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 Research Associate
Institution/Organization: University of Windsor
Job Location: Canada
Contact Person: Dr. Sara Crann
Date Posted: July 26th, 2022
Closing Date: August 15th, 2022
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Researchers in the Psychology Department at the University of Windsor are seeking a Research Associate to oversee and manage the research activities and resources across 4 sites for a randomized controlled trial (RCT) of the effectiveness of a sexual assault resistance education program for adolescent girls. The Research Associate is paid through a 5-year Public Health Agency of Canada grant awarded to Drs. Charlene Senn and Sara Crann in Department of Psychology (2018-2023, COVID extension to 2026). Research participant recruitment into the RCT begins in January 2023 and runs until May 2024. The ideal candidate will hold this position until March 2025.

The successful candidate will report to Dr. Charlene Senn, Professor, Canada Research Chair (Tier I), Department of Psychology and Women’s and Gender Studies. The successful candidate will be located in (or will relocate to) Windsor, Ontario.

Essential Qualifications:

• Advanced degree (PhD or Masters) in social science or health science discipline (e.g., psychology, sociology, health sciences)
• Five years progressive experience in a research environment with experience or sufficient background in the logic and critical features of experimental design
• Experience supervising research assistants
• Demonstrated project management skills
• Research ethics application experience
• Project budget management experience
• Quantitative data analysis skills
• Proficient in SPSS and MS Office applications
• Excellent written and communication skills
• Excellent interpersonal skills with ability to communicate effectively and professionally with research team members, community partners, and other project stakeholders
• Ability to work independently, to set and schedule priorities, to anticipate and meet deadlines, and to perform and cope well with multiple responsibilities, tasks, and priorities

Preferred Qualifications:

• Research publication and academic presentation history
• Background and/or experience with issues related to violence against women
• Research grant experience
• Qualitative data analysis skills

Start Date: October 1, 2022
Application Deadline: August 15, 2022
Salary: $65,000/year + benefits

Application Process:

Apply to Dr. Sara Crann ( via email with the subject “Research Associate Application.” The full application will include a single PDF file consisting of:

• A cover letter
• Curriculum Vitae
• Contact information for three professional references (only short listed candidates need to provide referee letters)
• Two sample publications (if applicable)

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