Research Assistant - Learning and Applied Research CDSN - #104806

Okanagan College


Date: 1 week ago
City: Kelowna, BC
Salary: CA$17.88 - CA$22.83 per hour
Contract type: Full time
Position Information

Position Number P02447
Position Title Research Assistant - Learning and Applied Research CDSN
Supervisor Department Political Science
Supervisor Heather Hollingworth, Rosalind Warner
Location Kelowna
Other Flexible Work Options
Your Opportunity In accordance with Letter of Understanding #3 – Research Projects, and under the direct supervision of the College Professor, the Research Assistant assists and supports the supervisor with research-related activities pertaining to the professor’s professional background and within the supervisor’s research areas of interest and expertise
Functions and Duties The Research Assistant will assist the supervisor by performing the following duties:
1. Assists with research for educational purposes
2. Assists in identifying perspective subjects for research
3. Assists in researching information for grants, research grants and research papers
4. Searches literature sources pertaining to the relevant areas of research
5. Assists in collecting, recording, compiling, summarizing data, and disseminating information
6. Participates in research activities related to the subject area being investigated such as events, interviews, reading articles, listening to speakers
7. Performs other duties as assigned


Position Specific Functions The Research Assistant assists and supports the supervisor with research-related activities pertaining to Global Health Security Research Stream and within the supervisor’s research area of interest and expertise
Ability to travel
Education and Experience Students with a minimum of one-year post-secondary education in the specified educational program listed below
Prior work experience is an asset
Skills and Abilities Current knowledge in research methodology for educational purposes
  • Excellent research skills with the ability to synthesize data/information and develop/deliver findings and recommendations.
  • Proficiency in the use of a variety of computer software applications.
  • Works effectively both independently and as part of a team
  • Well-developed organizational skills.
  • Detail-oriented.
  • Excellent communication skills to maintain effective correspondence with professors and partners
  • Excellent time management skills to coordinate research and academic activities


Position Specific Education and Experience Okanagan College students enrolled in 2nd year or higher in Political Science, Sociology, Psychology, Anthropology, Environmental Studies, Business, Health Studies, History or Associate of Arts with knowledge of International Relations will be preferred
Prior work experience is an asset
Desired Start Date 02/19/2024
Position End Date 03/31/2024
Schedule Approximately 15 hours per week
Hourly Rate 17.88 - 22.83
Appointment Type Support Non-Regular Student

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