Casual/Part-Time: Research Assistant

  • Location: Cape Breton Regional Municipality
  • Deadline: February 1, 2021 at 4:00 pm

Research Assistant Opportunity


We are looking to hire a research assistant to support a count of people experiencing homelessness in the Cape Breton Regional Municipality (CBRM). Duties will include engaging with community organizations, helping with participant recruitment, training activities (including speaking in front of groups), data collection, data entry and cleaning, and basic quantitative data analysis.


Job applicants should be a university student, with excellent English communication skills (including writing), some experience working or volunteering with community-based organizations, and experience working with MS Word and Excel. Applicants should be approachable, good listeners, and comfortable engaging in various community and organizational settings with people they have not met before. Applicants must also be able to work independently.

Work Term and Wage

The applicant must be available to work between February and November, 2021. The hours of work will vary, but will average 10 hours/week. Wage will be $14-20 per hour, commensurate with experience.

Work Environment

As this project requires engagement with local organizations at various stages, applicants must have the ability to work locally (CBRM), in addition to remotely (online). Engagement activities will require availability during the typical work week (9am-5pm, Monday-Friday). The successful applicant will report to the research team.

How to Apply

Please send a resume and a short statement of interest in the position to lilla_roy@cbu.caApplications are due Monday, February 1st by 4:00 pm AST. Only candidates selected for an interview will be contacted.

Research Team

This is a community-led initiative led by the Affordable Housing & Homelessness Working Group in collaboration with Cape Breton University.

  • (Community Partner)  Affordable Housing & Homelessness Working Group
  • (Academic Partner)    Lilla Roy, Assistant Professor, Nursing, Cape Breton University
  • (Academic Partner)    Catherine Leviten-Reid, Associate Professor, Community Economic Development, Cape Breton University

Funding Source

This project is financially supported by a Change Lab Action Research Initiative (CLARI) Community-Engaged Research Grant.