One Position Available in Regina, SK
Open Date: 9/28/2018
Closing Date: Until Filled
Description: There is one opening for this posting. Located in Regina, SK.
Primary Purpose: Morning Star Lodge, established by the Canada Foundation for Innovation and supported and maintained by the U of S, is a lab that embodies mentorship. It is a student training lab that fosters a team environment where undergraduate, graduate and post-doctoral trainees are supervised by Dr. Bourassa and her academic team. Elders are also actively involved in guiding every research project as they play a critical role in the lab and are always available to student trainees. Mentorship in the lab happens not only between academic supervisor/student but also between students as well as between Elders and students, community members and students and, especially, between community members and academics.
Indigenous Community-Based Research is based on four core values (sometimes called the “4 Rs”): respect, responsibility, reciprocity and relevance. Our model embodies these values, as we understand that our diverse projects are relevant not only to our community partners but to all involved.
We are seeking a part-time graduate student to assist with a variety of Indigenous community-based health projects. This position will be based out of the Morning Star Lodge Research Lab in Regina, Saskatchewan.
Successful candidates will be involved in academic literature search, project management, website development and simple data collection (phone calls, surveys and scrutiny of secondary sources). Other duties may include:
Assistance in the designing and administration of questionnaires
Data analysis (Nvivo, SPSS) – experience desirable but training can be provided
Interviewing participants (if required)
Proofreading and development/writing of scholarly documents and policy articles
Assistance in transcribing documents
Assistance in preparation of presentations, reports and other project related topics
Assistance in the development of manuscripts for publication
Assistance in the production and editing of digital video media
Direct supervisor will be Dr. Carrie Bourassa; however, research assistants will report directly to lab co-supervisors and to a committee of community members and Elders involved with the CIHR research grants.
Education: Undergraduate/graduate degree or courses in Indigenous Studies or Indigenous Health Studies, social sciences, or kinesiology/health. Master’s degree preferred.
Candidates must be organized, maintain excellent oral and written skills and be familiar with Microsoft Excel, library database search and academic citation techniques.
Experience with survey and qualitative research methods
Understanding of the history of colonization in Canada is an asset
Previous research experience, including the preparation of research papers for academic journals
Experience with NVivo and SPSS software is an asset
Demonstrate superior cultural sensitivity
Ability to travel and participate in field work
Ability to speak a First Nations language is an asset
Living Indigenous experience an asset
It is essential that students be able to work with minimum supervision.
Interested candidates must submit a resume and cover letter to:
Nicole Akan, Research Lab Coordinator
University of Saskatchewan, Morning Star Lodge Research Lab
401-2631 28th Avenue
Regina SK S4S 6X3
This position is not in scope of any bargaining unit. (Use for Exempt, Sr Admin, and Research positions)
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