Project Coordinator
University of Alberta

Job Description

Project Coordinator
PH School of Public Health

Competition No.:
Posting Date: Jun 01, 2022
Closing Date: Aug 23, 2022
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. 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 a term length of 13 months and offers a comprehensive benefits package which can be viewed on our Benefits Overview page.

Location: Work primarily takes place at North Campus Edmonton.

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 Summary

The Project Coordinator is responsible for supporting multiple research studies in the Health Technology & Policy Unit (HTPU), School of Public Health. The HTPU undertakes research aimed at creating knowledge to support fair, evidence-informed decision-making around the introduction and use of health technologies in the publicly funded health care system, thus contributing to positive change in healthcare for Albertans. The projects are funded by the Canadian Institutes of Health Research and the Government of Alberta and involve formal collaborations within the College of Health Sciences and MacKewan University, Alberta Health Services and its Strategic Clinical Networks, and Alberta Health.

Position Summary

The Project Coordinator reports to the Director of the HTPU and the academic trustholder, and works collaboratively with investigators, study participants, health care providers, and other research support staff in order to ensure the safe and successful conduct of applied research studies. The position provides a range of research support services including (but not limited to) project scoping, interacting with a variety of stakeholders, contracts and ethics submissions and amendments, financial reporting, study set-up, conduct and closeout. The incumbent will manage several project simultaneously, and will play a key role in the transfer of knowledge to healthcare providers in Alberta.


• Reviews, becomes knowledgeable about, and complies with multiple applied health research protocols, with minimal supervision, supported by a variety of sources, and using multiple mixed methods
• Supports the set-up, activation, and ongoing conduct of multiple applied health research projects, coordinating with administrative teams, ethics boards, healthcare providers and clinical departments re required
• Maintains the database (REDCap) and ensuring proper participant recruitment (matching consent forms to AHS data request)
• Prepares study materials as required including recruitment materials, consent forms, study schedules and workplans, and data collection forms
• Recruits participants and obtains consent from them, collects and documents study data in databases and resolves data queries
• Participates in study-related meetings and educational offerings
• Serves as first point of contact for project participants and advisory committees
• Prepares ethics applications/submissions for review by the University of Alberta Research Board, and any AHS Operational approval processes
• Develops logistical or operational plans for carrying out data collection and analysis
• Coordinates all data-related elements of projects, including liaising with AHS data analysts and Alberta Health staff, planning methodology, data extraction, and planning/directing or carrying out data analyses Organizes and facilitates project meetings, including with external project team members and stakeholders
•Prepares interim and final reports, or provides supporting information for such reports, for funding agencies, community partners, and other relevant stakeholders and contributes to manuscript writing and preparation of presentations
• Develops communications strategies for the Unit and its various projects

Minimum Qualifications

• Bachelors' degree with post-baccalaureate educational development (e.g., project management, finance)
• Minimum of 5 years of experience in academic health environments
• 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
• Willing to work flexible hours to fulfill the responsibilities of the position
• Demonstrated skills in data visualization, interpretation, presentation and reporting (i.e., Excel, PowerPoint, Tableau)
•Excellent time management skills and attention to detail
• Knowledgeable of health care industry and terminology an asset
• Ability to work in a professional and ethical manner in accordance with University of Alberta and AHS policies and procedures
• Experience with developing knowledge transfer activities and project management

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.

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Preferred Years Of Experience:

5 Year(s)

Education Required:

4 Year Degree - BS

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Date Posted : 06/16/2022