chart reviews.
  • Facilitates set-up, activation, daily operation, and close-out of a variety of pediatric oncology studies at Stollery Children’s Hospital, coordinating with administrative teams, ethics boards, clinic staff, healthcare providers, lab, pharmacy, radiology, etc. as required
  • Creates/edits study materials as required by each protocol including consent and assent forms, study roadmaps, regulatory files, study charts, case report forms, and recruitment materials
  • Recruits/screens participants; obtains consent and assent from participants and their parents; organizes ongoing patient visits/follow-up; communicates protocol requirements to participants; performs/coordinates study assessments; collects and precisely documents study data; enters data into databases; resolves data queries
  • Participates in study-related meetings, WCHRI meetings and educational opportunities
  • Prepares ethics applications/submissions for review by the Health Research Ethics Board of Alberta – Cancer Committee (HREBA-CC) using the ethics portal IRISS
  • Other duties as required by the protocol(s) and/or WCHRI.

Minimum Qualifications:

  • Science degree; preferably supplemented by training and/or experience in a pediatric environment
  • Minimum two years of clinical research experience
  • Computer proficiency using MS Office applications (Word, Excel, Outlook)
  • Excellent interpersonal and organizational skills; ability to work in a team environment as well as independently with minimal supervision
  • Precise documentation skills/detail oriented
  • Willingness to work flexible hours to fulfill the responsibilities of the position
  • Ability to work efficiently in a professional and ethical manner in accordance with University of Alberta and Alberta Health Services policies and procedures

Preferred Qualifications: 

  • Master's degree preferred
  • Clinical trials experience preferred
  • Knowledge/experience in oncology an asset
  • Certification with ACRP or SoCRA an asset
  • Certification with GCP and Health Canada Division 5 an asset
  • Proficiency in venipuncture (phlebotomy) in small children an asset
  • Experience working with children and their families an asset
  • Experience with the University of Alberta and Alberta Health Services an asset
  • Experience using IRISS, ARISE/REMO, and NACTRC portal assets
  • Experience using Connect Care an asset

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.

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