Since 1878, Western University has been committed to serving our communities through the pursuit of academic excellence and by providing students, faculty, and community members with life-long opportunities for intellectual, social, and cultural growth. We seek excellent students, faculty, and staff to join us in what has become known as the "Western Experience" - an opportunity to contribute to a better world through the development of new knowledge, new abilities, new connections, and new ways to make a difference.
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).
Western's School of Communication Sciences and Disorders offers graduate programs in both Audiology and Speech-Language Pathology and provides students with professional and research-based learning opportunities. Home to the National Centre for Audiology and the H.A. Leeper Speech and Hearing Clinic,
Western is recognized around the world for its research in the areas of hearing and speech. The foundation of the School of Communication Sciences and Disorders academic programs is a talented group of researchers and instructors that combine the most recent research discoveries with clinical skills and knowledge that create an educational environment that is second to none.
The Research Associate will apply their expertise and knowledge to research projects related to the Computer-based instrument for Low-motor Language Testing (C-BiLLT), and carry out or oversee research under the general direction of the principle investigator. The incumbent may play a lead role in supervising graduate and undergraduate students working on research related to the C-BiLLT, and will support survey translation (English to Dutch), survey administration in the Netherlands and Dutch speaking parts of Belgium, interviewing in Dutch in the Netherlands and Dutch speaking parts of Belgium, data analysis, literature review, and manuscript preparation.
**this position will work remotely in the Netherlands**
Clinical master’s degree in speech-language pathology
PhD in speech-language pathology preferred
Fluent in Dutch
Strong familiarity with the Computer-based instrument for Low-motor Language Testing
5 years’ clinical work experience with young children with communication disorders who have low-motor function, with a particular focus on the assessment of receptive language
5 years’ research experience in the design and analysis of clinically oriented research related to speech-language pathology, and proven publication record in the field
Skills, Abilities & Expertise:
- Experience designing and implementing clinical research, particularly survey and interview studies
- Demonstrated working knowledge of clinical and scientific/research principles related to assessment and intervention for speech and language disorders
- Ability to collaborate across internal and external boundaries to meet common objectives, improve outcomes and support work beyond one's own unit
- Communication skills to describe technical concepts effectively to both novice and sophisticated users
- Advanced skills in software and applications used to produce and analyze research outcomes
- Detail-oriented with an ability to function and process information with high levels of accuracy
- Familiarity with University research policies and practices
- Ability to adhere to legislated safety requirements and Western safety policies
- Ability to multi-task and maintain an organized and effective personal work environment
- Ability to work in a fluid and evolving work environment with changing deadlines and priorities
- Ability to work independently and maintain direction and focus through proactive planning and organized approaches to work
- Proven ability and natural inclination to develop relationships by interacting with people in a professional, respectful and diplomatic manner
- Ability to work independently and effectively as a member of the team to achieve project goals
- Demonstrated ability to research/investigate issues and resolve problems
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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