Position Title Research Manager/ Research Associate
Department/Unit Psychology and Neuroscience
Research Project Corkum Learning/Attention/Behaviour/Sleep
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. dal.ca/sites/corkum-lab.html) 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: // betternightsbetterdays.ca/ and https: // ndd.betternightsbetterdays.ca/.
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.
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
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.
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
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
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 09/09/2021
Close Date 10/05/2021
Open Until Filled No
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