Post-Doctoral Fellowship for Qualitative Researcher

The University of British Columbia’s School of Nursing (Vancouver, Canada) invites

applications for a one-year term position, 0.75 FTE at the rank of Post-Doctoral Fellow. The position can be extended for an additional year by mutual consent. Salary will be $45,000.00 per year. Applicants must start by January 2, 2018.

The Stigma and Resilience among Vulnerable Youth Centre (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 qualitative research and join a productive multi-disciplinary, mixed-methods research group with strong commitments to applied research that influence policy and practice.

The successful applicant, under supervision from our Executive Director and in collaboration with the Center for Innovative Public Health (CiPHR) in the United States, will lead a study conducting one-on-one telephone interviews with sexual and gender minority (SGM) and non-sexual and gender minority (non-SGM) youth as part of the NIH funded Growing up with Media mixed-method study. Interviews will be on the topic of sexual violence and sexual violence perpetration ranging in scale from online bullying to rape. The goal of the project is to illuminate how contextual factors, as suggested by the Minority Stress Model, may predict the emergence of sexual violence perpetration and be similar or different for SGM and non-SGM youth.

In year two and three of the fellowship, the successful applicant will also be involved in the development of upcoming projects focused on conducting online focus groups with LGBTQ2S ethnic minority youth and their families for SMS text-message based interventions. The Fellow will also be involved in other assessment and intervention research as needed.

Responsibilities will include:

  • Project managing SARAVYC’s portion of the Growing up with Media project
  • Conducting interviews, analysis, and interpretation of qualitative data in preparation of peer reviewed and community focused manuscripts
  • Supervising research assistants and trainees conducting interviews and analysis
  • Developing research ethics applications, reports, academic papers, press releases, presentations and website content
  • Updating Executive and Managing Directors as well as collaborators at staff meetings, in email correspondence, and in phone conferences

Job Qualifications:

  • Completed a Ph.D. (or shortly expect to complete) in a relevant discipline (g. sociology, nursing, psychology, sociology, anthropology, education, public health)
  • Research record of qualitative research on violence exposure and/or LGBTQ2S youth
  • Demonstrated experience in research related to intervention design considered an asset
  • Ability to work independently and collaboratively with excellent problem solving and communication skills

To apply, please contact SARAVYC’s Managing Director, Jennifer Wolowic ( and submit:

  • Curriculum Vitae
  • Recent published peer reviewed papers if applicable
  • Cover letter outlining specific examples of experience and research interests

Applications will be accepted until October 10, though review of the applications will begin in September.

UBC hires on the basis of merit and is committed to employment equity. All qualified persons are encouraged to apply. We especially welcome applications from members of visible minority groups, women, Aboriginal persons, persons with disabilities, persons of minority sexual orientations and gender identities and others with the skills and knowledge to engage productively with diverse communities. Canadians and permanent residents of Canada will be given priority.

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