Part-time Research Assistant (PhD), Trans-American Research

Updated: 5 months ago
Job Type: PartTime

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Position Summary:

The successful candidate will work primarily on the following sections of the project.

Data analysis: In conjunction with a lead postdoctoral researcher, McGill Participatory Visual Methodologies (PVM) researchers, and international on-site coordinators and data recruiters, the candidate will:

1) Transcribe and translate interviews conducted in Portuguese and/or Spanish into English;

2) Assist with thematic analysis and report on qualitative interviews;

3) Assist in research design;

4) Attend study/discussion groups with the principal investigator;

5) Carry literature review;

6) Participate in team meetings;

7) Assist in organizing a website

The successful candidate will be able to support the implementation of PVM study procedures online through Zoom and TEAMS and analyze quantitative and qualitative data collected to help implement procedures in the project's final phase.

Administrative support: offer administrative support for the research phases 1 and 2 portions of the project.

Artistic visual production - assist in the initial phase of the production of a 20-minutes multimedia “digital dialogue” tool (short film with the results of the research)


1) In pursuit of a Ph.D. in Education, Indigenous studies, or a relevant discipline.

2) Interest in conducting research in areas related to Indigenous peoples and the interface of land/body-dance and intergeneration, particularly from a trans-continental perspective.

3) Former experience working with Indigenous individuals and/or communities.

4) Knowledge of Qualitative Methods, particularly in the area of participatory visual methodology (PVM).

5) Knowledge of English, Portuguese and/or Spanish languages (French is an asset).

6) Availability for presential meetings. Ability to use cloud platforms, websites, Word and Excel.

7) Excellent organizational, interpersonal, and communication skills along with a high degree of attention to detail.

8) Canadian Citizen, Permanent Residency, or possess a valid Work/Study Visa for Canada.

Hourly Salary:


Hours per Week:

10 (Part time)


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