Graduate Research Assistants: Sauder School of Business/UBC Medicine Project

Job Summary:

Blueprint (previously The Men’s Initiative) at UBC, an initiative within the Department of Family Practice, UBC Faculty of Medicine, conducts action research and thought leadership in the global conversation about the state and impact of men in the world. We want to bring people together and use our collective effort and wisdom to enhance the integrity and well-being of men. Together, we are mobilizing men around the world to be a force for equity, compassion, and sustainability.

Blueprint is working with the Sauder School of Business on a research project Understanding How Models of Male Leadership and Relationships between Genders at Work Have Changed among Leaders Post #MeToo. The research assistants will support the research initiatives of faculty members under the guidance of research faculty at Blueprint and the UBC Sauder School of Business and entails conducting focus group research, qualitative data analysis and development of thematic summaries, academic writing and publishing, and project management logistics. Areas of inquiry include changes in workplace culture, attitudes and behaviour of senior leadership positions. 

Job Category: Graduate Research Assistants (2 positions)
Compensation: $23/hour

Organizational Status:

The individuals will work under the direction of Principal Investigator Dr. David Kuhl and collaborate with and support research faculty including Dr. Daniel Muzyka and Dr. John Izzo.

Work Performed: 

  • Plans, leads and conducts focus group interviews for data collection
  • Oversees detailed data collection, manipulation, and data storage
  • Plans and performs the qualitative analysis and development of thematic summaries
  • Analyses literature and writes reports, research articles, and grant applications in terms of conceptualization and articulation
  • Oversees the day-to-day research project operations 
  • Oversees data reporting and prepares information to be displayed for presentation and publication
  • Carries out any other related duties as required in keeping with the qualifications and requirements of positions in this classification

Supervision Received:
The Research Assistant works under the general direction of Dr. David Kuhl and receives instructions during orientation and on subsequent new assignments or changes in procedures.

Supervision Given:
The incumbent may distribute work assignments to employees at lower classification levels and initiate new employees into the workflow of the project team.

Consequence of Error/Judgement:
This is a research assistant position within a research project involving a variety of sophisticated research methods. The work requires considerable judgement in the management of research priorities, data, applications, schedules, and task delegation. 

Employees of the University of British Columbia always work under strict confidentiality because of the nature of the data holdings. Any breach in data security would place the future of the school, and its many programs of research, at risk. Accuracy and Accountability: Accuracy is essential since errors may have implications for published reports, grant funding, data access, and public relations. The Research Assistant is responsible for checking the reliability and accuracy of work done and reporting challenges and threats directly to her/his supervisor.

Master’s degree in a relevant discipline. Minimum of 2 years related experience or the equivalent combination of education and experience. Prior work experience in the field of psychology, population health, organizational behaviour, statistics, or a related field is an asset. Ability to work independently with minimal supervision. Ability to communicate effectively verbally and in writing.

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.

To apply, send your resume with a brief cover email to Nicky Dhaliwal:

Application deadline: January 22