Research Assistant

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Closing date: May 22, 2018

Location: Fort Smith

Department: Aurora College

Job Code: 15487

Salary: $66,885 - $77,864

Job: Full-Time

Term: Temporary

About the Job

Department Information

Aurora College is focused on student success and is committed to supporting the development of our Northern society through excellence in education, training and research that is culturally sensitive and responsive to the people we serve.


Job Information

Located in Fort Smith and reporting to the Manager, Research Ethics & Regional Programs and as part of the Aurora Research Institute (ARI) team, the Research Assistant will support research projects with diverse partners in order to address key issues impacting the Northwest Territories.

The Research Assistant is a member of the ARI research team who contributes directly to the success of research studies by independently completing research tasks, including administrative tasks, data collection, analysis, reporting, development of written and visual deliverables, knowledge translation, dissemination, and project communication.

The Research Assistant will provide support to multiple diverse research projects.  The incumbent will work directly with stakeholders, community members, researchers, funders, local businesses, partner organizations, and others as a project liaison and play a critical role in ensuring research and project communications are professional, positive, and successful.  This position requires the incumbent to complete multiple deliverables with firm deadlines.  The incumbent will be required to exercise good judgment in determining how to best meet work priorities and objectives.

Typically, the knowledge, skills and abilities are normally acquired through a Bachelor's Degree in social or health sciences, the humanities or equivalent, supplemented by at least one (1) year of experience working in an academic or community research environment.


More Information

Term Position

This job opening is for a Term to March 31, 2019.


The incumbent in this position may be required to travel occasionally to other offices, college locations, conferences or other locations by road or small aircraft.


Equivalent combinations of education and experience will be considered.

Salary Information

The salary for this position starts at $33.44 per hour (approximately $65,208.00 per annum) plus an annual Northern Allowance of $6,180.00.


Eligibility lists may be created from this competition to fill future term and indeterminate positions.


Affirmative Action

Candidates must clearly identify their eligibility in order to receive priority consideration under the Affirmative Action Policy.


Diversity and Inclusion

The Government of the Northwest Territories is an inclusive workplace.  If you have a disability and you require support during the hiring process, you are encouraged to identify your needs if you are contacted for an assignment or interview so that you may be accommodated during the hiring process.


Job Opening Information

Job Opening ID # 15487       

Closing Date: May 22, 2018 - 23:59, Mountain Standard Time


GNWT Inquiries

Inquiries Only:

Fort Smith HR Client Service Centre
Department of Finance
Government of the Northwest Territories
83 Breynat Street
Box 876
Ph. (867) 872-6500
Fax (867) 872-3298