Research Coordinator

Updated: 20 days ago
Deadline: 07 $25.62 - $28.68 per hour; Apr 27, 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.

This position is part-time and for 4 months. The hourly rate will be based on experience and skill set.

Working under the supervision of the Principal Investigator (Dr. Carla Hilario, Assistant Professor, Faculty of Nursing), the Research Coordinator will support the administration of multiple research projects related to health equity and adolescent health. Activities include: grant administration, completing ethics applications, managing timelines and budgets, coordinating study activities, youth engagement, and communicating with research stakeholders. The Research Coordinator will facilitate communication between team members, manage/coordinate the day-to-day operations of the projects, and manage the overall milestones and study targets to ensure completion of the research projects.

The successful candidate will have a strong understanding of research standards (e.g., REB requirements) and qualitative (e.g., interviews, focus groups) and quantitative (e.g., survey development, evidence synthesis) research. 


Project Coordination

  • Oversee grant administration, including grant application processes, data sharing agreements, sub-grants, and progress reporting.
  • Assist the PI in the preparation of research grant applications as required.
  • Assist the PI with managing study budgets, including reconciling research accounts, preparing expense claims and invoices for payment.
  • Prepare progress reports and final reports for research funding agencies.
  • Coordinate research program meetings and foster communications with the research team, project stakeholders, and youth research collaborators.
  • Oversee workplans and timelines.
  • Coordinate workplans among the project staff, trainees, and students.
  • Track milestones and timelines throughout the life cycle of research projects and develops necessary changes to ensure milestones are met.
  • Oversee research data management, team equipment and space.
  • Manage the development and maintenance of the PI’s research databases and servers to ensure compliance with University of Alberta procedures and the Tri-Agency Statement of Principles on Data Management.
  • Manage research software and hardware according to University of Alberta Security Policy & Standards.
  • Other related duties as may be required.

Research Activities

  • Manage the conduct of multiple research protocols and implementation of study protocols and procedures under the direction of the PI.
  • Prepare ethics applications, renewals and amendments, and ensure that research processes and procedures are compliant with research protocol(s), funding agency requirements, and institutional ethics boards.
  • Conduct informal training sessions for project staff and students related to data management and analyses, including basic statistics and data collection.
  • Actively participate in research activities, including data collection, entry, and analysis.
  • Communicate with project stakeholders, both written and verbal.
  • Support knowledge dissemination activities, including preparing manuscripts, reports, summaries, webinars, and oral presentations.


  • Minimum Master’s Degree in a health, social sciences, or related discipline required; equivalent combinations of education and experience will be considered
  • More than 2 years of research coordination or project management experience including working with confidential data, grant administration and budgeting
  • Knowledge of University of Alberta ARISE, PeopleSoft, and eTRAC systems preferred
  • Experience supervising Research Assistants
  • Excellent verbal and written communications skills
  • Exceptional organizational skills and ability to multi-task and address multiple simultaneous priorities in an effective, efficient manner
  • Training in Indigenous health research principles, or willingness to undertake such training
  • Knowledge/experience in public health preferred
  • Computer proficiency in Word, PowerPoint and Excel are required; proficiency in SPSS and NVivo are an asset
  • Expertise with qualitative or quantitative research is an asset

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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