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The Centre for Research & Education on Violence Against Women & Children (CREVAWC) was founded in 1992 as a collaborative venture between The University of Western Ontario, Fanshawe College and the London Coordinating Committee to End Women Abuse. The Centre was established in response to a federal study on the problem of violence against women, triggered by the 1989 murder of 14 women at École Polytechnique in Montreal. We facilitate the collaboration of individuals, groups and institutions representing the diversity of the community to pursue research questions and training opportunities to understand and prevent violence and abuse. We serve local, national and international communities by producing useful information and tools to assist in the daily work to prevent and stop violence towards women and children and vulnerable adults.
The Research Assistant will support the research activities for qualitative and quantitative projects at our research centre. The incumbent will: work with Project Leads to conduct a literature scoping review related to skills and knowledge competencies of people working in the violence against women sector; will identify search terms, catalogue search strategies, save research results using Endnote; identify and summarize common themes from various sources including academic publications grey literature and organization websites; conduct structured interviews with Working Group members; conduct qualitative and quantitative data analysis; assist in preparing ethics protocols; and assist in creation of materials for knowledge dissemination.
- Undergraduate degree in a relevant area of focus
- Preferred Master in a relevant area of focus
Skills, Abilities & Expertise:
- 3-5 year of work experience supporting research in a related technical field
Detail-oriented with an ability to function and process information with high levels of accuracy
experience with qualitative data analysis
experience using Endnote
knowledge of violence against women sector work
experience conducting interviews
Ability to employ a systematic and efficient approach to work
Personable and courteous in working relationships with colleagues, students and the public
Ability to collect and analyze data in an objective manner
Familiarity with regulations and guidelines governing research
Familiarity with methods for research design, implementation, and analysis
Familiarity with experimental design and analysis
Computer skills with the ability to learn and use software programs
Intermediate computer skills in Microsoft Office Suite
Ability to work independently and effectively as a member of the team to achieve department goals
Verbal and written communication skills with the ability to document technical information
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.
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