Research Teams & Activities

Explore our Research Teams and Projects


Alberta Center for Outcome Research in Neurosurgery (ACORN Kids)

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Alberta Children's Hospital Infectious Diseases, Epidemiology & Vaccine Evaluation Team (ACHIEVE)

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Alberta Children's Pain Research Lab (ABC)

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Alberta Pregnancy Outcomes & Nutrition Study (APrON)

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Alberta Provincial Pediatric Enteric Infection Team (APPETITE)

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Brain Injury Research in Children (BIRCh)

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Calgary Childhood Arthritis Research Program

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Calgary Pediatric Stroke Program

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Canadian Childhood Nephrotic Syndrome Project (CHILDNEPH)

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Child and Adolescent Imaging Research (CAIR)

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Calgary Vasculitis Program

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Child & Family Health Research Unit

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Developmental Psychobiology Laboratory

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Diabetes & Endocrinology

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Efficiency, Quality, Innovation and Safety in Pediatric Surgery (EQuIS)

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Healthy Children Research Cohort (HICCUP)

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Immunodeficiency to Auto Inflammation

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Inflammatory Brain Diseases Research Program - BrainWorks

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Metabolic Research Team

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Neonatology Research Group

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Neuropsychological Outcomes of Brain Injury - NEURO detect

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Pediatric Emergency Research Team (PERT)

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Research on Children's Neurodevelopment

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Traumatic Brain Injury Program

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Current Project Opportunities

Looking to help out with a research project? Current opportunities will be posted here. 

To post an opportunity, please email pediatrics.research@ucalgary.ca

Research Coordinator

Summary of Key Responsibilities (job functions include but are not limited to):

  • Responsible for the coordination and administration of research programs or projects

  • In collaboration with the PI, develop the structure, objectives, and policies of the research project, evaluating research activities and recommending improvements when appropriate

  • Monitor research funding and budgeting resources, collaborating with the PI and Research Accounting

  • Maintain research study binders with regulatory documents and patient data

  • Keep electronic records of all study material including protocols, informed consent forms, questionnaires, renewals, modifications, etc.

  • Work independently with broad directives and minimal supervision. Able to set their own and others priorities

  • Develop strong and supportive relationship with the research team in all participating sites

  • Responsible for coordinating research staff (data abstractors at various sites), students and volunteers, including assignment of tasks and duties

  • Ability to perform quality control process for the study data

  • Ability to perform basic analysis of the study data and support the production of research related reports for various purposes

  • Develop and coordinate a variety of analytical processes, using complex software and techniques as required by the project and in support of the Principle Investigator

  • Provide support for smaller research projects to determine understanding of a novel intervention

  • Develop project timelines, monitor and control of project deadlines and outcomes, and closeout of projects

  • Provide research support, produce reports, and administer research policies and procedures

  • Contributes to and assists in submitting research grant proposals, may be required to act on behalf of the PI to granting agencies, or other internal or external agencies

  • Provide professional services to other team members, internal and external to the research, providing guidance and knowledge transfer in training, procedures, and policy development

  • May be called upon by the PI to act as their representative in the presentation of the research material to internal or external agencies, related publications, or journals  

Application Deadline:  October 26, 2021

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Research Coordinator - PERT

Summary of Key Responsibilities (job functions include but are not limited to):

  • Project Coordination's includes but is not limited to:
    • Project feasibility planning
    • Study start up
    • Budget development and management
    • Contract management
    • Protocol development
    • Develop informed consent forms, source documents worksheets and case report forms
    • Ethics application, ongoing renewals, amendments, and termination
    • Health Canada application and amendments
    • Communicate and coordinate with local pharmacies related to ordering and managing investigational product supplies
    • Study planning and set up including development of Standard Operating Procedures and training materials
    • Regulatory document management
    • Recruitment - Recruit eligible participants for research projects in-person and via telephone
    • Scheduling regular communications and meetings with study stakeholders
    • Complete close out procedures
    • Maintain research study binders with regulatory documents and patient data
  • Data Management ongoing data management for numerous studies including but limited to:
    • Creating databases with the help of experienced team members and external service providers
    • Data entry, organization and maintenance
    • Abstraction of data from existing databases and medical charts
    • Data quality checks and verification
    • Query development and management
    • Data cleaning
    • Collect and maintain data logs
    • Adverse Event (AE) management
    •  Analysis of study data to provide guidance, identify trends, provide observations, and recommendations

Application Deadline:  November 4, 2021

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Postdoctoral Scholar

Position Description

Area: Paediatric Nephrology, Nephrotic Syndrome

Duration: 2 years

Start Date: Immediately or on agreement

Salary: Competitive, depending on qualifications and experience. The Fellow will be expected to make applications for salary funding, but base salary is not contingent on competitive funding. (Min. $50,000/year plus benefits)

The Section of Paediatric Nephrology in the Cumming School of Medicine at the University of Calgary is accepting applications for a Postdoctoral Scholar in Patient Engagement in Pediatric Nephrology Research. 

Responsibilities:

The successful candidate will:

  • Be engaged in research full-time (1.0 FTE)
  • Conduct range of patient-oriented research in childhood nephrotic syndrome and participate in ongoing research in pediatric nephrology division.   
  • Have interest or expertise in working on one or more of the following, under the Supervisor’s guidance:
    • To use an existing cohort study and clinical data to develop patient and family-oriented research studies for children with nephrotic syndrome – this may include creating shared decision-making tools, investigating caregiver burden and patient quality of life.  
    • To develop a patient engagement strategy for ongoing studies in childhood nephrotic syndrome. 
    • To help develop a clinical trial investigating optimal steroid sparing regimens for childhood nephrotic syndrome.
  • Be expected to work in cohesion with a national team of basic/translational/clinical investigators studying childhood nephrotic syndrome.  
  • Critically evaluate the literature and be familiar with advanced patient engagement theories and concepts
  • Develop manuscripts for publication in peer-reviewed journals, and advance patient oriented research profile in pediatric nephrology
  • Work independently
  • Apply to local, provincial and national funding competitions

Application Details:
Contact: Dr. Susan M. Samuel, Professor of Pediatrics, University of Calgary, koshys@ucalgary.ca

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