Senior Research Assistant (Climate Learning and Adaptation for Northern Development (C-LAND))
Senior Research Assistants are graduate students, or University of Winnipeg undergraduate students, employed to assist in the execution and evaluation of research projects in their area of study. The positions may oversee Research Assistants in areas such as the use of proper techniques, analysis, and documentation.
Senior Research Assistants work under the general supervision or direction of more senior researchers or faculty members, and are expected to exercise judgment in prioritizing, planning and organizing their own work within defined parameters.
C-LAND is a five-year project (2018-2023) supported by the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada. The project uses a comparative case study approach to enable and assess learning about climate change adaptation, gain insights into how the learning occurs, and examine if and how learning enhances adaptive capacity. The project focuses on northern regions and communities in the provincial northlands where forestry and energy are prominent.
We seek a Senior Research Assistant for an 8-week term this summer. The successful candidate will join the Environment and Society Research Group at The University of Winnipeg, under the supervision of Drs. Ryan Bullock and Alan Diduck.
- Conducting, transcribing and coding English language interviews
- Document analysis
- Literature searches and writing literature reviews
- Developing preliminary plans for an online workshop
- Supporting grant applications
- Other duties as required
- Undergraduate degree in Environmental Studies.
- Master’s degree in Environmental Resource Management, Planning or Policy; Environmental Studies; Geography; Forestry; Ecology; Indigenous Studies; Northern Studies; or Another related field preferred.
- Excellent working knowledge of climate change impacts in northern regions and communities in the provincial northlands
- Excellent working knowledge of social learning, adaptive capacity and climate change adaptation
- Excellent working knowledge of and experience with participatory workshops
- Excellent working knowledge of and experience with online webinars and workshops;
- Excellent written and oral communication skills and strong organizational skills
- Demonstrated competence using qualitative, quantitative or mixed research methods and software, as appropriate (e.g. NVivo; SPSS; GIS)
- Experience working with Indigenous partners
- Proven ability to work independently and to actively collaborate with a research team
The period of work will be immediate until August 7, 2020, and the estimated total hours of work will be 200.
Note: This position is represented by the Public Service Alliance of Canada - Research Capacity Unit.