Corkum LABS

About the Organization

Corkum LABS (Learning/Attention/Behaviour/Sleep) (https://www.dal.ca/sites/corkum-lab.html) is located in the Department of Psychology and Neuroscience at Dalhousie University. The research conducted through Corkum LABS aims to develop knowledge and skills of parents and teachers who live and work with children (including those with neurodevelopmental disorders) using innovative technology to deliver evidence-based interventions to improve the quality of life for children and those people that support them (i.e., parents, teachers, health care professionals).

Job purpose

Corkum LABS is seeking a full-time Research Associate to provide leadership for two research studies focused on the development, evaluation, and sustainability of eHealth interventions to support parents and teachers working with children with learning, attention, behaviour, and sleep problems. These studies are funded by the Canadian Institutes of Health Research and the Kids Brain Health Network. 

Reporting to Dr. Corkum, the successful candidate will provide leadership for two studies evaluating the implementation success of two eHealth programs, the Better Nights, Better Days and the Teacher Help programs, adhering to research protocols and requirements of the Dalhousie and IWK Health Centre Research Ethics Boards. The position will be based at Dalhousie University (although currently this position will require remote working due to COVID-19 restrictions).

Duties and responsibilities

  • Provide leadership in the conduct of two nationally-funded studies evaluating the implementation success for eHealth interventions for parents and teachers of children with learning, attention, behaviour and sleep problems
  • Oversee all aspects of these studies including gaining ethical approval, implementing study procedures, overseeing data collection, cleaning, coding, and statistical analyses, and supervision of staff and students
  • Work with industry partner and national research and clinical teams to ensure the success of these projects
  • Contribute to the dissemination of study results; write, critically review, and edit scientific manuscripts and presentations

Qualifications

  • A PhD in psychology or related discipline
  • Previous research experience focused on children and families required. Research experience in the field of implementation science would be an asset
  • Experience in executing and analyzing mixed-methods studies and/or implementation study designs, particularly research to scale up and scale out interventions. Knowledge and experience with implementation science and qualitative and quantitative data analysis would be an asset
  • Knowledge and experience in preparing ethical applications for research studies
  • Must possess critical thinking skills, excellent oral and written communication, and the ability to work collaboratively
  • Experience in preparing scientific manuscripts for publication and proven track record in research
  • Experience with supervising research students and staff
  • Proficiency with statistical software, Microsoft Office suite of products, and reference management software. Knowledge of REDCAp and NVIVO would be an asset
  • Demonstrated ability to perform at a high level in a research-based academic environment, including well developed project management skills
  • Ability to work in a self-directed manner in a remote environment (during COVD-19 restrictions)

Working conditions

This is a one- year contract with option to renew for at least one year. The candidate will need to work remotely until Dalhousie University re-opens fully. The ability to continue to work remotely will be considered.

Status: Full-time

Pay Scale: $65,000 plus benefits

Application Process: Please send a cover letter indicating how you meet the qualifications for this position, along with your CV to Dr. Corkum at penny.corkum@dal.ca and cc the lab manager at CorkumLABS@dal.ca

Deadline for application: Applications will be reviewed as they are received. Final deadline for applications is September 15, 2020. http://dal.peopleadmin.ca/postings/4335