Research Assistant, School of Occupational Therapy



POSTING DATE: February 21, 2019

CLOSING DATE: March 11, 2019

Research Assistant
School of Occupational Therapy

Position Summary:

The Research Assistant (RA) will support research projects related to chronic disease self-management. This includes, but is not limited to, fatigue and other self-management interventions, developing measurement tools, embedding self-management into primary health care, and understanding the lived experience of living with a chronic condition. The successful candidate will work closely with the Principal Investigators, team members, and trainees to ensure timely and high-quality research.

Duties & Responsibilities:

  • Support research projects and deliverables as per project workplans and timelines.
  • Schedule, coordinate, and organize meetings.
  • Assist with qualitative data collection and oversee data management by entering data and maintaining databases.
  • Assist with participant recruitment including advertising, enrolling and tracking of research participants.
  • Support the Research Coordinator with the preparation of research ethics and assist with provincial/national funding submissions.
  • Review and edit documents as required

Qualifications: Bachelor's degree with honours or equivalent in health or social sciences (or equivalent combination of relevant training and experience working in a research environment). Must have familiarity with social media, including Facebook and Twitter. Detail-oriented, accurate, and dependable with strong organizational and time management skills are required. Must possess excellent communication skills, both written and oral. Experience with qualitative data collection as well as research experience in chronic disease management would be considered assets. Knowledge of statistical and qualitative analytic packages (e.g. Stata, SAS, SPSS, NVivo) an asset.

Status:  Full-time
Pay Scale: $13.00 - $17.00 per hour
Duration: 1-year term with possibility of renewal
Deadline for Application: Monday, March 11th, 2019

Interested parties should forward a cover letter and current CV to:

Kylie Peacock

Research Coordinator

Only applications submitted to the e-mail address above will be considered. We thank all applicants, however, only candidates selected for an interview will be contacted.

Dalhousie University is committed to fostering a collegial culture grounded in diversity and inclusiveness. The university encourages applications from Aboriginal people, persons with a disability, racially visible persons, women, persons of minority sexual orientations and gender identities, and all candidates who would contribute to the diversity of our community. For more information, please visit

About Dalhousie University

Dalhousie University is Atlantic Canada's leading research-intensive university and a driver of the region's intellectual, social and economic development. Located in the heart of Halifax, Nova Scotia, with an Agricultural Campus in Truro/Bible Hill, Dalhousie is a truly national and international university, with more than half of our 19,000 students coming from outside of the province. Our 6,000 faculty and staff foster a vibrant, purpose-driven community, that celebrated 200 years of academic excellence in 2018.

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