The University of Calgary
The Office of Research Services within the Vice-President Research portfolio is currently seeking a Full-time Temporary Relief Research Ethics Analyst for approximately 12 months.
Reporting to the Manager, Research Ethics and Compliance, the Research Ethics Analysts (REAs) work to facilitate review of ethics applications for the Conjoint Health Research Ethics Board (CHREB) and the Conjoint Faculties Research Ethics Board (CFREB). As a key member of an integrated ethics administration team, this REA position focuses primarily on processing modifications as well as the review of all serious adverse events, protocol deviations/violations, and all other safety monitoring documents (for both the CHREB and CFREB).
The REA will summarize the requests and highlight issues and/or concerning trends that may require particular attention by the Chair and Board members. The REA is responsible for follow-up with researchers and study coordinators for clarification as needed and will ensure that follow-up is prioritized in a timely fashion, while maintaining accurate records.
The duties of this position are diverse and can be complex, requiring significant independent work and decision-making within a team environment. There are high volumes of work, and frequent periods of conflicting timelines and priorities. Well-developed organizational skills are required to manage the volume of applications and associated inquiries. Peak periods may involve additional hours to manage the workload.
Summary of Key Responsibilities (job functions include but are not limited to):
Works with the Board Chair to determine the appropriate routing of ethics applications (full versus delegated Board review)
Advises on process, issues, and policies related to human research ethics and assists in researching and developing procedures and guidelines for use by the REBs, administrators and researchers
Contributes to the preparation, delivery and distribution of educational resources and materials to colleagues, researchers and REB members
Ensures the timely and judicious review of both CFREB and CHREB applications with a specific focus on modifications and reportable events
Responsible for initial review and processing of SAE and protocol violation reports
Carries out all follow-up activities with applicants
Prepares correspondence resulting from Chair/Board decisions on appropriate ethics applications
Nurtures and maintains productive relationships within the University, external agencies and the general public
Other duties as assigned
Qualifications / Requirements:
University degree required, graduate degree preferred. An equivalent combination of education, training and experience will be considered
2-5 years of relevant job experience in an applied health or clinical research environment is an asset
Established familiarity with the Health Canada Federal Drug Agency, US (HC FDA) Division 5 Regulations, International Conference on Harmonisation of technical requirements for registration of pharmaceuticals for human use - Good Clinical Practice (ICH-GCP) guidelines and Tri-Council Policy Statement: Ethical Conduct for Research Involving Humans (TCPS2) is an asset
Knowledge of policies and procedures for research involving human participants is an asset
Sound understanding of human research ethics boards and the pertinent regulatory bodies
Strong customer service skills, with demonstrated problem solving ability and a keen eye for detail
Ability to simultaneously manage a diverse range of complex projects and activities
Strong administration skills, including computing and organizational skills
Ability to understand complex and esoteric issues and analyze/integrate information
Well-developed oral, written and interpersonal skills combined with the ability to work effectively/advise individuals at all levels of the organization
Application Deadline: May 11, 2020
We would like to thank all applicants in advance for submitting their resumes. Please note, only those candidates chosen to continue on through the selection process will be contacted.
This position is part of the AUPE bargaining unit, and falls under the Specialist/Advisor Job Family, Phase II.
To find out more about management and staff opportunities at the University of Calgary and all we have to offer, view our Management and Staff Careers website.
About the University of Calgary
The University of Calgary is Canada’s leading next-generation university – a living, growing and youthful institution that embraces change and opportunity with a can-do attitude. Located in the nation’s most enterprising city, the university is making tremendous progress on its Eyes High journey to be recognized as one of Canada’s top five research universities, grounded in innovative learning and teaching and fully integrated with the community it both serves and leads. The University of Calgary inspires and supports discovery, creativity and innovation across all disciplines. For more information, visit ucalgary.ca.
The University of Calgary recognizes that a diverse staff/faculty benefits and enriches the work, learning and research experiences of the entire campus and greater community. We are committed to removing barriers that have been historically encountered by some people in our society. We strive to recruit individuals who will further enhance our diversity and will support their professional success while they are here. We encourage all qualified applicants to apply, however preference will be given to Canadian citizens and permanent residents of Canada.
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