Department: Department of Psychiatry, College of Medicine
FTE: 0.5 FTE
Status: Term, up to two years with the possibility of extension.
Salary Information: Commensurate with qualifications and experience
Primary Purpose: Provide support for a Department based research program entitled “Attachment style and awakening cortisol in clients with Major Depressive Disorder with or without comorbid Social Anxiety Disorder”
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 (journal manuscript 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 biomedical (cortisol-related) research partners
- Assume a central role in writing 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 assts. The individual is expected to be well organized with attention to detail and to complete assigned tasks with periodic supervision.
Skills: Experience contributing to 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) 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 by November 21, 2012. However, the posting will remain open until the position is filled.
Dr. Tom Graham
Room 109 Ellis Hall
Royal University Hospital
103 Hospital Drive
Saskatoon, Sk. S7N 0W8
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.