Department: Department of Psychiatry, College of Medicine
Status: Term, up to two years with the possibility of extension
Salary Information: Will be commensurate with qualifications and experience.
Primary Purpose: Provide support for a Department based research program and grant application project on the topic “Assessment, Diagnosis and Management of mentally disordered offenders with Fetal alcohol spectrum disorder in the community”
Nature of Work: Reporting to the Principle Investigator, the Research Assistant will assume mission-critical responsibilities around completion of this project and its associated knowledge translation (grant writing, journal manuscript submission and conference presentations).
Accountabilities: Specific accountabilities, as identified by the Principle Investigator and the Department will include the following:
- Assume primary responsibility for library searches, literature reviews, and summarization of references by topic, importance, and number of participants
- Collect and enter quantitative data and assist with analyzation
- Assume project management responsibilities. Such responsibilities may include recruitment and scheduling of subjects, purchasing and administration of questionnaires, and the monitoring of ethical and financial processes
- Oversee the secure storage of data and confidential records
- Liaising with other community partners on the same topic
- Assume a central role in writing grants, publications, research presentations and posters
Education: Applicants should have completed at least one year of a Master’s degree program in Psychology, Community Health and Epidemiology or a related field from a recognized university.
Experience: Experience in a research environment and experience writing scholarly manuscripts based on quantitative data are critical. The individual accountabilities listed above as well as clinical experience interviewing patients are strong assets. The individual is expected to be well organized with attention to detail, self-directed and to complete assigned tasks with periodic supervision.
Skills: Experience contributing to grant submission, scholarly journal manuscripts and designing posters for academic conferences; experience in collecting, tabulating and analyzing small datasets (at least 100 records); ability to work with different data formats (Excel, SPSS) and to merge data from these different sources; familiarity with a bibliography manager such as RefWorks or Endnote and completion of literature searches; experience in the safekeeping of confidential records and equipment; certification to administer the Structured Clinical Interview for DSM (SCID), administration of psychological tools or willingness to certify is an asset; demonstrated professional maturity, judgment and decisiveness, and a willingness to learn new skills; ability to take initiative and be self-directed; demonstrated experience in project management and a high level of organization, with a proven ability to manage multiple tasks at a time.
Please apply no later than March 15, 2013 however the posting will remain open until the position is filled.
If interested, please submit a résumé including a cover letter outlining your skills and experience electronically to Dr. Tom Graham (firstname.lastname@example.org) or call 966-7043
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. All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however, Canadian citizens and permanent residents will be given priority.