Research Job Opportunities

List of current grant-funded positions with FHS-affiliated researchers or FHS partners.

Research Assistant

posted on March 21, 2017

The SFU Smoking and Tobacco Control Committee, established by the Chief Safety Officer in 2017, seeks to appoint a Research Assistant to undertake data collection and analyses to support planning for the adoption and implementation of a revised SFU Smoking and Tobacco Control Policy.

The Research Assistant will undertake data collection and analysis to address the following key questions related to the drafting of a revised SFU Smoke-Free and Tobacco-Free policy:

  • What are the key changes proposed to the current SFU smoking policy?
  • How should changes under the revised policy be implemented on each of the three SFU campuses?
    • What lessons should we learn from other tobacco free post-secondary institutions?
    • How should designated smoking areas (DSAs) be installed and then phased out as a tobacco free policy is adopted over time?
    • What cessation services should SFU offer to the SFU community?
  • Who would be responsible for implementation within SFU administration?
  • How should SFU community members be involved in the implementation of the new policy (e.g. community members, smokers, local business owners)?
  • How should the policy be enforced to optimise compliance?
  • What would be an effective communication strategy for the revised policy?
  • What are the estimated costs of implementing specific changes to the revised policy?
  • What is the recommended timeline for adopting the revised policy measures?
    • How could a tobacco free policy be phased in?
    • How should policy changes be sequenced?

See here for more information or to submit an application.

Closing date for applications is April 24, 2017.

Research Assistant

posted on February 6, 2017

The Simon Fraser University (SFU) Institute for the Study of Teaching and Learning in the Disciplines (ISTLD) invites applications for a Research Assistant appointment for the Teaching and Learning Development Grant project Integrating Aboriginal Philosophy and Ethics in HSCI 319 “Applied Health Ethics” to begin March 1, 2017 or earlier.

The objective of this project is two-fold: first, to do a literature search and consult with colleagues whose research is on Aboriginal health at the Faculty of Health Sciences and others at SFU to see how best to think about and incorporate philosophical thinking and ethics in HSCI 319 “Applied Health Ethics”. Second, to collect data and analyze what the students of HSCI 319 perceived to have learned vis-à-vis the incorporation of Aboriginal ethics values and how these ideas cohere or not with the Western Analytic philosophical tradition from which the rest of the course material is derived.

See here for more information or to submit an application.

Position will be posted until filled.