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Project Coordinator: New Emerging Team, Research Program on Promoting Healthy Weights, Centre for Health Promotion Studies, University of Alberta

The Centre for Health Promotion Studies was recently awarded a $1.5M New Emerging Team (NET) grant by the Canadian Institutes of Health Research-Institute of Nutrition, Metabolism and Diabetes, in partnership with the Heart and Stroke Foundation of Canada. The 5-year grant will fund 17 projects designed to systematically examine the behavioural, environmental and social causes of obesity. This ecological approach will require that the research cross many disciplines including nutrition, physical activity, sociology, anthropology, psychology and political science. Please see for details.

Full Time (37.5 hr/wk), Grant Funded (5-year term project)

Grade: 10

Comprehensive benefits program

Salary Range: $3,667-$4,678 per month


Reporting to the principal investigator, the NET Project Coordinator's main responsibilities are

* Project management and strategic planning under the guidance of the NET Investigator's Steering Committee

* Coordination of the NET Program research activities under the guidance of the NET Investigator's Steering Committee

* Communication including preparation of written reports and documentation

* Financial management in relation to budget expenditures and reconciliations

View the full posting, including qualifications and submission guidelines, at

* Degree in a health and social science field preferably at a Master's level

* Expertise in quantitative and qualitative research design is essential

* Experience with research project management

* Experience with University of Alberta's human resources PeopleSoft (PISCES) and financial (EPIC) desirable

* Computer proficiency in a Windows environment using updated versions of MS Office applications (Word/XP, Excel, Access, PowerPoint), email and the Internet

* Excellent organizational and communication skills (oral and written)

Deadline for receipt of applications is August 8, 2003.

Acknowledgement of receipt of applications will be provided only to those candidates selected for interview.

Send applications to

Dr. Kim Raine, Director

Centre for Health Promotion Studies

5-10 University Extension Centre, University of Alberta

Edmonton, AB T6G 2T4

Fax: (780)492-9579

The University of Alberta hires on the basis of merit. We are committed to the principle of equity in employment. We welcome diversity and encourage applications from all qualified women and men, including persons with disabilities, members of visible minorities and Aboriginal persons.