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 job postings will be posted here. 

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

Postdoctoral Scholar

Reporting to the Primary Investigators (PI), Dr. Maria J Santana (Department of Paediatrics). The position requires independent analysis and research, within a team approach in a fast moving and changing environment, often involving multiple stakeholders.

The PDS will contribute to refining the research questions and methods and will have the opportunity to lead a multi-pronged program of research to assess and development curriculum for patient research partners. Quantitative skills will apply statistical approaches to survey data analysis, and qualitative skills will draw focus groups and interview approaches. Research outcomes will inform the science of patient-oriented research (POR) and the development of a curriculum for youth living with chronic conditions to support them in becoming patient research partners.


Qualifications:

  • Recent* PhD in health sciences, health services research, education, or a related field, completed within the last 5 years (or will be complete upon PDS start date)
  • High level of effective organizational, time management and personal initiative skills
  • Proven ability to design and complete research studies of complex issues
  • Experience with research software (STATA preferred, NVivo preferred) as well as Microsoft Office programs (Word, Excel, and PowerPoint)
  • Strong team player
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills, especially in scientific writing
  • Proven ability to deliver high quality publications and presentations
  • Understanding of experimental design and scientific process and evaluative and qualitative methodologies.
  • Strong track record of scholarly activities including publication of research findings in reputable peer-reviewed journals and conference presentations
  • Experience in applying for external grants and awards
  • Previous experience in the development of curriculum materials would be an asset
  • Previous experience in patient or community engagement would be an asset
  • Previous experience in working with measurement and evaluation and mixed methods approaches would be an asset
    • Must be able to work in a team environment and interact with diverse stakeholders
    • Strong communication skills (both written and verbal), including strong listening skills 
    • Strong organizational, time management and problem-solving skills, while maintaining accuracy and attention to detail
    • Must be highly goal-driven and exhibit the ability to interact effectively with internal and external stakeholders at all levels of the organization
    • Able to work within a collaborative setting with others to set clear priorities while managing multiple timelines and objectives

The deadline to apply is September 30, 2022

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