RESEARCH ASSISTANT FOR INCLUSIVE SCIENCE COMMUNICATION (ISC)­

Training a diverse generation of science communicators is essential for creating an inclusive and equitable academy and communicating science to diverse audiences. Drs. Diane Orihel, Sarah Yakimowski, Shelley Arnott, Maria Aristizabal, and Alexander Little received funding from NSERC for the project “Development of Inclusive Science Communication Training through an Anti-Racist Lens”. One of the goals of this project is to conduct a review of the primary literature on the intersections between science communication and equity, diversity, inclusion and indigenization (EDII).

QUALIFICATIONS

We are seeking a candidate with a strong interest in EDII and background in science communication to work on this review with our team. A recent graduate of a Master’s program in science communication would be ideal, but we will also consider applicants with a graduate degree in the biological sciences with a working knowledge of science communication and/or EDII. Experience with searching, compiling, and synthesizing primary literature and strong writing skills are assets. The applicant must be Canadian, permanent resident, or have legal status to work in Canada. 

DUTIES

  • Develop a protocol for searching and screening relevant articles in collaboration with members of our team
  • Identify and screen all relevant articles using multiple databases
  • Extract data and code information from all relevant articles
  • Analyze & synthesize data; write a draft of review methods and results

DETAILS

  • Maximum four-month duration with flexible start date in May 2022
  • Hourly rate will depend on qualifications (range: $20-$24/hr)
  • Hours per week may range from part time to full time (20-35hrs/week)
  • This position can be conducted remotely

HOW TO APPLY

Send (i) cover letter stating your interests in this position, (ii) CV, (iii) an example of your writing (e.g., literature review), and (iv) contact information for 3 references to Dr. Sarah Yakimowski (sarah.yakimowski@queensu.ca) with the subject ‘SciComm position’ by April 1, 2022.

We invite applications from all qualified individuals. Queen’s is committed to employment equity and diversity in the workplace and welcomes applications from women, visible minorities, Aboriginal Peoples, persons with disabilities, and persons of any sexual orientation or gender identity. In accordance with Canadian Immigration requirements, priority will be given to Canadian citizens and permanent residents. The University provides support in its recruitment processes to applicants with disabilities, including accommodation that takes into account an applicant’s accessibility needs. Candidates requiring accommodation during the recruitment process are asked to contact Human Resources at hradmin@queensu.ca.

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