Research Assistant- Shelley Clark

Updated: 2 months ago
Job Type: PartTime

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The project explores the experiences of Black-immigrant youth in the Canadian education System. Under the supervision of the research supervisor, the research assistant will benefit from the opportunities to learn and receive mentorship on diverse educational research methodologies and techniques. The RA assignment will be for 5 hour/week for 6 weeks.

The start date of the research is April 3, and the end will be June 30, 2024.

Duties and Responsibilities:

The research assistants will be responsible for:

  • Conduct research and collect data through, library research, structured interviews or other project specific methodology.
  • Contribute to a scoping review study.
  • Contribute to a qualitative and participatory study.
  • Interprets, synthesizes and analyzes data.
  • Schedule, organize and report on status of research activities.
  • Write and edit materials for publication and presentation.
  • Meet with research supervisor on regular basis to maintain ongoing communication regarding the quality of the assistant’s performance.
  • Perform other related duties as required the research supervisor.

Qualifications: Education/Experience

Current enrolment in the undergraduate or graduate studies programs with an excellent academic standing. Experience and interest in one or more of the following fields is desirable; Anthropology Black/ African Studies, Gender and Women’s Studies, Sociology or related disciplines.


The ideal candidate should possess excellent oral and written communication skills to discuss and document research progress. Ability to work independently or with minimum supervision, excellent problem-solving skills and ability to address technical and methodological issues that arise during the research. Strong organization and interpersonal skills to work in a team.

For further inquiries contact Dr. Milka Nyariro ([email protected] ). Review of applications will begin immediately until the position is filled. Only short-listed applicants will be contacted for an interview. 

Hourly Salary:


Hours per Week:

5 (Part time)


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This position is covered by the Association of McGill University Research Employees (AMURE) collective agreement.

McGill University hires on the basis of merit and is strongly committed to equity and diversity within its community. We welcome applications from racialized persons/visible minorities, women, Indigenous persons, persons with disabilities, ethnic minorities, and persons of minority sexual orientations and gender identities, as well as from all qualified candidates with the skills and knowledge to productively engage with diverse communities. McGill implements an employment equity program and encourages members of designated groups to self-identify. Persons with disabilities who anticipate needing accommodations for any part of the application process may contact, in confidence, [email protected] .

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