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Employee Group: Support Staff
Faculty/Department: Centre for Elder Research
Campus: Trafalgar (May be assigned activity at any Sheridan campus)
Reference Number: 18/S/97
Hourly Range: $31.06 - $36.06
Hours: 8:30 am - 5:00 pm
Application Deadline: Open until filled
Application Details: This position is being reposted to consider external candidates.
The Centre for Elder Research conducts innovative Lab to Life® research that enhances the quality of life of older adults while serving as an education and resource hub for Sheridan and the broader community. Founded in 2003, the Centre leverages Sheridan’s unique program mix, the talents of Sheridan’s faculty and staff and the participation of multidisciplinary student teams to conduct leading-edge research in the field of aging. This position reports into the Director of the Centre for Elder Research and provides support for research projects within the department. The incumbent will be responsible for participating in research activities and where appropriate leading research in partnership with other researchers at the Centre and a variety of internal and external stakeholders.
Specific Responsibilities Include:
• Designing and executing comprehensive research plans that include appropriate methodologies for gathering and analyzing primary and secondary data;
• Providing concise analysis of the results and presenting conclusions to a variety of internal and external stakeholders and interest group;
• Building and integrating a knowledge base of internal and external information sources and findings relevant to the Centre for Elder Research;
• Establishing, utilizing, and enhancing best practices for research in cooperation with the department, Sheridan, and other constituencies;
• Supporting and advising on presentations and reports executed by the Sheridan community;
• Performing or advising on appropriate research strategies and supporting the development of funding applications for the Centre for Elder Research;
• Presenting strategies and results to interested stakeholders;
• Engaging in internal and external education or outreach initiatives with faculty, staff, students and members of the general public
• Collaborating with a variety of external stakeholders to develop research programs and/or project plans
• Other duties as assigned.
The successful candidate will possess a Master’s degree in Technical Fields (e.g. Interaction Design) Human Health/Behaviour, Social Science, Research, or a related field (or an equivalent combination of relevant education and experience). The successful candidate must have the ability to synthesize data and create written reports regarding findings. Strong analytical skills as well as strong written and oral communication skills are required. The successful candidate will possess strong critical thinking, problem solving and time management skills as well as excellent interpersonal and teamwork skills. Experience working with older adults and/or explicit training in the field of aging is not required but would be considered an asset.
Sheridan welcomes diversity in the workplace and encourages applications from all qualified individuals, including visible minorities, Indigenous People, and persons with disabilities. In accordance with the Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act (AODA), Sheridan is committed to accommodating applicants with disabilities throughout the hiring process. At any stage of the hiring process, Human Resources will work with applicants requesting accommodation.
Note: Copies of educational credentials are requested at the time of an interview. As a condition of employment, Sheridan requires confirmation of educational credentials in the form of an official Canadian transcript or an official evaluation of international credentials which determines Canadian equivalency.