Research Data Coordinator


Competition No.  -    S104648280
Posting Date  -    Jul 20, 2022
Closing Date  -    Will remain open until filled.
Position Type  -    Full Time - Grant Funded
Salary Range  -    $58,675 to $81,208 per year
Grade  -    10
Hours  -    35

This position is a part of the Non-Academic Staff Association (NASA).

This position has a term length of 1 year plus 1 day and offers a comprehensive benefits package which can be viewed on our Benefits Overview page.


This role is hybrid with a mix of remote and in-person at North Campus Edmonton. 

Working for the University of Alberta

The University of Alberta acknowledges that we are located on Treaty 6 territory, and respects the histories, languages and cultures of First Nations, Métis, Inuit and all First Peoples of Canada, whose presence continues to enrich our vibrant community.

The University of Alberta is teeming with change makers, community builders, and world shapers who lead with purpose each and every day. We are home to more than 40,000 students in 200+ undergraduate and 500+ graduate programs, over 13,000 faculty and staff, 260,000 alumni worldwide and have been recognized as one of Canada’s Greenest Employers for over a decade.

Your work will have a meaningful influence on a fascinating cross section of people—from our students and stakeholders, to our renowned researchers and innovators who are quite literally curing diseases, making discoveries and generating solutions that make the world healthier, safer, stronger, and more just.

Working for the Department/Faculty

The Women and Children’s Health Research Institute (WCHRI) supports research excellence dedicated to improving the health outcomes of women and children. WCHRI was founded in 2006 as a partnership between the University of Alberta and Alberta Health Services, with core funding from the Stollery Children’s Hospital Foundation (SCHF) and the Royal Alexandra Hospital Foundation (RAHF). Thanks to our funders’ generosity, WCHRI is able to support a broad range of research programs for over 430 researchers.

WCHRI is committed to ensuring that the research we support is conducted according to the highest scientific and ethical standards, complies with local, national and international policies as well as governing statues and regulations and that internal quality systems are comprehensive, appropriate and effective. WCHRI has a strategic priority to catalyze pediatric clinical trials, locally and nationally; as a result we have developed a data coordinating centre (DCC) and pediatric clinical trials unit to support pediatric clinical trials (and over time women’s health clinical trials) that are run locally, nationally, and internationally. Our data coordinating centre currently supports several national networks in Canada, including the CHILD-BRIGHT Network and KidsCAN Trials.


Reporting to the Data Coordinating Centre Team Lead, and as an active member of the study team, the Research Data Coordinator evaluates and manages study data quality, and designs, implements and maintains data management and reporting solutions using REDCap, SAS and/or other commercial database and statistical software.


  • Defines initial project scope, requirements, deliverables, milestones and timelines in combination with the principal investigator, study team, and other DCC team members.
  • Configures electronic case report forms (CRFs) and/or surveys as per requirement of the principal investigator; incorporates items such as data element definitions, data type definitions, form text and layout.
  • Defines, develops and implements data quality checks and associated study configurations and programming. Actively reviews study data and liaises with study sites to ensure timely and accurate data entry and resolve data quality issues in accordance with the data management plan.
  • Participates in the training of end-users on various aspects of the database including such items as CRF set-up, the proper use and functionality of the database, effective data entry, data cleaning processes, and data extraction methods.
  • Develops study randomization algorithms (if required) and produces randomization tables
  • Develops and runs study reports, summary statistics and data visualizations as required throughout the study

Minimum Qualifications

  • Graduate degree in a scientific or mathematical subject
  • Experience working in a clinical research or medical data environment (or equivalent combination of education and experience).
  • Knowledge and experience with electronic data collection and/or data management systems such as REDCap
  • Skills for data management and reporting
  • Basic knowledge of statistical analysis (summary statistics, randomization)
  • Experience programming a statistical analysis application such as SAS is required (or equivalent experience using R, Python, SQL and/or PHP).
  • Minimum of 2-3 years of progressively responsible work experience.
  • Excellent knowledge of Microsoft Office products (Word, Excel, Access, Outlook, PowerPoint).
  • Creative with an ability to investigate new ideas.
  • Excellent communication (oral and written), interpersonal, organizational, problem solving and time management skills; meticulous attention to detail.
  • Ability to work well independently and as part of a multidisciplinary team.
  • Strong commitment to client service with a positive and professional approach.

How to Apply

Apply Online

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.