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Research Associate

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All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however, Canadians and permanent residents will be given priority.

Position Details

Posting Summary

Position Title Research Associate
Faculty/Department VP Research
Employee Group CUPE 5791 - Research
Collective Agreement Consideration Open to the Public.
CUPE 5791 Job Family Research
Category Other
Number of Vacancies 2
Position Summary
The Public Safety Personnel Internet-delivered Cognitive Behaviour Therapy (PSPNET) team is located at the University of Regina and part of the Canadian Institute of Public Safety Research and Treatment (CIPSRT) funded by Public Safety Canada. The PSPNET team is led by Dr. Heather Hadjistavropoulos, one of Canada’s foremost leaders on ICBT. The team consists of both clinicians and researchers who are developing, implementing and evaluating ICBT to help current and former public safety personnel (PSP) to improve their mental health and wellbeing. ICBT typically begins with an online and telephone screening. ICBT itself involves patients reviewing psychoeducational materials over the internet and therapists providing support and directing therapeutic activities via secure messaging and phone calls.

The individual will work under the supervision of Dr. Heather Hadjistavropoulos and will be involved in various educational and research activities associated with PSPNET.

The individual(s) will participate in any of these following activities:

a) Data collection from the PSPNET website, data analysis and synthesis and subsequent improvements to PSPNET programming. They will support all of the work of the project including working groups, creation and improvement of materials, working alongside instructional designers and the clinical team.

b) Conduct interviews with stakeholders, including PSP. Analyze and report on data from interviews and tailor materials. Work with members of the PSPNET teams to coordinate activities and ensure there are linkages among resources. Help setup and test new materials on the PSPNET website and application.

c) Research synthesis, data analysis and interpretation. Preparing presentations and publications as well as lay summaries, videos and social media posts and other related responsibilities.

d) assisting with grant and contract development;

d) Direct graduate students and other staffing sub analyses and research tasks.

Supervision and training will be provided.
Position Requirements
Position Requirements

a) The skills associated with these positon(s) would typically be obtained through the completion of a Master’s degree or PhD in Social Work, Education, Psychology (various disciplines)
b) Must have theoretical knowledge, as well as experience with collecting and analyzing qualitative data.
c) Must have knowledge of mental health
d) Knowledge in cognitive behavioural therapy, depression, anxiety ethics, and assessment an asset.
e) Asset to have research management skills
f) Asset to have experience with course development and evaluation geared toward adult learners
g) Asset to have experience with creating multi-media materials for courses
h) Asset to have experience with narrative interviewing and analysis and creation of narratives/stories.
i) Previous experience with public safety personnel an asset
j) Experience with research design
k) Advanced computer skills preferred (e.g., Word, Excel, web page management, social media)
l) Experience with SPSS, reference management
m) Experience with qualitative or quantitative analysis preferred
n) Experience with dissemination of research (e.g., presentations, preparation of manuscripts) an asset
o) Must have strong oral and written communication skills
p) Must have strong interpersonal skills and ability to work with a team
q) Must be able to work independently
r) Must have strong organizational and time management skills
s) Experience in curriculum design is considered a strong asset
t) Experience in instructional design is considered a strong asset.
u) Bilingual in French and English is an asset
Physical Demands
Pay Grade As Per CUPE 5791 Research
Salary Range $60,000 - $75,000 annually depending on experience and qualifications
Status Term
Work Hours
This position will be full-time (Monday to Friday), 40 hours a week from June 1, 2023 to March 31, 2025 with the possibility of extension, depending on funds.
Duration (if Term/Temporary) 22 months (Until March 31, 2025 with possibility for extension, depending on funds.)
Full-Time/Part-Time Full Time
Preference Posting
Target Posting Not Targeted
Additional Information

Contact Information
Dr. Heather Hadjistavropoulos
Arts/Psychology Department

Job Open Date 05/24/2023
Job Close Date 06/06/2023
Open Until Filled No
Special Application Instructions
If you require further information regarding this competition please contact the faculty/department you are applying to.

All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however, Canadians and permanent residents will be given priority.
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 20230502A/S

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