Research Associate position at University of Regina campus (Johnson Shoyama Graduate School of Public Policy)

The Johnson Shoyama Graduate School of Public Policy (JSGS) invites applications for a Research Associate position at its University of Regina campus.

The successful applicant will be part of a research team working on a project funded by the Stem Cell Network, titled: “Law, Public Policy, and Social License for Next-Generation Regenerative Medicine”. This position will be working on the arm of the project that is exploring professional regulation as a governance mechanism for clinical applications of regenerative medicine.

Activities may include supporting a scoping review with an accompanying legal and policy analysis, conducting background literature reviews, assisting with preparing research ethics application materials, supporting and/or conducting surveys and interviews, and project event planning (including knowledge translation activities such as public events and research presentations), conducting a comparative international legal and policy analysis and helping prepare manuscripts for publication, among other assigned research tasks. This position will include training and professional development opportunities as well as potential travel opportunities.

The skills associated with this position would typically be obtained through the completion of a Master’s degree or Ph.D. in a field of social science. Applicants should have a strong background in qualitative research, including knowledge of research design. Knowledge of how to conduct robust literature reviews is essential, as are strong research and writing skills. Experience with legal research would be an asset, as would experience with policy, document, and content analysis. The successful candidate must be able to work effectively both collaboratively and independently and possess strong organizational and time management skills.

Position Details

  • Employee Group – CUPE 5791- Research
  • Collective Agreement Considerations – Open to the public
  • Pay Grade – As per CUPE 5791 Research
    Salary Range – $36,000 – $40,000
  • Status – Term
  • Work Hours – This is a one-year term position. There is some flexibility regarding the hours of work and the location. Specific arrangements will be determined in consultation with the Principal Investigator.
  • Competition Number – 20220138A/S

The deadline to apply is June 2, 2022.

Interested candidates are invited to submit their applications, including a cover letter, current resume/CV, and references, to the University of Regina’s URCareers site.

The University of Regina is committed to an inclusive workplace that reflects the richness of the community that we serve. The University welcomes applications from all qualified individuals, including individuals within the University’s employment equity categories of women, persons with disabilities, members of visible minorities, Indigenous persons, individuals of diverse gender and sexual orientation and all groups protected by the Human Rights Code.

About the Johnson Shoyama Graduate School of Public Policy

The Johnson Shoyama Graduate School of Public Policy was established in June 2007 as a collaboration between the University of Regina and the University of Saskatchewan. It is one of Canada’s leading policy schools for educating graduate students and public servants interested in improving public management and creating public value. JSGS offers four professional graduate programs, two research-based programs – Master’s and PhD in Public Policy – and a number of executive education options.

JSGS faculty members are highly engaged in teaching, research, and writing that have an impact on issues affecting Canadians and the global community. Working with colleagues in the public service and industry, they enrich the evidence base on which policymakers can draw in order to develop policies and programs that positively impact the needs of Canadians. Visit our website for more information about JSGS.