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Full-Time Research Associate (Staff Clinical Scientist)

University of Manitoba

Full-Time Research Associate (Staff Clinical Scientist)
Position No. 31482

The Brandon Satellite Program within The University of Manitoba Rady Faculty of Health Sciences invites applications for a Full-Time Research Associate. The position is expected to commence on February 15, 2022, or as soon as possible thereafter.

Job Description
Day-to-day responsibilities for this position will include conducting independent research related to the distributed health education and its impacts on students and residents, faculty, universities and communities. The initial research project will be the psychological well-being on longitudinal clerks (3rd year medical students) compared to those trained in a block rotation model. The activities of the Research Associate will include overseeing the setup and general operation of the research studies, designing surveys, writing ethics applications, recruiting participants, doing semi-structured interviews, data collection and analysis, writing associated peer-reviewed papers and training medical residents and students in research methodology. The successful applicant will report to PI Dr. Charles Penner (Associate Dean, Brandon Satellite Program).

Individuals with experience in both qualitative and quantitative research methodologies with a background in cognitive psychology or education, particularly health education are strongly encouraged to apply.

The successful candidate must have a PhD in education or cognitive psychology or a similar discipline. The job will require exceptional organizational skills; a high degree of independence and initiative; the ability to work well with students, residents, and faculty; excellent communication skills, including written and verbal English; strong quantitative skills with a good working knowledge of statistics; excellent computer skills. Experience with qualitative coding of themes and analyzing qualitative data with NVivo is also essential.

Location, Time Frame and Salary
This position will be based in Brandon in the Brandon Regional Health Center. The position will be a 3-year term to start, with the possibility of an extension pending performance and funding. Salary and benefits will be commensurate with qualifications and experience. Applications will be reviewed immediately, and the position will remain open until filled.

Application Submission
The University of Manitoba is committed to the principles of equity, diversity & inclusion and to promoting opportunities in hiring, promotion and tenure (where applicable) for systemically marginalized groups who have been excluded from full participation at the University and the larger community including Indigenous Peoples, women, racialized persons, persons with disabilities and those who identify as 2SLGBTQIA+ (Two Spirit, lesbian, gay, bisexual, trans, questioning, intersex, asexual and other diverse sexual identities). All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however, Canadian citizens and permanent residents will be given priority.

If you require accommodation supports during the recruitment process, please contact or 204-474-7195. Please note this contact information is for accommodation reasons only.

Equity and diversity are essential to excellence. An open and diverse community fosters the inclusion of voices that have been underrepresented or discouraged. To address the Rady Faculty of Health Sciences commitment to equity, diversity and inclusion, in recognition of the underrepresentation of members of historically and currently under‐represented groups, and pursuant to the Manitoba Human Rights Commission Policy I‐7, preference will be given to applicants who self‐identify as women, Indigenous peoples, persons with disabilities, racialized persons, as well as other historically underrepresented groups such as 2SLGBTQIA+.

Application materials, including letters of reference, will be handled in accordance with the protection of privacy provision of The Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy (Manitoba). Please note that curriculum vitae may be provided to participating members of the search process.

All interested applicants should email:
1. A cover letter explaining their research interests and previous research experience
2. Their curriculum vitae
3. The names and contact information for at least three academic references to: Dr. Charles Penner at

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