Post-Doctoral Fellowship for research related to Indigenous two spirit youth

Position Title: Postdoctoral Fellow, Stigma and Resilience among Vulnerable Youth Centre

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 is for one year and 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 quantitative research and join a productive multi-disciplinary, mixed-methods research group with strong commitments to applied research that influence policy, practice, and health.

The successful applicant, under supervision from our Executive and Managing Directors, will facilitate an existing Indigenous Two Spirit Advisory Group of researchers, practitioners, and community members as well as be responsible for the writing of academic peer reviewed and community friendly facts sheets of the findings. They will be responsible for the writing related to complex multi-level analyses of large school-based surveys and LGBTQ2S disparities in British Columbia. The successful applicant will collaborate with graduate research assistants and be responsible for incorporating advisory council input into SPSS analysis and writing.

Responsibilities will include:

  • Project managing SARAVYC’s portion of the Indigenous Two Spirit Trends Analysis
  • Facilitating Advisory Group members in writing of peer-reviewed journal articles
  • Develop knowledge translation activities for communities as directed by the Advisory Group
  • Conduct psychometric, logistic regression, and confirmatory factor analysis of large scale population based data
  • Supervising research assistants and trainees conducting analysis
  • Writing academic papers, press releases, presentations, website content, and creating info graphics
  • 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, statistics)
  • Research record of quantitative research
  • Experience with SPSS required, comfortable using R, M+, SAS, considered an asset
  • Participation, knowledge of and experience conducting community-based projects with urban and/or rural Aboriginal communities in the Northwest Coast is required
  • Demonstrated ability to work with Aboriginal sexual minority groups and vulnerable youth
  • Ability to work independently and collaboratively with excellent problem solving and communication skills
  • Willing to work/meet on site at UBC and at the McCreary Centre Society

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 with Indigenous Communities, quantitative analysis skills 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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