Quantitative Graduate Research Assistant Wanted

The Stigma and Resilience Among Vulnerable Youth Centre (SARAVYC), a research centre in the UBC School of Nursing, is currently seeking a part time, 10- 20 hours a week, graduate research assistant for the next 8 months with the possibility of extension. SARAVYC is a team of researchers and community partners advancing research to improve the lives of LGBTQ2S and sexually exploited youth. The successful candidate will have a background in quantitative research and join a productive multi-disciplinary, mixed-methods research group with strong commitments to applied research that influence policy, practice, and health.

Working within a large multi-disciplinary team of researchers, the Graduate Research Assistant student will be responsible for data cleaning and analysis of quantitative measures that will be used to evaluate school-based interventions to support LGBTQ2S youth as well as assisting in analysis that documents health inequities experienced by LGBTQ2S adolescents compared to heterosexual peers in population-based data sources, and where possible, identifying assets or protective factors.

The candidate will work under the direction of the Executive Director, Managing Director and Post-Doctoral Fellows to undertake the following tasks:

  • psychometric analysis, logistic regression analysis, and confirmatory factor analysis of large scale population based data
  • contributing to knowledge transfer activities such as conference presentations, writing manuscripts for publication, and writing website/newsletter content about the research.

Required Qualifications:

  • Enrolled in 2nd year of Masters program or enrolled in PhD Program at UBC in social sciences, health sciences or related field, such as library science, sociology, nursing, public health, or equivalent.
  • Must have completed graduate level coursework in statistics; experience with SPSS software and quantitative data analysis methods; understanding of psychometric analyses, multi-level modeling,
  • Experience with SPSS required, comfortable using R, M+, SAS, considered an asset
  • Awareness of issues related to marginalized youth, such as LGBTQ youth health inequities.


Salary: $25 per hour

Deadline: September 14, 2017

Expected start date is around September 25, 2017.

Please send applications, including cover letter outlining your quantitative skills and experience, CV, writing sample and unofficial transcript to SARAVYC Managing Director, Jennifer Wolowic via email:jwolowic@mail.ubc.ca. Please make the subject of your email: Quantitative RA Application

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