Research Associate

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Research Associate

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School of Kinesiology

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UBC School of Kinesiology

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Assisting with the daily operation of the laboratories of supervisor and working on various related initiatives. This will include (but not be exclusive to) helping organize international congress event. Including being responsible for ensuring that a key portion of the congress is dedicated to Indigenous health and well-being.
You will also be responsible on working on an initiative within Indigenous Studies in Kinesiology. You will oversee a project that seeks to create, implement, and systematically evaluate blended learning modules in Indigenous studies in Kinesiology. This curriculum will introduce students to principles of Indigenous understandings of health and well-being and will provide comprehensive insight into the complex social, cultural, historical, and economic factors that shape healthy living within Aboriginal communities. Creation of learning modules and related experiential learning placements, the establishment and ongoing collaboration with a Curriculum Development Committee, online learning resources and discussion forums, forging community partnerships with Indigenous leaders, the evaluation of the efficacy and sustainability of the program, the supervision of student trainees, the liaison with a Cultural Competency expert, instructional design and web/graphic design support, and the overall daily operation of the project.

Applicants must hold an earned doctoral (PhD) degree and have expertise in exercise physiology, cardiovascular physiology, health and physical activity. In addition, experience in working with Indigenous communities to promote health and well-being is required.

The successful candidate will have a record of accomplishments that demonstrate excellence in research and successful experience working within a clinical exercise physiology research laboratory. The appointee will contribute to the development of research initiatives, planning and implementation in the CPR laboratory at the University of British Columbia.

Expectations include: mentoring undergraduate and graduate students within the laboratory; contributing to the development of cardiovascular research projects; and implementing a research program that contributes to the mission of the CPR lab, attending and presenting academic conferences and publishing high quality research in peer reviewed journals.
interest in the subject of building capacity in Indigenous communities and promoting opportunities to develop knowledge

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How to apply

Interested applicants are invited to submit a curriculum vitae, a statement of research interests, three samples of scholarly work, and the names and contact information of three referees. Visit to apply online.

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