Department: Office of Interdisciplinary StudiesReference number: 15-109Closing date: Wednesday, October 21, 2015 - 17:00Employment status: CasualFull or part time: On callCompetition status: Completed Job description: Royal Roads University is seeking a graduate student to work as Research Assistant (RA) on the SSHRC Funded Election News, Local Information and Community Discourse project. As an RA you will be expected to assist in gathering online data and conducting content analysis of the data in Excel and other programs under the supervision of a Faculty team. To be well suited for this position you must have excellent organizational abilities, be technically proficient and be familiar with social media, content and discourse analysis. Familiarity with local or community news in Canada would be considered an asset.For questions please contact Dr. Hodson on Jaigris.Hodson@RoyalRoads.ca Qualifications: Canadian citizen or permanent resident Enrolled in a graduate program in a related field Previous experience with quantitative and qualitative analysis is strongly preferred Excellent organizational skills Exceptional interpersonal communication skills Technically proficient Familiar with research methodology Application submission information: This is a casual, on-call position (until October 31, 2016) with the possibility for extension depending on funding, for approximately 10-15 hours a week, starting in November, 2015. The hourly rate is $24.00 per hour. The University is pleased to offer a percentage of salary in lieu of vacation.Please forward:-A brief expression of interest stating research interests and experience as well as related course work (up to 1 page)A current CV including overall GPAThe names and contact details of two academic referees (preferably in electronic format) to:Email: email@example.comCompetition #15-109orHuman Resources - Career OpportunitiesRoyal Roads University2005 Sooke RoadVictoria, BC V9B 5Y2Fax: (250) 391-2570 Tel: (250) 391-2511 The competition will begin on October 7, 2015 and will close on October 21, 2015; however, the competition will remain open until a successful candidate is found.While Royal Roads University values all applications we receive, only those candidates short-listed for further consideration will be contacted.RRU is an equal opportunity employer, committed to the principle of equity in employment. All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply however, Canadians and permanent residents will be given priority consideration. Please note that two of our heritage buildings, including Hatley Castle, have some areas that are not easily accessible to persons who use wheelchairs.Please call 391-2511 for information and assistance if you are dropping off your application in person. If you are sending your application via e-mail, please ensure that your electronic file is saved in MS Word or Adobe format.