Research Assistant

Research Assistant, Project on Water Governance and Indigenous Law at UBC. Due: Sept 9, 2016 (12 pm)

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The student research assistant will support projects for the Project on Water Governance and Indigenous Law, a multi-year SSHRC Partnership Grant.

Position will be approximately 10 hours per week from September to December, with the possibility of extension and further research collaboration.

Job Duties:

  • logistics for partner meetings (accommodation, travel, handouts, room arrangements)
  • taking notes -background research including literature reviews and data base assessment
  • logistics for summer meeting
  • social media
  • support for administrative tasks including copy-editing, network building and data assessment Qualifications
  • interest/knowledge in Aboriginal issues, organizations, and resources
  • a solid work ethic
  • strong research skills
  • excellent computer skills including Office, WordPress, and if possible

    Adobe Creative Suite

  • proven written and verbal communication abilities
  • strong interpersonal and organizational skills
  • an ability and willingness to work independently and on a team
  • accuracy and attention to detail in creating and reviewing documents and databases
  • aptitudes in prioritization and meeting deadlines
  • skill in design and layout

    This position is open to upper year undergraduate and graduate students at UBC.

    Please send your cover letter and resume to Deadline to apply: Noon, Friday, September 9th 2016.

R.A. Opportunity, Faculty of Medicine, UBC

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The Department of Cellular & Physiological Sciences, is looking for a Graduate Research Assistant to evaluate the short-term impact of a new  course, CAPS 200, on student¹s ability to effectively understand and communicate the thought process, logic motivation and scientific techniques used in biomedical sciences.

A full description of the position can be found in the attached PDF: GRA job ad Osborne

Part-time Research Assistant Job Posting

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This position supports Maaj Consulting Group Inc. who provide a variety of consulting services, such as research writing, environmental scans, organizational evaluations, and academic editing for a variety of Aboriginal initiatives.

Service Excellence

• Provide a high level of research support ensuring quality service and professionalism for every client.

• Manage efficiently in a multi-tasked environment and ensure deadlines are met

• Apply appropriate due diligence ensuring accuracy in preparing and promptly completing all required supporting documentation (ie reports, presentations, correspondence/communications, tables, charts, files, etc.)

• Be able to perform basis statistical analysis (quantitative) and report on findings

• Maintain proficiency with software applications/programs and/or department specific systems as required (ie. MS Office, Word, PowerPoint, Excel, etc.)

• Proficient knowledge and use of APA format

Operational Excellence

• Ensure the optimal level of client service and professionalism is provided

• Provide accurate, organized and efficient administrative support; collect and track data, research information, process reports

• Consistently exercise discretion in managing correspondence, information and all matters of confidentiality;

• Prioritize and manage own workflow to ensure quality and efficiency (ie. meet deadlines; be flexible in adjusting to changing work priorities)

• Use software programs and other tools or equipment with ease and efficiency, and provide documents/information that effectively support the needs of the team

• Efficiently manage expectations/concerns through strong communication skills, both verbal and written

• Take initiative to identify and recommend improvements in own job function, research and/or investigate issues requiring resolution in order to execute on assigned tasks


• Be an effective team player and flexible in adjusting to changing work priorities

• Participate fully as a member of the team and contribute to a positive work environment

• Keep others in the immediate team informed and up-to-date about the status/progress of projects, and all relevant or useful information related to day-to-day activities

Job Requirements

• Working knowledge of Microsoft Office, including Word, Excel

• Excellent knowledge and proficiency in PowerPoint

• Exceptional organization skills

• Able to work in a fast paced environment

• Proactive and flexible to work in a changing environment and work demands

• Excellent written and verbal communication skills

Preference will be given to qualified First Nations person

Office: 6520 Salish Drive, Vancouver, BC V6N 2C7

One Office Day per week: Monday to Friday, 8am to 4pm

Hours: 6 to 8 hours a week to start

Wage: $25/hour

How to apply:  Please submit cover letter, resume, contact information, and 2 references to Dr. Rosalin Miles at by February 7, 2014.

Dr. Rosalin Miles

Empowering Aboriginal Communities

CEO & President, Maaj Consulting Group Inc.

Executive Director, Aboriginal Physical Activity & Cultural Circle

President, Aboriginal Mother Centre Society