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Job Posting: Parental Transitions to Retirement Interviewer & Transcriber

October 13, 2016
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The SFU Department of Gerontology is looking for an interviewer who is fluent in Punjabi and/or Hindi, to conduct and transcribe in person audio taped qualitative interviews with South Asian study participants (mostly parents, adult children and a few grandparents) between now and early 2017. This position averages about 15 hours per week, and the pay rate is $21 per hour.

The position involves contacting study participants who have already agreed to participate and seeing if they are still interested in doing so, and if their adult child (also previously identified but not interviewed) will consent to an Department of Gerontology interview as well. In a few cases, we will want to see if a grandparent is available to be interviewed.

The Department also seeks someone to transcribe audio taped qualitative interviews using the voice recognition software Dragon NaturallySpeaking Premium 13, between now and early 2017. This position averages about 15 hours per week, and the pay rate is $21 per hour. The location for this position is SFU Harbour Centre, and hours of work may involve evenings and weekends.

It is expected that the knowledge generated by this research will garner exciting and timely social, cultural, and public policy related findings of relevance to a broad range of Canadian families. This will be accomplished through rigorous quantitative and qualitative analysis of how and why multiple family members behave, think and make meaning in their daily lives amidst rapid social and economic changes. These changes include such aspects as: an aging population; the impact of globalization and economic ups and downs; immigration trends and challenges; and changing family roles and household structures.

If you are interested in either of these position, please send your CV to Brenda Jamer.

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