Research Assistant
Western University
London, ON
About Western

With an international reputation for success, Western ranks as one of Canada's top research-intensive universities. Our research excellence expands knowledge and drives discovery with real-world application. Western also provides an exceptional employment experience, offering competitive salaries, a wide range of employment opportunities and one of Canada's most beautiful campuses.

About Us

Western’s Bone and Joint Institute was established in 2015 as a transdisciplinary research institute to lead research and education related to bone and joint conditions, (including arthritis, workplace/sports injuries, and trauma) in order to improve the quality of life of millions of people of all ages living with MSK conditions. The Institute coordinates the activities of over 250 members (faculty and trainees - from 5 Western Faculties...Engineering, Health Sciences, Schulich School of Medicine & Dentistry, Science, and Social Science) and partners.


The Research Assistant will provide support to the Manager of Research and Innovation in their efforts to advance the work of the Institute. He/she will conduct literature reviews and participate in data collection/entry/analysis that support the drafting of reports, manuscripts, grants, and other tasks as needed.

Key Responsibilities:
  • Complete literature searches, gather information and data (from publication databases, BJI member curriculum vitaes, and websites) in order to support research priorities and generate reports for BJI leaders as required
  • Provide assistance with the drafting of reports (gather and/or compile information for annual reporting, including training numbers, h-index, citation metrics, external funding, etc.)
  • Assist with and/or maintain Publons for BJI members required for reporting on activities
  • Assist with development and maintenance of researcher databases
  • Create BJI member publication plots to assess collaborative research and researcher interactions using specialized software (node plots using sci2)
Why Western?

Western offers a broad and exciting variety of part-time and temporary employment opportunities with ample room for job exploration and growth. Within our beautiful campus, you are part of a progressive work environment that promotes work/life balance including access to our state-of-the-art recreation centre. Apply for an opportunity to be part of the Western community and contribute to its success!

Background Checks

While transcripts are not required for the interview, they are mandatory prior to any offer of employment.

Applying at Western

To ensure that your application is given full consideration, please complete all relevant sections of the application. In addition, you can choose to supplement your application with a cover letter and current resume.

Consideration of applicants will include an assessment of previous performance, experience, and qualifications. Applicants should have oral communication skills in English.

Western Values Diversity

The University invites applications from all qualified individuals. Western is committed to employment equity and diversity in the workplace and welcomes applications from women, members of racialized groups/visible minorities, Aboriginal persons, persons with disabilities, persons of any sexual orientation, and persons of any gender identity or gender expression.

Accommodations are available for applicants with disabilities throughout the recruitment process. If you require accommodations for interviews or other meetings, please contact Human Resources at or phone 519-661-2194.

Please Note:
We thank all applicants for their interest; however, only those chosen for an interview will be acknowledged.