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Part-Time Research Associate

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Applicant must include a cover letter that shows the qualifications and the skill sets; a detailed recent resume/CV, a sample of recent peer-reviewed publication, and contact information for 3 references. We thank everyone for their interest; however, only shortlisted candidates will be contacted for an interview.

Position Details

Posting Summary

Position Title Part-Time Research Associate
Faculty/Department Johnson Shoyama Graduate School
Unit Johnson Shoyama Graduate School
Employee Group CUPE 5791 - Research
Collective Agreement Consideration Open to the Public.
CUPE 5791 Job Family Research
Category Staff
Number of Vacancies 3
Position Summary
The position will involve working at Johnson Shoyama Graduate School of Public Policy, Regina Campus, and normally involves working 10 hours per week. This position involves providing support for two projects around population health and healthy urban policies.

Primary Duties and Responsibilities
The successful applicant will:
  • Work within the research team, independently, and with external stakeholders to apply analytical skills in primary qualitative data collection and analysis.
  • Coordinate effectively different activities within the project.
  • Organize time effectively so that research participants’ engagement/recruitment, data collection and analysis, research outputs, and logistics are produced by set deadlines.
  • Support data collection and analysis and co-convene focus groups and/or policy roundtables.
  • Support with ethics application.
  • Support with collecting and analyzing policy documents.
  • Support with conducting scoping reviews.
  • Support with preparing various research outputs including peer-reviewed journal articles, research reports, policy briefs, briefing notes, and conference papers.
  • Communicate effectively by regularly updating the research team on research participants’ recruitment/engagement, data collection and analysis.
  • Present and communicate research results to a variety of audiences and in different venues (i.e., local, provincial, national and international conferences, workshops, webinars, team meetings as well as in various written publications).
  • Communicate effectively with project’s diverse stakeholders (e.g., policy and decision makers, service providers, people with lived experiences, etc.).
Position Requirements
  • Graduate degree and related experience in public policy, public and population health, health policy, or relevant social science disciplines; minimum of a Master’s degree in hand.
  • Practical public or population health or policy related work experience is a significant asset; the preferred candidate will have at least 2 years’ experience in public health or population health research with progressively increasing responsibilities.
  • Strong qualitative research skills in collecting data (using interviews, focus group, policy document analysis, observation, consensus building methods such as NGT or World Café) and analyzing qualitative data (e.g., thematic analysis, grounded theory).
  • Experience of ethics application is an asset.
  • Experience of conducting focus groups and/or policy roundtables is a significant asset.
  • Experience of conducting scoping reviews is a significant asset.
  • Experience writing reports for public dissemination is an essential asset.
  • Proven ability to deliver high quality publications that meet rigorous quality standards.
  • Knowledge of bibliographic research methods and strong search skills in different electronic academic databases (PubMed, MEDLINE, Web of Science, EMBASE, EBSCO, Scopus) as well as grey literature sources.
  • Experience and proficiency with qualitative software (NVivo), citation and bibliographic software (EndNote), Canva, as well as Microsoft Office programs (Word, Excel, and PowerPoint) are significant assets.
  • Experience managing multiple projects and working collaboratively with multi-disciplinary teams and various stakeholders is an asset.
  • Excellent organizational skills, time management and problem-solving skills with the ability to meet conflicting priorities and balance multiple projects.
  • Strong communication (written and verbal) and interpersonal skills.
  • Demonstrated ability to work independently while remaining adaptable and flexible in a fast-moving and changing environment.
  • Strong commitment to accuracy and attention to details
Physical Demands
Pay Grade As Per CUPE 5791 Research
Salary Range As Per CUPE 5791 Research Collective Agreement
Status Term
Work Hours
10 Hours per week.
This is a one-year casual position with the possibility of extension. There is some flexibility with work location. Specific arrangements will be determined in consultation with the Principal Investigator.
Duration (if Term/Temporary) 1 year term with the possibility of extension
Full-Time/Part-Time Casual
Preference Posting
Target Posting
Additional Information

Contact Information
Job Open Date 05/05/2023
Job Close Date 07/15/2023
Open Until Filled No
Special Application Instructions
Applicant must include a cover letter that shows the qualifications and the skill sets; a detailed recent resume/CV, a sample of recent peer-reviewed publication, and contact information for 3 references. We thank everyone for their interest; however, only shortlisted candidates will be contacted for an interview.
Diversity Statement
The University of Regina is committed to an inclusive workplace that reflects the richness of the community that we serve. The University welcomes applications from all qualified individuals, including individuals within the University’s employment equity categories of women, persons with disabilities, members of visible minorities, Indigenous persons, individuals of diverse gender and sexual orientation and all groups protected by the Human Rights Code.
Competition Number 20230490A/S

Reference Letter

Reference Letter

Minimum References 3
Maximum References

Supplemental Questions

Required fields are indicated with an asterisk (*).

  1. Are you legally entitled to work in Canada?
    • Yes
    • No
  2. Please describe your experience collecting, cleaning, and analyzing data as part of a research team.

    (Open Ended Question)

Documents Required

Required Documents
  1. Resume/Curriculum Vitae
  2. Cover Letter
  3. Reference Contact Info
  4. Sample Research Publication 1
  5. Other (See Special Instructions to Applicants field on Posting)
Optional Documents