Research Assistant, Department of Sociology, Faculty of Arts – Calgary

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    University of Calgary
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  • Salary:
    negotiable / monthly
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  • Posted:
    22 hours ago
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    Biotech / Science

Job ID:20280Updated:March 11, 2020Location:Main CampusPosition OverviewTheDepartment of Sociology  in theFaculty of Arts  invites applications for aResearch Assistant . This Part-time Fixed Term position is for approximately 1 year (based on length of grant funding), with the possibility of extension. This position reports to the Principal Investigator (PI) and will assist the PI and the research team by providing analytical support, including preparing reports and presentations. This position is involved in a variety of analyses using different software and techniques as required.Position DescriptionSummary of Key Responsibilities(job functions include but are not limited to):Assemble data and prepare periodic and special reports, manuals, and correspondenceCompile tables, charts, graphs, and summarized statistics for integration in research papers and reports. This includes materials for presentation and publicationProcess data using statistical software to conduct basic analyses of trends in support of the research projectCollect, consolidate, cross-tabulate and format data from various sources to prepare draft reportsGenerate powerpoint presentations on behalf of Principal Investigator and research team, to be used when presenting to various internal and external stakeholdersGenerate various reports as required by Principal Investigator and research team.  May require presentation of reports to various stakeholdersDemonstrated strong communication and an ability to exercise judgment within established guidelinesProvide mentoring and direction to others, when necessaryAssist with presenting as requiredQualifications / Requirements:Master’s Degree in SociologySome research assistantship experience in a research focused post-secondary environment Advanced skills in statistical software programs (eg. SPSS, STATA) as well as the qualitative data analysis software, NVivo, and bibliographical program, EndNoteIntermediate to advanced skills in Microsoft Office Suite (Word, Outlook, Excel, PowerPoint), Internet skillsExcellent interpersonal and organizational skillsDemonstrated ability for professional report writingKnowledge of research ethics and regulations for granting agencies (eg. Tri Council)Ability to problem solve in complex situationsDemonstrated strong communication, team and customer service skills, and an ability to exercise judgment within established guidelinesMust be open to learning and development, and be willing to accept new challenges and assignmentsAbility to work independently and as part of a teamApplication Deadline: March 25, 2020We would like to thank all applicants in advance for submitting their resumes. Please note, only those candidates chosen to continue on through the selection process will be contacted.Additional InformationThis position is part of the AUPE bargaining unit, and falls under the Specialist/Advisor Job Family, Phase I.To find out more about management and staff opportunities at the University of Calgary and all we have to offer, view ourManagement and Staff Careers website. For more information about the Faculty of Arts visitCareers in the Faculty of Arts. About the University of CalgaryThe University of Calgary is Canada’s leading next-generation university – a living, growing and youthful institution that embraces change and opportunity with a can-do attitude. Located in the nation’s most enterprising city, the university is making tremendous progress on its Eyes High journey to be recognized as one of Canada’s top five research universities, grounded in innovative learning and teaching and fully integrated with the community it both serves and leads. The University of Calgary inspires and supports discovery, creativity and innovation across all disciplines. For more information, University of Calgary recognizes that a diverse staff/faculty benefits and enriches the work, learning and research experiences of the entire campus and greater community. We are committed to removing barriers that have been historically encountered by some people in our society. We strive to recruit individuals who will further enhance our diversity and will support their professional success while they are here. We encourage all qualified applicants to apply, however preference will be given to Canadian citizens and permanent residents of Canada.