Position Title Research Associate
Department/Unit Family Medicine
Research Project Practice patterns among early-career primary care (ECPC)
physicians and workforce planning implications
Posting Number GP74-21
Employee Group Grant-Paid
Position Type Term
Duration of Contract (if applicable) 1 year
Employment Type Full Time
Full-time Equivalency (FTE) 1.0
Salary To commensurate with qualifications and experience (37.5 hours per
About the Organization
The Department of Family Medicine Primary Health Care Research Unit focuses on
projects strategically responsive to developing Primary Health Care in Nova
Scotia and includes a cross-provincial and interdisciplinary team of
researchers studying primary care workforce and equity in access to primary
Reporting to the Principal Investigator (PI), the Research Associate will
provide leadership, supervision and day-to-day management of four research
projects funded by CIHR and Nova Scotia Health Research Fund.
Perform qualitative data collection and analysis (e.g., book and conduct
interviews, manage qualitative data, support PI and trainees in analysis
of documents and interview data).
Support knowledge translation and exchange, including presenting findings
to clinical and policy partners and developing research projects for
Prepare manuscripts for peer-reviewed journals and abstracts for
submission to scientific conferences.
Participate in writing applications for grants.
Prepare, maintain, and revise Research Ethics Board (REB) submissions,
in consultation with the PI.
Conduct literature reviews and maintain project reference libraries in
Evening and weekend work may be required on an occasional basis. Local and
national travel may be required on occasion.
The successful applicant will work remotely through the period of COVID
restrictions. After restrictions are lifted, the successful applicant may work
on campus, continue to work remotely, or have a hybrid of the two, as agreed
by all parties based on operational requirements.
Master's or PhD in a related field (PhD preferred) with 5 years of related
experience in research (or equivalent combination of training and
experience) is required. Skills in qualitative methods and data management in
NVivo, as well as experience conducting literature reviews are required.
Strong communication skills with the ability to lead research teams are
essential. Knowledge of quantitative methods sufficient to oversee mixed-
methods research and prepare manuscripts is an asset. Knowledge of primary
care, mental health services, Canadian health policy, and structural
determinants of health are assets.
Dalhousie University supports a healthy and balanced lifestyle. Our total
compensation package includes a voluntary RRSP, health and dental plans and an
employee and family assistance program.
We thank all applicants for their interest, however, only candidates selected
for an interview will be contacted.
Dalhousie University is committed to fostering a collegial culture grounded in
diversity and inclusiveness. The university encourages applications from
Indigenous persons, persons with a disability, racially visible persons,
women, persons of a minority sexual orientation and/or gender identity, and
all candidates who would contribute to the diversity of our community. For
more information, please visit www. dal.ca/hiringfordiversity.
Number of Vacancies 1
Open Date 07/26/2021
Close Date 08/09/2021
Open Until Filled No
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