Staff - Non Union
Non Union Technicians and Research Assistants
Non Union Salaried - Research Assistant /Technician 3
Gadermann Research HELP | School of Population and Public Health | Faculty of Medicine
$3,982.67 - $4,703.83 CAD Monthly
Posting End Date
September 29, 2023
Note: Applications will be accepted until 11:59 PM on the day prior to the Posting End Date above.
Job End Date
Mar 31, 2024
Position is part-time at 15 hours per week and compensation will be prorated to 40%.
At UBC, we believe that attracting and sustaining a diverse workforce is key to the successful pursuit of excellence in research, innovation, and learning for all faculty, staff and students. Our commitment to employment equity helps achieve inclusion and fairness, brings rich diversity to UBC as a workplace, and creates the necessary conditions for a rewarding career.
The Human Early Learning Partnership (HELP) holds a unique data linkage that combines administrative health and education records, HELP’s survey data on children’s wellbeing, and Canadian immigration records. This database was created to examine developmental trajectories of children and youth, and understand which social, cultural, and socioeconomic factors are associated with good health, high wellbeing, and/or academic achievement. The Research Assistant performs quantitative analyses of data and provides support and coordination for research activities and deliverables for CIHR and SSHRC-funded projects. The analyses will include multilevel modelling and multiple regressions (e.g., examine the relationship between social, cultural, and socioeconomic variables and indicators of children’s health, wellbeing, and academic achievement).
This position is responsible for supporting and coordinating research and collaboration activities related to the CIHR and SSHRC-funded research projects and reports to the Associate Professor (PI) of the project.
Major responsibilities include:
Analyses of developmental trajectories
Analyses of socioeconomic data in relation to developmental trajectories
Conducts literature searches on developmental health outcomes for children and youth in the Canadian and international context
Subgroup analyses that employ statistical methods such as multi-group CFA/SEM, latent class analysis, and multilevel mixture modelling
With the support of the project team writes summaries, introductions, method and result sections for journal articles.
Prepares summaries and presents findings to project team, and as appropriate presents at conferences/research meetings and community meetings.
Contributions to/co-authorship of academic publications (preparation of method and result sections; manuscript writing)
Assistance with all aspects of grant applications
Consequence of Error/Judgement
Works within well-defined guidelines and procedures, but exercises judgment in establishing priorities and carrying tasks through to completion; new or unusual problems are referred to supervisor. Exercises initiative, tact and judgement in handling matters of a routine and non-routine nature. Works with conflicting demands and determines priorities. Must respect confidentiality of information handled. Errors or incorrect work or decisions as a result of incompleteness, missed deadlines, lack of attention to details etc., could result in lost opportunities and delays for other staff or embarrassment to the Director, Deputy Director or HELP. Damage to HELP’s reputation may occur if the incumbent does not deal tactfully and helpfully with faculty affiliates, University Departments or Institutions, government, or community members.
Reports to the PI (Associate Professor) of the project.
Completion of a relevant technical program or a university degree in a relevant discipline and a minimum three years of related experience or an equivalent combination of education and experience.
- Willingness to respect diverse perspectives, including perspectives in conflict with one’s own
- Demonstrates a commitment to enhancing one’s own awareness, knowledge, and skills related to equity, diversity, and inclusion
University degree in population health, psychology, or measurement, or any other area related to children’s developmental health preferred. Knowledge in the area of social determinants of health, early childhood, neighborhood effects, and/or cross-cultural comparisons.
Experience with population health databases (including coding and analysis of administrative education and health records) and with multilevel analyses, or an equivalent combination of education and experience preferred. Knowledge of University policies and procedures and experience conducting literature reviews preferred. Knowledge and interest in early child development, health, socioeconomic gradients, cultural diversity and a background in neighbourhood effects research an asset.
Experience with population health databases and multilevel analyses
Statistical knowledge, including software experience with SPSS, SAS, MPlus, HLM, and/or R
Experience with literature reviews; reference software
Academic writing experience (thesis and/or scientific publications)
Ability to communicate effectively verbally and in writing.
Ability to deal with a diversity of people in a calm, courteous, and effective manner.
Ability to effectively manage multiple tasks and priorities.
Ability to work both independently and within a team environment.
Ability to prioritize and work effectively under pressure to meet deadlines.
Ability to maintain accuracy and attention to detail.
Ability to analyze and interpret data, determine implications, and provide recommendations.
Ability to exercise tact, discretion and judgement.
Computer experience required (MS Office)