Research Assistant IV – Department of Geography and Environment

Applications are to be received by: 4:30 p.m. on November 20, 2019

Classification: Research Assistant IV
Job Title: Research Assistant
Employee Group: PSAC
Department: Geography and Environment
Wage: $21.97 per hour
Hours of Work: ~8 hours/week
Start Date: December 1, 2019
Number of Positions Available: 1
Length of Appointment: 6 months with possibility of renewal
Date Issued: November 8, 2019


Assist with organizing meetings with community organizations, analyze interview and focus group data, write research reports, assist with development of journal articles, and other related duties as assigned.

Across Canada, men report lower levels of stress and depression and, paradoxically, much higher rates of suicide. In general, men are less likely to talk about, and seek support for, mental and emotional distress than women and this is particularly the case in rural Canada. Dr. Herron, Dr. Allan, Prof. Waddell (Brandon University) and Dr. Rogers (University of Manitoba) are working on a two year project funded by the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada to better understand and respond to the mental health needs of rural men. The project will generate knowledge about the diversity of rural men’s perceptions, experiences, and expressions of mental health and wellness with the aim of creating more inclusive community and public health resources to reach more rural men.
This is an excellent opportunity for someone with (or nearing the end of) a graduate degree to acquire training and experience with qualitative data analysis and writing.


  • Must have strong written and oral communication skills
  • Must have experience in qualitative research methods and analysis
  • Must have strong interpersonal and teamwork skills

How to Apply:
Anyone interested in this position should submit a brief cover letter, CV, and sample of their writing to Dr. Rachel Herron (