Hoèla Weteèst’eèdeè is a community-based action research project based in Yellowknife, Ndilo and Dettah (Northwest Territories) designed in collaboration by Wilfrid Laurier University (WLU) and the Yellowknives Dene First Nation (YKDFN) using Ownership, Control, Access and Possession (OCAP) principles. This innovative research study will investigate the burden of chronic stress and the relative contribution of sources of stress related to Giant Mine; identify sub-communities in the study area who have higher levels of chronic stress and examine their unique experiences of the Giant Mine; and understand the unique health and social needs of affected communities to inform healing and mitigation activities.
The study is seeking a Quantitative Statistical Research Analyst with excellent data organizing and analysis skills for a mixed methods survey. The research involves a survey with multiple answer closed questions, standardized scales, open ended questions and a separate set of biological monitoring measurements conducted by a nurse for determining an allostatic load scale.
Hours of Work: This is a limited term position for two months. The position may have a varying workload over the two month contract of 20 – 40 hours per week.
***The successful candidate can be based anywhere in Canada, preference may be given to local candidates in Yellowknife, Ndilo or Dettah.
● Collaborative analysis with other researchers working both qualitatively and quantitatively. ● Assist in preparing and maintaining code book integrity. ● Communicate regularly working closely with other members of the research team. ● Working with confidential materials. ● Review data for reliability and integrity. ● Written and oral communication of findings in accessible language for evidence-based reporting. ● Adherence to Data Storage Protocols and other study procedures.
The successful candidate will have experience working independently in a demanding role with significant responsibilities and accountabilities for collaborative research analytical approaches.
● Applied technical knowledge and skill in quantitative and qualitative research methodology and data analysis. ● Experience applying structural equation modeling and confirmatory factor analysis methods is an asset. ● Strong organizational skills, with the ability to multi-task. ● Experience working with health and social indicators. ● A minimum of a Master's Degree in a health or social science related discipline experienced in quantitative statistical analysis(or some combination of relevant education and experience). ● Experience in up-to-date statistical analysis programs using R, SPSS or other comparable tools (familiarity with Atlas.ti is an asset). ● Experience with developing and managing a research study analysis plan. ● Strong communication and interpersonal skills. ● Experience working with Indigenous communities and diverse populations.
Wilfrid Laurier University is a leading multi-campus university that excels at educating with purpose. Through its exceptional employees, students, researchers, leaders, and educators, Laurier has built a reputation as a world-class institution known for its rich student experience, academic excellence, and global impact. With a commitment to Indigenization and commitment to equity, diversity, inclusion, Laurier’s thriving community has a place for everyone.
Laurier has more than 19,000 students and 2,100 faculty and staff across campuses in Waterloo and Brantford, as well as locations in Kitchener and Toronto. The university is committed to providing an inclusive workplace and employing a workforce that is reflective of local and national demographics. Our locations are situated on the traditional territories of the Neutral, Anishnawbe, and Haudenosaunee peoples. We recognize the unique heritages of Indigenous peoples and support their intentions to preserve and express their distinctive Indigenous cultures, histories, and knowledge through academic programming and co-curricular activities. Laurier’s Centre for Indigegogy is one example of how Laurier honours Indigenous knowledge.
This position is based in Yellowknife (Northwest Territories), where Laurier has maintained a research office since 2017 for its cold regions research and for its longstanding partnership with the Government of the Northwest Territories (GNWT). Located in Chief Drygeese territory, Yellowknife is the traditional land of the Yellowknives Dene First Nation, and the homeland of the North Slave Métis.
Laurier is committed to providing an inclusive workplace and employing a workforce that is reflective of local and national demographics. We recognize the unique heritages of Indigenous peoples and support their intentions to preserve and express their distinctive Indigenous cultures, histories, and knowledge through academic programming and co-curricular activities. Laurier's Centre for Indigegogy is one example of how Laurier honours Indigenous knowledge.