Research Assistant - CEP Certified

University of Saskatchewan - Saskatoon, SK (il y a 8 mois)

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The Research Assistant will be responsible for coordinating aspects of the study as well as liaising with other members of the study team and with the community partners. The Research Assistant will assist with participant recruitment, organize fitness and exercise testing sessions and focus group discussions and interviews, coordinate booking of participant testing and health care professionals to obtain required assessments, conduct exercise and fitness tests and assessments, contribute to interview theme identification and coding, assist with writing of manuscripts and reports arising from research activities, and give presentations about the study to community groups/stakeholders. The Research Assistant will also receive training in quantitative basic blood vessel assessments through pulse and blood pressure measurements and will collect these measurements from study participants.

Responsibilities will include:
Participate in training and conference calls as needed
Organize focus groups and key informant interviews
Transcribe audio recordings of focus groups and interviews and assist in coding the recordings
Conduct literature searches and summarize findings from the searches
Coordinate participate recruitment and enrolment in the study
Administer questionnaires to study participants
Conduct blood pressure, body composition and basic blood vessel health assessments with study participants
Conduct exercise and fitness assessments, including maximal exercise tests
Schedule participant testing and book health care professionals for assessments
Coordinate graduate students and other team members for participant testing
Enter data collected in Excel spreadsheets
Prepare and deliver PowerPoint presentations to stakeholders
Contribute to the preparation of presentations, executive reports, or other knowledge translation materials related to the study
Contribute to the preparation and submission of manuscripts
Communicate with the study investigators and Community Advisors on an ongoing basis
Supporting graduate students and other trainees

Qualifications and Skills:
Experience working with Indigenous communities in a manner consistent with Indigenous principles of self-determination in research
Demonstrated understanding of cultural safety and two-eyed seeing
Canadian Society for Exercise Physiology – Certified Exercise Physiologist designation
Research experience in either quantitative or qualitative research
Effective oral and written communication skills
Strong interpersonal skills and community leadership capacity
Excellent time management and organizational abilities
Basic computer skills (Word processing and data entry in Excel specifically)
Ability to work independently
Flexibility to work morning and/or weekend hours as participant’s availability allows
Priority for this position will be given to an Indigenous (First Nations, Métis or Inuit) applicant

This position is available on a part-time/casual basis for six months with the possibility of extension. The hourly rate for this position is $20.04 plus benefits.

Please submit:
Curriculum Vitae
Cover letter outlining specific examples of experience and research interests
Contact information for two references

The University of Saskatchewan is strongly committed to a diverse and inclusive workplace that empowers all employees to reach their full potential. All members of the university community share a responsibility for developing and maintaining an environment in which differences are valued and inclusiveness is practiced. The university welcomes applications from those who will contribute to the diversity of our community. The University must, however, comply with federal immigration requirements. All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however, Canadian citizens and permanent residents will be given priority.