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Research Assistant (Part-Time)

Ideal Start Date: May 4, 2022

Ideal End Date: August 26, 2022

Pay: $10,000 stipend

Working hours: 20 hours a week for 16-18 weeks

Location: AMP Lab, Dalla Lana School of Public Health. Note: There may be some in-person components with the land-based activities and community engagement.

Application Deadline: April 21st, 2022

 

Description

The AMP Lab is housed at the Dalla Lana School of Public Health (DLSPH) and is working on multiple projects related to cultural safety, child welfare, incarceration, and land-based education. Currently, the AMP Lab is situated at the Waakebiness Institute for Indigenous Health, a research and teaching centre within DLSPH providing research and teaching that focuses on Indigenous people, their physical, mental, emotional, and spiritual health and well-being. The WIIH has developed interdisciplinary research areas that focus on many topics related to Indigenous health and well-being over the life course. All of the work is informed by Indigenous theories and methodologies that are intended to provide Indigenous voices in the entire research cycle. For this position, the WIIH Research Assistant will support Dr. Mashford-Pringle's research program addressing land-based and transformative approaches developed with Indigenous communities. Potential activities include:

  • engaging in the planning of land-based activities to support research and Institute goals;

  • organizing meetings and interviews with community partners, participants, and research team; 

  • literature reviews and scoping reviews in topics related to Indigenous health

  • research ethics protocols for one of the core projects 

  • design of questionnaires, both paper and electronic through RedCap;

  • establishing databases for literature (Google Drive) and data (RedCap, NVivo);

  • writing articles, policy briefs, conference abstracts and presentations, and other dissemination products (social media posts, blogs, YouTube content).

  • additional tasks as needed

It is anticipated that the student will be involved in various points of the research project life cycle. The Research Assistant will be part of regular meetings, team events, and land-based experiences that will happen over the course of the 16-18 weeks.

Benefits to the Student’s Learning

The student will gain experience working Indigenous Elders, Knowledge Keepers, faculty, students, and Indigenous people from across North America as the AMP Lab has a wide diversity of research projects and events that occur monthly. The student will also gain knowledge on how to design research projects from the planning stage through to data collection. The student will have the opportunity to learn and conduct a literature review and/or scoping review. It is anticipated that the student will also co-author manuscripts for journal publications and conference submissions. The student will also have the opportunity to assist with writing grant proposals and research ethics protocols. Working with Dr. Mashford-Pringle, the student will also be provided the opportunity to attend land-based events and activities (i.e., planting sacred medicines, ceremonies at Hart House Farm, etc.).

The ideal candidate will have

  • Experience working with Indigenous communities and organizations

  • Experience working on projects related to health and wellness, equity, or justice

  • Experience working on community-based projects or settings

  • Knowledge of Indigenous cultural safety and it’s application in practice

  • Strong organizational or project coordination skills

  • Strong oral and written communication skills based in respect

  • Ability to work independently and in a team

  • Self-reliant, proactive, and enthusiastic to learn

 

Learn About Us

https://www.amplabresearch.com/
http://www.dlsph.utoronto.ca/institutes/wiih/

 

How to Apply

Submit your cover letter and resume/CV to Sharon Tan (mphih.dlsph@utoronto.ca) by Thursday, April 21st, 2022 by 11:59 pm EST. Shortlisted applicants may be contacted for an interview between mid-April to early May.  

Research Assistant (WORK-STUDY)

Ideal Start Date: May 9, 2022

Ideal End Date: August 15, 2022

Pay: Work Study positions at the University of Toronto pay a minimum of $15 an hour. Students typically work 10 hours of work per week (15 hours a week maximum), to a maximum of 100 hours in the summer program.

Working hours: 12-15 hours per week

Job ID on CLNx:197301 - Research Assistant

Location: AMP Lab, Dalla Lana School of Public Health. Note: There may be some in-person components with the land-based activities and community engagement.

Application Deadline: May 13th, 2022

 

Description

The Research Assistant will work in the AMP Lab located in the Waakebiness-Bryce Institute for Indigenous Health at Dalla Lana School of Public Health on a variety of tasks related to the online cultural safety courses and/or Indigenous child welfare and/or criminal justice and Indigenous peoples and/or other AMP Lab projects. Some examples of work to be completed are: a) reviewing articles for inclusion in literature reviews and grants; b) assisting with research and ethics board application development and submission; c) assisting with survey development and data collection, d) organizing literature in EndNote, and e) writing journal articles with the PI and team. Other potential activities could be assisting with scoping reviews, attending stakeholder meetings, and organizing webinars.

Applicants should have the following skills and abilities:

  • Experience with EndNote (asset)

  • Experience conducting a literature review and/or a scoping or systematic review (required)

  • Ability to work closely with U of T Librarian and Research Team

  • Strong written and oral communication skills (required) - your covering letter will be a sample that we will evaluate

  • Strong organizational skills and attention to detail

  • Self-directed and independent

  • Have knowledge of Indigenous people (as defined by courses taken or lived experience), issues, health concerns or policies (required)

  • Ability to work virtually (required)


The Research Assistant will work with the Research Team members at the AMP Lab in team meetings and for specific tasks. The Research Assistant will work remotely with meetings as scheduled by the AMP Lab. The hours for the positions will be negotiated (between 12 to 15 hours per week) with Professor Mashford-Pringle.

Benefits to the Student’s Learning

The student will gain experience working Indigenous Elders, Knowledge Keepers, faculty, students, and Indigenous people from across North America as the AMP Lab has a wide diversity of research projects and events that occur monthly. The student will also gain knowledge on how to design research projects from the planning stage through to data collection. The student will have the opportunity to learn and conduct a literature review and/or scoping review. It is anticipated that the student will also co-author manuscripts for journal publications and conference submissions. The student will also have the opportunity to assist with writing grant proposals and research ethics protocols. Working with Dr. Mashford-Pringle, the student will also be provided the opportunity to attend land-based events and activities (i.e., planting sacred medicines, ceremonies at Hart House Farm, etc.).

The ideal candidate will have

  • Experience working with Indigenous communities and organizations

  • Experience working on projects related to health and wellness, equity, or justice

  • Experience working on community-based projects or settings

  • Knowledge of Indigenous cultural safety and it’s application in practice

  • Strong organizational or project coordination skills

  • Strong oral and written communication skills based in respect

  • Ability to work independently and in a team

  • Self-reliant, proactive, and enthusiastic to learn

 

Learn About Us

https://www.amplabresearch.com/
http://www.dlsph.utoronto.ca/institutes/wiih/

 

How to Apply

Submit your cover letter and resume/CV to Sharon Tan (mphih.dlsph@utoronto.ca) by Friday, May 13th, 2022 by 11:59 pm EST. Preference for Masters or PhD students who have knowledge of Indigenous peoples and must be stated in your covering letter. Applications without a covering letter will not be considered.