Project Coordinator

MED LifeLong Learning

Competition No.  -    S104645622
Posting Date  -    Jul 21, 2021
Closing Date  -    Sep 26, 2021
Position Type  -    Full Time - Grant Funded
Salary Range  -    $54,531 to $74,751 per year
Grade  -    09
Hours  -    35

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. Please indicate your internal status using the "Advertisement" drop down menu when applying.

This position has an end date of two years from hire, with the possibility of extension, and offers a comprehensive benefits package which can be viewed at Faculty & Staff Benefits.

The Physician Learning Program (PLP) is housed in the Office of Lifelong Learning, and supports the Faculty of Medicine and Dentistry’s (FoMD) mission to enhance the knowledge and skills of community practitioners in quality improvement initiatives. PLP creates actionable clinical information and engages with physicians, teams, patients, and partners to co-create sustainable solutions to advance practice. Our department is passionate about supporting professional development and offers a positive and collegial culture. We are looking for a Project Coordinator that cares about patient care for the betterment of healthcare within Alberta.

As a Project Coordinator in our quantitative analysis group, your role includes both project management and data analysis, and reports to the Senior Project Officer. The wide array of projects provide evidence based answers to important clinical questions that have meaningful impact on patient outcomes and contribute to positive change within health care for Albertans. Responsible for the project cycle, you’ll manage both short and long-term projects in a collaborative setting by working with multidisciplinary teams to plan and carry out projects objectives using administrative health data. From the project scoping, you’ll collaborate with physicians and various stakeholders to plan the project, design methods, prepare ethics application, analyze and understand the data, and help prepare reports that disseminate the findings. You’ll collaborate with our human centred designers for data visualization and will also support knowledge transfer activities. You’ll manage several projects simultaneously, and will coordinate the involvement of various stakeholders to ensure successful completion of each project.


  • In collaboration with the Senior Project Officer, supports the development of the project plan, needs assessment, and design and implementation of protocols and procedures for each data based project
  • Plans and coordinates all data related elements of projects, including liaising with AHS data analysts, planning methodology, data extraction, and planning/directing or carrying out data analysis
  • Prepares consent forms, ethics submissions, renewals and amendments; conducts brief literature reviews
  • Organizes and facilitates project meetings, including with external project team members and stakeholders; takes minutes as required
  • Participates in data-related activities including mapping, collection, cleaning, analysis, visualization, and interpretation
  • Carries out quantitative data analysis (descriptive and statistical analysis), and provides statistical interpretation of results consulting with the Senior Project Officer or other biostatisticians as required; physicians and/or clinicians are responsible for clinical interpretation and implications
  • Monitors for quality assurance of data, identify, investigate, and document anomalies, solving within scope of role, and escalating as necessary
  • Prepares documentation and records for project meetings (e.g., meeting notes, record of decisions, scheduling meetings) including preparing and developing presentations of project activities (verbal or written) as required
  • Advises on interpretation of results and findings for dissemination on publications, presentations, and reporting to various stakeholders
  • Prepares interim and final reports, or provides supporting information for such reports, for funding agencies, community partners, and other relevant stakeholders
  • Contributes to manuscript writing along with preparation and revision of publications
  • Assists in development and content format content for verbal presentation and poster presentations


  • Bachelor's Degree required, Master's degree an asset; equivalent combinations of education and experience will be considered, including Master’s degree in science or social science field with experience with quantitative data analysis
  • 3 years of technical experience in related disciplines; experience in an academic environment would be an asset
  • Experience with developing knowledge transfer activities and project management is an asset
  • Knowledge of health care industry and terminology an asset
  • Strong skills and experience in quantitative data analysis (i.e. SPSS, SAS, or Stata) required; knowledge of R and/or Python strongly preferred. Graduate level courses (or equivalent) in quantitative analysis, statistics, or biostatistics are required
  • Demonstrated skills in data visualization, interpretation, presentation, and reporting (i.e. Excel, PowerPoint) are required
  • Experience with health economics or econometrics is an asset
  • Able to perform searches on databases, websites, etc. to support project activities; experience with literature reviews strongly preferred
  • Excellent time management and organizational skills and attention to detail
  • Strong communication (verbal and written), interpersonal, and organizational skills
  • Positive attitude and ability to work effectively independently and as part of a team
  • Competent and efficient, able to multitask, able to take initiative
  • Ability to respect and protect confidential and sensitive information with a positive professional approach
  • Adaptability to changing environment, flexibility to accommodate varying workday demands

We thank all applicants for their interest; however, only those individuals selected for an interview will be contacted.

How to Apply

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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.

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.