Research Assistant
The University of British Columbia
Vancouver - Point Grey Campus
7d ago

Job Summary

Educational Scholarship is important to the academic well-being of both students and faculty, as well as for advancing the field and contributing to the body of knowledge.

Educational Innovation is an important part of educational scholarship. In this part-time position, the Research Assistant will provide support to Head, Physical Therapy in various projects and initiatives designed to contribute to educational innovation and scholarship, with a focus on the teaching and learning of professionalism, and the use of simulation. Organizational Status

The research assistant reports directly to the Head, Department of Physical Therapy. Work Performed

The Research Assistant will :

  • Perform literature reviews and prepare literature summaries by conducting online searches of journal
  • databases

  • Organize and participate in meetings to define strategy, goals, and scope of the research project
  • Assist with the writing and preparation of ethics applications
  • Assist in formulating study designs for the collection and interpretation of data
  • Assist in recruitment of participants
  • Assist with qualitative or quantitative research activities, including conducting interviews, performing
  • statistical analyses, and analyzing qualitative data using software

  • Assist with the preparation and dissemination of results, including the drafting of research reports and
  • manuscripts for publication, and preparation of conference abstracts

  • Maintain and secure data and files in strict adherence to the protocols established in the relevant ethics
  • application, the Faculty of Medicine and UBC policies

  • Assist with other tasks as directed by the Head, Department of Physical Therapy, Health Professions. Supervision Received
  • The Research Assistant will receive direction from the Head, Department of Physical Therapy. Supervision Given

    No supervision given. Consequence of Error / Judgement

    Failure to adhere strictly to protocols approved by Ethics Boards, the Faculty of Medicine and UBC policies regarding security of data has the potential to cause harm to study participants, to negatively impact the reputation of the investigators, the Faculty of Medicine, and UBC, and to threaten ethics approval, access to funding sources, and access to study participants.

    Poor decisions could delay timely completion of projects, cause financial loss and be damaging to reputation of the Head, Physical Therapy, the Faculty of Medicine and the University of British Columbia.

    In addition, errors could cause misinterpretation of results in information disseminated to decision-makers, the public and academic audiences.

    The consequences could lead to inappropriate policy and decision-making related to medical education. Qualifications

    Undergraduate degree in a relevant discipline or Graduation from a technical college or institute. Minimum of 3 years related experience or the equivalent combination of education and experience.

    Experience in education, social sciences or health professions related field. The ideal candidate will have research experience in a health-

    related field. Experience in more than one area of qualitative and / or quantitative research is preferred. The ideal candidate will have research experience in a health or education -

    related field. Experience in more than one area of qualitative and / or quantitative research is preferred. The successful candidate must have a proven ability to work in a confidential environment, and must be able to adhere strictly to policy concerning security of data and ethics protocols.

    The candidate should possess strong analytic, communication and organizational skills with exceptional attention to detail.

    Fluency in the following computer applications is required : Word, Excel, and Power Point. Skill with analytical software such as SPSS or NVIVO is an asset.

    Demonstrated ability to work independently and within a team is required. The candidate must be able to follow direction and to show initiative and self-

    direction in adapting to the changing needs of the project and the research team. Finally, the successful candidate should be able to work with diverse populations effectively, including study participants, researchers, and staff, and possess the ability to identify and relate concerns of others and exercise good judgment when resolving difficulties.

    Equity and diversity are essential to academic excellence. An open and diverse community fosters the inclusion of voices that have been underrepresented or discouraged.

    We encourage applications from members of groups that have been marginalized on any grounds enumerated under the B.C. Human Rights Code, including sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, racialization, disability, political belief, religion, marital or family status, age, and / or status as a First Nation, Metis, Inuit, or Indigenous person.

    All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however Canadians and permanent residents will be given priority.

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