Research Coordinator, Covid-19 and Health Care Workers

Updated: about 1 month ago
Deadline: 08 $50,425 - $68,486 per year; Oct 18, 2021

This competition is open to all applicants however internal candidates and applicants who were former employees of the University of Alberta in the past 18 months will be given priority consideration before external candidates. Please indicate your internal status using the "Advertisement" drop down menu when applying.

This position has an end date of one year plus a day from date of hire and offers a comprehensive benefits package which can be viewed at: Faculty & Staff Benefits .

To coordinate data and sample collection for an interprovincial study of Covid-19 in health care workers


  • Identify health care workers recruited to the cohort who have agreed to be followed-up
  • Ensure they are sent the correct Phase 4 questionnaire
  • Monitor the return of the questionnaire and send reminders as necessary
  • Ascertain who has received the covid vaccine, together with the date and type
  • Ensure that the vaccination record is kept up-to-date by periodic emails to participants
  • Implement an operational system to ensure that the sequential collection of blood samples at 4, 7 and 13 months post first shot of the vaccine runs smoothly, incorporating consents, distribution of requisitions, reminders and brief questionnaires at the right date for each individual.
  • Liaise with the Provincial and other laboratories to obtain timely and complete results of antibody testing
  • Liaise with the Canadian biosample repository to ensure samples for banking are received and stored appropriately
  • Contact participants who have agreed to blood testing but fail to produce a sample and assist them in arranging to do this
  • Establish personal files for each respondent by downloading and printing consents and filing copies of all correspondence
  • Assist in the development and testing of the Phase 4 and other questionnaires as needed
  • Identification of controls for a nested case-referent study of those infected with the virus
  • Communicate effectively by establishing strong working relations with investigators, laboratory and other research staff and participants
  • Provides good documentation in relations to response rates, completeness of data, sample collection, antibody testing results and transfer of samples to storage
  • Assists in analysis, interpretation and drafting of periodic newsletters and final reports
  • Under the overall direction of the PI, helps to ensure accurate, timely and appropriate completion of tasks by junior members of the team


  • Minimum Bachelor of Science. A master’s degree with formal training in research methods and data analysis in health science, social science or other related fields would be preferred
  • Experience in handling large electronic data sets, ideally with Qualtrics
  • Meticulous accuracy
  • Good written and verbal communication skills
  • Strong interpersonal skills including experience interacting with health care workers
  • Willingness and capacity to communicate effectively by telephone essential
  • Substantial experience handling mass emailing, large excel databases, creating and embedding hyperlinks and managing multiple email accounts creatively is required
  • Proficient with Microsoft Office Suite Software
  • Experience managing complex data collections and sensitive health data

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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