Research Assistant, School of Public Health

University of Saskatchewan

Primary Purpose: The primary purpose of this project is three-fold: 1) to examine the predictors of methadone adherence; 2) to examine predictors of suicidal iterations; and 3) to understand the contextual factors associated with substance misuse and participation in the methadone clinic. The Canadian Research Initiative in Substance Misuse (CRISM) funds this project.

Nature of Work: This project involves mixed methods and multiple activities: 1) Although we have collected and entered the variables into a statistical database, some variables require coding/cleaning for more purposeful analyses. The successful candidate will help clean the database, ensure all the variables coded appropriately, prior to conducting statistical analyses to help answer the aforementioned objectives. Additionally, the successful candidate will have the opportunity to interview clients from the methadone clinic, and will help with data analyses. Both aspects involve the opportunity for publications/presentations. We are looking for one student, at this time, to help us with these activities.   

Accountabilities: The primary responsibilities of the Graduate Research Assistant will be to:

  • Code all the variables in SPSS
  • Can perform basic descriptive and inferential analyses (regressions) in SPSS
  • Assist in developing data tables
  • Assist in conducting interviews and analyses
  • Assist in manuscript and presentation preparation
  • Meet bi-weekly (progress update)


Eligibility: Must be enrolled as a graduate student at the University of Saskatchewan and must be on-campus. Any travel related to this project will be covered.

Experience: Research experience in Public Health or Health Studies, Indigenous studies, mental health and addictions, substance misuse, is an asset. The candidate should have prior experience working with quantitative databases, have some experience with qualitative research, and have good critical thinking and writing skills.

Skills: Effective communication skills (written and verbal); Strong interpersonal skills, including ability to take initiative and working independently and within a team structure.

Review of applicants will continue immediately and until the positon is filled.

*There are also several thesis opportunities for students interested in pursuing this line of research.

Submit a cover letter explaining your interest and relevant background and your resume, as well as the names and contact information for two references to:

Alexander Crizzle, PhD, MPH, CE

Assistant Professor

School of Public Health

University of Saskatchewan

Saskatoon, Saskatchewan

Phone: 306-966-2773


Where a graduate student is appointed to this position, it will be in scope of the Public Service Alliance of Canada (PSAC).



The University of Saskatchewan is strongly committed to a diverse and inclusive workplace that empowers all employees to reach their full potential. All members of the university community share a responsibility for developing and maintaining an environment in which differences are valued and inclusiveness is practiced. The university welcomes applications from those who will contribute to the diversity of our community. All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however, Canadian citizens and permanent residents will be given priority.

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Research assistant / technician


North America

Saskatoon , Canada





Research assistant / technician