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The Faculty of Health Sciences ((FHS) is a large, diverse, and comprehensive unit, comprised of six Schools (Nursing, Kinesiology, Health Studies, Physical Therapy, Occupational Therapy and Communication Sciences and Disorders), a large Interdisciplinary Graduate Program in Health and Rehabilitation Sciences and four Research Centres. The Faculty has more than 3,200 undergraduate students and more than 800 graduate students (200 PhD students).
The School of Health Studies is a diverse community of students and professors committed to improving human health around the globe. The mission of the School is to nurture the creativity, curiosity and critical thinking of tomorrow’s global leaders, through transformative interdisciplinary research, education and knowledge mobilization. Delivering a primarily undergraduate program, the School of Health Studies focuses on streams of studies including: Health Sciences, Health and Aging, Health Promotion, Biology, and Rehabilitation Sciences.
Context (the project):
This job is to support a child/adolescent and family health-focused research program in the Faculty of Health Sciences at Western University. This program of research consists of several different studies and team-based projects related broadly to child/adolescent health and obesity, conducted both prior to and during the COVID-19 pandemic.
Specific study foci may include, but are not limited to:
Young people’s perceptions of physical distancing, health behaviours, social media use, and social connectedness during the COVID-19 pandemic
An exploration of the family food environment during COVID-19
Parent/caregiver-focused childhood obesity interventions
The provision of foods to children from non-parental sources
Medical students’ views of childhood obesity curriculum in Ontario
The successful applicant will work with and assist the Principal Investigator (Dr. Shauna Burke) with a wide range of research activities including the preparation of scientific presentations and manuscripts, CV's, ethics and grant applications, and data analyses.
- Graduate degree in a relevant area of focus
- TCPSII training certificate
Skills, Abilities & Expertise:
- Previous experience writing and publishing scientific papers in a health-related field
- Previous research experience in a related field
- *Exceptional oral and written communication skills
- Personable and courteous in working relationships with colleagues, students, and the public
- Detail-oriented with an ability to prepare and produce documents with high levels of accuracy
- Ability to employ a systematic and efficient approach to work
- Familiarity with regulations and guidelines governing research
- Familiarity with methods for research design, implementation, and analysis
- Computer skills with the ability to learn and use software programs
- Ability to work independently and effectively as a member of the research team
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!
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