Research Assistant 2

McGill University

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Computational and Data Systems Initiative (CDSI)

Position Summary:

  • Monitors the CDSI online message board, consults on more advanced enquiries that require knowledge of statistical methods and software applications;

  • Provides guidance on the design of experiments and studies;

  • Provides advice on the collection of data;

  • Provides detailed instructions on the statistical analysis of data and engages in the analysis of data sets;

  • Provides advice on statistical software packages and how to use and compare them;

  • Advises during the preparation of the statistical method sections of grant applications and research manuscripts;

  • Assists with budgeting for consulting services on grant proposals;

  • Troubleshoots for manuscripts that need revisions to the statistical methods section;

  • Provides advice on the optimal way to collect and analyze the data;

  • Ensures CDSI students and Faculty’s needs are met;

  • Carry out any other related duties assigned by the CDSI directors and coordinators (example: MS Bookings).


  • Sound knowledge of statistical software packages (e.g. R, Stata, SAS)

  • Broad knowledge and experience in modern approaches to statistical methods and theory

  • Strong knowledge of programming software (e.g. Python, R)

  • Strong written and oral communication skills

  • Good command of computer operating systems (Linux, Mac, Windows) is an asset

  • Master’s degree in Statistics

  • Knowledge of French and English: McGill University is an English-language university where day to day duties may require English communication both verbally and in writing. The level of English required for this position has been assessed at a level 4 on a scale of 0-4

Hourly Salary:


Hours per Week:

15 (Part time)


Burnside Hall


Faculty Lecturer

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This position is covered by the Association of McGill University Research Employees (AMURE) collective agreement.

McGill University hires on the basis of merit and is strongly committed to equity and diversity within its community. We welcome applications from racialized persons/visible minorities, women, Indigenous persons, persons with disabilities, ethnic minorities, and persons of minority sexual orientations and gender identities, as well as from all qualified candidates with the skills and knowledge to productively engage with diverse communities. McGill implements an employment equity program and encourages members of designated groups to self-identify. Persons with disabilities who anticipate needing accommodations for any part of the application process may contact, in confidence, [email protected] .

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