Research Coordinator

MED Medicine Department

Competition No.  -    S100644454D2
Posting Date  -    Apr 12, 2021
Closing Date  -    May 14, 2021
Position Type  -    Full Time - Grant Funded
Salary Range  -    $46,627 to $62,954 per year
Grade  -    07
Hours  -    35

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.

This competition is being re-posted; previous applicants do not need to reapply.

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

The Research Coordinator is responsible for supporting multiple research studies in the area of interstitial lung disease, cystic fibrosis and lung transplantation. The successful candidate will be working with three separate principal investigators. The 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 research coordinator is responsible for managing the project from initiation to completion, facilitating communication among study team members, manage/coordinate day to day operations of projects and manage overall milestones and targets to ensure timely completion of the projects. The position may provide a range of research support services, including (but not limited to) contract and ethics submissions; study setup, conduct, and closeout. The successful candidate requires a strong understanding of processes for conducting both quantitative (evidence synthesis, survey development, clinical trials) and qualitative (ie: focus groups, semi-structured interviews) research. We are seeking an individual with strong interpersonal and communication skills, and the ability to work independently as well as collaboratively within a team.


  • Under minimal supervision, reviews, becomes knowledgeable about, and adheres to multiple research protocols
  • Develops excellent study-specific source documents and precise documentation of same
  • Data entry in clinical studies and registry-based studies databases
  • Transfer data from paper formats via computer, recorders, or scanners
  • Organize spreadsheets with large numbers
  • Curate data directly from clinical research
  • Prepare correspondence, documentation, publication or presentation materials on findings
  • Coordinates with radiology, laboratory, health records, collaborators etc. as needed by specific protocols
  • Organize and participates in study-related meetings, such as study conference calls and general research meetings
  • Ensures source documents are received and reviewed (for example: ECGs, lab work, hospital diagnostic tests)
  • Enters study information into the HERO ethics system, including annual renewals  
  • Screens and recruits potential study participants; obtains patient consents
  • Patient education and counseling regarding protocol requirements
  • Organizes ongoing patient follow-up, including arranging lab work and appointments as needed per protocol
  • Use of data collection tools
  • May be required to draw blood work with exact adherence to protocol requirements
  • Participates in division of Pulmonary Medicine specific educational opportunities and meetings
  • Other duties as required


  • Bachelor’s degree in Health Sciences or related field
  • Minimum five years of experience with at least two years of research experience
  • Experience in venipuncture (phlebotomy) is required
  • Computer proficiency using MS Office applications (Word, Excel, Outlook)
  • Experience with creating and/or managing RedCap database is an asset
  • Comfort in interacting with electronic medical records (ie: Connect Care)
  • Excellent interpersonal and organizational skills; ability to work in a team environment as well as independently with minimal supervision
  • Precise documentation skills/detail oriented
  • Ability to work efficiently in a professional and ethical manner in accordance with University of Alberta policies and procedures

How to Apply

Apply Online

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.

The University of Alberta is committed to an equitable, diverse, and inclusive workforce. We welcome applications from all qualified persons. We encourage women; First Nations, Métis and Inuit persons; members of visible minority groups; persons with disabilities; persons of any sexual orientation or gender identity and expression; and all those who may contribute to the further diversification of ideas and the University to apply.