Research Assistant

The Stigma and Resilience Among Vulnerable Youth Centre (SARAVYC) is a CIHR-funded team of researchers and community partners who seek to understand the influences of stigma on health disparities affecting vulnerable youth, such as LGBTQ2S+, sexually exploited, and street involved youth. We are currently inviting applications for a research assistant for 12-15 hours a week. The research assistant will be paid $25/hour.

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 report health outcomes from a national trans youth health survey. They will also assist in in documenting health inequities experienced by LGBTQ2S+ adolescents compared to heterosexual peers in B.C. population-based surveys, and where possible, identifying assets or protective factors.

Work Performed:

The candidate will work under the direction of the Executive Director, Managing Director and Post-Doctoral Fellows to undertake the following tasks:
• Data cleaning and running descriptive analysis using SPSS
• logistic regression analysis and confirmatory factor analysis of large scale population based data
• transferring SPSS outputs and results into Excel data summary tables
• literature reviews and copy editing
• assisting in writing community friendly reports and peer reviewed publications
• other tasks as assigned

Working Condition:

Research Assistant will primarily be located at the School of Nursing research office at Koerner Pavilion, University Hospital, UBC-Vancouver campus. They may also work at the McCreary Center Society (3552 East Hasting St. Vancouver), the location where some data sets must be analyzed.

Personnel Specifications/Qualifications:

o Enrolled in 2nd year of Masters program or enrolled in PhD Program in social sciences, health sciences, or related fields (education, statistics, nursing, public health)
o Demonstrated knowledge of issues related to trans and LGBTQ youth health inequities.
o Willing and able to work onsite at the McCreary Centre Society (3552 E Hastings St) one day a week, if needed, based on project assigned
o Must have completed graduate level coursework in statistics; experience with SPSS software and quantitative data analysis methods; understanding of logistic regression
o Experience with SPSS required, knowledge of R, and M+ will be considered an asset
o Microsoft Office familiarity including Word, Outlook and especially Excel.
o Organized and high attention to detail

Consequence of Error/Impact of Decision:

The RA must possess understanding of data collection and maintenance from a variety of sources. Failure to maintain attention to detail and conduct work in this context will jeopardize the quality of the research.

Duration:

Expected start date is April 15, 2019 through December 31, 2019 with the possibility for an extension.

Application Deadline: March 30, 2019 


Please send applications, including cover letter, CV, writing sample demonstrating statistics skills, and unofficial transcript to SARAVYC’s Managing Director, Jennifer Wolowic via email: j.wolowic@ubc.ca. Please make the subject of your email: Quantitative RA Application