McMaster University RESEARCH ASSISTANT (I) Part Time in Hamilton, ON

McMaster University

Branch Hamilton ON CA

Hamilton, ON

Write, update, and archive data management and quality assurance conventions. Participate in research project meetings and propose recommendations for procedure…


Pay Grade:

Research Assistant (I)

Unit/Project Description:
For Department use only.
The Department of Family Medicine (DFM) is seeking a motivated, resourceful, collaborative, and creative colleague to be part of its Research Enterprise.

Reporting to the Managing Director and liaising closely with the Research Coordinator of the INCH Lab, the Research Assistant (I) will support and be part of the CATCH research project. The overall goal of this project is to examine how physical activity, coordination and fitness relate to each other over time in young children with a wide range of motor abilities..

As the Research Assistant (I) you have exemplary communication skills, you work well under pressure, you are able to deal with multiple concurrent deadlines in a complex work environment, you are forward-thinking, and have exceptional interpersonal skills.

Job Summary:
Responsible for organizing and administering one or more research projects within required deadlines under the direction of a Principal Investigator or project leader.

Purpose and Key Functions:
Oversee the collection, entry, verification, management, analysis, and reporting of data.
Use statistical software to analyze data and interpret results.
Design and maintain databases, data collection forms, error checking methods and related programs for efficient collection, analysis, and reporting.
Modify and reconfigure databases to ensure the optimal storage of data and minimize data entry complexities.
Troubleshoot moderately complex computer problems.
Write data management and operations documentation for the project.
Liaise between the project centre and remote project sites and personnel.
Conduct structured project participant interviews.
Ensure that the relevant research methodology is applied and all research material is handled in accordance with established protocols, policies, and procedures.
Participate in the development of promotional strategies and related materials to encourage participation and support for research projects.
Develop presentations and present information and training sessions to project personnel and project participants.
Keep project participants informed of project progress through regular reports and newsletters.
Gather and compile information and data required for the preparation of scientific papers, abstracts, and graphs.
Conduct literature searches.
Oversee the extraction and compilation of data required for reports and disseminate data to research groups and collaborating partners.
Implement and maintain the research project budget. Create financial projections and make adjustments to the research project budget throughout the fiscal year.
Exercise appropriate budget controls, monitor, and reconcile accounts.
Write a variety of letters and memos.
Participate in research project meetings and propose recommendations for procedure modifications and development in the areas of data management, quality control, and assurance.
Write, update, and archive data management and quality assurance conventions.
Respond to inquiries received from project personnel regarding relevant project issues and procedures.

Bachelor’s degree in a relevant field of study.
Requires 2 years of relevant experience.

A Master’s degree will be considered an asset

Additional competencies include:
experience conducting developmental assessments with a pediatric population using the Movement Assessment Battery for Children version 2, Kaufman Brief Intelligence Test and Bayley Scales of Infant and Toddler Development
experience aiding with exercise testing and anthropometric assessment, preferably with a pediatric population;
previous background in child development, kinesiology, occupational therapy / physiotherapy, or human kinetics;
experience with community-based research;
a valid vulnerable sectors police check;
exemplary interpersonal, communication, motivational, organizational, and planning skills;
demonstrated experience with various software applications including word processing, Excel, Access, Publisher, Outlook, SPSS, and database creation and management.;
Experience working with university policies and procedures.
Flexibility is necessary, as the position may require the incumbent to work occasional early mornings, evenings, or weekends.

How To Apply

To apply for this job, please submit your application online.

Employment Equity Statement

McMaster University is strongly committed to employment equity within its community and to recruiting a diverse faculty and staff. The University encourages applications from all qualified candidates including women, persons with disabilities, First Nations, Métis and Inuit persons, members of racialized communities and LGBTQ-identified persons. If you require any form of accommodation throughout the recruitment and selection procedure, please contact the Human Resources Service Centre at 905-525-9140 ext. 222-HR (22247).

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Employment Type: Part Time
Location: Hamilton, ON, CA
Posted on: 2017-01-25
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