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Student Research Assistants - Difference-In-Difference Models

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The desired start date for this position is August 12th or possibly sooner.

If you require further information regarding this competition please contact the faculty/department you are applying to.

Under Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC) Regulations the University of Regina is required to verify that International Students are eligible to work on campus prior to being hired. To confirm this eligibility, International Students are requested to contact UR International - Student Services to obtain a "Verification of Academic Status for the Eligibility to Work on Campus" letter that must be provided to the hiring manager prior to hiring. These letters must be updated each semester and/or as circumstances change.

Position Details

Posting Summary

Competition Number 20220659SS
Position Title Student Research Assistants - Difference-In-Difference Models
Faculty/Department Faculty of Engineering and Applied Science
Unit Engineering-Dean's Office
Employee Group CUPE 2419
CUPE 5791 Job Family N/A
Category Student
Number of Vacancies 1
Position Summary
Position Summary:
The purpose of this position is to assist with the following research tasks focusing on on-demand transit service assessment:
  • Research literature review on on-demand transit service implementations, qualitative and quantitative analysis;
  • Develop difference-in-difference models to analyze the impacts of on-demand transit services on ridership;
  • Case study research including data analysis, technical program summaries, and strategy design; and,
  • Technical report and manuscript editing and formatting, assistant in conference papers and technical reports.
Position Requirements
Position Requirements:
Applications are required to have engineering background with a preference for transportation engineering, economics and econometric, public policy, social science:
  • Interests in data processing and social-economic interpretations;
  • Solid skills in statistical software or programming languages such as Python, R, SPSS;
  • Work remote and complete tasks in a timely manner; and,
  • Experience in one or more of the following topics:
    • (1) course learning or project experience in difference-in-difference models.
    • (2) temporal-spatial data analysis
    • (3) land use and transportation systems
Physical Demands
Pay Grade As Per CUPE 2419
Salary Range As per CUPE 2419 Collective Agreement
Status Term
Work Hours
10 hours per week. Paid bi-weekly.
Duration (if Term/Temporary) Fall term (Sept - Dec) with possibility of extension
Full-Time/Part-Time Part Time
Preference Posting
Target Posting
Additional Information

Contact Information
Dr. Yili (Kelly) Tang, yili.tang@uregina.ca
Job Open Date 08/03/2022
Job Close Date
Open Until Filled Yes
Special Application Instructions
The desired start date for this position is August 12th or possibly sooner.

If you require further information regarding this competition please contact the faculty/department you are applying to.

Under Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC) Regulations the University of Regina is required to verify that International Students are eligible to work on campus prior to being hired. To confirm this eligibility, International Students are requested to contact UR International – Student Services to obtain a “Verification of Academic Status for the Eligibility to Work on Campus” letter that must be provided to the hiring manager prior to hiring. These letters must be updated each semester and/or as circumstances change.
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.

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  1. Resume/Curriculum Vitae
  2. Cover Letter
  3. Unofficial Transcript(s)
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