On the Move Partnership Research Assistant II
The On the Move Partnership is an 8‐year, SSHRC‐funded program of research housed at Memorial University, St. John’s, NL. On the Move researchers and community partners are exploring the spectrum of employment‐related geographical mobility in the Canadian context, from extended daily mobility to and within work, to prolonged absences for work in other regions, provinces and countries. The program also includes research on temporary foreign workers coming into Canada for employment. The team is examining how these types of mobility affect employers, workers and their families and source and host communities, as well as related policy issues.
On the Move is now entering its final year of operation and knowledge mobilization is a key focus of our work. Working in collaboration with the Project Director of On the Move, Professor Barbara Neis, the successful applicant will provide support with the development of research syntheses, book and article manuscripts, presentations and other types of publication and outreach activities related to On the Move. They will also help with background preparation for On the Move reports to the Advisory, partners and funders, update, as needed, the On the Move Refworks database, help assemble documents for the On the Move Research repository, help with the preparation of materials for and updating of the OTM Partnership project website and Facebook page and other activities as required.
The successful applicant will have completed or be working towards completion of a master’s degree in the social sciences. Excellent research, oral and written communication skills are a must. Experience with popular as well as academic writing, knowledge of the On the Move Partnership and key issues related to our research would be important assets. Understanding of and experience in development of website content would also be an asset. Ability to work fairly independently an asset.
The research assistant will be located at the SafetyNet Centre and/or the On the Move offices at Memorial University in St. John’s, NL.
Rate of Pay: Between $22.22 and $24.94 per hour.
Hours: Approximately 20 hrs per week.
Interested applicants should submit a cover letter outlining their interest in the position and relevant background/training, a copy of a current CV and contact information for 3 referees to Janet Oliver, On the Move Partnership, 202 Elizabeth Avenue, Memorial University, St. John’s, NL Canada A1C 5S7. Email email@example.com, telephone 709 864‐7551, fax 709 864‐7530.
Questions related to the position should be directed to Professor Neis at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Deadline for applications: January 23, 2019
The On the Move Partnership is a project of the SafetyNet Centre for Occupational Health & Safety Research and Memorial University. On the Move is funded by the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada, InnovateNL, Government of Newfoundland and Labrador, the Canada Foundation for Innovation and numerous universities and partners.