Saturday , September 30 2023

UBC Employment – Research Assistant

Website The University of British Columbia

Job Description:

The UBC Access to Responsive Justice Project hosted at the Centre for Gender and Sexual Health Equity is funded by the Ministry of Women and Gender Equality (WAGE) Canada focused on women, gender diverse and Two-Spirit people who are survivors of gender-based violence. The Access to Justice Project brings together an intersectional team, guided by an intersectional feminist lens, to conduct mixed methods research with GBV survivors in 5 communities in BC, in collaboration with community partners. The goal of the project is to inform responsive justice with and for diverse communities across BC and Canada by generating new evidence to address critical gaps in accessing to justice. The project focus on communities disproportionately criminalized/ policed and/or experiencing barriers to accessing justice, including young women, LGBTQ/2S, migrant communities, and Indigenous, Black and other racialized communities. As a core member of a multidisciplinary, collaborative research teams, the Research Assistant works on data analyses and research writing to support the goals of the project, including preparation of peer review manuscripts and report, as well as KT outputs of research results for diverse audiences including content for reports, briefing documents, and presentations.

Job Responsibilities:

  • Contributes to the development of, prepares and/or presents knowledge exchange materials (e.g., newsletters, reports, research papers, advocacy tools) that are tailored to a variety of audiences (e.g., community, service providers, researchers).
  • Performs other related duties as required.
  • Engages and builds networks with community stakeholders to promote the study
  • With support from database manager/ statistician, and in collaboration with the team, prepares quests and interprets data analyses, writes up data and preparation of research projects for both academic and community/ policy audiences (e.g. reports; peer review manuscripts; policy briefs)
  • Analyses and writing of quantitative / social epidemiological data on gender-based violence, support navigation and structural barriers access to responsive justice from online and in-person survey data

Job Requirements:

  • Experience or training in epidemiology / quantitative methods research with survey data preferred.
  • Minimum two (2) years recent, related work experience in research or frontline work, and at least some content knowledge of gender-based violence services and/or criminal justice systems.
  • Community knowledge or direct experience with communities marginalized due to social and economic disadvantage.
  • Strong gender and sexual health equity and anti-oppressive lens and knowledge and experience with underserviced populations.
  • Ability to work collaboratively with other team members and ability to work independently with minimal supervision, following project Standard Operating Procedures.
  • Ability to communicate effectively both verbally and in writing.
  • Excellent interpersonal skills and ability to work collaboratively with individuals at all levels internally and externally.
  • Demonstrated knowledge of and commitment to anti-oppression principles.
  • Ability to maintain researcher-participant confidentiality.
  • Computer skills including experience in Microsoft Office suite (Word, Excel, PowerPoint).
  • Master’s Degree in Public Health, Epidemiology, or Social Sciences, Sociology, Public Policy or related field, or an equivalent combination of education, training and experience.

Job Details:

Company: The University of British Columbia

Vacancy Type:  Full Time

Job Location: Vancouver, BC, USA

Application Deadline: N/A

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