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Position Title Research Associate
Department/Unit Psychology and Neuroscience
Research Project Corkum Learning/Attention/Behaviour/Sleep
Location Halifax
Posting Number GP76-22
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 $60,000 - $70,000 per annum (37.5 hours per week)
About the Organization
Corkum Learning/Attention/Behaviour/Sleep (LABS) ( 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, teachers, and healthcare providers 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 the people who support them (i.e., parents, teachers, health care professionals).
Job Summary
Reporting to the Principal Investigator, the Research Associate will provide critical support for research programs focused on sleep across the lifespan, particularly digital interventions supporting healthy sleep and the treatment of insomnia. The Research Associate will also support students and staff at Corkum LABS, adhering to research protocols and requirements of the IWK Health Centre Research Ethics Board.
Key Responsibilities
  • Oversee the research being conducted with a focus on data management, data analysis (quantitative and qualitative), and manuscript preparation.
  • Develop and utilize an electronic data capture system (e.g., REDCap databases). Design and maintain databases, data collection forms, and error checking methods for efficient data collection.
  • Conduct procedures for exporting and cleaning the data. Extract appropriate data from merged databases and ensuring data anonymization strategies are adhered to. Oversee the lab’s data collection, statistical analyses, and provide consultation to students and staff.
  • Collaborate with the research team and contribute to the preparation of ethics documents and ensure that studies are being implemented in compliance with these protocols.
  • Conduct website development, graphic creation, and digital formats.
  • Contribute to the dissemination of study results; write, critically review, and edit scientific manuscripts and presentations.

The successful applicant will be eligible for hybrid work (combination of in-person work on campus and remote work) as agreed by all parties based on operational requirements and university guidelines.

Dalhousie’s vaccine mandate has been suspended at this time, and employees no longer need to provide proof of full vaccination. However, health and safety risks to our community will continue to be monitored and a vaccine mandate may be reinstated if necessary.
PhD in psychology or related discipline (e.g., Behavioral Science) with a minimum of 2 years related experience with database development and management and working in a research environment in a leadership role is required. Knowledge of REDCap and NVIVO preferred. Experience and competency in conducting qualitative and quantitative data analysis, including multi-variate analysis, Mixed-Model Analyses, and Growth Curve Analysis using SPSS is required. Knowledge of other statistical software (e.g., R statistical software) is an asset. Experience with studies focused on sleep, and research experience in the field of intervention and/or implementation science are assets. Must possess critical thinking skills, excellent verbal and written communication skills, the ability to work collaboratively and the ability to work efficiently in a self-directed manner. Experience supervising research students and staff is required.
Additional Information
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.
Application Consideration
We thank all applicants for their interest, however, only candidates selected for an interview will be contacted.
Diversity Statement
Dalhousie University commits to achieving inclusive excellence through continually championing equity, diversity, inclusion, and accessibility. The university encourages applications from Indigenous persons (especially Mi’kmaq), persons with a disability, racialized persons, including persons of Black/African descent (especially African Nova Scotians), 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

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Status: Open No of vacancies: 1 Job type: Full Time Salary: Negotiable Publish date: 19 Aug 2022

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