The Partnerships in Cannabis Policy Evaluation (Newfoundland and Labrador) project team is seeking applications for a Research Assistant II with experience in qualitative research, and basic knowledge of quantitative research. The research focus for this position is on exploring consumer preferences for cannabis products to inform cannabis policy at the national and provincial levels. The successful applicant will be required to work independently and collaboratively with the project team.

The successful applicant’s primary responsibilities will be providing support to the team by: completing literature searches; drafting study protocols and research funding proposals; writing ethics applications; assisting with qualitative data collection (e.g. interviews, focus groups) and analysis (coding and visualisation); developing surveys and running basic quantitative data analysis; communicating study results to stakeholders; preparing manuscripts and other dissemination materials for publication and presentation; and other related duties as required.

QUALIFICATIONS:

  • Research experience (1-3 years) in a health-related or social sciences field
  • A completed master’s degree or equivalent (in a health-related or social sciences field)
  • Knowledge of and expertise in qualitative research methods, including developing research tools, data collection and analysis, and experience with NVivo
  • Knowledge of quantitative research methods considered an asset
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills in English

Contract length: 18 months

Application deadline: 2020-11-30

Job Types: Full-time, Contract

Salary: $45,383.00-$63,642.00 per year

Benefits:

  • Dental care
  • Employee assistance program
  • Paid time off
  • Vision care

Schedule:

  • Monday to Friday

Experience:

  • Research: 1 year (Preferred)

Education:

  • Master’s Degree (Preferred)

Work remotely:

  • Yes, temporarily due to COVID-19