Seeking Postdoctoral Fellow with Quantitative Experience, LGBTQ2S

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. Start date is flexible in the spring of 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 oversee and conduct multi-level analyses of large school-based surveys and LGBTQ2S disparities in British Columbia and be responsible for the writing of academic peer reviewed and community friendly facts sheets of the findings. The successful applicant will supervise graduate research assistants engaged forming and facilitating community advisory groups and will be responsible for incorporating advisory council input into SPSS analysis and writing.

Responsibilities will include:

  • Project managing the analysis of health issues related to health disparities between LGB youth and heterosexual peers within East Asian, Indigenous, and South Asian youth in BC (planning and monitoring the project; planning and defining analysis scope; monitoring project timeline, project plan, and team member performance)
  • Conduct psychometric, logistic regression, and confirmatory factor analysis of large scale population based data
  • Supervising research assistants and trainees who are recruiting and facilitating advisory groups and creating knowledge translation materials
  • Supervising and participating in the facilitation of Advisory Group members (developing agenda and scheduling advisory group meetings; creating meeting minutes, activity planning and sequencing; creating fact sheets and giving public presentations)
  • Develop knowledge translation activities for communities as directed by the Advisory Group
  • Writing academic papers, press releases, presentations, website content, and creating infographics
  • Updating Executive and Managing Directors as well as collaborators at staff meetings, in email correspondence, and in phone conferences
  • Other activities as required

Job Qualifications:

  • Completed a Ph.D. (or shortly expect to complete) in a relevant discipline (e.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 in conducting community-based projects
  • Demonstrated ability to work with 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 February 15.

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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