Current Opportunities

Research Assistant and Coordinator Position with Dr. Melanie Zurba’s Community Engaged CoLab at Dalhousie University

October 21, 2021

Dr. Melanie Zurba (PI; School for Resource and Environmental Studies) is seeking a 1-year full-time (40 hr/week) Research Assistant and Coordinator (RAC) to support current projects in the Community-Engaged CoLab at Dalhousie University. The RAC will play an essential role in project coordination, data collection and analyses associate with the Creating Vocabularies and Rituals for Climate Grief through Multiple Knowledge Systems and the Artistic Process project and will assist with other projects in the lab. The RAC should have a Master’s degree and experience with community-engaged research, qualitative methods and data analysis programs (e.g., NVivo). Experience working with Indigenous and/or other equity-seeking communities is an asset. Other assets include project management, budget administration and grant writing skills. The RAC should have strong interpersonal skills and an ability to work with teams of graduate students (Master’s and PhD) and postdoctoral fellows. The annual salary for this position is $52,000 ($25/hour x 40 hours/week x 52 weeks) and the start date is negotiable/as soon as possible. The successful candidate is expected to be available to work on campus, and will be required to provide proof of vaccination or twice-weekly COVID tests in accordance with University policies. The position is grant funded for one year, with a possibility of extension depending on further awards. There is a six-month probationary period associated with this position.

Please send CV and cover letter to by November 5, 2021.

For information on benefits, vacation days and other facts associated with grant paid employees please refer to the Dalhousie Employment Guide for Regular Grant-Paid Employees:

Dalhousie University is committed to fostering a collegial culture grounded in diversity and inclusiveness. The PI encourages applications from Indigenous People, persons with a disability, racially visible persons, women, persons of minority sexual orientations and gender identities, and all candidates who would contribute to the diversity of our community.

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