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The SSHRC Partnership Project, Urbanization, Gender, and the Global South: a transformative knowledge network (GenUrb), calls for applicants for the position of research assistant to construct a project database using the Nvivo program and undertake comparative analysis of data using Nvivo.

Role Description: The incoming research assistant will construct a GenUrb Project database using the Nvivo program, to facilitate the collation and analysis of the GenUrb Project’s data across the city case studies of the project. This will involve:

  • Creating a GenUrb Nvivo database and setting up relevant folders to reflect the nature and needs of the GenUrb Project.
  • Standardizing, preparing and uploading documents to relevant folders in Nvivo. Documents will include original interview transcripts, translated transcripts, and related research notes and documents as necessary.
  • Ability to assist City Research Teams with coding data
  • Transferring coded data from city research teams into relevant codes in the GenUrb Nvivo database.
  • Generating queries and other data reports through the Nvivo GenUrb database as per project requirements. 
  • Reporting to and working with the GenUrb Project Manager and Research Associate on a regular basis regarding the work plan and progress with work tasks. This will include email and virtual meetings via Zoom.
  • Communicating with city research teams to access required data and discuss questions or issues as they arise.
  • Following up on issues or questions that arise about the functions or operation of the GenUrb Nvivo database using online resources, or through communicating with relevant York-based or external contact persons with relevant Nvivo expertise.
  • Ensuring that the GenUrb Nvivo database is saved and adequately backed up.

Required skills and attributes:

  • Experience using the Nvivo program to set up and construct a project database, and conduct data analysis in the context of a qualitative research project.
  • Up-to date training on the functions of the Nvivo program.
  • Graduate level education in Urban Studies, Women’s Studies, International Development, Geography, Environmental Studies, or any other relevant field.
  • Excellent attention to detail and time management skills.
  • Ability to prioritize multiple tasks to meet deadlines.
  • Ability to communicate and work in close collaboration with other members of the GenUrb project. 
  • Ability to maintain ethics and confidentiality requirements

Hours: This position is up to 30 hours per week.

Salary: TBD depending on qualifications and experience.

Duration: The position will be for a period of 6 months, with the possibility of extension.

Application deadline: April 15, 2021

Please submit applications, including a cover letter and resume in a single pdf attachment, to Leeann Bennett by email at