Research Coordinator – Digital Nova Scotia – Leading Digital Industry

Research Coordinator

Department/Unit Public Administration
Research Project Professional Motivations Research Lab
Location Halifax
Posting Number GP75-22
Employee Group Grant-Paid
Position Type Term
Duration of Contract (if applicable) 1 year
Employment Type Part Time
Full-time Equivalency (FTE) 0.5
Salary $46,410 per annum, prorated to $23,205 per annum based on 50% FTE (17.5 hours per week)

About Dalhousie University

Dalhousie University is Atlantic Canada’s leading research-intensive university and a driver of the region’s intellectual, social and economic development. Located in the heart of Halifax, Nova Scotia, with an Agricultural Campus in Truro/Bible Hill, Dalhousie is a truly national and international university, with more than half of our almost 21,000 students coming from outside of the province. Our 6,000 faculty and staff foster a vibrant, purpose-driven community, that celebrated 200 years of academic excellence in 2018.

Job Summary

Reporting to the Principal Investigator, the Research Coordinator will work as part of a research team and will be responsible for project coordination and administration responsibilities for the Lab. The Research Coordinator will be a key liaison for the research projects, and will interact with researchers and study participants on a regular basis.

Key Responsibilities

  • Ensure the projects adhere to ethical requirements and prepare associated documentation.
  • Serve as principal administrative liaison for the studies.
  • Recruit and coordinate research participants.
  • Develop and maintain record keeping systems and procedures, including managing research files and data.
  • Schedule and organize meetings and research related events.
  • Coordinate submissions to granting agencies, conferences, or publication outlets.


Occasional evening and weekend work may be required to meet operational requirements.

The successful applicant will be eligible for hybrid work (combination of in-person work on campus and remote work) as agreed by all parties based on operational requirements and university guidelines.

Dalhousie’s vaccine mandate has been suspended at this time, and employees no longer need to provide proof of full vaccination. However, health and safety risks to our community will continue to be monitored and a vaccine mandate may be reinstated if necessary.


Graduate degree, either completed or in progress, within a Social Sciences discipline with experience in academic research involving humans and research ethics requirements, is required. Must work well as part of a team and possess excellent verbal and written communication skills in English. French language skills would be an asset. Familiarity and comfort in working with various research analytical software, including qualitative software (e.g. NVivo) and basic quantitative software (e.g. SPSS) would be an asset.

Additional Information

Dalhousie University supports a healthy and balanced lifestyle. Our total compensation package includes a voluntary RRSP, health and dental plans and an employee and family assistance program.

Application Consideration

We thank all applicants for their interest, however, only candidates selected for an interview will be contacted.

Diversity Statement

Dalhousie University commits to achieving inclusive excellence through continually championing equity, diversity, inclusion, and accessibility. The university encourages applications from Indigenous persons (especially Mi’kmaq), persons with a disability, racialized persons, including persons of Black/African descent (especially African Nova Scotians), women, persons of a minority sexual orientation and/or gender identity, and all candidates who would contribute to the diversity of our community. For more information, please visit