Research Coordinator

Updated: 4 months ago
Deadline: 16 May 2023

While this position welcomes applications from the public, please note that preference will be given to current employees at the University of Alberta. Please indicate your internal status using the "Advertisement" drop down menu when applying.

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

This position has an end date of 03/31/2024.


Work will primarily take place at North Campus Edmonton. This role is hybrid with a mix of remote and in-person.

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.

Working for the Department/Faculty

The Department of Family Medicine at the University of Alberta exists to teach the discipline of family medicine for the future of practice, and the needs of society, and to produce scholarly work that improves the practices of family medicine and primary health care. The Research Program of the Department of Family Medicine builds research capacity, demonstrates impact, builds meaningful engagement and makes research meaningful to the practice of family medicine. The research program values:

  • excellence and quality in research and scholarly activity,
  • interdisciplinary collaboration on research projects,
  • highest ethical standards in the conduct of research projects, and
  • the diversity of general family practice and the research questions that arise


This position will support Departmental research activities related to the Outcomes of Training (OTP) Curriculum Renewal Project. The Research Coordinator (OTP) will work with Departmental faculty and staff members to develop, implement, and share/disseminate findings from the research studies on topics related to the Outcomes of Training (OTP) Curriculum Renewal Project in the Family Medicine Residency Program. The position assists faculty and staff members with all aspects of the research process, including: study design and methodological support; ethics applications; developing study materials (questionnaires, interview questions, etc.), data collection, data analysis, and dissemination and publication of research findings.


  • Assists faculty members with defining the research question, establishing the study design, developing study instruments, developing data collection strategies and data analysis methods.
  • Conducts literature searches and analyzes relevant published literature.
  • Assists with developing research project materials (e.g., study recruitment notices/posters, study information letters, consent forms) and study instruments (e.g., survey questionnaires, interview questions, data collection forms).
  • Assists with data collection and statistical analysis of research data.
  • Submits projects for ethics review using the ARISE system.
  • Develops research project plans by identifying the activities to be carried out, schedules/timelines, costs, etc.
  • Tracks research project milestones and timelines and updates investigators on progress.
  • Assists with the preparation of abstracts, posters, and PowerPoint presentations for conferences/meetings.
  • Contributes to the writing of research project progress and final reports to stakeholders.
  • Assists with research project administration (opening/closing research project accounts, processing and tracking expenses, ethics renewal, etc.).
  • Performs other duties as required.

Minimum Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s degree in a related discipline (medical education, education, social psychology, etc) and related work experience. Master’s degree is preferred.
  • Strong background in research methodology and experience in research in education, especially medical education.
  • Knowledge and experience in quantitative and qualitative research methods.
  • Understanding of statistical methods and skilled in quantitative data analysis.
  • Skilled in qualitative data analysis methods.
  • Knowledge of the guidelines involving the ethical conduct of research in humans. Experience using ARISE is an asset. 
  • Good writing skills for scientific publications.
  • Experience in computer software applications (MS Word, PowerPoint, Excel, email, internet, etc.) is essential.

Preferred Qualifications

  • Working knowledge of SPSS (Statistical Package for the Social Sciences), SYSTAT, SAS, R, STATA, AtlasTi, or InVIVO is an asset.
  • Experience in research administration and coordination is an asset.
  • Effective organizational and time management skills.
  • Excellent communication (written and oral) and interpersonal skills.
  • Conscientious with accuracy and attention to detail.
  • Ability to take initiative, multi-task and work independently with minimal supervision.

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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