University of Alberta

Research Project Manager

Department of Medicine

Competition No.  -    A100636951D1
Closing Date  -    Will remain open until filled.

This is a re-posting; previous applicants do not need to re-apply.

Glomerulonephritis (GN) is a group of immunologic kidney diseases that although rare, collectively account for the second most common cause of end-stage kidney disease in Canada and represent a substantial burden to the healthcare system due to the morbidity and cost associated with immunosuppressive treatment. The infrequent nature of these diseases has contributed to a poor understanding of these conditions by individual clinicians who may be exposed to small numbers of patients. Research in the field of GN has been limited by the lack of detailed registries with sufficient source populations and follow-up to evaluate and improve health policy, systems of care, and clinical outcomes. Our goal is to develop and implement a clinical care pathway for GN and leverage existing provincial infrastructure to create a registry capable of tracking relevant outcome measures. This will serve as a model for other Western Canada endeavors and facilitate research collaboration nation-wide. The senior project manager will provide leadership ad management for this project, which will require interaction and collaboration within a team environment, including stakeholders from across the province.


  • In collaboration with the Principal Investigator (PI) and GN working group members, set the strategic direction for the project.
  • Lead and implement the project strategy using project management methodology and expertise.
  • Organize meetings with researchers and stakeholders and independently lead meetings related to project management and implementation.
  • Conceptualize database design and facilitate data linkage, entry, and cleaning. Negotiate data sharing agreements, regulatory body approvals, and ethics approvals as needed
  • Conceptualize innovative IT platforms for clinical pathway implementation
  • Assist with contract negotiations with IT vendors and AHS partners
  • Participate in the development of a project evaluation framework and reporting on key performance indicators and outcome measures
  • Build and maintain relationships with external and internal networks and partners, specifically with stakeholders with Alberta Health Services (AHS), Covenant Health, national stakeholders, multiple academic institutions, information technology vendors and granting agencies (CIHR and Alberta Innovates)
  • Work together with the PI and researchers to prepare the scientific content for grant applications and reports
  • Provide financial management for research project funds to ensure optimum use of financial resources.
  • Prepare and submit financial and administrative reports for funders and key stakeholders
  • Other related administrative duties


  • Master's degree in a health related area and/or business or other equivalent preparation. A combination of related experience and education may be considered
  • Three to five years progressive experience in project management along with clinical or administrative experience in a healthcare environment required. Three to five years combined experience in team building and managing personnel, students and complex initiatives, Equivalencies will be considered
  • An understanding and appreciation for collaborative interdisciplinary research is preferred, Experience with clinical research or quality improvement would be an asset
  • Strong planning, organization and decision-making capabilities with ability to prioritize and manage multiple tasks simultaneously, resolve conflicts and solve problems with minimum supervision
  • Expert facilitation skills and ability to lead strategic planning and build consensus among stakeholders and develop an operational plan that advances organizational objectives
  • Exceptional written and oral communication skills
  • Knowledge of administrative data structures, policies and procedures within the University of Alberta and Alberta Health Services
  • Experience with health care database design and management would be an asset
  • Flexible, professional and willing to take initiative, innovative and inclined to recommend new and different ideas to deal with problems and opportunities

In accordance with the Trust/Research Academic Staff Agreement, this position has a term length of one year, with the possibility of extension, and offers a comprehensive benefits package found at Faculty & Staff Benefits and an annual salary range of $58,210 - $80,050. Salary will be commensurate with experience and qualifications.

How to Apply

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Note: Online applications are accepted until midnight Mountain Standard Time of the closing date.

All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however, Canadians and permanent residents will be given priority. If suitable Canadian citizens or permanent residents cannot be found, other individuals will be considered.

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.