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Research Coordinator
Healthy Populations Institute, Dalhousie University


POSTING DATE: October 24, 2017
CLOSING DATE: November 8, 2017

Research Coordinator (grant-paid, part-time-maximum 15-20 hours per week)

An interdisciplinary research team, led by Dr. Barb Hamilton-Hinch, requires apart-time research coordinator to support quantitative and qualitative data collection and coordination of their research project. The research aims to better understand the achievement gap among African Nova Scotian learners, and lay the foundation for future research and policy.The key objectives of the research are:

  1. To compare African Nova Scotian learners’ results on the Early Development Instrument (EDI) and their grade three assessment scores on the Department of Education and Early Childhood Development (EECD) achievement tests in literacy and mathematics to determine if an achievement gap exist;
  2. To explore with parent(s)/guardian(s) of African Nova Scotian children with and without achievement gaps their perceptions and lived experience of their children in the public education system.

This project is funded through Inter University Research Network (IURN) through the Centre of Learning Excellence Education and Early Childhood Development.

The incumbent will be responsible for coordinating the research project, including liaising with Department of Education and Early Childhood Development, project planning, literature reviews, building relationships within communities, recruiting parents/guardians, organizing data collection, conducting the focus groups, analyzing qualitative data and developing products to communicate research findings. In addition, the coordinator will be responsible for organizing and scheduling research team meetings, monitor the project budget and perform other related administrative tasks as needed. The coordinator will also help with the cleanup of the quantitative data prior to its analysis and will assist the research with straightforward descriptive summaries of the quantitative data.


  • Completed or enrolled in a Master’s degree program in a related field (faculty of health, social sciences, early childhood, and education).
    Experience with qualitative research and/or evaluation, including conducting and analyzing interviews.Experience with qualitative data analysis software an asset.
  • Self-motivated and able to work independently, as well as a member of a team.
  • Excellent writing, interpersonal, communication and organizational skills.
  • Experience with basic administrative functions and working knowledge of Microsoft Office programs (Word, Excel, PowerPoint).
  • Experience working collaboratively with community-based research, familiarity and comfort with African Nova Scotian communitiesis an asset.

Status: Part-time (15-20 hrs/week for 15 weeks)
Start Date: November 20, 2017
Pay Scale:$20-$23 per hour, plus fringe benefits
Deadline for application: Friday, November 8rd, by 4:30pm

Applications will be reviewed as they are received. We thank all applicants, however, only selected candidates will be contacted. Interested parties should forward a cover letter with specific details on experience with qualitative evaluation or research, current CV as well as a list of 2-3 references (with contact information) to:

Healthy Populations Institute
Contact Email: hpi@dal.ca