Research Manager/ Research Associate

Dalhousie University


October 5, 2021


Position Details Position Title Research Manager/ Research Associate

Department/Unit Psychology and Neuroscience Research Project Corkum Learning/Attention/Behaviour/Sleep Location Halifax Posting Number GP85-21 Employee Group Grant-Paid Position Type Term Duration of Contract (if applicable) 1 year, with possibility of renewal Employment Type Full Time Full-time Equivalency (FTE) 1.0 Salary $65,000 per annum (37.5 hours per week) About the Organization

Corkum Learning/Attention/Behaviour/Sleep (LABS) (https: // www. is located in the Department of Psychology and Neuroscience at Dalhousie University. The research conducted through Corkum LABS aims to develop knowledge and skills of parents and teachers who live and work with children (including those with neurodevelopmental disorders) using innovative technology to deliver evidence-based interventions to improve the quality of life for children and those people that support them (i.e., parents, teachers, health care professionals). Studies in Corkum LABS are funded by the Canadian Institutes of Health Research and the Kids Brain Health Network, a Network of Centres of Excellence. More information about these studies can be found at: https: // and https: //

Job Summary

Reporting to the Principal Investigator, the Research Manager/Research Associate will provide leadership in the execution of an implementation study to evaluate the Better Nights, Better Days for Children with Neurodevelopmental Disorders eHealth program. Additionally, the Research Manager/ Research Associate will oversee a range of research studies focused on the development, evaluation, and sustainability of eHealth/mHealth sleep interventions. The Research Manager/Research Associate will play an integral part in pan-Canadian research teams, adhering to research protocols and requirements of Dalhousie and IWK Health Centre's Research Ethics Boards.

Key Responsibilities

  • Execute an implementation study for Better Nights, Better Days for Children with Neurodevelopmental Disorders.
  • Prepare ethics applications, implement research protocols and ensure staff adhere to all ethical and logistic requirements.
  • Lead and oversee data collection, ensuring accurate data is collected, cleaned, coded and organized. Perform data management on an ongoing basis, as well as data analysis for publications.
  • Disseminate study results through the preparation of scientific manuscripts and presentations for two pan-Canadian randomized controlled trials.
  • Oversee and project manage Corkum LABS research including management of research ethics applications, implementing study procedures, and supervision of staff and students.
  • Work with industry partners, national research and clinical teams on legal and innovation related issues to ensure the success of the projects.
  • Note

    The successful applicant will work remotely through the period of COVID restrictions. After restrictions are lifted, the successful applicant may work on campus or continue to work remotely, as agreed by all parties based on operational requirements.

    The position will require a high degree of flexibility in work hours/days given the nature of the research (i.e., sleep interventions being delivered across Canada in multiple time zones).


    Graduate degree in Psychology or related discipline with experience in a research environment is required. Research experience in the field of children and families and implementation science is an asset. Must have demonstrated ability to perform at a high level in research-based academic environment, including well-developed project management skills, and experience with supervising research students and staff. Experience preparing scientific manuscripts for publication and proven track record in research is required. Knowledge and experience in preparing ethical applications for research studies, executing and analyzing mixed-methods studies and/or implementation study designs, particularly research to scale up and scale out interventions, and knowledge and experience with implementation science and qualitative and quantitative data analysis are preferred. Proficiency with statistical software, Microsoft Office, and reference management software are required. Knowledge of REDCAP and NVIVO would be an asset. Must possess critical thinking skills, excellent oral and written communication skills, time management skills, and the ability to work collaboratively. Must have demonstrated ability to work in a self-directed manner in a remote environment (during COVD-19 restrictions). Bilingualism in French and English would be an asset.

    Additional Information

    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.

    Application Consideration

    We thank all applicants for their interest, however, only candidates selected for an interview will be contacted.

    Diversity Statement

    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.

    Number of Vacancies 1

    Open Date 09/09/2021 Close Date 10/05/2021 Open Until Filled No Special Instructions to Applicant Quick Link for Direct Access to Posting https://

    Documents Needed to Apply

    Required Documents

  • Résumé / Curriculum Vitae (CV)
  • Optional Documents

  • Cover Letter
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