University of Alberta

Clinical Scientist and Research Facilitator

Glen Sather Sports Medicine Clinic

Competition No.  -    A108837401
Closing Date  -    Nov 16, 2018

The Clinical Scientist and Research Facilitator (CSRF) will report to the Executive Director of the Glen Sather Sports Medicine Clinic (GSSMC) with direction from the GSSMC Research Committee.   The CSRF will sit on the GSSMC Research Committee as a non-voting member.  The CSRF will have an adjunct position with the Faculty of Rehabilitation Medicine.

The CSRF will support research activities including seeking research funding opportunities, development of research proposals, obtaining ethics and administrative approval, and coordinating/completing data collection and analysis for studies selected by the associated research programs.  The CSRF will assist in developing a core dataset of outcomes for clinical and research use. The CSRF is also responsible for knowledge translation activities including preparation of abstracts and manuscripts and sharing study results with clinical and administrative stakeholders.

The CSRF will also play a mentorship role for the GSSMC clinical staff to build research capacity and engage clinical staff in research activities.  The CSRF, with assistance from the Executive Director and the GSSMC Research Committee, may assist in supervising research students from other faculties i.e. the Faculty of Kinesiology, Sport and Exercise. 

There are a number of research stakeholders at the GSSMC including internal clinicians, the Faculty of Rehabilitation Medicine, the Faculty of Kinesiology, Sport and Recreation, the Faculty of Medicine and Dentistry, and external groups such as CORE and SURGE.

Current primary research areas of focus:

  • Assessing/evaluating the effectiveness and efficiency of interdisciplinary clinical approaches,
  • Developing evidence informed injury prevention, return to sport and athlete development programming,
  • Developing evidence based guidelines and standardized care pathways,
  • Knee, shoulder and other joint/musculoskeletal and concussion related pathways.


  • PhD or equivalent in health-related field preferred; Master's degree in health-related field acceptable
  • Musculoskeletal knowledge/experience an asset
  • Proficiency in all MS Office applications - database experience (e.g. ACCESS) an asset
  • Competency with research design/statistical methods/analysis and software program(s)
  • Ability to effectively manage/coordinate simultaneous projects and successfully prioritize multiple tasks to meet deadlines
  • Assertive, self-motivated and able to work independently with little supervision/instruction
  • Excellent interpersonal skills in dealing with co-workers, clinicians and subjects
  • Able to deal discreetly with confidential information and follow privacy directives

In accordance with the Temporary Administrative and Professional Staff (TAPS) Agreement, this position is an initial appointment of three years, with the possibility of renewal, and offers a comprehensive benefits package found at Faculty & Staff Benefits along with an annual salary commensurate with experience.

To apply:  Please email your resume, including 3 references directly to Jason Sheehy at

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.